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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4.36/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours thick and much less heady when chilled. It's super dark like a cup of Hershey's Syrup and deliciously creamy. There are very heavy dark coffee notes and pretty prominent dark chocolate/cocoa undertones.

I found this to be a great Stout as is noted by the score and plenty of users already. If you don't like Espresso you'll outright hate this beer, however, if you like a nice hot cup of coffee in the morning, this brew will certainly take a spot in your heart once you taste it. It truly is a perfect blend of rich coffee flavor without going overboard or heavily bitter. For me personally, it's not an everyday beer, but it's great for an after dinner wind down and I totally understand people saying they could drink this forever. As far as Stouts go, this one is on the money. I plan on getting a pack for after Thanksgiving dinner, which is kind of a perfect time for it, with a big ol slice of Pumpkin or Carrot Cake. For some reason this beer kinda had the feel of sitting in a 1940's wooden rocking chair listening to the am radio or something. Kind of odd, since I'm no where near old enough to know what that felt like, and I doubt many people reading this are, but I don't know, maybe you'll understand when you taste it, haha.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.45/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.96/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle poured into snifter

A - Black as night with half a finger of thick creamy mocha/chocolate head. Looks pretty thick too.

S - Freshly ground coffee beans, chocolate, ice cream. Huge aroma and the coffee smells absolutely wonderful.

T - The taste is purely orgasmic. Huge sweet chocolate flavor, along with fresh roasted coffee, mild oats, and a sort of ice cream flavor. Super sweet but not cloying, moderate coffee bitterness, with the coffee flavor done to perfection. The coffee is more of a dark roast with a hint of espresso. The chocolate/coffee/oat combo is really outstanding.

M - Moderately thick and chewy with low carbonation. This isn't quite as viscous as other stouts, but the mouthfeel is still great.

O - I liked this even more than KBS, which makes this my favorite stout. Almost perfect in every way; I could drink this for the rest of my life.

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -10.5%

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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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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.59/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12 ounce bottle poured into Turbinator at room temp.

A: Black as new moon night. little carbonation rising up head is a heavy tan with rocky one finger pour. Opaque. Looks spot on for style.

S: Huge chocolate, roasted chocolate malt smells, coffee is present.

T: Following the nose, huge roasted notes, chocolate, coffee, toffee and some mild almost indistinct bready yeast nose.

M: Creamy bubbles break into a huge malty thickness and espresso fumes like a surf bound, creamy, coffee-colored wave breaking onto a chocolate sand beach.

O: Ridiculously good. Drive 50 goddamn,100 goddamn miles to find this brew. It's fantastic, complex and exactly what you would want in a big coffee stout.

As it stands, this is a big tasty stout. I can imagine the addition barrel aging would be incredible with the addition of the barrel vanilla, char and some of the devil's cut returning to the brew.

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

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