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Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

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4.51/5
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16,787 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:
3,863
Ratings:
16,787
pDev:
9.09%
Bros Score:
4.75
 
 
Wants:
1,890
Gots:
6,413
Trade:
236
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 16,787 |  Reviews: 3,863
Photo of babybeluga
4.3/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: black with soap sudsy dark brown head
Smell: freshly ground coffee & dark chocolate
Taste: rich/full-bodied with a balancing bitterness

I really, really like it. I've even poured it into a (clear) glass coffee mug with breakfast.

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

Photo of johnson99
4.21/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GregJ
4.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Rich coffee and dark chocolate. Fantastically rich and full body beer. Outstanding!!!

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Photo of iar04002
4.77/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of derban10
4.96/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Photo of Hoss76
4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of SkyyNapalm
4.66/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pazzy30
4.98/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Photo of Kurt1326_
4.32/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wiffler27
4.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

pours black with a solid dark cream colored head.

smells like coffee and booze, slight notes of vanilla as well. some coffee in this too.

tastes like coffee with some flavor of alcohol as well. goes down smooth and finishes dry and boozy.

overall this isn't bad but there are many other stouts and RIS' that i would rather have. does not hide the booze well and i'm a big fan of big beers.

it is somewhat boozy for a beer that is only 8.3%; i've had 11% dIPAs that are less boozy. regardless, i think this is much better fresh than with age.

bottled 10/2/17 and consuming on 10/16/17 so super fucking fresh. this beer is insane fresh, fresh coffee and chocolate radiate out of the glass

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Photo of Matty23t
4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of RumDude
3.57/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This was an aged bottle (about 2 years old). Couldn't read the date (why do they make it so the date disintegrates?).

Look: A stout. Poured with little to no head.

Smell: Dry wood coffee/chocolate. Slight alcohol essence. Grape-ish.

Taste: Lighter than expected body/mouthfeel. Black malt cola with moderate sweetness - slightly sour licorice (I could say hint of orange but I won't).

Afterthoughts: My guess this would be better balanced and more flavorful without the age. Still pretty good.

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Photo of BigH75
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served on tap in my home bar. As good as it gets. Black as night with a perfect brown head. Smell is of iced coffee and semisweet chocolate. Flavor is roasted but not such that it over powers your palette. Sip it slowly because it gets better as it warms. Make sure to pour into a glass that allows a good whiff with every sip.

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

mocha. smooth, delicious. one of my favorite stouts.

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Photo of IckyT2012
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vylo
4.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of brandon_9890
4.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of moonboogie_n8
4.78/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 16,787 ratings
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