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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4.14/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 11/24/12
Tasted 06/19/13

A – Pours a deep ruby black. Very dark, though not completely opaque. Head is tall initially, but fades to a thin mocha colored cap, leaves a nice bit of lacing throughout.

S – Woah chocolate. Smells very strongly of Hershey's chocolate syrup. As it sits, notes of espresso and dark bitter chocolate come through. Comes across very sweet, though not artificially so.

T – Adamantly more bitter than the nose would have you believe, dark roasted coffee, bitter espresso and chocolate, some chicory as well. Very dark and roasted overall, whatever sweetness there was on the nose is dominated by a vastly bitter body.

M – Medium-Full body, carbonation tends towards the high side, quite crisp, not as boozy or syrupy as one might like.

O – Wonderful brew here, lots of flavors (albeit added) come through, lots of chocolate, coffee and bitterness abound. Very good beer, though tends towards the sweet side of things just ever so slightly.

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4.19/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

As far as stouts go, this is a nice one. A lot of coffee forward with a chocolate backing. The oatmeal comes through shortly thereafter and you don't really taste the high alcohol content. I've had a lot of stouts and this one is a definite favorite. The head is slightly disappointing as it stands up well after the pour, but rapidly disappears. The lacing is adequate. Good mouthfeel and you don't get the blah taste twenty minutes later from the high alcohol stout. Solid beer.

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4.33/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a beer mug at a little colder than room temperature.

Appearance: Pours to a one finger (poured gently) deep mocha brown head; pitch black body.

Smell: Smells very malty with definite notes of cocoa, oatmeal, and brewed coffee.

Taste: Tastes strongly of coffee upfron subsiding to a chocolately finish. Oatmeal toward the end, maybe even a touch of molasses; very satisfying for sure.

Mouthfeel: Thick, smooth, and creamy. Truly great; lightly carbonated.

Overall: an outstanding stout. One of my new favorites, this is a must-try for dark beer lovers.

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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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