Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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4.4/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Founders Imperial Stout is a Russian Imperial Stout with a great big 10.5% ABV~ Probably pours as dark as I have ever seen, just flat black.. period~ Head was as present as could be on an Imperial Stout, bubbly and lasted about 5 minutes with lacing that went for eternity~ Feel was right on par for such a HUGE stout, big, thick, meaty, yet silky and creamy enough to satisfy all the way around~ Aroma is Campfire, Roasted Malts, Figs, Oats, Dark Fruit, Vanilla, Bready Malt, Sweet Molasses, Plum and Cherry~ Taste was just lovely... Dark Chocolate, Licorice, Cinnamon, Espresso, Banana, Milkshake, Carmel, Sea Salt, Butterscotch and smokey toness shine through~ Sure it has some sting and bitterness at 10.5~ It also has great balance, smoothness and complexity, it's not for beginners as she is a bruiser and a half, a stout that will land you in a comma~ Founders balances it out enough to make this a treat worth sipping, granted it would be tough to drink more than a few, this would make be the perfect drink for snow day as they don't come much heartier~ Overall: 93
Serving type: bottle
01-19-2014 22:24:24 | More by BrewUSA
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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,486 ratings.