Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by nUgZ:
4.78/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter.
A: Pours a black color with a half finger head and some lacing.
S: Roasted malts, dark chocolate, espresso, and a little dark fruit. Just what a RIS should smell like.
T: Very much like the smell, with a little smoke as well. There are hops there, but everything else is so dominant it's hard to tell.
M: Full bodied with a little carbonation. Super smooth...almost ideal.
O: What a treat! I love everything about this beer.
Serving type: bottle
01-12-2013 00:26:38 | More by nUgZ
More User Reviews:
4.21/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
It was presented to me black with about a finger of brown head. Smelling it, I get a lot of roasted grains with chocolate, charred wood with a hint of smoke, some coffee, and a slight hop aroma. The taste is much more chocolate-forward. It has a dark chocolate and cocoa powder profile carrying a vein of caramel, with a creamy, full mouthfeel throughout. It finishes with a roasty burnt oat taste with a manageable level of astringency.
Serving type: on-tap
04-23-2014 05:24:00 | More by itsscience
4.69/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Out of the 12 fl. oz. bottled 1/6/14. Sampled on April 22, 2014.
The pour is deep jet black with a dark brown head that fades some but leaves lacing clinging to the side of the glass.
The aroma is bold with chocolate and dark roasted malts, a hint of dark fruit, a little smoke, and earthy hops that are played down.
The body is bold and creamy.
The taste also brings out the dark rich malty character with a biting early bitterness roaring up from behind and leading to a dry finish. This is about as luscious as an Imperial Stout can be. Definitely a beer to return to and the price is reasonable.
Serving type: bottle
04-22-2014 21:51:49 | More by puboflyons
Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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