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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 5,381
Reviews: 1,572
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 481
Gots: 1,287 | 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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Jade

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3.98/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured 2013 edition of Imperial Stout into snifter.

A - Pitch black with dark mocha head about 1/2 finger head with foam sticking to the glass until the end.

S - Dark roasted malts, chocolate and coffee, but more roasty- unlike Breakfast Stout.

T - Roasted and toasted malts with a touch of hops. A bitter beer. True RIS. This year, overly boozy. You can taste the alcohol. This becomes less with age and becomes a very good RIS.

M - Smooth and silky....warming up to be rich and creamy. Close to perfection.

O - It is not BS or KBS. It doesn't have the complexity as either one which is expected. I believe and hope this gets better with age. I would give much higher rating, but for the first time, disappointed by the alcohol...way too much. Still good, but not what I was expecting. Not up to Founder's usual quality.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 20:09:34 | More by Jade
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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,381 ratings.