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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Imperial StoutFounders Imperial Stout

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5,774 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,774
Reviews: 1,594
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 514
Gots: 1,397 | FT: 119
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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4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
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

DubbelTrubbel, Mar 22, 2013
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4.26/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

JDizzle, Mar 22, 2013
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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.

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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,774 ratings.