Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout
16,622 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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4.14/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from a four pack at FmcD's poured into a pint glass.

A - Pours a syrupy jet black. Little to no head. It always seems odd when there is no head.

S - Chocolate, roasted malts, coffee

T - More of the same as the nose, with some smoke and licorice. The alcohol is well masked.

M - A touch below perfect. A good balance between being creamy and carbonated.

O - A meal in a glass. Always worth a try, breakfast or otherwise, especially in the winter months.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This made me sign up so I can start logging my reviews.

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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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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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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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 16,622 ratings
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