Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6,124
Reviews: 1,613
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 575
Gots: 1,483 | FT: 117
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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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2014 vintage.

Pours opaque pitch black. The minimal tan head quickly fades to a thin ring on top and leaves shimmering spots of lace.

The smell is of dark chocolate, ripe dark fruit, a vague herbal presence and a hint of booze.

The taste is of dark chocolate, bitter black coffee, dark fruit sweetness and a light hop finish.

The texture is heavy bodied, thick and viscous. You can hear a distinct "glug" sound as this sludge oozes from the bottle. Low carbonation.

Despite being more hop forward than your average imperial stout, all the components blend together seamlessly.

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On tap at One Under Bar in Livonia, MI in Nov, 2014. Heavy, chocolate, coffee, complexity, decadence. A must have for any enthusiast. I encourage you to seek this out in your local beverage depot in January.

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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 6,124 ratings.