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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:
3,860
Ratings:
16,771
pDev:
9.09%
Bros Score:
4.75
 
 
Wants:
1,888
Gots:
6,403
Trade:
236
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Ratings: 16,771 |  Reviews: 3,860
Photo of mjgpy3
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

My favorite

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Photo of RJQ3
3.78/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

For a non-barrel aged stout it's about as good as it can get when drunk fresh. I've had this beer with some age in it and coffee and chocolate fades leaving a harsh alcohol bite. But when drunk fresh it is super creamy with flavors of vanilla, coffee, chocolate, and oats along with a gentle dose of smoked malts. Can barely taste alcohol and is quite delicious. Only complaint is I wish it got shipped in late November vs October. October is still a bit warm and this would be perfect to drink in the winter morning watching the snow fall but by the time that happens it's no longer fresh and therefore won't taste as delicious.

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Photo of Sjs527
4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

.Appearance: Pitch black motor oil, one finger tan head. No visuable carbonation. Head dissipates quickly. Great looking beer.

.Aroma: Powerful scent of roasted coffee/freshly ground coffee. Notes of toffee, carmalized sugar, caramel, molasses, but mostly just a beautifully rich scent of gourmet coffee.

.Taste: Roasted coffee, raw coffee bean, molasses and a slight malt sweetness upfront. A complex combination of flavor all giving way to an earthy, smokey finish. A nice subtle bitterness towards the end really adds beautiful balance. The finish is long and lingering, with a warm alcohol exhale.

.Palate: Luxurious cream like texture, velvety, rich, sticky. Medium to full body. Subtle carbonation, just right.

.Overall: A

.This beer is something else. A coffee lovers dream, but so much more. Great complex flavors, a perfect subtle sweetness, and a nice amount of bitterness. A long, smooth finish leaving a delicious taste that won't go away. Coffee bomb.

Fantastic

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into glass. Bottled on '09.01.17'.
Dark tan head on very dark, opaque body, Thicker head with good coverage of lacing.
Coffee and chocolate dominate on the aroma, dark roasted backbone.
Very balanced flavor of dark sweet chocolate, slightly bitter but flavorful coffee, and roasted malt. Fades away with all tastes in balance.
Smooth, somewhat creamy mouth feel, on the dry side.
A wonder for those who enjoy a heavily coffee infused stout with chocolate balance.

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Photo of Simon212
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ericjb9
4.71/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of bnewt21
4.49/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of eagle109
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Paul-G
2.36/5  rDev -47.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

Photo of ThomasTheTank88
4.57/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Full bodied beer. Smells heavy of oats, bitter chocolate, and roasted malt. Very creamy. I was able to taste the alcohol with it being a high ABV beer, but it is very pleasant to sip on.

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Photo of QChem96
4.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'd love to make love to this beautiful stout

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

Photo of NathanBeets
4.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jet black beer in a glass, cinnamon tan head. Smell of coffee, maybe a bit of chocolate. Coffee dominates the aroma. Almost has a Coca Cola mouth feel, real sticky. Consumed at room temperature. Tastes of dark coffee, bittersweet chocolate, a bit of caramel and cola.

For pairings... breakfast! Cereal, bacon and eggs, cinnamon roll.

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Photo of grahamgillespie
4.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Marluc
3.56/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Great beer! Along with Backwoods Bastard---in my top 10 list! Num!!

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Photo of louiebianchi
4.08/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of coldseamonster
4.4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Pint glass . Black oil appearance, dark tan head. Nose is malt /espresso. Taste is dark chocolate , espresso, malt hint of bitterness and warmth of the ABV on higher side. Feel ,I thought, was thinner than what would expect. A tasty beauty for sure. Not just hype. It's a great stout.

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Photo of BenK34
4.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kazahkstan
3.97/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Poured a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.
Look: Pours a deep, completely opaque black, so black that hints of purple appear. Looks like a date fruit met an espresso. Tiny, nearly undetectable coffee colored head.
Smell: Not a lot here. Coffee, sweet caramel, maybe the slightest hint of cacao.
Taste: Immediately stout malt. Heavy overtones of deep, dark roast coffee and smokey roasted bean. Ends with a sensational dark cacao sweetness that lingers.
Feel: Sticky and dry. Bitter dryness sticks to tongue with each sip. Remains very heavy in the stomach. Sip this beer or suffer. And keep water on hand.
Overall: A delightful and very stout beer from Founder's. Chocolate and coffee lovers rejoice. This is a must-try for beer enthusiasts and connoisseurs.

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

Photo of SuomenAmerikkalainen
4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 16,771 ratings
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