Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Ratings: 5,477 | Reviews: 1,579 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by SaucyA:
4.15/5 rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A - Pours an impenetrable black/brown with a quick-receding tan head. Teeny tiny bits of lacing. No crazy legs. Boring.
S - Booze, sweetness, chocolate, mocha, fresh ground coffee, molasses. Hops on top of all that.
T - Extremely hoppy, but it's great. Basically starts with a sweet, boozy, malt presence, and finishes dry, hoppy, and bitter. Lots of chocolate, lots of coffee. Normal Imperial Stout affects and thensome... the huge hops remind me of fresh Expedition. Love it. Only thing that slightly detracts is the booze, but it pretty much adds another level of complexity.
M - Slightly thinner and a little more carbonated than I prefer my stouts, normally.
D - Do you like hoppy stouts? If so, it's extremely drinkable.
Notes: This is a beer I've been waiting a while to try, and it's with great pleasure I'm able to find this in stores, finally.
Serving type: bottle
01-23-2009 22:25:07 | More by SaucyA
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 5,477 ratings.