Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by mjtiernan:
4.25/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
12oz bottle poured into an oversized snifter at cellar temp. Pretty sure this is from 2011...hope I’m not drinking it too early.
A: Black as night and sludgy. A dusting of a head quickly disappeared leaving a thin ring around the glass. Not much lacing to speak of.
S: Strong coffee and chocolate. I can feel the alcohol tickle my nostrils. Yikes!
T: Not as hot as anticipated. Really nice actually. Lots of coffee and chocolate. A touch of floral hops leads you to a pleasant finish of balanced roasted dark malt. It's impressive how delicate this is while still delivering tons of full flavor.
M: Pretty full bodied and chewy, but not off the charts. A good amount of hop/alcohol tickle. Drinkability is on the low side...best to chill with this one for awhile.
O: I don’t know for a fact but, relying on my tastebuds, I’m going to assume that this is the base for two of my favorite beers...FBS and KBS. While I miss those additional dimensions, this is an top notch stout in its own right. Glad I have another bottle to rest.
Serving type: bottle
02-10-2012 05:31:15 | More by mjtiernan
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
4.51/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2 Complaints - Only served in 12 ounce glass. Availability. Founders has yet to disappoint me. With ABV this high one might expect this might not be smooth, aou contraire (probably spelled wrong) Yummy and very drinkable! Car service should be included with purchase of 3 or more.
Serving type: on-tap
07-20-2014 19:38:59 | More by Mr1derfulComic
Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,465 ratings.