Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4,928 | Reviews: 1,547 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by UpToMeBeer:
4.93/5 rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Poured from a 12oz. bottle. (Aged approximately one year).
Appearance: Black and thick, with a really dark brown head (about 1 finger that dissipated rapidly). A beautiful pour.
Smell: Chocolate, molasses, and coffee. A wondrous balance of aromas.
Taste: Dark fruit, chocolate, raisins, and coffee on the finish. Alcohol is present but not dominant.
Mouthfeel: Viscous with subtle bitterness. Coats the tongue and goes down smoothly.
Overall: Just heavenly. The best Imperial Stout I have yet found. No doubt the year of aging this bottle helped. First time I've ever tried this beer and would seek it out again.
Serving type: bottle
12-27-2011 19:58:35 | More by UpToMeBeer
More User Reviews:
4.21/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
It was presented to me black with about a finger of brown head. Smelling it, I get a lot of roasted grains with chocolate, charred wood with a hint of smoke, some coffee, and a slight hop aroma. The taste is much more chocolate-forward. It has a dark chocolate and cocoa powder profile carrying a vein of caramel, with a creamy, full mouthfeel throughout. It finishes with a roasty burnt oat taste with a manageable level of astringency.
Serving type: on-tap
04-23-2014 05:24:00 | More by itsscience
4.69/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Out of the 12 fl. oz. bottled 1/6/14. Sampled on April 22, 2014.
The pour is deep jet black with a dark brown head that fades some but leaves lacing clinging to the side of the glass.
The aroma is bold with chocolate and dark roasted malts, a hint of dark fruit, a little smoke, and earthy hops that are played down.
The body is bold and creamy.
The taste also brings out the dark rich malty character with a biting early bitterness roaring up from behind and leading to a dry finish. This is about as luscious as an Imperial Stout can be. Definitely a beer to return to and the price is reasonable.
Serving type: bottle
04-22-2014 21:51:49 | More by puboflyons
Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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