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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Imperial StoutFounders Imperial Stout

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5,520 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,520
Reviews: 1,583
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 495
Gots: 1,320 | FT: 114
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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Milles35

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

03-22-2013 14:50:35 | More by Milles35
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mhpritch

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

03-22-2013 10:36:36 | More by mhpritch
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creal92

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +14.4%

03-22-2013 03:56:45 | More by creal92
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AndrewKroll

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3%

03-22-2013 02:21:56 | More by AndrewKroll
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DubbelTrubbel

Wisconsin

4.64/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle into fat tulip glass. Served slightly cool

A- Jet black, brown and mocha mottled head

S- Milk chocolate. coffee, some sweetness

T- Intense, smooth, noticeable bitterness, lots of roast

M- thick, but pleasant, low carbonation

O- Thick, tons of flavor, but still drinkable

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2013 02:20:00 | More by DubbelTrubbel
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JDizzle

Indiana

4.26/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle that was about 8 months old.

Pours a very black, mocha tan head, nice lacing. Very enticing! I expected more head though(of course I did).

Smells beautifull! Coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, and oak. Smells as good as it looks. O can't smell hops even though the IBU's are way up there. Smokey on tap!

Taste of black burnt malt with espresso, coffee, chocolate and a slight alcohol burn. It all comes together so nicely. It does wear on you over time though. Not as smooth as Expedition from Bell's.

The mouthfeel is full and dry with minimal carbonation. Not the chewiest, but no where near thin. Oily with a nice sheen

I think this may be better with some age on it due to the fact the bitter hops never came through. $11.99 a 4-pack.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2013 00:36:43 | More by JDizzle
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KevinMc

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

03-22-2013 00:13:02 | More by KevinMc
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aslamm75

Indiana

4/5  rDev -8.5%

03-21-2013 18:08:47 | More by aslamm75
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lucas1801

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

03-21-2013 15:59:14 | More by lucas1801
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AutumnBeerLove

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -8.5%

03-20-2013 22:37:51 | More by AutumnBeerLove
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gator79

Washington

4/5  rDev -8.5%

03-20-2013 20:04:52 | More by gator79
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

03-20-2013 19:46:02 | More by tom10101
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WestCoastBrew2

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

03-20-2013 16:02:25 | More by WestCoastBrew2
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fiver29

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

03-20-2013 12:43:26 | More by fiver29
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Cablejelly

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

03-20-2013 12:36:07 | More by Cablejelly
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templar316

Pennsylvania

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

Spectacular! I've had a number of imperial stouts this winter that do not measure up to this. Pour's thick, black, viscious with a rich mocha head. It's obviously coated the sides of the glass and informs that the is not for the meek or mild mannered. The noses is all dark fruits and alcohol; raison's first, blending into cinnamon and vanilla, the alcohol is faint but warning, burnt toast around the edges. The flavor picks up all the best of heavy dark roast, creamy bready malts; blackened barely (x3), bitter wheat, bouyant cinnamon. The double headed griffen is a rightous crest as this is thick, powerful and unforgetable.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2013 04:04:41 | More by templar316
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +14.4%

03-20-2013 02:50:06 | More by Localdrinklax
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

03-20-2013 00:00:15 | More by thebigredone
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roostor07

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3%

03-19-2013 18:51:04 | More by roostor07
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Savage51

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3%

03-19-2013 02:28:30 | More by Savage51
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mcphish22

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3%

03-19-2013 01:37:11 | More by mcphish22
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whatname

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3%

03-19-2013 00:32:11 | More by whatname
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irish01980

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

03-18-2013 23:01:15 | More by irish01980
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JeanPaulValley

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

03-18-2013 21:17:44 | More by JeanPaulValley
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brycevolk

Ohio

5/5  rDev +14.4%

03-18-2013 20:00:13 | More by brycevolk
Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,520 ratings.