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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Imperial StoutFounders Imperial Stout

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5,383 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,383
Reviews: 1,572
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 482
Gots: 1,288 | FT: 111
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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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +3%

01-16-2014 21:25:07 | More by I_Like_Beer
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Florida

4/5  rDev -8.5%

01-16-2014 20:41:57 | More by SenorEsteban
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JessxSpikes

Rhode Island

2.75/5  rDev -37.1%

01-16-2014 16:53:58 | More by JessxSpikes
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chubby2u

New York

3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

01-16-2014 16:11:38 | More by chubby2u
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Texas

4/5  rDev -8.5%

01-16-2014 07:03:28 | More by Abbbp
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iliotib

New York

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

01-16-2014 06:57:40 | More by iliotib
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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

01-16-2014 06:29:52 | More by RayOhioFelton
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ExaltedNecrosis

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3%

01-16-2014 05:57:07 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
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brissonm

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

01-16-2014 05:36:31 | More by brissonm
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don1481

Wisconsin

4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into Ol' Trusty Pint Glass.

Appearance: Holy blackness. I hold this up to the light and NOTHING gets through. And with a chocolate-colored head. Wow. This clearly means business.

Smell: Lots of coffee here. Some hints of chocolate, smokiness. I don't really smell alcohol here.

Taste: Tastes like coffee with hints of chocolate coming through. I'm not really tasting any of the alcohol, which is surprising. None of the flavors are particularly overpowering - it's a little more... subdued... than what I expected from other reviews. I expected to have to sip this one a little more, but it's going down MUCH more quickly.

Mouthfeel: Pretty clean. Taste doesn't linger at all. Not sticky afterwards.

Overall: Ohhh boy. This is dangerous - I can drink this MUCH faster than the other stouts I've recently reviewed. I'd say that this goes down almost too easy, but since when is that a bad thing when in the confines of one's own home and not driving back from a bar?

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 04:32:58 | More by don1481
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edhizdeid

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

01-16-2014 03:59:30 | More by edhizdeid
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Lgrec8

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3%

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y2jrock60

Pennsylvania

4.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A- Looks like motor oil while it's poured into a glass. Completely opaque dark black. Brown head that dissipates quickly, very little lacing.

S- Very rich, smooth coffee and dark chocolate aromas. Hints of mild sweetness and a slight presences of alcohol.

T- Creamy, mild chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit, and premium coffee flavors. There is a linger hop bitterness at the end. The flavors stay on the tongue long after each sip.

M- Extremely thick, one of the thickest beers I've had. There is a creamy quality and an alcohol presence. Low carbonation.

O- One of the greatest examples of the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2014 23:20:25 | More by y2jrock60
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Texas

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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -8.5%

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California

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Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3%

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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

01-15-2014 07:12:18 | More by Drew88
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2Cents

Nebraska

4.95/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured in a tulip.

A: As close to black as brown gets. It has a mocha colored head that doesn't stick around long, there''s some lacing and alcohol legs that throughout the trip.

S: Coco, dark chocolate, honey and nugget.

T: Like it smells with a little coffee. What ever bittering hop they're using in this, it doesn't clash with the malts, unlike quite a few American Imperial Stouts.

M. Thick and silky. Not to much of an alcohol sting, for a 10.5 % er.

O: I have been waiting along time for this brew to come town. And now it's here and at a beer-store 3 blocks away, a slippery slope if I ever saw one. This is probably the best Imperial stout, that hasn't been barrel aged, that I have tried, and that's a lot of them. Right now, if I had to choose one beer to drink for the rest of my life, it would be this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2014 06:52:43 | More by 2Cents
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Texas

4/5  rDev -8.5%

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Texas

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Texas

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

01-15-2014 03:34:57 | More by Denzo
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

01-15-2014 03:18:07 | More by RichardMNixon
Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,383 ratings.