Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by nova009:
4.08/5 rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a snifter
A- pours black as night with a nice finger and a half dark tan fluffy head that sticks around for a long time, lacing is pretty nice, spotty in some areas but all around pretty solid
S- dark roasted coffee hits your nose immediately, bitter dark chocolate follows, dark roasted malt, slight hint of alcohol as well
T- roasted malt hits first, dark chocolate follows with hints of dark fruits like raisins mixed in, the finish is dry and bitter like you just shot down an espresso, i think i pick up a faint trace of vanilla as well
M- definitely full bodied, smooth and creamy, coats the entire palate nicely, good balance of carbonationFull bodied...creamy and smooth...bitter chocolate
D- very nice imperial stout, this is my first time trying it and im sad its taken me this long, although this is a seasonal i would drink this year round if i could, props to founders for another great brew
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2011 04:31:36 | More by nova009
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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 5,470 ratings.