Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4,946 | Reviews: 1,548 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Snow81:
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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4.43/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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.
O: Damn this is good. Drinks a lot like TenFidy (one of my favorites). Rich, creamy flavor with a superior malt and chocolate punch - Fantastic mouthfeel really pulls the whole experience together - a delightful sipper, superb flavor, an excellent overall experience.
Serving type: bottle
04-24-2014 01:50:02 | More by ZagZagg
4.21/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
It was presented to me black with about a finger of brown head. Smelling it, I get a lot of roasted grains with chocolate, charred wood with a hint of smoke, some coffee, and a slight hop aroma. The taste is much more chocolate-forward. It has a dark chocolate and cocoa powder profile carrying a vein of caramel, with a creamy, full mouthfeel throughout. It finishes with a roasty burnt oat taste with a manageable level of astringency.
Serving type: on-tap
04-23-2014 05:24:00 | More by itsscience
Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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