Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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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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