Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
16,531
Reviews:
3,811
Avg:
4.47
pDev:
9.17%
 
 
Wants:
1,864
Gots:
6,237
For Trade:
237
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Ratings: 16,531 |  Reviews: 3,811
Photo of xungmound98
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of TimBeaulieu
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of turbotype
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A delicious imperial stout worthy of it's reputation...

A. Black. thick. medium brown head that dissipates quickly. some lacing.

S. Coffee, chocolate, malt.

T. Coffee and chocolate. slightly bitter finish. little aftertaste. Dry.

M. Thick, creamy. Little carbonation, but doesn't need it.

O. A bias review. This is my favorite stout. Nothing else comes close except Prairie Bomb.

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Photo of kris_n
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Mikeszab
5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of JHull
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of itracy63
4/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Mycescephalus
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Hophead21
5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of ctodda
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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

It pours a perfect black color with a thin filmy brown head.

The aroma is filled with roasted coffee beans and a nice dose of milk chocolate, maybe a hint of licorice in the background.

Wow, this beer tastes really good, I picked up some bitter roasted coffee grinds and dark chocolate with a slightly earthy finish.

The body is not as thick as I thought it would be, it has soft carbonation and a dry finish.

Well, the hype wasn't for nothing, this is one of the best stouts I've ever had.

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Photo of jim_carignan
4/5  rDev -10.5%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Skunkdrool
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%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Benesi88
4.79/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Scipio
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A spectacular Imperial stout, brewed in the Furniture City. This beer is a sinker; I'm 6'1", 295 pounds, and I can only drink two before I need a nap.

Conceive of the richest, biggest oatmeal stout you can. Then double it, without it getting hot. The key to this beer is its balance of flavors and its presence. It is an Imperial stout, only moreso. It lacks the precious raisiny/licorice flavors that seem to predominate in other big stouts (I'm thinking of you, Sam Adams); instead, it hints at those characteristics.

If you like stouts, you will like this one. If you don't like stouts, you should try this one. It hits the golden mean of Imperial stouts. And that's no small feat.

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Photo of uvachief
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

A solid American Double Imperial Stout. Pours to build a nice one to one and a half inch head. Doesn't have that coffee smell of coffee stout. Has plenty of flabor. Goes down smooth, rich and surprisingly clean. It is not as thick or heavy as you would perceive it to be. Very drinkable (although afer 3 I am toast). Great drink on a cold winters night. Guiness doesn't hold a candle to it.

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of coachscott71
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
4.47 out of 5 based on 16,531 ratings.
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