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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Imperial StoutFounders Imperial Stout

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5,469 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,469
Reviews: 1,579
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 491
Gots: 1,309 | FT: 112
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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Ratings: 5,469 | Reviews: 1,579 | Display Reviews Only:
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earljones199

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +3%

01-30-2014 22:02:18 | More by earljones199
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dank203

New Jersey

4.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

tulip: black, completely opaque. coffee+cream colored head. rich aroma of chocolate. hint of booze. faint. more chocolate. one of the richest and smoothest feel I've had in a while. the chocolate is so present. very roasty on the back end and a lingering alcohol taste but it is warming and pleasant

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 21:24:07 | More by dank203
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CraftFan5

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

01-30-2014 20:11:13 | More by CraftFan5
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sfr26

New York

4/5  rDev -8.5%

01-30-2014 18:31:13 | More by sfr26
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blue-dream

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

01-30-2014 17:17:47 | More by blue-dream
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ThirstyMavros

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3%

01-30-2014 17:05:53 | More by ThirstyMavros
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Joecaddie

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

01-30-2014 14:35:58 | More by Joecaddie
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zbooks

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

01-30-2014 04:52:27 | More by zbooks
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mattreitz49

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

01-30-2014 02:38:47 | More by mattreitz49
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benjamincarter

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3%

01-30-2014 01:22:31 | More by benjamincarter
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Bouder32

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

01-30-2014 00:52:12 | More by Bouder32
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ToddBeans

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +3%

01-30-2014 00:48:29 | More by ToddBeans
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JandJMD

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

01-30-2014 00:41:18 | More by JandJMD
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JohnG190

New York

4.66/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a solid black with a small dark khaki head. There's a hint of ruby around the edges. Great lacing. A beautiful stout to behold. On the nose there's lots of coffee, chocolate and dark roasted malt. As it warms, hints of smoke and vanilla come through. Outstanding aroma! On the palate, hop bitterness gives way to a chocolate and coffee bomb! Mouthfeel is thick and creamy. Little carbonation lends to the smoothness of this great stout. Overall, this is the finest non-BA Imperial Stout I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2014 23:15:01 | More by JohnG190
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Syracuse12

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3%

01-29-2014 21:28:34 | More by Syracuse12
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JonHooper

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

01-29-2014 20:13:43 | More by JonHooper
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s_wit

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

01-29-2014 19:24:25 | More by s_wit
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vcoggins

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

01-29-2014 16:14:46 | More by vcoggins
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ronin926

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

01-29-2014 16:00:33 | More by ronin926
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JJStout83

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3%

01-29-2014 13:53:40 | More by JJStout83
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hombrepalo

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

01-29-2014 13:39:53 | More by hombrepalo
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carterbt

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3%

01-29-2014 06:11:31 | More by carterbt
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vermilcj

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3%

01-29-2014 06:11:00 | More by vermilcj
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Elprico

Texas

4.59/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A-Jet black appearance with a thin, tan head that leaves some nice lacing.

S-Bitter, dark chocolate and toasted malt, wood, and finally coffee and slight hops.

T-Starts off with a deep roasted malt flavor that moves into a nicely bitter aftertaste of coffee. I can see how some would see the flavor as too roasted, but it becomes more pleasant as it warms up. About half way through I began to pick up more of a raisin and plum like sweetness. This is meant to be sipped very slowly.

M-Pretty thick, but given the huge taste I thought it might be thicker. It's really creamy and easy on the palate, and for being over 10%, the alcohol is masked like no other.

O-It's hard to complain about this fantastic example of an Imperial Stout. It's almost like drinking a hot chocolate. Bitter and roasted and perfect for cold weather.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2014 05:36:11 | More by Elprico
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Act25

New Jersey

4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer goes through the roof when coupled with great chocolate. I'm serious, it was just OK with cheddar and strong cheese, but with dark chocolate it was great. You must drink this beer with high quality chocolate or with dessert as a night cap (as I am doing....) ha.

A: The pour is viscous oil, as thick as any or ted fidy, and black with a finger of mocha foam fades to a flat surface, leaving nice lacing.
S: Not enough, what there is, is good. Hops, coffee, chocolate, charred wood, roasted malt, esters. More bakery than deli. Better as it warms.
T: Follows smell, but bursts forward with abundance, with more hoppy bitterness melded with lots of chocolate that resolves itself with some roast char and a long, long balanced bitter finish, a great finish.

M: Very smooth, rich, and creamy and long-lasting. Satisfying. The finish on this beer is best part.

D: Great RIS up there with all the best, and yet original, more dessert like, more chocolate.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2014 02:27:23 | More by Act25
Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,469 ratings.