Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 5,380 | Reviews: 1,572 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by 1up:
District of Columbia
4.69/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Poured into a Spiegelau tulip from a 12oz bottle.
A- Opaque dark brownish black. No light gets through. A vigorous pour yields a 1.5 finger head. Looks like motor oil which indicates a lot of flavor to come.
S- Aroma isn't too powerful but I can detect lots of roasted malt and dark chocolate.
T- Coffee, heavily roasted malt, and chocolate dominate the flavor profile at first followed by an extremely bitter finish. Make no mistake, this is one of the most bitter finishing dark beers I've ever had. No alcohol taste which is impressive for a 10% beer. Very smooth.
M- Extremely smooth mouthful, full bodied, and perfect amount of carbonation. Not as full bodied as Ten Fidy but also not terribly far off. Carbonation consists of small bubbles that complement the brew and blend in well rather than standing out.
O- Wow this is an excellent flavorful imperial stout, one of the best I've had.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2013 03:00:13 | More by 1up
More User Reviews:
Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,380 ratings.