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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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6,343 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,343
Reviews: 1,650
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.49%
Wants: 594
Gots: 1,635 | FT: 124
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-12-2005

90 IBU
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Founders. There were aromas of coffee beans and chocolate. In the mouth it was powerful with a slightly bitter finish from the hops. Overall this was quite nice an powerful but did not have the complexity and balance of the KBS. I would love to have a few bottles of this to age.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into an American style tumbler pint...

Appearance: Thick, thick black. Impervious to light. Brown head.

Smell: Licorice at first. Chocolate and alcohol as it warms.

Taste: Alcohol with roasty malt in the front. Hint of chocolate in the finish

Mouthfeel: Viscous. Almost oily (like used engine oil....mmmm).

Drinkability: Smooth and warming. I could drink a few at 10% which is dangerous.

Overall a very good beer. I'd pick up an Old Rasputin from Trader Joe's rather than go out of my way for this one, but this is definately worth trying if you come across it.

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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 6,343 ratings.