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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 5,477
Reviews: 1,579
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 492
Gots: 1,310 | FT: 112
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
90 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-12-2005)
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

4.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Black as night. A one-inch brown head settles rather quickly and leaves patchy lacing in its wake.

S: Layers of chocolate: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, chocolate cake. Freshly roasted coffee. Caramel and vanilla. Slight smokiness. A few vague fruity notes. Very assertive and very complex. One can smell it from across the room.

T: Woody and smokey all the way through. Black coffee and bitter dark chocolate are right there alongside the smokiness. Roasted grain. Quick flash of dark berry esters. Vanilla comes out intermittently. Finishes with chocolate cake, bitter dark chocolate, woody notes, and smoke.

M: Full, creamy, velvety, and very smooth. One of the best mouthfeels in all beerdom. Some prickly carbonation holds it all together. Warming alcohol is tame enough so as not to offend, and very pleasing on a cold night.

D: One of the most drinkable Imperial Stouts out there.

Notes: It's on another level. Truly one of the best on the market. There isn't a bad thing to be said about it. I can't believe there isn't more hype surrounding this beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2011 23:25:36 | More by ryan1788a5
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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,477 ratings.