Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6,134
Reviews: 1,616
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 573
Gots: 1,492 | 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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Photo of HeartofMiami
4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Phenomenally good! Would be a top ISO if it had more limited distro

Photo of Karnivool1
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfect beer, everything I feel a RIS should be. Thick, dark, complex. I much prefer this over the Breakfast Stout. Founders has on tap already, can't wait for the bottles to start selling in Janauary!

Photo of Blazer22
4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jturbo95
4.78/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mikebcpa
4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gopens44
4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 1rushfan
4.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours like dirty motor oil...and taste sticks with you for hours. Solid imperial...nothing exaggerated...just solid imperial stout.

Photo of Nurhyme21
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PvtSnowball
4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of diamondlie
4.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kvannost802
4.48/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wapcap
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Bonifeks
4.61/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hoppytobehere
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of arizcards
4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a four pack in mid-November from GCM Liquor in Gilbert, AZ for $12.00. It did not have the conventional bottling date on the neck but it looks like there is a December 2013 Julian date for the bottling date below the label. I believe the next allocation is due in January 2015.

Beer poured black as night with a beautiful tan head that has dissipated pretty quickly.

Nose is wonderful - mocha, roasted malts, and chocolate.

Taste is dark chocolate and hints of coffee melded nicely into a roasted malt backbone. Hopping is very strong as there is no hint of sweetness outside the chocolate.

Mouthfeel is what i expect from an impy stout - full and very smooth.

Overall this is an excellent brew, very like Bell's Expedition Stout in terms of the heft and smoothness - wonder if it ages as well as Expy? Definitely looking forward to snagging a four pack next month!

Photo of Rshersnow
4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of M_chav
4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ilafan
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerMeBro720
4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rwagner
4.74/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JNForsyth
4.78/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of newbeeraday
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ianroodt
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ajd1211
4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 6,134 ratings.