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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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5,688 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,688
Reviews: 1,589
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 510
Gots: 1,372 | FT: 120
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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Matt_Rodgers

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.3%

04-26-2013 11:34:22 | More by Matt_Rodgers
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Roberto11232

New York

4/5  rDev -8.3%

04-26-2013 06:36:41 | More by Roberto11232
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MrRutan

Iowa

4.01/5  rDev -8%

Good beer overall I'm fairly new to stouts (enjoying them that is). The aroma is a little lack luster I expected more from as rich looking of a beer. The flavor is fantastic has great taste up front with a little bite that I enjoy. It isn't as coffee flavored as alot of other stouts I have had. The finish is quite good however about 20 seconds after you take a drink it does leave a slightly bitter taste far back in the throat. All in all a very good stout, I would order it again!

04-26-2013 00:42:29 | More by MrRutan
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Hopheadhiker

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

04-25-2013 19:42:23 | More by Hopheadhiker
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Ilovebeer1212

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.3%

04-25-2013 00:59:23 | More by Ilovebeer1212
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Tim

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

04-25-2013 00:34:45 | More by Tim
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erialbill

New Jersey

4.95/5  rDev +13.5%

Never considered myself a stout man but this beer changed my opinion of stout's. Was like drinking an extremely smooth dark chocolate/espresso milkshake. What a beer... maybe the best I have ever had. Poured thick with no immediate head but a nice 3/4 inch amber head formed at the top. Nice lacing on the glass. Honestly was sad to finish the glass now I am on a crazy search to find more. Great job Founders!

04-24-2013 14:31:52 | More by erialbill
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agreenman19

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

04-24-2013 02:53:30 | More by agreenman19
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klingenator

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-23-2013 22:36:43 | More by klingenator
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WolvAlerine

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

04-23-2013 18:00:06 | More by WolvAlerine
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incubuscience

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.3%

04-23-2013 15:49:41 | More by incubuscience
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irv2424

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-22-2013 20:21:24 | More by irv2424
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mborden

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-22-2013 19:28:11 | More by mborden
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wyckydsceptre

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

04-22-2013 05:56:09 | More by wyckydsceptre
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-22-2013 03:27:28 | More by Kunstman
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Ultra-Plinian

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

04-22-2013 02:22:41 | More by Ultra-Plinian
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JDD419

Ohio

4/5  rDev -8.3%

04-21-2013 20:51:26 | More by JDD419
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drgonzo2k2

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

04-21-2013 14:54:21 | More by drgonzo2k2
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Bluecane

New York

3.75/5  rDev -14%

04-21-2013 05:55:17 | More by Bluecane
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Immortale25

North Carolina

3.99/5  rDev -8.5%

Poured into a Due South Brewing Co. snifter. Bottleneck says Bottled 12/22/11.

A- Pours an intensely opaque black color with no head but instead just a thin brown ring around the edge of the glass and no surface foam. Minimal spotty lacing.

S- Heavily roasted malt of the dark chocolate variety with a bit of nuttiness and molasses. Some alcohol fume.

T- Big attack of dark roast and some booze that just pounds down on the palate. Moderate hop bitterness plays second fiddle to all the charry molasses notes. A bit of dark chocolate but there's not much sweetness to it. Pretty boozy overall. Small note of oak.

M- Chewy and slightly creamy with the most robust of bodies and low carbonation.

O- A bit one-sided. I was thinking this would be fantastic since there's a good amount of age on it (and it has been cellared properly) but I'd be more interested in trying a fresher one.

04-21-2013 01:44:17 | More by Immortale25
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rdooley

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

04-21-2013 01:17:35 | More by rdooley
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Dagsy

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

04-20-2013 22:30:35 | More by Dagsy
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tmcarter23

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

04-20-2013 18:47:25 | More by tmcarter23
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jschonert

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

04-20-2013 15:25:33 | More by jschonert
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ManMoosePig

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-20-2013 13:04:57 | More by ManMoosePig
Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,688 ratings.