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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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5,499 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,499
Reviews: 1,582
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 492
Gots: 1,318 | 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)
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Bone53

Pennsylvania

4.54/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Served from a bottle into a snifter at around 50°F

Appearance: Motor oil black with no light coming through whatsoever. One finger brown head that dissipates quickly.

Smell: Rich, quality chocolate and roasted malts. The alcohol comes through as it warms.

Taste: Starts off with subtle dark fruits, then rich bittersweet chocolate in the middle, followed by espresso, roasted malts, and a little smoky at the end of the palate. Very rich and complex

Mouthfeel: Dense, chewy, rich and full is what comes to mind. a meal within itself really

Overall: I love this beer and the rich flavors and mouthfeel that goes with it. It's smooth and hides the bitterness and abv. well. Founders has never disappointed me and this beer is no exception. It's up there with my favorite stouts and truly world class! Cheers!!

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2014 10:13:18 | More by Bone53
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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.

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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,499 ratings.