Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Ratings: 5,469 | Reviews: 1,579 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by vic21234:
4.33/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle poured into a snifter at room temperature.
A- Pours pitch black with a nice fingers worth of caramel colored head. Lots of lacing along the side of the glass.
S- Most notable is the strong coffee aroma. I also get lots of roasty malt notes, as well as bits of chocolate. A little bit of alcohol sting is in on the smell, but not much.
T- Really nice stuff. Up front is a roasty and coffee like taste, similar to the smell. I get some hints of chocolate and maybe some vanilla also. The 90 IBUs are notable also, with some hoppy presence to finish out each sip.
M- Thick, chewy, a great sipper. An easy drinker for 10.5%ABV, as the alcohol is well masked within the taste.
Another great beer from Founders, and reasonably priced for a 4-pack. I’m planning on sitting a bottle or two down to see how it develops.
Serving type: bottle
02-14-2012 14:19:46 | More by vic21234
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
4.51/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2 Complaints - Only served in 12 ounce glass. Availability. Founders has yet to disappoint me. With ABV this high one might expect this might not be smooth, aou contraire (probably spelled wrong) Yummy and very drinkable! Car service should be included with purchase of 3 or more.
Serving type: on-tap
07-20-2014 19:38:59 | More by Mr1derfulComic
Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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