Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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4.56/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Picked this up from a great trade with RepMichigan! Bottled 12/22/11. An aggressive pour yielded a beautiful , albeit small, caramel colored head that sat atop an absolutely pitch black body. The tiny head quickly faded and there was very little lacing. Huge roasty, cocoa nose with hints of black coffee, mocha, and dark chocolate. The taste is nothing short of heaven. Complex and extremely rich. Huge dark chocolate and cocoa up front with hints of burnt espresso, licorice, booze, and some subtle raisin, fig, and soy sauce on the finish. The mouthfeel is like velvet. Thick, creamy, and smooth as silk with just a touch of oiliness. Scary drinkability for such a big beer. Yes, it's a sipper, but I could probably sip several of these in a sitting. Overall this is probably my favorite non-barrel aged Imperial Stout. Founders can do no wrong!
Serving type: bottle
01-14-2013 16:58:46 | More by beerdrifter
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