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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 5,518
Reviews: 1,583
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 494
Gots: 1,319 | FT: 113
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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SportsandJorts

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: pours like motor oil. black and opaque with a super tan head of two plus fingers that fades pretty quickly and leaves a spotty lacing

Smell: chocolate with some slight roastiness and some hops and definitely some expresso.

Taste: sweet chocolate. lots of roastiness and dark malt character. end finishes up with extreme bitterness of hops and expresso.

Mouthfeel: very creamy mouthfeel. pretty heavy and very bitter at the end. lingering bitterness

Overall: great russian imperial stout. nice combination of bitterness and creaminess

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 08:06:43 | More by SportsandJorts
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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,518 ratings.