Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by mdagnew:
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
4.1/5 rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
355ml bottle bought from Lighthouse Wines, Jordanstown
Poured pitch black with no hint of colour even when held up to the light. Dirty nut brown head poured big thick and foamy then faded slowly to decent covering... some decent lines of lacing...
Aroma - Rich roasted and charred dark chocolate maltiness, sweet coffee, some brown sugar sweetness, some sooty like smokiness, some dark fruits (blackcurrents, dates), pine and citric hop notes, toasted (maybe charred ?) fruit loaf, some earthiness, milky notes...
Taste - Dark chocolate, lots of roasted / charred bready malts, barely any alcohol noticeable, treacle sweetness, dark spicy fruits (raisins, date,some figs, red grape), piney and grassy hop bitterness, citrus hints, traces of piney resin, light liquorice, light sourness...
Feel - Fairly smooth and creamy with a little sharpness coming through... fairly full bodied... for a 10% brew this is dangerously drinkable..
Overall - A pretty good Impy stout although in my view there are better examples out there... definitely worth a try though...
Serving type: bottle
03-23-2014 19:11:09 | More by mdagnew
More User Reviews:
3.99/5 rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pitch black. Completely inky. Creamy, dark tan head. Good head retention as the head dissipates but holds at half size.
Sweet and roasty. Really nice. Balanced with no coffee, chocolate or barrel to take away from a really solid base beer.
Tons of roast. A roast bomb really. But sweet malt backs it up and balances it out. Interesting earthiness too. Quite pleasant.
Medium body with moderate to moderately-high carbonation. Solid.
A good beer. Tons of flavour without trying to be anything special. Great workhorse Imperial Stout.
Serving type: bottle
07-29-2014 09:08:14 | More by dgilks
Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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