Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

16,515 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: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours with a gigantic head into a Ball jar. Opaque brown. Huge, stiff, resilient head.

So much coffee in the aroma. Just really good coffee and a bit of dark chocolate. Not getting any hops or barley off the aroma.

Taste is largely gigantic coffee and dark chocolate off the bat. Slight hints of oatmeal on the back end. As it warms up it might change a bit, but this is a huge coffee/chocolate bomb. With a bit of time the piney hops come out. There are actually a fair amount of damn hops in this beer. They give the chocolate a perfect bitter unsweeteneed chocolate balance.

Medium to heavy body. Very nicely balanced here.

Overall one of my favorite beers from the Midwest. Don't front. There is nothing like this beer and you know it. Come here to drink it.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Slvrmon82 for allowing me to finally try this. Bottleneck says Bottled On 09/07/12

A- Pours a fully opaque black color with a 1/2 inch brown head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and random patches of surface foam. Sticky lacing trickles down the glass slowly.

S- Deeply roasted chocolate malt aroma with some molasses and coffee in the back. Slight alcohol fume brings to mind an Irish coffee cocktail with hints of mocha, cocoa and caramel.

T- The coffee becomes a bit more apparent in the flavor bringing a great roast quality to counter the sweetness of the chocolate. Some alcohol twang blends in nicely keeping things intense but still very drinkable. In fact, this might be the most drinkable impy stout I've ever had. Charry aftertaste and a hint of black licorice.

M- Robust and magnificently creamy with a silky smoothness that's nearly unrivaled. Thick, chewy body and medium-low carbonation.

O- Now I finally see what all the fuss is about. Not my favorite beer containing coffee since I still find Speedway and Cubano Espresso to be better, but it's certainly up there.

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
4.47 out of 5 based on 16,515 ratings.
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