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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6,332
Reviews: 1,648
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.49%
Wants: 592
Gots: 1,627 | FT: 123
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Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-12-2005

90 IBU
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- Pours thick and pitch black with a small tan head that recedes quickly and leaves minimal lacing.

Smell- I get some vanilla and coffee with a background of milk chocolate and caramel. Very sweet smell, almost like French vanilla coffee with a bit of espresso in the back, very nice.

Taste-Can definitely taste the 90 IBU's. First sip is burnt toast and espresso. As it warms the bitterness subsides a little and gives way to notes of chocolate, licorice and some flavors of burnt caramel. I like the flavor but the bitterness and burnt toast take away from the other characteristics

Mouthfeel- Very full bodied and creamy. I like the mouthfeel but again the bitterness is quite drying on the back end.

Overall- Pretty good Imperial stout. Nice flavors, smell and body. I definitely recommend letting it warm up to help diminish some of the bitterness.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

4 pack bottles bought from Woodmans NYE. Plan on putting a few in the cellar. Bottle 12/14/13

Appearance - Pours a jet black, thick beer

Smell- Rich, dark, bold, hint of chocolate... just as I like 'em

Taste - Sweet start with a bold balance of malt and hop bite. Finish is sweet again with hints of vanilla and chocolate. Layered tastes that come across smooth for such a big beer

Mouthfeel - has my mouth full and happy

Overall - Excellent beer for a cold night. Currently 10 degrees here and this is working quite well. Thanks Founders and Woodmans for making this possible. - Signing out

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A - Pours a pitch black with a thin reddish brown head. Nice amount of lacing.

S - Big roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate.

T - Just like the nose. Big bold roasted malt and coffee. Slightly smokey with some booze in the finish.

M - Full bodied with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel. Very smooth drinker.

O - Another great beer from Founder's. Full of big bold flavors. A very nice winter sipper.

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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 6,332 ratings.