Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by macher0:
4.45/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
Bottle to snifter.
This pours highly viscous, second to the likes of ten fidy, and jet black. A thick fine bubble amber head slowly retreats to a nice rim. A thick layer of amber remains when swirled or swiled.
The nose is very malty and a little hoppy. The taste follows the nose. The nose and taste are fairly basic but spot on: dark roasted malts, medium hops, domestic yeast and minor notes of marshmallows, tannins and booze. The booze is up front at this point but its only been in the bottle for a month. I assume the booze will mellow after time.
The feel is my favorite aspect of this ale. Very smooth. It's hard to craft an imperial ale that's super smooth but they accomplished the feat. Moderate carbonation, especially for an ris, and full bodied.
This is the first time I've had this ale and it exceeded my expectations. I enjoy this much more than the FBS, primarily because of the feel. Man this is smooth. The booze is prolific but it works. I think if it ages it will be even better.
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2014 22:56:56 | More by macher0
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.