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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Imperial StoutFounders Imperial Stout

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5,636 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,636
Reviews: 1,587
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 506
Gots: 1,355 | FT: 117
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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Rhode Island

2.75/5  rDev -37.1%

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Rau71

California

2.75/5  rDev -37.1%

04-07-2012 23:34:53 | More by Rau71
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2.75/5  rDev -37.1%

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Mullen2525

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -37.1%

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Dubber55

New York

2.83/5  rDev -35.2%

Pours pitch black. The head is the color of coffee with cream and it quickly settles down to a thin collar around the beer. Very little lacing and retention

The aromas include coffee, chocolate, ethanol, maybe some licorice, and smoke

Initially, I taste mostly coffee up front. Then I get chocolate, roasted malts, smoke, and alcohol. You can really taste the roasted grains. There is a pretty big burnt/char character in this beer. The finish consists of lots of roasted malt. Its dry and bitter.

This is a viscous, thick, and chewy beer. Pretty creamy mouthfeel with low carbonation

The drinkability is below average in my opinion. Its just too bitter, burnt, and dry for me. The alcohol kick at the end of each sip doesnt help either. After a few ounces, I know what this beer is about and dont feel the need to drink anymore

06-10-2010 04:31:36 | More by Dubber55
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Frozensoul327

Michigan

2.98/5  rDev -31.8%

I was really let down by this brew. All hyped up and took me nowhere. Poured out to a pitch black color with only notes of a head. Nearly no carbonation at all, not to mention that any lace was a long shot. Aromas of coffee, chocolate and dark rotted fruit. Nothing amazing so far. Flavor was abrasive and acidic, with strong indications of alcohol and burnt malts. Mouthfeel was good and thick, but wasn't enough to save this beer from being a disappointment. I'd probably pass on this if offered again. I may re-review again, but as for now, this brew was a course in undesireable beerdom. Pass on it.

11-03-2005 02:14:13 | More by Frozensoul327
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New York

3/5  rDev -31.4%

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New York

3/5  rDev -31.4%

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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -31.4%

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New York

3/5  rDev -31.4%

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3/5  rDev -31.4%

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Virginia

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New York

3/5  rDev -31.4%

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Georgia

3/5  rDev -31.4%

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Missouri

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3/5  rDev -31.4%

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Illinois

3/5  rDev -31.4%

03-24-2014 14:12:40 | More by PHBoiler
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New York

3/5  rDev -31.4%

02-16-2013 02:27:30 | More by redlegacy
Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,636 ratings.