Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout
16,623 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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Ratings: 16,623 |  Reviews: 3,828
Photo of admiral
4.19/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a beautiful beer - best stout I have ever had

aroma: malty-mineral-chocolate goodness with slight coffee

taste: started off strong coffee with milk chocolate then as it warmed up it turned around to become strong milk chocolate with coffee with a strong cocoa presence complimented by some slight wine sweetness (all with a dash of spice). in a word - delicious

full of chocolate goodness - a great way to start the day if having for breakfast

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Photo of TheosTheories
4.76/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A- pitch black, no light comes through, nice tan brown creamy head, doesn't last long

S- wow, lots of coffee! Smells great! I'm getting fresh roasted coffee, bitter dark chocolate, some dark fruits and vanilla in there, and a nice toastiness.

T- follows the nose, big coffee! I'm getting the bitter dark chocolate up front, dark fruits, plumbs mostly, in the middle, and finishes with a nice roasted coffee. Little vanilla in the back as well.

M- smooth and creamy.

O- overall one of my favorite stouts, very complex, and easy to drink. I wouldn't mind this brew in the mornings with that amazing coffee flavor.

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of loganburgh
4.4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tviz33
4.64/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a growler filled at Lewis Brothers Market in Horseheads, NY. Served in to a tulip glass.

A- Darker than hell body with one finger of dark brown head that slowly rises on the pour. Lookin' good.

S- So much coffee on the nose! Very malty and roasty. Maybe just a hint of semi-sweet chocolate, but there's no doubt about the coffee.

T- Again, the coffee dominates, but there's also some nice chocolate and oatmeal flavors that make this brew special. No alcohol presence to speak of.

M- Thick and viscous. Lightly carbonated. Nice feel.

O- There's not much to complain about with this one. Some say the coffee is too much, but I think it's just right.

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of babaracas
4.15/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very very dark brown, opaque in the glass, one finger thick medium brown head that settles quickly to a thin ring with almost nothing left down the glass. Smell: coffee is earth, roast, slightly smoky. Dark brown sugar, dark fruit note, buttered toasted brown bread. Taste: lots of dark brown sugar, dark chocolate, toasted bread, roast, plenty of earthy hops to balance. The smoky sumatran is nice and good overall, but doesn't have the depth to support it's reputation.

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Photo of MRLMedic
4.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

By far probably my favorite stout on the market. Founders is one of my favorite breweries and this beer is why.

Chocolate, Coffee, Toffee... everything just blends together perfectly.

Medium mouthfeel with a nice head. I can't wait to try this with a little age.

8.3% but I get none of it. Delicious!

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4.27/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.66/5  rDev +3.3%
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 -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 16,623 ratings
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