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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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5,511 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,511
Reviews: 1,583
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 493
Gots: 1,317 | FT: 112
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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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.4%

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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3%

03-11-2013 20:48:09 | More by Mclaughlinpr
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OleDixie

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev -8.5%

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South Carolina

4/5  rDev -8.5%

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smcnulty1981

Rhode Island

4.18/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

A: pours a fairly viscous pitch black color with some dark brown hues almost no head at all good amount of lacing and some alcohol legs

S: lots roasted chocolate and coffee on the nose with a hint of earthy hops there is bit of alcohol on the nose

T: chocolate and coffee taste and finishes with a bit of smoke flavor there is bit of alcohol

M: extremely full mouthfeel a tad sticky and lingers for a long time

O: great flavor and mouthfeel great example of a standard imperial stout

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 03:25:16 | More by smcnulty1981
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

03-11-2013 02:46:36 | More by buzzy
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jonnyb79

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

03-10-2013 21:05:37 | More by jonnyb79
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resistdefy

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

03-10-2013 03:01:58 | More by resistdefy
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ChopsMeister

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3%

03-09-2013 22:05:51 | More by ChopsMeister
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +3%

03-09-2013 02:27:52 | More by liamt07
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cardern

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

03-09-2013 01:28:57 | More by cardern
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YaKnowBrady

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3%

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California

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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Alphateam

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3%

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rolandboy

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3%

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Kentucky

5/5  rDev +14.4%

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Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dense thick black with a cocoa head of tight bubbles that dissipates to a ring. Some surprising lace.

Deep roasted malt, dark rich coffee, a little booze, some earth and some carbon.

Smooth rich brew with dark deep charred malt, and associated bitterness. As the palate clears, some hop leaf, but not enough to get in the way. Some alcohol, but you'd never know this is 10.5%. Long smooth pleasant bitter finish.

Full and thick brew, with a little carbonation tingle on the tongue, almost acidic.

Been looking for this for years. Wonderful and dangerously drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.5%

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New York

4/5  rDev -8.5%

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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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Maryland

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03-07-2013 20:25:11 | More by Snikwad1020
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,511 ratings.