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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Imperial StoutFounders Imperial Stout

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Ratings: 5,368
Reviews: 1,572
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 481
Gots: 1,281 | 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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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3%

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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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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

4.5/5  rDev +3%

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Texas

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

01-15-2014 03:18:07 | More by RichardMNixon
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +3%

01-15-2014 02:44:55 | More by timoteo833
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United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev -8.5%

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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3%

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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -8.5%

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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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Tennessee

5/5  rDev +14.4%

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Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3%

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Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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Scrapss

Pennsylvania

4.81/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured straight down the middle of a Turbinator

A: Black as night. Thick 2 finger dark brown head. no active up-carb or down-carb on side of glass. head subsides to a 4 mm disk all the way down to empty. Deep brown at edges.

S: Deep roasted mats, chocolate, coffee, huge phenolics, just a touch of pleasant campfire.

T: As expected, giant wallop of very intense and deeply roasted malts. A touch of smoke butts in, with that campfire bitter voting its share very modestly. I have had a lot of porters and this rendition just seems to be incredibly well constructed and geared for taste.

M: Creamy as can be. Roasty notes yield to that light smoke/fire. Bitterness comes from over-roasted malt and campfire smoke. Pleasant levels of each. Slight chalkiness at ultimate finish as it warms past cellar.

O: Imperial porter has met its match. All other comes, beware. You'd be hard pressed to improve upon this. I am left wondering what a few years aging could even do for this brew.

Anyone who says that stout and porter is the same style needs their head examined. And drink an FIS.

Serving type: bottle

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Texas

4/5  rDev -8.5%

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Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +14.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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Illinois

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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,368 ratings.