Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
16,526
Reviews:
3,811
Avg:
4.47
pDev:
9.17%
 
 
Wants:
1,863
Gots:
6,236
For Trade:
237
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 16,526 |  Reviews: 3,811
Photo of Glorithm
4.59/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ZaxGhost
4.92/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jrmymorrow
3.95/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
4.11/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For the serious coffee lover and only the true connoisseur need apply. Super rich and something I enjoy very rarely. Very deep & serious beer.

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Photo of Furlinator
4.14/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled on 11/25/13.

Chocolate flavor dominates. Very well balanced. Not too sweet, not overly bitter. I was expecting a 500 ft. blast into the upper deck. I got more of a line-drive that just snuck past the left field foul-poll... Less dramatic but, a homerun nonetheless.

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Photo of scottspencer
3.62/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ryanpalmier123
4.41/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of toothirsty
4.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Desp59
2.24/5  rDev -49.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

I don't get it. Roasty and not all that different than other stouts I have had.

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Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
4.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is such a beautiful brew!!! If youre new to imperial stouts this is a good starter. Most imperial stouts have an extra heavy ABV, this one isn't that overwhelming at 8.3. If you like stouts and haven't tried this yet, make it a priority........this might be my favorite. It has a heavy feel....but i think thats a definitive trait of a stout...so I think the thicker the better. When it comes to taste, they knock it out of the park.
I don't care what it looks like (as long as it looks like beer....right?)
As far as the olfactories are concerned.....smell ya later!
It does smell wonderful tho.....so drink up!!!!!!

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Photo of PaleAleSean
4.73/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L - Black as the night sky with a light caramel head

S- strong coffee, notes of soy, mocha, and alcohol

T- coffee , espresso, strong alcohol taste

F- tingly on the tongue, thick and creamy

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Photo of jdgleason
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jackjaffar
3.9/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stubby
4.83/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of CIBoy10
4.59/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look - really opaque black, quickly fading caramel head that leaves lacing, a few carbonation bubbles.

Smell - loads of cocoa/chocolate, irish car bomb, sweets, coffee

Taste - heavy dark chocolate and coffee bitterness, ever so slight tobacco spicy kick. Nothing abrasive or polarizing about it, I can see why a lot of people like it. Isn't really challenging. I wish it was slightly more nuanced for the price. Don't get me wrong though, it is delicious.

Feel - tingly on tongue, feels very heavy but not creamy,

Overall - I'd take the SN Narwhal over this, but this is one damn good beer. I wish I got some more dark fruity nuance out of it though. Expectations are very high at the price level.

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Photo of Alycrocker
4.99/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mikestaf
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shinck14
4.54/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Robdiesel21
4.89/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of paulomac77
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dbattey
4.09/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pyite
4.21/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Jeffrey84
4.8/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Living in MI this is a great everyday stout. Great fresh ground and brewed coffe taste. My absolute favorite readily available stout. No question,hands down the best available stout around.

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Photo of dlin0sbb
4.63/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
4.47 out of 5 based on 16,526 ratings.
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