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Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

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16,782 Ratings
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:
3,862
Ratings:
16,782
pDev:
9.09%
Bros Score:
4.75
 
 
Wants:
1,889
Gots:
6,411
Trade:
236
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 16,782 |  Reviews: 3,862
Photo of joberlander
4.81/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TwistofKane
4.08/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smith_s4765
4.39/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I love that its not overly coffe-ike and has some bite to it.

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Photo of Bagman007
4/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MadLatvian
4.96/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of ltspankme11
4.95/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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

12oz bottle, poured into a chalice.

A - Poured a very dark brown, nearly black. Not even a finger of head.

S - Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate. Slight notes of coffee and oats.

T - Very heavy chocolate flavor on the front, with the oats and coffee settling in gradually. The flavor components seem to balance the best in the aftertaste.

M - Oh so thick, oh so heavy, but not to the point of being syrupy. For me, perfect mouthfeel.

O - Would have loved for the chocolate to be toned down just a tad to let the other great flavors in this guy shine. Other than that, excellent imperial stout and certainly lives up to the hype.

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Photo of TopherBreski
1.1/5  rDev -75.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Ridiculous idea. Chocolate, oatmeal, coffee, and stout? Has to be the worse beer ever.

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Photo of elvisdoc
4.44/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DaneBramage
4.31/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: One-finger head; dark and thick like motor oil with 3,000 miles on it.

S: Chocolate and coffee.

T: Chocolate and coffee with a little oatmeal. Much more robust than your typical stout.

M: Strong. Not for the weak of heart or faint of big-beer flavor.

O: The bottle says 'double chocolate coffee oatmeal stout' and they weren't kidding. Not necessarily strong in alcohol content, but very strong in terms of flavor. I could only handle one in a single sitting and I'm used to multiple stouts and porters at a time.

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Photo of csaxon128
4.14/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 5EKF
4.89/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of alanamato
4.77/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of FATC1TY
4.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of justincourts
4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of mmcurran
4.61/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of illpass78
4.63/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a Libby stem glass.

Appearance: Pours an opaque black with a one-finger tan head. Some carbonation visible. Leaves some spotty lacing. Head recedes to a ring of tan bubbles that sticks around for the duration.

Aroma: Cocoa, dark chocolate, black coffee and roasted malts. Inviting nose.

Taste: Delicious, slightly sweet stout that is full of exploding chocolate flavor against a coffee-like background. Some faint alcohol burn as it warms. Full of flavor.

Mouthfeel: This is a big, sturdy stout with a lot of body to it, but it's also viscous and smooth, possibly owing to the oatmeal. Perfect depth for a big stout.

Overall: A triumph! That's hardly an overstatement. This beer rules.

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Photo of jimcody
4.82/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Not just for breakfast. Excellent stout.

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Photo of Seiler22
4.11/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ctbrewer227
4.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cjf714
4.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JoeyDubs
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ryno3031
3.77/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of baetix
4.37/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 16,782 ratings
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