Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

16,516 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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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.92/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A- Pitch black. I can't see a hint of light. There's a a very short-lived mocha head (about 1/2 a finger's worth).

S- rich and deep notes of chocolate, coffee, roast malt.

T- Delicious. A great balance between the chocolate, the coffee, and the roasted malt from the aroma.

M- velvet smooth with just a slight hint of oil from the coffee.

O-an incredible stout. I'd drink it for breakfast if people wouldn't judge me.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of mtomlins
4.49/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.

A: Pours dark black and thick. 1 – 2 fingers of creamy head that dissipates quickly to a bubbly collar and not much lacing.

S: A massive nose of rich coffee and chocolate; molasses, dark roasted malts, boozy (but not overly or off-putting).

T: Wow, a big hit of dark roast coffee dominates the palate, but also lots of roasted malt. The big grain bill is present as well with lots of sweet malt and rich, dark chocolate.

M: Medium-high body and medium-low carbonation; smooth, round, silky.

O: A delicious beer, great richness and tons of coffee and malt flavors (a minor criticism is that the coffee can be a bit overpowering). None-the-less, there is such a deep, rich, complex flavor profile to this beer, I could drink it all day long, starting in the morning of course!

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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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  rDev -10.5%

Photo of obrike
4.28/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Oh yea...another delicious offering from Founders. This is certainly one of my favorites of theirs and definitely a favorite stout of mine.

A great, clean stout...a bit of coffee, chocolate, and a great smooth finish.


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Photo of BradShook
5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of JMScowcroft
4.84/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Founders Brewing Company - Founders Breakfast Stout, poured into a Craftgeer snifter.

Look - Pours a thick oily brown and settles jet black with a nice foamy head that doesn't retain much. Good lacing.

Smell - Aroma is coffee, chocolate, and oatmeal with some roasted malts. Great aroma, I can't find any fault with it. Gets even better as it warms.

Taste - Thick, creamy chocolate that starts sweet and fades to coffee and then finally ends dark chocolate bitter chocolate.

Mouthfeel - Rests bitter and nice toasty warm boozy but just right. Medium carbonation. Light-heavy body.

Overall - This is terrific, what a well-balanced stout! Definitely recommend, this has at least a little something for everyone in my opinion.

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4/5  rDev -10.5%

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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%

Photo of JRPuffNStuff
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%

Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
4.47 out of 5 based on 16,516 ratings.
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