Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Availability: Sep - Dec

Brewed with flaked oats, bitter and sweetened imported chocolates, Sumatra and Kona coffee.

60 IBU

Added by marburg on 07-26-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
16,474
Reviews:
3,804
Avg:
4.47
pDev:
9.17%
 
 
Wants:
1,847
Gots:
6,205
For Trade:
237
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 16,474 |  Reviews: 3,804
Photo of derp
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.71/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of hopflyer
4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled Dec 2012.

Pours very dark brown, not pitch black with small tan head that dissipates quickly.

Smells of mostly chocolate and a bit of coffee aroma support

Coffee is really subdued and taste mostly is smooth dark chocolate, like a liquid special dark candy bar. Really nice. I enjoy coffee but pleased its not the dominate flavor here. Some hop bitterness arrives halfway thru and coincides nicely with the roasted malts and chocolate.

Light carbonation, very smooth and slick.

I've had this before fresh and remembered the coffee being the dominator in this one but maybe the year on it subdued it some, to my satisfaction. I have the 2013 batch and will try a fresh one for comparison bit this is a top notch stout.

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Photo of blue-dream
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Metaltildeath
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of machostacos
5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of pagesofphotographs
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of LumpkinBrews
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of NHSTEVE
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of fthegiants
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tairy1Greene
5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of byronic
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Pours midnight black with a thin caramel head. Smells absolutely amazing with strong notes of chocolate and dark roast coffee. The taste improves as this beer warms and the flavours really start to come out. Lots of coffee and chocolate with some added caramel. Nice finish similar to esperesso. Lovely mouthfeel to this beer with well hidden abv.

My favourite Founders thus far and one of my go to stouts. Fantastic on it's own but great as dessert as well!

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Photo of Gemini6
4.33/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phattony83
4.55/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Jet black stout with an oily appearance. Little to no head that disappeared rather quickly. This beer smelled amazing and tasted just as good. Roasty with strong notes of coffee and chocolate. The mouth feel leaves a little to be desired. Very nice stout.

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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.27/5  rDev -4.5%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of richj1970
4.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip.

A: Pitch black with one finger chocolate colored head. Some minimal lacing.

S: Chocolate, coffee, roasted malts.

T: Big coffee flavors up front. Chocolate, roasted malts. A bit of sweetness in the back.

M: Full bodied with nice dry finish. Taste is big like an imperial stout and finish is nice like a porter.

O: Very nice coffee stout. One of my favorites in the group.

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
4.47 out of 5 based on 16,474 ratings.
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