Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

16,513 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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a black color with a big, thick foam head that has a silkiness resemblant of chocolate milk. Head dissipates to a thin layer across the top. A ring of lacing around the edges. Swishing the glass results in some nice lacing on the sides as well.

Aroma is sensational and complex. Smokiness and booze lead off. Soon after the heavily roasted coffee and chocolates hit. The coffee is one of the most vivid and genuine aromas I've ever seen (or smelled) in a beer.

Taste follows the nose. Chocolate features a little bit more strongly than the coffee, now. Similar to the aroma, the featured tastes in this brew are some of the strongest, most identifiable tastes I've ever tasted. The coffee and chocolate are so accurate, I would believe I was actually eating/drinking them. The booze does not distract from the flavor, despite the higher %. Some sweetness is present as well, and really takes over as it warms, layering the tongue with a sweet chocolate.

Medium-heavy bodied. Surprisingly little bite from the alcohol, and goes down very smooth if you let it warm a bit.

Overall, a sensational beer that is almost criminally easy to attain. For how good this beer is to find, it should be hard to find. A beer that is suitable for almost any occasion. You won't find many easier drinkers at this ABV, nor ones with this much taste.

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
4.47 out of 5 based on 16,513 ratings.
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