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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 5,364
Reviews: 1,572
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 482
Gots: 1,280 | FT: 111
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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FreshHawk

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4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Onyx color black with a full, thick, creamy, meringue, cafe colored head. Very nice retention that settles into a nice caking of lace.

S - Loads of chocolate, mostly dark and bittersweet chocolate and cocoa. Some coffee/mocha aromas. Earthy, roasted malt and a touch of hop bitterness. A faint hint of licorice.

T - Starts with a strong dark chocolate flavor. Touches of dark coffee flavors in the background. Slight licorice, possibly rum/brandy soaked dark fruit, twang. This gives way to a strong earthy roasted malt flavor. No astringency or harsh bitterness from the roast. Finishes on a strong chocolaty note starting with dark and bittersweet and ending with a subtle creamy sweetness.

M - Medium to full body. Average carbonation. Very smooth and creamy.

D - Extremely drinkable RIS. Alcohol is only subtle on the tongue and not really hot at all. Flavors meld together very well. Goes down very easy and has me wanting more after each sip.

Notes: Bottle 12/07/12. Great RIS. Full of all the stout flavors that you expect from an RIS. Everything just works. A benchmark RIS for me. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 01:30:28 | More by FreshHawk
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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,364 ratings.