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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Imperial StoutFounders Imperial Stout

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5,478 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,478
Reviews: 1,580
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 492
Gots: 1,311 | 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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Treyliff

West Virginia

4.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Fresh 2014 bottle, Poured into a snifter

A- pours like motor oil with a small foamy dark tan head that reduces to a small layer floating on top, alcohol legs and small patches of lace on the glass after agitation

S- smoky and roasted malt with notes of charcoal, ash, and charred wood. Sweet molasses with dried fig mixes with chocolaty undertones with a hint of herbal hop

T- intense smoky malt attacks the palate with notes of charcoal and earthy charred wood. Sweet chocolaty undertones mix with flavors of prune and raisin. Despite in intensity of the malt, the hops break through, leaving some herbal and piney bitterness. The finish brings an almost chocolate milk-like sweetness with more smoky notes to close it out

M- thick and viscous body with medium-low carbonation leads to a thick and creamy mouthfeel, with a pure silk finish. Slightly warming at the end, but the ABV is controlled well

O- an amazing example of the style, intense the whole way through and will stay on the palate long after consuming. A little less smoke and char would bump the taste up to a 5

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 01:37:22 | More by Treyliff
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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,478 ratings.