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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

Founders Imperial StoutFounders Imperial Stout

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Ratings: 4946
Reviews: 1548
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.47%


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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Snow81

Minnesota

4.72/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Black as motor oil

Head: Thick frosty dark brown head

Smell: Heat with some caramel and brunt malts, subtle coco been in the background

Taste: Rich thick burnt malts with a sweet little malty and a small amount of heat

Weight: Heavy body with low carbonation

Finish: Burnt malts with stickiness on the lips and caramel with a nice hop back note

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2011 06:40:42 | More by Snow81
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12oz bottle into goblet glass

A: Chocolate syrup, motor oil, viscous mean obsidian brew that is black as night. Bit of a mean pour brings out a two finger head, the off color of rose gold. A frothy appearance, looks like it has some carbonation based on the head that formed, foam fingers grip the curvature of the glass as the head begins to recede.

S: Rich, deep, burnt coffee, strong roasted/burnt malt, light caramel possibly playing up some sweet toffee. Notes of dark muddled fruits cherry and prune, fig or fig leaves - nose is dominated by dark dark chocolate

T: Blasted up front with bitter burnt malt and burnt coffee. The initial palate is almost dry ushering in a baker’s chocolate tang that is rather piercing. A roasted profile prevails in the middle mouth, where the experience gains a slight sweetness that takes the edge off the burnt character. Burnt/smoky presentation is really astringent; however this enables a sweeter caramel, toffee, and chocolate undertone to balance the flavor. Not noticing a traditional hop presence, slightly warming though not boozy. Big time chocolate malt bomb that has a bitter-sweet duality

M: Full body, viscous as hell, with sharp dryness that embosses itself on the palate - The aftertaste is akin to letting fine chocolate melt on the tongue - Thick, creamy, and powerful – low to no carbonation.

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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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