Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

16,532 Ratings
Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

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

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4.94/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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I really feel like this is the perfect stout. Had it on tap at Mexi-q in the Upper East Side. Perfect blend of coffee, chocolate and even hints of pine with the perfect amount of carbonation. At 8.3% it is definitely something to savor and the mouthfeel is what makes this beer elite...I can only describe it as a million little angels dancing on your tongue with every sip.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.94/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dark, strong flavor and color. The coffee and chocolate flavors are noticeable but not overpowering. There's a good balance of sweetness and bitterness. It pours from a 12oz bottle with only a slight head which is a rich brown in color. It has a rich mouthfeel with small, slightly sharp carbonation.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.92/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into nonic
(bottled on 10/17/13 printed on bottle)

L: classic motor-oil pour but with a disappointing head, maybe 1/4-inch tops of caramel brown that looks weak and is ... lasts a mere few seconds then disappears; still, the black brew is beautiful pitch black

S: coffee beans, burnt malt, coffee, espresso, burnt barley and more coffee ... and this thing is still quite cold, colder than recommend serving temperature. quite impressive. there's a saltiness in the burnt malt note that's very hard for me to place -- salty or spicy, maybe more spicy and maybe that's what it is, a spice-hop note

T: follows that nose pretty much 1-to-1; so burnt it tastes like pecans at times, or perhaps reminds me of (512) Pecan Porter ... plenty of sweetness but no chocolate notes so far; perhaps some molasses or dark, dried, candied fruits

F: the pour looked flat, but there's a goodly amount of carbonation to lighten the load ... in fact, it's lightened enough that it feels almost like a dead-center middle midweight -- no slickness, no lumpy feel of a milk stout, just perfect beer

O: the burnt note might be just a notch overboard, or perhaps it's 60 IBUs worth of hops are getting in the way of the good coffee flavor.

however, it *does* hide the 8.3% ABV almost 100% ... and the fact that Founders caps that ABV in the low 8s is also fantastic for those of us who want a big bad stout that isn't 13% or more. this isn't a vodka-tasting carbonated alcohol mess -- this is beer, and that is good.

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3/5  rDev -32.9%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

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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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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3/5  rDev -32.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of pkalix
4.93/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

had to mail order this one because I've seen so many awesome reviews but cant find it out here in california. one sip confirms what I've read. very nice, slightly sweet; very smooth. slight bitterness but great chocolate. great ground coffee, espresso aroma and flavors. no head on the pour, very UNcarbonated but looks like a Coca-Cola with the light golden frizzy bubble film on top. deserves a much more poetic review than I am able to offer right now.

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
4.47 out of 5 based on 16,532 ratings.
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