Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

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99
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16,478 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
Ratings:
16,478
Reviews:
3,804
Avg:
4.47
pDev:
9.17%
 
 
Wants:
1,847
Gots:
6,206
For Trade:
237
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 16,478 |  Reviews: 3,804
Photo of BoljaBoy52
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.93/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2013 edition (fresh), 12 oz bottle, poured into a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, pitch-black color with an eighth of a finger of caramel-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass.

Aroma: Lots of roasted malt and brown sugar, with a touch of maple syrup. Some subtle chocolate notes too, as well as some cream.

Taste: Delicious! Roasted malt up front, imparting notes of roasted coffee beans, a touch of smoke, freshly baked dark bread, dark chocolate, followed by some pronounced brown sugar-like sweetness, and some subtle hops. As previously stated, delicious!

Mouthfeel: Chewy, and very smooth, as there is no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 8.3%, I’m surprised at how little a presence of alcohol there is on the palate.

Overall: This is another fantastic stout, and another great beer from Founders! Great flavors of roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate, beautifully balanced with some brown sugar-like sweetness and hops. Delicious!

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Photo of Dralecg
4.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DA84
4.93/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of maedhros09
4.76/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Deep black with about an inch of fine dark tan frothy head that settles to a film and lacing.

Smell: Complex; organic (topsoil?), roasted malt, chocolate, vaguely metallic (iron oxide?), boozy

Taste: Following the smell, complex and mysterious. Moderate sweetness with roasty malt, metallic, murky chocolate, boozy, with bitter background that doesn't linger too long. Thick body with smooth mouthfeel.

Overall: Not the straightforward coffee and chocolate stout I was expecting. Rather it is a very distinctive and perplexing brew, with flavors that go beyond its breakfast ingredients. Earthy and pungent, sweet and smooth, it is certainly delicious. A beer to ponder over. Also I would note that I much prefer this to the Founders Imperial Stout, which suffers from excessive sweetness and bitterness.

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Photo of beer64nut
4.93/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of therubicon
4.88/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sarch
4.83/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Moescody
4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Trish
4.55/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bosoxbennie
4.51/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RyanPnaude
4.31/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boomer4ES
4.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of guitarguy07
4.77/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dblais
4.94/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Bryanweppner-123
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of WVUBeer12
4.1/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NDsean8
4.53/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kogutmic
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of chart813
4.57/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RasAli
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my favorite stout by far. Roasted, malty, and rich with coffee. Great mouth feel

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Photo of ChristianMattocks
4.88/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of LoVermontBeer
4.78/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of poppollutesminds
4.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ccbaker2453
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
4.47 out of 5 based on 16,478 ratings.
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