Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

16,552 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pitch black with a thin layer of soft mocha-colored head. Very little retention. The head becomes a pencil thin outline around the glass and some swirls in the center. Very little visible carbonation and lacing. Looks like a tall glass of black coffee

Aroma: Rich milk and dark chocolate. Freshly roasted coffee. Some lactose sugar. A subtle earthy hop background. Smells fantastic. More like dessert than breakfast

Taste: Roasted coffee bitterness takes the reigns here. Chocolate shines through occasionally - sometimes sweet, sometimes bittersweet. The oats provide some sweetness but this is more of a bitter brew than the nose would lead me to believe. Not overly bitter just more than I was expecting. Some earthiness, but hard to put my finger on. A little smoky. Faint citrusy hops in the background that are almost completely hidden by the coffee flavor. Really nice. I think it just about lives up to the hype

Mouthfeel: Very smooth with only the littlest bit of alcohol warmth. Rich and silky. Robust and full-bodied.

Overall: This is a fantastic stout. An awesome dessert beer. If I had the money to buy a case every time it was released I would do so just to have it available. A must try for any stout fan. A real treat even 6 months after the bottle date

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
4.47 out of 5 based on 16,552 ratings.
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