Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Ratings: 5,477 | Reviews: 1,579 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by sulldaddy:
4.72/5 rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Sampling a 12 oz stubbie bottle at cellar temp poured into a snifter.
The beer pours a thick dark cola brown color with tan to brown creamy head of 3 cm foaming up even with a gentle pour. The head fades slowly leaving tight clingy lattice on the sides of the glass.
The aroma is dark roast malt, almost smokey and heavy cacao chocolate, some molassess and a bit of prune or plum as well. No hop presence that I can detect.
First sip reveals a thick body and very minimal fine carbonation. The texture is viscous as the pours hinted at.
Flavor is heavy roasted malt and dark chocolate, mixing with a bit of brown sugar and just a little booze on the finish. Again no hops make an appearance.
The beer is extremely tasty and rich and easy to drink for 10.5%.
I will definitely be buying this beer again if/when I see it on the shelves.
Serving type: bottle
05-06-2009 02:31:32 | More by sulldaddy
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.