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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 5,495
Reviews: 1,580
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 492
Gots: 1,318 | 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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Winter

Wisconsin

4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

After taking the bottle out of the fridge, I let it sit for about 10 minutes. I can smell the vinous tones before I even pour it out of the bottle. Black in color with a thick creamy tan head (after a hard pour). Aroma of malted barley, and chocolate. Mouthfeel is full-bodied, coating and extremely smooth. Things start off with a dark choclate flavor and move to a rich vinous taste in the middle, somewhat reminiscent of raisins. Hops make their presence known just before the finish. Bitterness seems appropriate and builds on the dark roasted barley and vinous flavors. Alchohol is not overpowering at all for a 12% Imperial Stout and the drinkability is remarkable. It goes down dangerously smooth. Nicely done!

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2005 03:01:06 | More by Winter
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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,495 ratings.