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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

Founders Imperial StoutFounders Imperial Stout

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Ratings: 4928
Reviews: 1547
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.47%


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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CurtFromHershey

Pennsylvania

4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours like frothy motor oil. Pitch black with brown edges when held to light. Funky, beige head which subsides surprisingly quickly for how dense it starts.

Smell is mildly roasty with hints of mocha. Surprising dark fruit undertones. Pleasant.

Taste is more toffee and burnt molasses than the nose would lead on. Bitter, nondescript hop presence. Good flavor, but I think a bit of age would help as the hops detract from the flavors in this case. No booziness detected.

Mouthfeel is thick and lush. No complaints other than maybe slightly too carbonated.

Overall a fantastic beer which I will seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2013 01:42:30 | More by CurtFromHershey
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4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It was presented to me black with about a finger of brown head. Smelling it, I get a lot of roasted grains with chocolate, charred wood with a hint of smoke, some coffee, and a slight hop aroma. The taste is much more chocolate-forward. It has a dark chocolate and cocoa powder profile carrying a vein of caramel, with a creamy, full mouthfeel throughout. It finishes with a roasty burnt oat taste with a manageable level of astringency.

Serving type: on-tap

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Out of the 12 fl. oz. bottled 1/6/14. Sampled on April 22, 2014.

The pour is deep jet black with a dark brown head that fades some but leaves lacing clinging to the side of the glass.

The aroma is bold with chocolate and dark roasted malts, a hint of dark fruit, a little smoke, and earthy hops that are played down.

The body is bold and creamy.

The taste also brings out the dark rich malty character with a biting early bitterness roaring up from behind and leading to a dry finish. This is about as luscious as an Imperial Stout can be. Definitely a beer to return to and the price is reasonable.

Serving type: bottle

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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,928 ratings.