Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout
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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

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

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Photo of SiepJones
4.37/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a SA Perfect Pint

Pours a deep Espresso brown, with a rich, creamy head. This beer is so dark it looks like you "turned out the lights" in your pint glass. Strong scents of roasted coffee and malt conjure images of a cup of black coffee first thing in the morning. The flavor is that of roasted coffee beans but quickly changes into a dark chocolate bitterness with a faint bite of alcohol at the end. The mouthfeel of this stout is very chewy, with little carbonation. Overall this is a deliciously drinkable stout which can be enjoyed over and over again.

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Photo of JoeLacy
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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

Photo of DerrickW
5/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
4.52/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FightinIrish88
4.28/5  rDev -5.1%

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

Photo of atr2605
4.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A-pours black with a dark tan fingerwdith head with excellent retention
S-roasted coffee and chocolate
T-complex coffee and chocolate leaving a rich aftertaste of milk chocolate and more roasted coffee
M-full bodied creamy and rich
O-great balance and complexity, body is rich and creamy yet very drinkable. Absolutely fantastic beer

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Photo of RobDB
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Bockerdoppel91
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Norvelljeff
4.39/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had it off the tap with dinner. It was delicious. Love this stuff and will be buying a bottle tomorrow.

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Photo of davey101
4.42/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11/11/2011 vintage reviewed on 04/02/2012. 12 oz bottle into a coffee mug. How fitting!

A - Pitch black body. 2 finger mocha head that dies down to some light edging and a faint cap.

S - Milk chocolate and roasted coffee beans. Some faint vanilla and oats.

T - Sweet milk chocolate and bitter coffee beans. Despite the few months of age the coffee is still very strong, although it was much more intense when fresh. Vanilla and an oatmeal stout like finish. Mouth feel is medium bodied.

O - Delicious! Its even good with a few month son it, but I won't be waiting too much longer to finish the rest of these.

08/01/2012 vintage, sampled on 08/15/2012...making it two weeks old. 12 oz bottle into a tulip.

A - Same as the 2011

S - Massive coffee bean aroma. Super fresh and roasty. A chocolaty finish with some notes of the oats used. Just a touch of warming alcohol.

T - Unbelievably well rounded. Roasted coffee beans, milk chocolate, and oats which give the beer a full texture.

O - I've aged this beer for up to a year in the past, but that's probably because I've never had it this fresh. Don't age it. The fresher the better. The coffee is just spot on and the oats and milk chocolate just perfect it.

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of tmm313
4.68/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Super dark brown with light tan, creamy head that quickly dissipates. Good lacing for the style.

Smell: Big coffee with bittersweet chocolate. Dark fruits and slight booze come out as it warms.

Taste: Wow. Dark Roast coffee and decadent dark chocolate. Caramel makes an intro midway, swiftly joined by nice roasted malts, a touch of hops and a wave of milk chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Creamy with crisp carbonation. Not as thick as I thought it was going to be, but still pretty smooth. Slightly dry finish with light lingering bitterness.

Overall: One of the best cups of coffee I've ever had. No joke. The flavors are simple, yet luxurious. Nothing is overbearing, but in wonderful balance. I love this beer. This will be a go-to for many years to come.

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of timotao
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of cwd
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of tastymug
4/5  rDev -11.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -22.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of brew3crew
4.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Very dark black 9as if there is another kind of black) with mocha head
S-dark Coffee up front. Malty undertones follow. MMMM.
T-Tastes a lot like it smells. Coffee and Chocolate are the most prevalent and delicious.
M-Medium boded and oh-so-smooth
D-Very drinkable. If coffee tasted like this, I would actually drink it

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 16,854 ratings
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