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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 5,480
Reviews: 1,580
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 492
Gots: 1,314 | FT: 112
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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Jekster

Indiana

4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a deep opaque umbral black with a dark chocolate brown thin head. This reduces to a very fine off white lacing on the edge of the glass.

Smell: There is a delicious chocolate and roasty armoa. There is a rich nutty sweetness in the background along with fresh baked bread pudding. There is a nice depth in the smell and even a woody like character.

Taste: This beer has a rich coffee flavor and bitterness that is paired by a savory bread crust sweetness. The roasty bitternesss transitions through the entire pallet and lingers on nicely after the swallow. The taste is extremely well balanced and provides a nice element of both sweetness and roasty bitterness. There is a slight alcohol warming sensation in the swallow

Mouthfeel: This beer is thick and coating but with a finish that does not linger or make your pallet feel overworked or unrefreshed. It actually finishes quite clean leaving you with the desire for another drink.

Drinkability: This is a sipper as like any good imperial stout. That being said, I could easily sit back and drink three or possibly four of these throughout the evening and enjoy every minute of the experience.

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Founders makes some very impressive stouts. I would easily buy this beer again and would love to try it on tap. If you've had Founders Breakfast its very similar in the malt profile and every bit as enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2009 04:35:49 | More by Jekster
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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.

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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,480 ratings.