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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 5,463
Reviews: 1,579
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 490
Gots: 1,308 | 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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Thingus

California

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
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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.

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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!

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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,463 ratings.