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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

Founders Imperial StoutFounders Imperial Stout

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Ratings: 4890
Reviews: 1544
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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Thickfreakness

New York

4.44/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

01/24/14 bottle date. Shocked to find out that I hadn't reviewed this yet.

A thick dark brown head floats upon an even darker brew. Sticky, chewy lacing grips the glass and leaves islands of foam all over the sides of the glass. Not much in the way of carbonation popping, but a beautiful RIS indeed.

Dark bitter coffee, 85% dark chocolate and touches of citrus. Faint dark fruit as it warms, but mostly this RIS is cocoa, coffee and charred malts. Not much depth, but what's there is nicely done.

Nicely charred chocolate malts, tons of amazing espresso with touches of cream. Really nice blend of bitter citrus and cocoa that intermingle and blend quite nicely. Bits of dark cherry and plum fade in and out of the cocoa and coffee.

Semi-thick and creamy. Nicely charred malt. Amazing bitter coffee/chocolate blend with a citrus note on top. Definately some alcohol in the finish.

I really wish this was a year round brew from Founders. Love to see a BBA limited release in 750's for optimum cellaring. Not many brewers do RIS as well Founders, this is top notch!

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2013 22:59:49 | More by Thickfreakness
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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,890 ratings.