Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by Bauzen:
4.28/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Black as night, thick as motor oil. Head is tan, there isn't much of it.
Smells of roasted malt, chocolate, and molases.
Slightly bitter, very thick, and pretty much a meal in a bottle. This is the kind of beer that warms you up on a cold night, but drinks as easy as a hot chocolate without being 'flavored'. The hops add to the body and the texture, keep things smooth and buttery. Very little of the initial bitterness remains in the finish, instead, the heat from the 10.5% ABV gives you a tingle on the palate.
Overall, it leaves something to be desired from other comparable offerings from Founders, but it certainly stands its ground as an exceptional Russian Imperial.
Serving type: bottle
05-23-2013 01:30:44 | More by Bauzen
More User Reviews:
4.99/5 rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
From a bottle into a pint glass. Had this one about a month. I wanted to wait until I could enjoy it for a while after the kids went to bed. Here goes
A: absolutely pitch black. A thin layer if dark brown head that sticks around for a while. Thin lace as the foam recedes.
S. An absolutely mouth watering combo of dark chocolate, malts, and raisins. I could literally smell this beer all day. I can't wait to get that first sip.
T: I had this beer at 59 degrees out of my beer cellar. The tast follows the smell exactly. The best I can say is Hershey's dark chocolate and an oatmeal raisin cookie all in one!
M: full flavor coats the mouth completely but still really easy drinking!
O: the only markdown I gave this beer was in appearance because I like I bit more head on my beer. Honestly after drinking it I feel guilty for even that small markdown! Bottom line...buy this beer!
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 23:56:05 | More by Gear54
Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,478 ratings.