Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by ryan1788a5:
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
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
Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,477 ratings.