Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

16,482 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: 16,482 |  Reviews: 3,804
Photo of BigJon
5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of heygeebee
3.45/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

From Jims. No BB.

A - tar black, tan head, very(!) aggresive pour yields one finger head, fades to lace.

S - oats, instant coffee, licorice.

T - assault of oats, licorice, coffee, choc, significant hops. Dry finish.

M - medium bodied, toward oily, but not there.

O - am I missing something here? or going off Big Beers? Too oat-y. The whole is less than the sum of the parts, and there are some astrigent notes in here that do not make for easy drinking. Doesn't get any better as the end nears, either. Almost like the brewer just chucked far too may ingredients in the mix to see what gave. Would it be better if left a year? hmmmm...
And I realise I am in the minority, but calling it like I see it.

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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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4/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -10.5%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Los1324
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of mjstacker
4.2/5  rDev -6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Ok, so everyone seems to get all bent over this here stout. I think it's great in taste, color & alcohol content but it literally has no head and no aroma. I think it would change my life on nitro, I think i'd have to trade an arm to make that happen. I drink this out of my dirty Lagunitas ball-jar glass and daydream of it served as a Guinness with a shamrock. Haters can comment now.

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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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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of lindsaylandeen
4.68/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

DARK! But oh so smooth. Founders did it again! I have had this both on tap and from a bottle. It is full of rich flavor and such a great aroma. I think Founders brew masters are wizards! You get the coffee, chocolate flavor as soon as you sip it. Try it, enjoy it and you will be a happy camper.

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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of wetnmst79
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Dark as night. No light gets through this baby. A couple of millimeters of light tan foam is all the head you get, and it leaves a nice...very nice, actually...lace on the glass. I'm excited by the opacity of this beer.

S: Extremely strong, chocolate and coffee. More coffee than chocolate, really. Maybe a mocha.

T: Ahhh...that's one special beer. It's sweet, definitely, but not syrupy. The sweetness is balanced by a very strong coffee flavor. There's chocolate in there too, but to me, coffee is the defining flavor of this drink. They say it has caffeine...well, I believe it. I wish I'd reviewed this beer in the morning upon waking. If there was ever a beer flavored for mornings, it was this one. Not hoppy. Any bitterness is coffee.

M: Thick, creamy, delicious. Sticks like cream, then dissipates. It's difficult to imagine a better mouthfeel. Founders nailed it with this beer. Moreover, it matches the flavor.

O: Save your ultrahopped IPAs for some other time and try something truly different. This was perhaps the most memorable beer I've ever tried.

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2.5/5  rDev -44.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev -10.5%

Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
4.47 out of 5 based on 16,482 ratings.
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