Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout
16,858 Ratings
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

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 16,858 |  Reviews: 3,879
Photo of byronic
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Pours midnight black with a thin caramel head. Smells absolutely amazing with strong notes of chocolate and dark roast coffee. The taste improves as this beer warms and the flavours really start to come out. Lots of coffee and chocolate with some added caramel. Nice finish similar to esperesso. Lovely mouthfeel to this beer with well hidden abv.

My favourite Founders thus far and one of my go to stouts. Fantastic on it's own but great as dessert as well!

 459 characters

Photo of Gemini6
4.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phattony83
4.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Jet black stout with an oily appearance. Little to no head that disappeared rather quickly. This beer smelled amazing and tasted just as good. Roasty with strong notes of coffee and chocolate. The mouth feel leaves a little to be desired. Very nice stout.

 256 characters

Photo of Mugenlude
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Tony_Sarracino
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of andy1701
4/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of csustar001
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Feel_the_Darkness
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of aljskelton
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of FletcherC
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of DemoniChris
4.27/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of johnso98
5/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of richj1970
4.34/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip.

A: Pitch black with one finger chocolate colored head. Some minimal lacing.

S: Chocolate, coffee, roasted malts.

T: Big coffee flavors up front. Chocolate, roasted malts. A bit of sweetness in the back.

M: Full bodied with nice dry finish. Taste is big like an imperial stout and finish is nice like a porter.

O: Very nice coffee stout. One of my favorites in the group.

 412 characters

Photo of Swim424
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured int sweetwater snifter

A-Dark, Dark brown, with i small chocolaty head.

S-Smells of coco and coffee, very sweet.

T-Tastes like heaven in a bottle. Very sweet chocolate flavor, with a nice bit of coffee backing it up. Literally perfectly balanced.

MF-Medium/heavy body. Very smooth.

O-This is one of the best, if not the best beer I have ever drank. Highly, Highly recommend. Wort the price every, bit.

 417 characters

Photo of jryanj927
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of barefoot71
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Bjlps
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of spicyvelveetas
5/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of Bikeboy1
3.5/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of Stugotzo
5/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of mc4z
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of dkeav
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of NatsnSkinsDC
4/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of Makebelieve81
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 16,858 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.