1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. 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
98
world-class

12,449 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 12,449
Reviews: 3,281
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,228
Gots: 2,946 | FT: 179
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
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Founders Breakfast Stout Alström Bros
Ratings: 12,449 | Reviews: 3,281 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of frenchblood21
4.97/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from bottle into a Chimay goblet. Bottle was labeled from 9/06/11

Appearance- Absolute pitch black.Very thin dark tan head that rapidly goes away. GREAT lacing throughout the whole glass.

Smell- Coffee right away followed by chocolate. Peanut butter presents itself as the beer warms up.

Taste- Wow this beer is thick and delicious! Of course coffee and chocolate is dominant. I can't believe my taste buds, but I taste Reese's peanut butter cups. Fig in the back.

Mouthfeel- Unbelievable...Probably the best feeling I've ever got from a beer. About as thick as real maple syrup. Coats your whole mouth and throat.

Overall- Top 5 beers I've ever had...I can see why this beer is world-class. At $12 a four pack, its a steal.

frenchblood21, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of darian
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

darian, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of mikediesel124
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

mikediesel124, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of fantasyroach
5/5  rDev +10.6%

fantasyroach, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of BumpkinBrewer
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

BumpkinBrewer, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of beer4brian331
4/5  rDev -11.5%

beer4brian331, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of hotmanflab666
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

hotmanflab666, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of ohtheguilt
5/5  rDev +10.6%

ohtheguilt, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of DWolf
4/5  rDev -11.5%

DWolf, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of Mjmoon15
5/5  rDev +10.6%

Mjmoon15, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.55/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: 1/8" tan coloured head over black liquid.

S: Coffee, toasted malt, oats and some yeast.

T: Both sweet and bitter up front with flavours of coffee, chocolate and toasted malt. In the finish the oatmeal is present.

M: Extremely velvety and smooth.

O: Very drinkable, you keep sipping for more to uncover more of the complexity. The mouthfeel is great. I just wish I lived close to the brewery.

DaftCaskBC, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of joeyrvv
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

joeyrvv, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of portia99
4.45/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle (bottled 12/8/11) poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass.

A - Pours an opaques black with only a faint brown showing around the edges when head to the light. A finger of frothy, thick cappuccino head lingers for a long time on top, eventually falling to the surface leaving behind an espresso crema-like appearance on the surface and endless sheets of sticky lacing on the glass.

S - Coffee, coffee, and more coffee. Huge fresh brewed carafe of coffee after being brewed aroma. Touches of licorice and rounded by dark chocolate.

T - Amazing smoothness...black coffee at the start, middle and finish. Bakers chocolate blends in nicely with the espresso-like roastiness. Faintest touches of sweetness, like a spoonful of sugar in a large Dunkin Donuts iced coffee. Mild astringency/acidity...again not unlike that in a black coffee.

M - Medium bodied, perhaps nit-picking, but maybe a bit thinner than ideal. Creamy smooth carbonation that really enhances the overall experience of this beer.

O - Great winter-time beer. Super smooth, incredibly easy drinking...alcohol hidden so well! Could easily enjoy this at breakfast time or brunch. Really been enjoying this brew this year...not that I hadn't before, but this year's version is really hitting the spot.

portia99, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of Massbmx
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

Massbmx, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of rchristensen
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

rchristensen, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of Brewsed
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Brewsed, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of mgoose
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

mgoose, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of rodney45
4.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Opaque, and nearly completely dark, red ruby hints around the edges.

S: Gigantic malt character, with espresso and dark coffee as the main aroma. Alcohol esters are also present.

T: Big coffee profile, and im a big coffee fan, so this beer is absolutely fantastic in my book. They say its a sumatra and kona blend, but i get an espresso and italian coffee style, mixed with dark chocolate. Bittering hop flavor penetrates the malt

M: Heavy mouthfeel with moderate carbonation, and medium to heavy body.

O: Fanstasic imperial stout. Top tier 1 percent beer, a must have.

rodney45, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of shockrocker65
5/5  rDev +10.6%

shockrocker65, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of aliving1
5/5  rDev +10.6%

aliving1, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -22.6%

duceswild, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of Alexmc2
5/5  rDev +10.6%

Alexmc2, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of akinsja
4.88/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottle poured into a standard pint glass at Empire State South in Atlanta.

A: Virtually no head -- what was there was a deep brown and dissipated quickly.

S: Robust, full bodied coffee aroma.

T: Fantastic combination of coffee and chocolate. Can't say enough about the balance to this beer, just struck a perfect chord.

M: Lingering and a bit chewy, absolutely no carbonation.

With everyone around me fawning over the food, I was having a moment with my beer. That was awesome; I need to find more. One of my top five beers.

akinsja, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of jennaski01
5/5  rDev +10.6%

jennaski01, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of antique
5/5  rDev +10.6%

antique, Jan 03, 2012
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 12,449 ratings.