Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Ratings: 5,480 | Reviews: 1,580 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Mikus:
4.7/5 rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Love this beer. Giving it a proper review (as I have recently started to spend more time mulling over and considering the finer points of all of these wonderful brews). Poured from 12 ounce bottle into my snifter. Midnight black with a tiny cocoa-tinged head that was literally gone in seconds. The aromas were v. pleasant (even when the beer was v. cold); coffee, cocoa, roasted malt, and the slightest whiff of tobacco. The taste was perfect... molasses, dark fruit (fig?), some alcohol, and a crisp, clean bitterness. Slight coffee aftertaste. Genius in a bottle. Of course, a very viscous, heavy mouthfeel... so deep and satisfying. The key to the FIS is its big flavors, but the secret (and reason it is/will be one of my favorites) is the balance. Brilliant.
Serving type: bottle
03-22-2014 21:03:03 | More by Mikus
More User Reviews:
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.