Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

16,480 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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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Act25
4.66/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Must let it warm, give it time. Ultimate Meditation Stout. I also observe that there's probably an ideal alcohol curve which sits at closer to 8% rather than 11% amongst Double Stout Stars. Also that mouth feel is as important as any other factor.

A: As dark as any superior stout, but distinctly brown (not black). Lovely tan head, not over active or even that long lasting in a chalice, lovely dotted lacing all the way down.

S: nose gets better and more church-like (wood, incense, spice) as it warms. It's crushed coffee beans and bitter dark chocolate. As an espresso drinker, this is my home style.

T: But the flavor is explosively following the nose. Bittersweet chocolate along with espresso. Then citric hops play a central role in transitioning to the long, dry, resonating bitter finish. Great finish. Great meditation beer.

As an honored review wrote: "Sweet and bitter vie for supremacy, with bitter winning in the end. The finish is more than long, it's downright obstinate."

MF: It's a thrill, good weight, one of my favorites. It wins over ten fidy.

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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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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of LI_PO12
4.49/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2012 Bottle into tulip

appearance- Jet black, tan head, good lacing

aroma- Coffee, Chocolate, very deep roasted malt, everything blends so well

Flavor- coffee, unsweetened chocolate, some nutty toffee notes, roasted malts, slight warming alcohol

Mouthfeel- medium, good carbonation

Overall- This is great. even better with a year on it. I really wish it was year round, but grab some up when I can.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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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%

Photo of JordonHoltzman
4.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

pours pure dark, no light through this jet fuel black body. thin mocha head
rich smell with a nice balance of chocolate and coffee.
rich in flavor, but quite drinkable with its high alcohol. not as thick as most imperial stouts i've tried.
chocolate flavor but a roasted coffee character is the primary taste. i'm drinking it in the evening, but this definitely bodes well for a drink if you're looking to get a buzz in the morning. would go so well with the oatmeal i had this morning.
i did not expect this to be a strong sipper but i was wrong. despite a great and prevalent flavor, the beer is more light bodied than i thought. i enjoyed the beer a great deal and will get this beer again.

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of TheSleepyMonkey
4.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Bottle pored vigorously into snifter raises a finger of dark tan head. Viscous, pours like motor oil.

Black as night, no light escapes. Like a windowless room on a moonless

Nose is coffee, tobacco, chocolate, and a hint of smoke.

This is the best tasting beer on the planet for this price point. Coffee and chocolate, with layers of molasses and brown sugar. A little bit of smoke in the palate too.

Creamy mouthfeel, perfect really. Viscous and chewy. Love the body of this beer.

One of my favorites, a true 5/5. If you don't like this...we have nothing to talk about.

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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%

Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
4.47 out of 5 based on 16,480 ratings.
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