Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4,946 | Reviews: 1,548 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Fermenticusrex:
4.58/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Tasting note founders imperial stout
12 oz bottle poured into mad elf tulip
Aroma strong bitter coffee, bakers chocolate, roasted barley
Appearance black,black, and more black. Mocha head lacing that lines whole glass
Flavor coffee, bittersweet chocolate, rum, toast, raisins
Mouthfeel/Drinkability nice level of carbonation, not as smooth as breakfast stout but not bad. Might be able to drink two at a sitting
Overall once again founders doesn't disappoint. Can't wait till febuary for kbs!!!
Serving type: bottle
01-26-2012 01:20:51 | More by Fermenticusrex
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4.43/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle into goblet glass
A: Chocolate syrup, motor oil, viscous mean obsidian brew that is black as night. Bit of a mean pour brings out a two finger head, the off color of rose gold. A frothy appearance, looks like it has some carbonation based on the head that formed, foam fingers grip the curvature of the glass as the head begins to recede.
S: Rich, deep, burnt coffee, strong roasted/burnt malt, light caramel possibly playing up some sweet toffee. Notes of dark muddled fruits cherry and prune, fig or fig leaves - nose is dominated by dark dark chocolate
T: Blasted up front with bitter burnt malt and burnt coffee. The initial palate is almost dry ushering in a baker’s chocolate tang that is rather piercing. A roasted profile prevails in the middle mouth, where the experience gains a slight sweetness that takes the edge off the burnt character. Burnt/smoky presentation is really astringent; however this enables a sweeter caramel, toffee, and chocolate undertone to balance the flavor. Not noticing a traditional hop presence, slightly warming though not boozy. Big time chocolate malt bomb that has a bitter-sweet duality
M: Full body, viscous as hell, with sharp dryness that embosses itself on the palate - The aftertaste is akin to letting fine chocolate melt on the tongue - Thick, creamy, and powerful – low to no carbonation.
O: Damn this is good. Drinks a lot like TenFidy (one of my favorites). Rich, creamy flavor with a superior malt and chocolate punch - Fantastic mouthfeel really pulls the whole experience together - a delightful sipper, superb flavor, an excellent overall experience.
Serving type: bottle
04-24-2014 01:50:02 | More by ZagZagg
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
04-23-2014 05:24:00 | More by itsscience
Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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