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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Imperial StoutFounders Imperial Stout

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Ratings: 6,342
Reviews: 1,650
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.49%
Wants: 594
Gots: 1,634 | 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: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a wide mouthed tumbler.

A: The most unique characteristic of this fantastic stout is its color. All RIS are dark, but this one is DARK; pitch black, even. Almost like tar without the sludgy thickness. Very thin, mocha head which died out relatively quickly. Contrary to other reviewers, I noticed very minute frothing down the side of my glass.

S:coffee and smoke dominate this beer. Milk chocolate, caramel, and a hint of roasted nuts also present.

T:Quite sweet and chocolaty on the front end. Proceeds to a a smokey, roasted coffee/nuts and dark cherry taste, and finishes with a smokey, BITTER dark chocolate taste. The booze are slightly detectable in this well balanced stout.

M: Smooth and creamy w/ a hint of carbonation. Certainly not the thickest of stouts, but still one of the better RIS I have been able to try. Booze are there, but not over-powering.

O: By no means the greatest RIS i have ever tried, but still great nonetheless. Full flavored yet extremely balanced. Creamy, slightly carbonated, sweet, and bitter all at the same time. As a bonus, this beer also has a smokey profile. A great "dessert" to sip on after a long days hard work. Enjoy!

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Bottle to Glass

Appearance - Dark as night, no light gets through, small dark mocha head

Smell - Milk chocolate, lots of coffee, booze, a touch of smoke

Taste - Chocolate, coffee, alcohol, smoke

Overall - Fantastic beer and a world class imperial stout

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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 6,342 ratings.