Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by lurpy1:
4.18/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Always excited for a first try of a beer from maybe my favorite brewery out there. Picked up a rather expensive 12 oz, poured into a pint glass..
Like all Founders darks, Imperial Stout doesn't pour out, as much as it oozes out. It's a dark,like some evil muck from Dungeons and Dragons. Don't step in it. But sure is compelling to look at.
The smell is a roast orgy: Roast malt, roast coffee, perhaps roast nuts
Taste is predominantly coffee, some dark fruit thrown in for good measure. There's a slight hoppy bitterness to FIS, which really comes out if you eat with something sweet. This caused me to ding the taste score slightly, despite the awesome coffee notes.
As always, Founders kills in on mouthfeel. This is a 10.4 ABV drink? Really? Silky smooth, tremendously thick.
In the pantheon of dark Founders' brews, I rate this behind Porter and FBS. But still, a terrific stout. Wish the price point was a little better.
Serving type: bottle
01-20-2012 18:04:46 | More by lurpy1
More User Reviews:
4.99/5 rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
From a bottle into a pint glass. Had this one about a month. I wanted to wait until I could enjoy it for a while after the kids went to bed. Here goes
A: absolutely pitch black. A thin layer if dark brown head that sticks around for a while. Thin lace as the foam recedes.
S. An absolutely mouth watering combo of dark chocolate, malts, and raisins. I could literally smell this beer all day. I can't wait to get that first sip.
T: I had this beer at 59 degrees out of my beer cellar. The tast follows the smell exactly. The best I can say is Hershey's dark chocolate and an oatmeal raisin cookie all in one!
M: full flavor coats the mouth completely but still really easy drinking!
O: the only markdown I gave this beer was in appearance because I like I bit more head on my beer. Honestly after drinking it I feel guilty for even that small markdown! Bottom line...buy this beer!
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 23:56:05 | More by Gear54
Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,480 ratings.