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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 5,370
Reviews: 1,572
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 481
Gots: 1,281 | 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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chinchill

South Carolina

3.46/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2012 release in a 12 oz bottle served in a pint glass. Plenty of sediment at the bottom of the bottle.

Small light brown head is short-lived but leaves spotty lacing on the glass. Thick, opaque, black-brown liquid.

An earthy barleywine-meets-stout aroma, with some of the ample ABV showing. Rich dark roasted malts with hints of coffee and dark chocolate, and a stronger impression of dark fruits. This profile is more or less repeated in the head, although the flavor is not exactly what the aroma portends: It is less sour, much more bitter, and less fruity. Very rich, with an over-the-top, strong flavor from dark malts, with enough hop load to contribute to the taste beyond just the substantial bittering (IBU = 90!). More coffee in both the nose and mouth, as well as improved flavor with warming.

M; light carbonation; smooth and very full body. Can feel the alcohol on the tongue, and in the warming on the way down.

O: an extreme beer. The sheer strength, relatively high bitterness, too much sourness, plus some hints of smoke and burnt malt make this beer a bit of a challenge. Not an attractive substitute for Breakfast Stout.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 00:04:13 | More by chinchill
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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,370 ratings.