Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Ratings: 5,480 | Reviews: 1,580 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Dope:
4.65/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
A: Pours pitch-black with a thick head. Darkest brown head I've seen in a long time - almost matches the beer color initially. Fades slowly with excellent and heavy lacing everywhere.
S: Loads of roasted malt character. Chocolate, coffee and a touch of char. A hint of anise. Very creamy, almost oatmeal stout-esque.
T: More heavy roasted malt. Up front it's mainly chocolate. Fades into a roasted coffee and bitter char. Super creamy and smooth. Get a touch of anise in the finish with a long lasting coffee, char and bitter dark chocolate lingering aftertaste.
M: Heavy, thick, creamy, smooth. Awesome. One of the best I've ever had in this department.
O: Wow, what a great RIS. Roasted malt character is thick, heavy, pervasive and oh so nice. Super thick but not cloying or syrupy. Creamy beyond belief. Amazingly drinkable, especially for a 10.5% brew. This is one of the best I've ever had, period.
Serving type: bottle
08-31-2012 03:34:31 | More by Dope
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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 5,480 ratings.