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

11,267 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 11,267
Reviews: 3,193
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,054
Gots: 2,361 | FT: 156
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: 11,267 | Reviews: 3,193 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by shacawgo24:
Photo of shacawgo24
shacawgo24

Illinois

4.96/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A-Coffee brown-black. Put cream in your coffee and that is the color of the head, tan. Head is one finger thick, sudsy, and dies quickly. No lacing. But maybe with a double bottle serving instead of one, lace would appear and head would be thicker. Still, a dark beauty of a beer.

S-Dark cold coffee. Cocoa bean. Hot cereal. Oats. Milk. Leather. Tobacco. Ink. Brownie batter. Resinous. Hemp. Dark chocolate. Chocolate pretzels. Smoked meats. So many possibilities of smell detecting here. A litany can be compiled.

T-Tag team of coffee & chocolate wrestle on the palate. Molasses. Toffee. Charcoal smoke. Plum even. Cream of Wheat. Oatmeal. Cocoa Rice Krispies. Wheat grain. Ink. Resin. Hemp. Tobacco. Dark sour dried fruits: prunes and raisins. I think the beginning, middle and end is a uniform sip. You can take your time and pluck out multiple flavors one by one. The aftertaste is a mild sour. With inky vapors on the breath.

M-Perfect medium body. Spritz-y, bright low-medium carbonation is a constant. Always sizzles from start to finish. Goodness, this beer warms you when it is ICE COLD. That is the definition of perfect carbonation. Not a typical dead feeling stout, Breakfast Stout has life. Root beer float and/or milkshake sudsy feel is present, and yet is fluid enough to be soft and velvety. Nice sour alkaline aftertaste, gentle. Bitter resins on the after as well. The body does thin out though, feeling liqueur like with time. But the carbonation gives a consistent sizzle down your chest, like boiling sugar. Sticky. If the beer was thicker, consistently, this would be the best feeling beer around.

O-Possibly the best four-pack of beer you can buy. I like experimenting with the pours on this beer. Slow pour and it becomes a flavorful dark liqueur with no head. Hard pour and you get more of a stout look, with better head retention and lacing possibilities. This beer must be in a snifter or an oversized wine glass at all times, to impart better smells and expand better tastes. Top shelf. This beer doesn't have to be improved, but if the body were thicker and the head were as well, Breakfast Stout would be literally perfect. But what is perfect in life? Breakfast Stout is the epitome of NEAR PERFECT.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 20:37:54 | More by shacawgo24
More User Reviews:
Photo of jds16
jds16

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -6%

07-24-2014 02:35:32 | More by jds16
Photo of wheezlelump
wheezlelump


5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-24-2014 01:32:09 | More by wheezlelump
Photo of l0rddavis
l0rddavis

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

07-23-2014 22:10:30 | More by l0rddavis
Photo of woopigscotty
woopigscotty

Arkansas

5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-23-2014 21:08:50 | More by woopigscotty
Photo of vonnerbeer
vonnerbeer

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-23-2014 20:45:04 | More by vonnerbeer
Photo of DamienI
DamienI

Virginia

3/5  rDev -33.6%

07-23-2014 20:29:42 | More by DamienI
Photo of Links41
Links41

Virginia

5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-23-2014 19:52:01 | More by Links41
Photo of michaeljstraub
michaeljstraub

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -17%

07-23-2014 16:43:39 | More by michaeljstraub
Photo of schneidk
schneidk

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

07-23-2014 02:15:52 | More by schneidk
Photo of Beer_4_brains
Beer_4_brains

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-23-2014 01:57:50 | More by Beer_4_brains
Photo of Googan17
Googan17


4.25/5  rDev -6%

07-23-2014 00:50:55 | More by Googan17
Photo of SuperHop18
SuperHop18

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

07-23-2014 00:10:23 | More by SuperHop18
Photo of Fluffmeister
Fluffmeister

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

07-22-2014 23:28:50 | More by Fluffmeister
Photo of HappySunny
HappySunny

Iowa

5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-22-2014 22:42:55 | More by HappySunny
Photo of curlybird
curlybird

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -22.6%

07-22-2014 17:14:05 | More by curlybird
Photo of Drumtgot
Drumtgot

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

07-22-2014 16:58:01 | More by Drumtgot
Photo of MitsuDjentleman
MitsuDjentleman


5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-22-2014 04:31:20 | More by MitsuDjentleman
Photo of Stagga_Lee
Stagga_Lee

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-22-2014 04:26:33 | More by Stagga_Lee
Photo of Whyt4243
Whyt4243


5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-22-2014 03:08:33 | More by Whyt4243
Photo of jeisemann26
jeisemann26

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

07-22-2014 02:44:14 | More by jeisemann26
Photo of terraism
terraism

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

07-22-2014 01:10:43 | More by terraism
Photo of squiz
squiz


4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

07-21-2014 21:23:22 | More by squiz
Photo of tywhite
tywhite

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

07-21-2014 18:55:59 | More by tywhite
Photo of nickrossello
nickrossello

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-21-2014 18:26:27 | More by nickrossello
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,267 ratings.