Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

16,532 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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4.42/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed as part of a Founders tap takeover at Bier Station in Kansas City. Poured into a small, bulbous tulip-style glass.

Appearance - Dark, opaque body that's brown on the verge of pitch black. Head is thin and toffee colored with moderate to light lacing.

Smell - Straight up roasted coffee beans, with some semisweet chocolate and even elements of the oatmeal. Second and third whiffs reveal that wonderful fresh-ground espresso smell. Aroma certainly seems to live up to the massive hype of this beer and has me quite excited to soak my taste buds with it.

Taste - The coffee and oats are now front of stage, with caramelized bitterness and cocoa nibs coming through on the finish balanced with the reappearance of the espresso.

Mouthfeel - Decadent and rich with moderate to low carbonation and a viscous, lingering taste long after the liquid has passed to my stomach.

Overall a beer that deserves every bit of the praise I regularly see for it. Not just a part of your recommended daily breakfast, but the whole dang meal in a bottle. The name works on so many levels--the coffee, the oats, and the fact that one glass is plenty.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. 11-19-12 bottle date.

A: Thick dark black with a very thin mocha head. Legs leave something to be desired.

N: Coffee, cocoa, oatmeal and peas? Caramel and vanilla notes. Very smooth and integrated.

T: Balanced with both the bite of hops and some malt. Slightly metallic.

M: Oily and slightly slick. Medium mouthfeel.

O: A good beer with some flaws. Not a fan of the series, though I can see why people like it. Would drink again.

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
4.47 out of 5 based on 16,532 ratings.
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