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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

Founders Imperial StoutFounders Imperial Stout

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Ratings: 4930
Reviews: 1547
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.47%


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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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

4.73/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

355ml bottle served in a Duvel tulip glass.

From a trade with Stevedore.

A: Pours a deep black oiled color forming a big, thin bubbled and creamy brown head. Medium retention and tons of lingering lacings left in the glass. A thin layer just remains forever in the top

S: Strong roasted malts upfront. Very earthy. Followed by strong notes of dark chocolate and dark fruits. Wood and earth. A bit booze in the end

T: Sweet and roast upfront. Very earthy! Very biscuity too. Strong notes of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, licorice and dark fruits. Intense bitter end. Perfect taste

M: Heavy and creamy body. Medium carbonation. Great roasted and bittersweet aftertaste

O: Great drinkability. Just another Founders masterpiece. Thanks Steve!!!

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2013 18:14:26 | More by eduardolinhalis
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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,930 ratings.