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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 5,499
Reviews: 1,582
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 492
Gots: 1,318 | FT: 112
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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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lurpy1

Minnesota

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

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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,499 ratings.