Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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2.83/5 rDev -35.1%
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
2.98/5 rDev -31.7%
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
Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,683 ratings.