Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 5,463 | Reviews: 1,579 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Thingus:
4.88/5 rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Live tasting 12 oz. bottle into small Delerium tulip...
Appearance; pours an incredibly thick, oily, inky black color... Solid in the glass, and I only managed to get a third of a finger of lush brown head with a fairly vigorous pour. Retention is basically nil, with what little head there is falling in about a minute... Lacing is really good with a lot of sticky light khaki head...
Smell; Cofffee and chocolate jump right out at me, hints of alcohol and roasted malts...
Taste; definitely in line with the smell, an ever so slight warming sensation from the alcohol, but the ABV is very well hidden!
Mouthfeel; velvety and lush, thick and viscous, undoubtedly full bodied, a stout you can really sink your teeth into... Beautiful.
Overall; this is yet another incredible beer in the Founders portfolio... Absolutely fantastic and worth seeking out
Serving type: bottle
02-29-2012 04:03:21 | More by Thingus
More User Reviews:
4.99/5 rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
From a bottle into a pint glass. Had this one about a month. I wanted to wait until I could enjoy it for a while after the kids went to bed. Here goes
A: absolutely pitch black. A thin layer if dark brown head that sticks around for a while. Thin lace as the foam recedes.
S. An absolutely mouth watering combo of dark chocolate, malts, and raisins. I could literally smell this beer all day. I can't wait to get that first sip.
T: I had this beer at 59 degrees out of my beer cellar. The tast follows the smell exactly. The best I can say is Hershey's dark chocolate and an oatmeal raisin cookie all in one!
M: full flavor coats the mouth completely but still really easy drinking!
O: the only markdown I gave this beer was in appearance because I like I bit more head on my beer. Honestly after drinking it I feel guilty for even that small markdown! Bottom line...buy this beer!
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 23:56:05 | More by Gear54
4.51/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2 Complaints - Only served in 12 ounce glass. Availability. Founders has yet to disappoint me. With ABV this high one might expect this might not be smooth, aou contraire (probably spelled wrong) Yummy and very drinkable! Car service should be included with purchase of 3 or more.
Serving type: on-tap
07-20-2014 19:38:59 | More by Mr1derfulComic
Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,463 ratings.