1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
100
world-class

11,290 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 11,290
Reviews: 3,193
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,058
Gots: 2,371 | FT: 155
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with flaked oats, bitter and sweetened imported chocolates, Sumatra and Kona coffee.
60 IBU
Released on Sept. 1, 2010.

(Beer added by: marburg on 07-26-2003)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 11,290 | Reviews: 3,193 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Jekster:
Photo of Jekster
Jekster

Indiana

4.83/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: This beer pours an oily opaque onxy black with a thick beautifully dark brown luscious head.

Smell: Forward on the aroma of this beer is fresh brewed espresso and dark roasted coffee deans. There is a definite note of dark bitter chocolate and sweet caramel. There is a creamyness and fullness to the aroma of this beer. Something like I would associated with a fresh brewed and mixed cappuccino. There is a light ashy roast (think awaking to a snuffed camp fire in the morning) that comes across in the finish.

Taste: This beer has a heavy dark charred burnt bread component that is balanced nicely by notes of bittersweet chocolate. You get a slight hint of fresh brewed coffee, but this is highly overshadowed by the deep rich roasted flavors. There is an interesting caramelized dark fruit flavor along with a rich bread pudding component. The beer ends with a satisfying malt sweetness, slight notes of aged tobacco, and an ashy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: This beer is fulled bodied and coats your palette. It is thick and vicious, but amazingly finishes clean due to the medium carbonation. It does not overwhelm your palette for being such a heavy beer.

Drinkability: It would be an injustice to do anything but sip this wonderful beer. That being said, it's perfectly drinkable as a slow sipper. Yet, I could still be content to drink through 2 or three of these in an evening.

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Founder's really steps it up with their stouts and this is no exception. There is a wonderful balance between bitter roastyness and sweet malt character to make a wonderfully complex beer. The aroma and flavors are deep, complex and intriguing bringing me back sip and sip excited for what I might find. This is a fantastic beer and a must try for anyone who appreciates craft brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2009 01:09:57 | More by Jekster
More User Reviews:
Photo of Tenor
Tenor

Texas

5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-26-2014 15:55:26 | More by Tenor
Photo of MattSanty
MattSanty


4/5  rDev -11.5%

07-26-2014 11:31:39 | More by MattSanty
Photo of split_element
split_element

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

07-26-2014 04:53:50 | More by split_element
Photo of PhiGam25
PhiGam25

Florida

5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-26-2014 01:29:06 | More by PhiGam25
Photo of Curv4
Curv4

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

07-26-2014 01:23:51 | More by Curv4
Photo of xhuang61
xhuang61

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

07-25-2014 22:30:10 | More by xhuang61
Photo of brandonwnw
brandonwnw


5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-25-2014 19:08:35 | More by brandonwnw
Photo of Dave_Heltzel
Dave_Heltzel

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

07-25-2014 16:18:23 | More by Dave_Heltzel
Photo of mjschwal
mjschwal

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -6%

07-25-2014 16:17:44 | More by mjschwal
Photo of Tyecko
Tyecko

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

07-25-2014 15:43:04 | More by Tyecko
Photo of Alpho91
Alpho91


4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

07-25-2014 15:18:57 | More by Alpho91
Photo of Doomcifer
Doomcifer

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

07-25-2014 13:22:16 | More by Doomcifer
Photo of racccs
racccs

Portugal

4/5  rDev -11.5%

07-25-2014 11:05:31 | More by racccs
Photo of sewhitehead
sewhitehead

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev -6%

07-25-2014 09:28:03 | More by sewhitehead
Photo of AmeriCanadian
AmeriCanadian

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

07-25-2014 06:07:45 | More by AmeriCanadian
Photo of bdkelly515
bdkelly515

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-25-2014 01:54:39 | More by bdkelly515
Photo of tulpenhiney
tulpenhiney

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

07-25-2014 00:59:05 | More by tulpenhiney
Photo of TheBeeraholic
TheBeeraholic

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-25-2014 00:54:34 | More by TheBeeraholic
Photo of Sunstealer
Sunstealer

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -6%

07-25-2014 00:31:30 | More by Sunstealer
Photo of TripelMark
TripelMark

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

07-24-2014 21:59:20 | More by TripelMark
Photo of Akabufflaobilly
Akabufflaobilly

New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

07-24-2014 19:14:55 | More by Akabufflaobilly
Photo of JDienno
JDienno


4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

07-24-2014 18:57:45 | More by JDienno
Photo of bhudish
bhudish

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

07-24-2014 13:28:29 | More by bhudish
Photo of jds16
jds16

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -6%

07-24-2014 02:35:32 | More by jds16
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,290 ratings.