Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#89
Reviews:
3,879
Ratings:
16,857
pDev:
9.09%
Bros Score:
4.75
 
 
Wants:
1,901
Gots:
6,457
Trade:
234
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Ratings: 16,857 |  Reviews: 3,879
Photo of TGcpb
4.72/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gbiello
3.81/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful coffee head that dissipates quickly. Nice roasty mocha notes. Awesome creamy mouthfeel, but a touch burnt on the taste. Yada yada yada, so I can get credit for a review.

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Photo of Bumblebee
4.67/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of suejoeb
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of weird_al_1106
4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GoatmanBrewsMD
4.68/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TagForKeeps
3.76/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Look: Not quite a Guinness dark, but certainly reminiscent of dark chocolate with a tannish head that lingers evenly over the surface.

Smell: For such a complex flavor the smell is very light. Some sharp sweet tones with a very subtle under tone of chocolate and oats.

Taste: This beer is probably my new second favorite under the locally brewed West O CocO stout for its bold and incredibly rich taste alone. The oats, coffee and dark chocolate mix perfectly giving it a balance between sweet and bitter without being over powering. There's even a whisper of hopps in the mix, but for those who dislike IPAs or overly bitter tastes this may not be a good beer to test the waters with. The after taste is, on its own, a unique feature and reminds me of biting into a piece of a Dove dark chocolate bar or taking a sip of Zak Wilde's Death Wish coffee.

Feel: The feel is heavier than your typical milk/cream stouts, but not like chugging a bottle of maple syrup.

Overall: This beer is fantastic and pairs well with a bowl of actual oatmeal or toast; however, light weights be ware of the 8.3% ABV and save this brew for after work. With the balance of sweet and bitter, roasty oats and dark chocolate, with just a touch of hopps and latte, this brew is more than likely not for the beginner stout connoisseur, but can easily become a favorite, and coffee drinkers are sure to love this stout. Another tasty beer from my northern neighbors in Michigan.

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Photo of JKretz
4.15/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MAR2814
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cakutscher4
4.3/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yancyycnay
4.41/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is one of my favorite stouts! You really cant go wrong if this is on tap anywhere! I often like to try other stouts these days that are not so well known... smaller breweries in general. This is never bad anywhere and anytime!

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Photo of hgbckt
4.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jrsqc7
3.79/5  rDev -16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Opaque, black body with small khaki head. Minimal lacing.

It’s definitely thick, with carbonation that is somewhat aggressive. Flavors are chocolate and chocolate with some espresso notes intermingled. Hops are well hidden, as is, unfortunately, malt.

It is very good, but the lack of notable malts is disappointing; the malt is why I love stouts. Still a good beer overall though.

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Photo of lochraneg
4.27/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OEB
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheDoctor
4.49/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving: Bottle
Best before: Aug-7-2018


A:
Pours pitch black with a couple fingers of tight tan head that eventually all but disappears. Ok retention; speckled lacing. (4.25)

S:
Rich, thick coffee aromas mixed with baker's chocolate, Roasted walnuts, leather, Brown sugar, red fruits and vanilla. (4.5)

T:
Follows the nose. Coffee with a light cocoa aromatic quality to the finish, some oaty sweetness, some nuttiness.  (4.5)

M:
Full body with a velvet feel, a heft to the body medium carbonation and a lingering alcohol/roasty finish. (4.5)

O:
A very, very nice stout.
Just really does exactly what it says it will and what you hope it will. Looks nice enough and from there on out is great. A cohesive aroma-flavor package of coffee, oatmeal with brown sugar and cinnamon, chocolate and a bitter roast bite to finish.
Fabulous. I really wish I could get this one regularly. (4.5)

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Photo of dukeandduke
3.12/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12/7/17: 12 ounce pour into nonic at Monk's Pub. Dark black pour, thin minimal tan head. Minimal faint chocolate and coffee aroma. Chocolate taste, bread, hint of coffee. Neutral balance. Thin texture dry, smooth drinking. good offering by Founders.

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Photo of HopsandHeads1981
4.51/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EKubik
4.23/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Watkinsmike83
3.99/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MadBlackPoet
4.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

My absolute favorite stout. Main reason I kept exploring craft beers. I was intrigued by what else is out there. Perfect start.

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Photo of Jbk81
4/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OompaMentor
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

September 2015

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Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HeatThatMeat
4.41/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Absolutely Delicious... Black... Coffee... Aromatic... Smooth Palate Pleaser...

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 16,857 ratings
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