Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

16,545 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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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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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%

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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%

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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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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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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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4.58/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Overall easily my favorite non-Barrel Aged Stout to date and better than Ten Fidy and non-BA Speedway. Pours black with a bit of mocha head and immediate smell of roasted coffee (not bitter spent coffee), bittersweet chocolate, honey and brown sugar. Outstanding complexity on the taste and feel with roased coffee standing out with smooth chocolate in the mix. Alcohol no where to be found despite decently high ABV

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4/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
4.47 out of 5 based on 16,545 ratings.
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