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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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5,387 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,387
Reviews: 1,573
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 482
Gots: 1,289 | FT: 111
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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suspect

New York

4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Founders Brewing Company Snifter.

A: Jet black sludge looking liquid tumbles out of the bottle and into the glass. Brew picks up legs and sends a pure brown head up slowly but surely. Head gets to about 1.5 fingers and then fades back down. Lacing is thick, sticky and plentiful.

S: Big roasty malt base with tons of dark fruit, cocoa, chocolate and some coffee (although not nearly the coffee that is in the Breakfast Stouts). Tucked away in the corner of the smells are the faintest notes of booze. Totally present but definitely well camouflaged.

T: Wonderful mix of booze, chocolate malts, cocoa nibs and coffee. ABV is pretty much non existant in the taste.

M: Huge bodied brew, yet the finish isn't sloppy. It's sharp, it's full and it completely coats the mouth much like it coats the glass. Slight bitterness at the end is the yang to the big time sweetness that the malts bring.

O: A superb brew, yet again, from Founders. Seriously, these guys do it as well as anyone and I'm eternally grateful I can continue to get their beers in New York State now.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 03:29:23 | More by suspect
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A - Pitch black. The viscous way the beer pours is a sight to behold. A roasty umber head forms on top.

S - Dark cherry, pipe tobacco, espresso, and a hint of grapefruit invite you in for a sip.

T - Much like the nose, but amplified tenfold. Perfectly roasty and boozy. The finish is sweet with a slight alcohol burn to let you know this beer means business.

M - Velvety and heavy.

O - One of the best Russian Imperials out there. This beer is meant for enjoying during some fireside reading on a cold winter's eve. The four pack lends itself perfectly to enjoying two now and cellaring away two for later.

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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,387 ratings.