Founders Breakfast Stout | Founders Brewing Company

Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout
BA SCORE
97%
Liked This Beer
4.51 w/ 16,571 ratings
Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#88
Reviews:
3,818
Ratings:
16,571
Liked:
16,073
Avg:
4.51/5
pDev:
9.09%
Alströms:
4.75
 
 
Wants:
1,880
Gots:
6,258
Trade:
237
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 16,571 |  Reviews: 3,818
Photo of Stout_Scout
4.16/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of eastcoastdan
4.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stoffystouts
3.5/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I want to like it. I'm supposed to like it. Everyone likes it! Except I'm not that into it. It's not you, it's me. I'm just not into the charred/burnt coffee thing and bitter finish. Guess I'm a sweet stout guy... BUT I still always buy you when I see you Founders BS - maybe it's better when it's first released. I always get it like 7 months into the year. I will keep trying you though...I will never give up!

Update: tried this again at room temp (65 degrees) and it was much much better. That burnt coffee bitter finish was gone. very tasty beer. keep this one away from the fridge

 588 characters

Photo of Strigiform_Witness
4.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of maltznhopz
4.12/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Strong coffee and cocoa smell. Nice lacing and not too heavy, the taste is of cocoa, some maltiness and roasted coffee. Overall a good stout.

 174 characters

Photo of Phineasco
4.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of trmiller24
4/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

This and Ten Fidy are easily my two favorite stouts that are easily attainable.

79 characters

Photo of Wigginsross
4.71/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mjklaus1
4.44/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jacknyr08
4.78/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Campian
4.4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IBUBrew
4.42/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Miska
3/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Neversatisfied1980
4.83/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of psychgawsple
4.28/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlackHawk89
3.5/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SCproUA
4.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fathercharles
3.9/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LEIFMAN
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mpbuckley
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dhannes
4.44/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Zaybertooh
4.09/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of caburdette51
4.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97% out of 100 with 16,571 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston 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.