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 Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Founders Imperial StoutFounders Imperial Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
97
world-class

5,516 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 5,516
Reviews: 1,583
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 494
Gots: 1,317 | FT: 112
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
90 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-12-2005)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 5,516 | Reviews: 1,583 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Armand:
Photo of Armand
Armand

California

4.9/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Have had this one several times. Had one that was full of life and chocolatey. Got a flat bunk one that was a drainer. Overall I am going to give this a good review without having a flaw ruin my first experience.

A: Pours an inky black color with a very minimal dark brown head.

S: The smell has a strong chocolate and roasted presence to it.

T: There is a massive roasted flavor upfront with subtle notes of chocolate following but quickly overshadowed by the roasted flavor.

M: Thick and chewy with minimal carbonation. The feel is creamy and roasted.

D: This is a very good RIS and I wouldn't expect anything less from Founders.
Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2011 01:11:06 | More by Armand
More User Reviews:
Photo of Szatski
Szatski


4.5/5  rDev +3%

07-30-2014 21:57:59 | More by Szatski
Photo of BradleySig
BradleySig

California

4.5/5  rDev +3%

07-30-2014 18:57:21 | More by BradleySig
Photo of sunnrider
sunnrider

Spain

3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

07-30-2014 15:03:19 | More by sunnrider
Photo of Dybasi
Dybasi

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

07-30-2014 14:34:26 | More by Dybasi
Photo of ryanflc
ryanflc

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3%

07-30-2014 12:19:16 | More by ryanflc
Photo of CK319
CK319

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

07-30-2014 02:08:29 | More by CK319
Photo of BodiesLexus
BodiesLexus

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3%

07-30-2014 01:10:46 | More by BodiesLexus
Photo of DinnerTheaterBrew
DinnerTheaterBrew

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

07-30-2014 01:06:47 | More by DinnerTheaterBrew
Photo of grom111
grom111

California

4.5/5  rDev +3%

07-30-2014 01:01:08 | More by grom111
Photo of GeorgeBeerS
GeorgeBeerS

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3%

07-29-2014 22:21:12 | More by GeorgeBeerS
Photo of jrstamp
jrstamp

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

07-29-2014 20:25:56 | More by jrstamp
Photo of Poorpatz
Poorpatz

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -8.5%

07-29-2014 18:59:39 | More by Poorpatz
Photo of AmericaGWShark
AmericaGWShark

Georgia

4/5  rDev -8.5%

07-29-2014 15:10:52 | More by AmericaGWShark
Photo of illy0sis
illy0sis

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3%

07-29-2014 13:23:30 | More by illy0sis
Photo of needMIbeerinMD
needMIbeerinMD

Maryland

4/5  rDev -8.5%

07-29-2014 12:37:00 | More by needMIbeerinMD
Photo of BigSpeen3436
BigSpeen3436

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

07-29-2014 12:32:53 | More by BigSpeen3436
Photo of dgilks
dgilks

Australia

3.99/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pitch black. Completely inky. Creamy, dark tan head. Good head retention as the head dissipates but holds at half size.

Sweet and roasty. Really nice. Balanced with no coffee, chocolate or barrel to take away from a really solid base beer.

Tons of roast. A roast bomb really. But sweet malt backs it up and balances it out. Interesting earthiness too. Quite pleasant.

Medium body with moderate to moderately-high carbonation. Solid.

A good beer. Tons of flavour without trying to be anything special. Great workhorse Imperial Stout.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2014 09:08:14 | More by dgilks
Photo of BlueAndBrew
BlueAndBrew

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3%

07-29-2014 00:32:53 | More by BlueAndBrew
Photo of Canada_Dan
Canada_Dan

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

07-28-2014 19:11:53 | More by Canada_Dan
Photo of the-gobbler
the-gobbler

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3%

07-28-2014 16:17:29 | More by the-gobbler
Photo of AirBob
AirBob

Massachusetts

4.73/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Notes from 7/27/14 - Served in a Snifter

A: 1/2 inch of thick, hot-cocoa colored head; solid lacing. Thick, rich, black body.

S: Sweet, rich milk chocolate. Touch of coffee and booze. More roasted coffee as it warms.

T: Sweet milk chocolate, followed by mild roasted coffee. Slight medicinal booziness. Finishes with deep, bitter coffee beans.

M: Thick, almost shake-like, with low carbonation. Heavy on the tongue and coats mouth nicely. Slightly sticky finish.

O: Excellent brew that's relatively easy to find and affordable. One of my favorite Imperial Stouts.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2014 15:04:08 | More by AirBob
Photo of Jones153
Jones153

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

07-28-2014 01:17:18 | More by Jones153
Photo of Kochiss
Kochiss

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3%

07-28-2014 00:46:49 | More by Kochiss
Photo of Vargavaka
Vargavaka

Sweden

4/5  rDev -8.5%

07-27-2014 20:35:42 | More by Vargavaka
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,516 ratings.