Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout
BA SCORE
97%
Liked This Beer
4.51 w/ 16,578 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:
#88
Reviews:
3,819
Ratings:
16,578
Liked:
16,080
Avg:
4.51/5
pDev:
9.09%
Alströms:
4.75
 
 
Wants:
1,881
Gots:
6,262
Trade:
237
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 16,578 |  Reviews: 3,819
Photo of Beerguy1969
4.16/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BobMessina
4.88/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dfrench200
4.94/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of zxtwou2
4.59/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Poured from bottle into a wide-mouthed chalice

A: Deep black with about half a finger of beautiful light brown head. Head dissipates to some wisps on the surface and a ring

S: Rich dark chocolate, with a hint of malt and caramel sweetness. Very appealing, very inviting. No discernible hop aromas.

T: Chocolate, malt sweetness, no hops taste, except some balance from the bittering hops. Absolutely delicious

M: Creamy, full mouthfeel.

O: An excellent beer. Tastes amazing, looks amazing, and smells amazing. A winner.

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Photo of chris826
4.24/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Nice deep chocolatey feel... To boozy when fresh… Needs some age

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Photo of Weaselbob74
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of TOnEz31
4.63/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StrobeLite
4.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DoctorFunkenstein
4.82/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bschmidt_37
4.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of iamtimanderson
4.1/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beer-Revelry
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Pours an oily jet black. Forms a finger of dark tan head. Whispy lacing left behind.
S - Tons of black coffee, even goes so far as to have the smokiness associated with coffee grounds or fresh ground Haitian and Arabic coffees. Some sweet milkyness and tons of malt. No hops present.
T - Absolutely amazing. Flavor development is sweet cream, caramel and chocolate, this fades into bittersweet baker's chocolate, finally, this fades into bitter, smokey malt and coffee. Fantastic.
O - An absolutely amazing, 5 star stout. One of my all time favorites and a must try for fans of stouts.
V - Available in four packs of bottles. High value!

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Photo of JamesBondGA
4.73/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a nice black color. Smells of coffee and chocolate. Taste of Coffee and is a little creamy. Pretty DAMN good!!

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Photo of GFM
4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into snifter. Pitch black with a dusting of tan foam as the head. Pronounced coffee aroma (like taking a whiff of freshly ground coffee beans). More carbonation than I expected, which detracts from its smoothness. The sweetness of the chocolate flavor helps neutralize the bitterness of the coffee, but the bitterness wins out. Overall: A special beer and a great stout. My hat's off to somebody who starts his day with this one; for me, I'll save it for after dinner. Drink at closer to room temperature. (9.5)

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Photo of Bp123
4.61/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jerseyjoe555
4.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WS_Transplant
4.41/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Velunas
4.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of faganlb
4.03/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not as good as Porter but still good.

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Photo of unimatrix1
4.83/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of trdtercel92
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97% out of 100 with 16,578 ratings
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