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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 5,502
Reviews: 1,583
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 492
Gots: 1,319 | 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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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.

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Notes from 7/27/14 - Served in a Snifter

A: 1/2 inch of thick, hot-cocoa colored head; solid lacing. Thick, rich, black body.

S: Sweet, rich milk chocolate. Touch of coffee and booze. More roasted coffee as it warms.

T: Sweet milk chocolate, followed by mild roasted coffee. Slight medicinal booziness. Finishes with deep, bitter coffee beans.

M: Thick, almost shake-like, with low carbonation. Heavy on the tongue and coats mouth nicely. Slightly sticky finish.

O: Excellent brew that's relatively easy to find and affordable. One of my favorite Imperial Stouts.

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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,502 ratings.