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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 5,381
Reviews: 1,572
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 482
Gots: 1,288 | FT: 111
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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beerman207

Kentucky

4.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this excellent brew a year or so ago but never reviewed it. Excited to find one on the shelf.

A: Pours very dark - about dark as oil. Dark brown head that lingers a while and leaves some nice skim. Doesn't get much better than this.

S: Roasted malt, caramel, booze, raisin, smoke,

T: Well....the first thing I detect is booze so aging is necessary here - not sure it was this hot last time I had it. Taste is cocoa, malt, smoke, coffee is strong, very good but the booze is a factor.

M: Nice balance - thick, even a bit chewy.

D: Unfortunately, this one isn't ready yet. I'm going to sip on it and I'm sure my night will be good after I'm done with it.

Overall great offering from Founders - in all honesty - I don't think it needs to be this big though. 9% would be probably perfect.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2011 02:21:22 | More by beerman207
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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,381 ratings.