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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Imperial StoutFounders Imperial Stout

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6,677 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,677
Reviews: 1,737
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.49%
Wants: 639
Gots: 1,837 | FT: 146
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: mjohn27603 on 01-13-2003

90 IBU
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Smell - Malts, chocolate, coffee, roasty notes

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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 6,677 ratings.