Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by CraftAleRookie:
4.78/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
On tap at the Blue Dog in Lansdale- served in a Tulip glass.
Amazing looking stout- black as tar but the head was more dark brown/greyish than tan; a very dark but rich looking combination. Head was foamy- slowly reduced to sticky lace that caused lip-licking after every sip.
Aroma had hints of cocoa, bittersweet (dry) chocolate, slight malt. Taste was the same, but it had an amazingly rich/dry/full flair that stood out as different (but very excellent) from the Guinness-like Stout that I sampled prior to this brew. The contrast was amazing.
Full mouth feel- nice and bubbly- found myself noting a "wow" after every sip, as the taste and feel combination is very well paired.
Very drinkable and also would probably age very nicely.
Serving type: on-tap
02-25-2011 13:06:20 | More by CraftAleRookie
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.