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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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5,883 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,883
Reviews: 1,600
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 536
Gots: 1,421 | FT: 122
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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Poured into a 6 oz glass: color is solid black, head dark tan, with a great presentation where the head and beer blend together for the top 1/3 of the beer until segregating themselves.

Smell is big roast, hint of booze and something that seems off, maybe a slight cheese flavor, similar to a blue cheese, its not overpowering or really detering but it is present.

Taste is very solid roast and chocolate malts, lighter caramel and pale malts, hops are bitter but not detracting or overpowering, earthy flavors and light pine notes.

Mouthfeel is very good, nicely drying in the aftertaste and presence on the tongue, some lingering sweetness.

Overall, a very good RIS, something off in the nose to me, but great flavor and presence.

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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,883 ratings.