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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 5,475
Reviews: 1,579
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 491
Gots: 1,310 | FT: 112
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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StoutItOutLoud

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2012 vintage. 12-oz bottle poured to tulip. Consumed 8-1-2013.

This pours thick and viscous. Opaque black, dark chocolate brown at the edges. 1/2-finger tan head. Great alcohol legs coating the glass. Almost no lacing once the head recedes.

I know this is not the base beer for kbs, but there are similar aromas at work - dark chocolate raisins, roasted malts. I dig the fruit aroma.

I do not pick up a distinct flavor. Malt sweetness with the bitterness of the 90 ibus appearing quickly. Very sweet red wine perhaps. With warmth, the sweetness becomes overbearing, akin to Dark Lord or Darkness, with minimal bitterness. Surprised by that.

Well-carbonated. Thick mouthfeel. This leaves a burn in my chest.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 22:54:08 | More by StoutItOutLoud
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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,475 ratings.