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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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6,537 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,537
Reviews: 1,704
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.49%
Wants: 615
Gots: 1,762 | FT: 137
Brewed by:
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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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Very dark motor oil color. Virtually no head, just a light chocolate ring. No light is getting through this.
S: Malts, chocolate,dark fruits, and light coffee.
T: Big coffee, roasted malt, chocolate and licorice come out nicely.
M: Thick and creamy. Little to no carbonation. Alcohol is there but it still goes down smooth.
O: An excellent RIS that isn't hard to come by when released.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -14%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of gueuzedreg
4.37/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Very dark roasty with brown lacing. Minimal head. No transparency.

S- Malt, toffee, caramel, dark fruits. Great S.

T- Chocolate, malt. This is a full body RIS. Lovely. Founders has this one down.

M- Medium to medium thick for non BA RIS. Great mouthfeel. Just the right amount of carbonation.

O- Top 5 non spiced and non BA RIS. Very well done!

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of Zatch90
4.74/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

This is exactly what you expect when you imagine an imperial stout. Great flavor upfront with a great stout finish. Not as choclatey as most stouts but it's an imperial so thats to be expected. There is a good coffee flavor finish. Great smell when opened, good coffee scent.Bought two 4 packs, one two drink immediately and the other to age. Overall one of my top 10 beers.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -14%

Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 6,537 ratings.