Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout
BA SCORE
97%
Liked This Beer
4.51 w/ 16,572 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:
3,818
Ratings:
16,572
Liked:
16,074
Avg:
4.51/5
pDev:
9.09%
Alströms:
4.75
 
 
Wants:
1,880
Gots:
6,259
Trade:
237
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 16,572 |  Reviews: 3,818
Photo of Shaneo42
4.26/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of rrock44
4/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GeoffAnton2637
4/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lewith
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of B302
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Juggerr
3.75/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hemlock4888
4.99/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mdaniel723
3.79/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Too coffee forward for my taste

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Photo of PDinunzi
4.32/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Chipotle
4.57/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GreenBayBA
4.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Stew5
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ZachMayer14
4.1/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mdstenor55
4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cmurphy7
3.77/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

had out of the bottle. a sharp stout with a little thinner body but has a bite with the coffee and chocolate flavor. the finish has a bit of a vanilla taste which leaves a nice aftertaste.

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

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

Poured into various glassware over the years, the appearance was a jet black color with a one finger tan foamy head that slid off to allow a glistening spider web lace in the wake. The aroma had some sweet to grainy oatmeal then a mix of chocolate/coffee blend underscored by an earthy hop base, then a moderate roast. The flavor was a lively blend of the sweetness of the oatmeal to chocolate to coffee and subsequently lead into the aftertaste with a fine smooth roast. Hops seem to be extremely faint. The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with some sessionable traits to it. Semi-dry finish with a good carbonation about it. ABV felt as projected. Overall, I have aged many of these over the years, but they never really seem to age past 9 months as the coffee portion does end up becoming acidic. So drink fairly fresh, friends!

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Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rufus1
4.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours solid black with some ruby highlights into a gravity pint glass the same temperature as the beer. Nice solid two and one half finger mocha head thats hangs around. Nice lacing. No legs. Dark coffee hits the nose first followed by semisweet chocolate and dark roasted malts. Licorice. Maybe some smokey molasses?

Taste follows the nose with bold dark roasted coffee, bitter chocolate malts, and some sweet grains. Sweet oaty goodness. Very smooth despite the bitter coffee. Full mouthfeel with good carbonation. Definitely not a stout for non coffee lovers.

Overall a good solid stout. Big enough but not boozy. Very drinkable. Enjoy! Cheers!!

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Photo of Fizzer
4.13/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

This has a very good taste. Sweet and coffee taste, low carbonation, and looks good too. The problem is the richness, this is not something that I would want to drink an entire 12 oz serving of. This is like a very rich chocolate cake, just a little bit is all you want or you will be sick and bloated. There is no real bitterness to counter the sweetness and it becomes disgusting after too much.

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Photo of ThreeBeersWalkedIn
4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97% out of 100 with 16,572 ratings
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