Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout
16,626 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: 16,626 |  Reviews: 3,830
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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.08/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a silly Sam Adams tulip-topped pint glass with a moderate hand.

A: Looks good. Ikea brown/black, opaque. Thin caramel-colored head, quickly fades. Light lacing. Body is great, but a bit more head would be welcome.

S: Strongly of coffee. Chocolate. Mocha. Sweet. I can catch a whiff of booze. Pretty much what I was expecting! I was not disappointed.

T: Sweet, dark. Some malt. Appropriately rich. Finishes with nice bitter coffee flavors and a touch of mocha. A touch of warmth from the 8% ABV, but sits nicely in the mix. Coffee is a bit dominant.

M: Not bad, but I think the carbonation is a bit too pronounced. Not quite as smooth or full-bodied as I'd expected. Still, nothing to scoff at.

O: Tasty beer that I would gladly have for breakfast. Oatmeal? Check. Coffee? Check. Chocolate? Sure, why not. FWIW My wife reports it satisfied her "sweet tooth". The coffee notes in particular are excellent. Not my favorite style, but well executed.

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4/5  rDev -11.3%

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4/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of WheelsPSU
4.96/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Had the fresh 2013 version as a 13oz pour at a bar in Park Slope.

A - It pours a deep midnight black. Not transparent at all, in fact a bit muddy. Little head but I'm thinking that was the fault of the bartenders pour.

S - black coffee, dark unsweetened chocolate, and creamy. Delicious.

T/M - Exactly like the smell plus a hint of alcoholic heat. Their is a sweetness/creamy texture and full bodied. Very rich and robust.

The perfect stout? Pretty darn close. This is the stout that makes you fall in love with other stouts.

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev -11.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -22.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.54/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours black, nice light brown head, sweet baby on the label

Smell is fine roasted coffee, deep cocoa, dark chocolate, espresso, roasty malts

Taste is dark and I mean dark chocolate, coffee, espresso, toasted malt, light toffee, bitter roasted malt. Tasty to say the least.

Mouthfeel is medium full, light to medium carbonation.

Great beer glad I can get a 4 pack whenever I want for the next few months.

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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 16,626 ratings
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