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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 5,469
Reviews: 1,579
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 491
Gots: 1,309 | FT: 112
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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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TheHurtMerchant

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3%

01-16-2013 01:55:49 | More by TheHurtMerchant
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SolipsismalCat

Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a glass mug.

A: Dark black with three-finger, dark tan, creamy head that continued to grow after I poured it and lasted a long time. Fantastic lacing.

S: Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee. Somewhat mild.

T: Moderate sweetness and moderate bitterness. Roasted chocolate and a bit of coffee flavor.

M: Full bodied with with soft carbonation. Chewy and smooth and slightly warm.

O: This Russian Imperial was wonderful. One of my new favorites. Looks amazing and is so rich and chocolatey. Wow.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 01:49:08 | More by SolipsismalCat
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Milkysunshine

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3%

01-15-2013 23:47:48 | More by Milkysunshine
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +14.4%

01-15-2013 23:39:59 | More by PatGreer
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SkiBum22

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3%

01-15-2013 19:59:52 | More by SkiBum22
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Fahz

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3%

01-15-2013 17:33:42 | More by Fahz
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eyemustard

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3%

01-15-2013 15:29:30 | More by eyemustard
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robherr

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +3%

01-15-2013 04:42:03 | More by robherr
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TheKOshow

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3%

01-15-2013 04:23:58 | More by TheKOshow
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wmickdds32

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

01-15-2013 04:07:40 | More by wmickdds32
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Akuma35

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -25.6%

01-15-2013 03:27:25 | More by Akuma35
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WDJersey

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +3%

01-15-2013 02:44:31 | More by WDJersey
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Steamer

Missouri

4.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Ink black with very dark beige, one finger head that quickly disappears leaving a rim of froth around the glass edge.
Smell: Rich, strong, and sweet mocha coffee; the high alcohol content hits the nose also.
Taste: Burnt toast with a bitter-sweet chocolate after taste. Remind me of a strong coffee with a healthy dose of kalua added. Heaven.
Mouthfeel: Thick, chewy and sticky; like an imperail stout should be.
Overall: An amzing beer and a must try for every stout lover! It's right up there at the top of my list.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2013 02:40:17 | More by Steamer
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mzeld

Michigan

5/5  rDev +14.4%

01-15-2013 02:33:13 | More by mzeld
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jsurfs82

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3%

01-15-2013 02:25:23 | More by jsurfs82
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Beer-A-Lot

Virginia

4.31/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into pint.

A - Pitch black. Massive brown, bubbly head. A look that says, "Drink me, often."

S - Wonderful, chocolatey, coffee flavors.

T - Rich, chocolate flavors, fair amount of bitterness, smooth. Alchohol present but very midly so. A nice balance of flavors.

M - Creamy, rich, yet not too heavy. Very easy to drink (maybe too much so for my own good).

O - Another outstanding beer from Founders. Glad this is easily available now. I'll be buying more. While the bitterness may be a bit more than FBS, the rich and creamy taste and body keep it "all good." Pick some up. If you don't, I will.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2013 01:54:57 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

01-15-2013 01:53:36 | More by RoryOMoore
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mjshearer1

Michigan

4.95/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Pitch, oily black with a thin, dark brown head.

S: Lots of roasted malts with a hint of booze.

T: Huge roasted character, almost coffee-like. Subtle hops at the end.

M: Thick and rich, low carbonation.

O: One of my all time favorite beers. Imperial Stouts rarely get better than this.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 22:04:51 | More by mjshearer1
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MichiganBrews

Michigan

4/5  rDev -8.5%

01-14-2013 20:49:50 | More by MichiganBrews
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BourbonDork

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3%

01-14-2013 20:16:56 | More by BourbonDork
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jwgkicks

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

01-14-2013 18:45:46 | More by jwgkicks
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HopBrain

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

01-14-2013 17:48:52 | More by HopBrain
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beerdrifter

Germany

4.56/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up from a great trade with RepMichigan! Bottled 12/22/11. An aggressive pour yielded a beautiful , albeit small, caramel colored head that sat atop an absolutely pitch black body. The tiny head quickly faded and there was very little lacing. Huge roasty, cocoa nose with hints of black coffee, mocha, and dark chocolate. The taste is nothing short of heaven. Complex and extremely rich. Huge dark chocolate and cocoa up front with hints of burnt espresso, licorice, booze, and some subtle raisin, fig, and soy sauce on the finish. The mouthfeel is like velvet. Thick, creamy, and smooth as silk with just a touch of oiliness. Scary drinkability for such a big beer. Yes, it's a sipper, but I could probably sip several of these in a sitting. Overall this is probably my favorite non-barrel aged Imperial Stout. Founders can do no wrong!

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 16:58:46 | More by beerdrifter
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Mattco

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.4%

01-14-2013 16:36:02 | More by Mattco
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mtrog313

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3%

01-14-2013 14:36:00 | More by mtrog313
Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,469 ratings.