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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Imperial StoutFounders Imperial Stout

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5,523 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,523
Reviews: 1,584
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 496
Gots: 1,322 | FT: 114
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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Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3%

07-26-2013 20:19:31 | More by UffDaBock
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mabermud

Washington

4.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This handsome looking beer was systematically poured into a brandy snifter. The almost non-existent, beige, and wispy head quickly retreated to the boundaries of it's temporary confinement. With a twirl of the glass I can see the minimal head leave fine, smooth, slick, and slippery legs. They make the side of the glass melt. The body of this manly looking stout is solid black. When held up to the sun, no light can penetrate the dense, thick liquid.

The aroma is rich and creamy. The smell of the roasted malted barely, vanilla, and lactose, make me wish this beer would warm up more quickly. After a few more deep inhalations, I can faintly smell some background alcohol.

For me, the taste is rich and complex. It makes a very deep run at your tastebuds. There is quite a bit of rich, roasted flavor up front. This stout also gives you a brown sugar, molasses, vanilla, and bitter + sweet flavor. The taste is intense on my palate and the alcohol is disguised very well. There is a barely noticeable amount of heat.

Mouthfeel is velvety and smooth. There is medium carbonation and some viscosity. The medium and dense carb is chewy.

For me this stout is robust and savory. This reminds me of Ten Fidy. I do not think I would be able to tell you which is better. I probably wouldn't be able to tell them apart in a blind taste test. I really like this stout. Good stuff and highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2014 03:10:56 | More by mabermud
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Georgia

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dgilks

Australia

3.99/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pitch black. Completely inky. Creamy, dark tan head. Good head retention as the head dissipates but holds at half size.

Sweet and roasty. Really nice. Balanced with no coffee, chocolate or barrel to take away from a really solid base beer.

Tons of roast. A roast bomb really. But sweet malt backs it up and balances it out. Interesting earthiness too. Quite pleasant.

Medium body with moderate to moderately-high carbonation. Solid.

A good beer. Tons of flavour without trying to be anything special. Great workhorse Imperial Stout.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2014 09:08:14 | More by dgilks
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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,523 ratings.