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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6,343
Reviews: 1,650
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.49%
Wants: 594
Gots: 1,636 | 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: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle into snifter

a: pitch black and looks thick as hell going into the glass. just under a finger of gorgeous, rich brown head. best looking head i've seen from a beer thus far. swirling it around shows that the liquid just sticks to the glass, leaving brown hues on it

s: mostly dark chocolate, fudge and roasted malts. some spicy, earthy aromas. cocoa and coffee are there too, but less dominant. slight alcohol. this aroma could be stronger, but it does smell really good.

t: chocolate chocolate chocolate! rich dark chocolate up front, as well as raisins, licorice, and hints of cherries. roasted/burnt/charred malt flavours and a strong piney, earthy hop bitterness (akin to a dark chocolate- or coffee-like bitterness) enter mid-palate. doesn't feel like 90 IBUs to me, but it certainly is prominent. finishes with roasty, coffee, smoky/woody tastes. the alcohol taste is well-masked for the most part, but it does provide a warming burn going down the throat. a somewhat complex flavour profile here, and it's awesome

m: ridiculously viscous and creamy. mild albeit appropriate carbonation. so good!

o: an absolutely fantastic brew. get your hands on this

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Love the WINGS. God bless the WINGS motif in America right now, solar disk and all.

The beer, less impressive...BUT

Maybe I should retry in Winter.

Its April, this type of darker beer is a winter beer

Needs re-evaluation

Will re-try and report back soldiers !!!!

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