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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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5,381 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,381
Reviews: 1,572
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 482
Gots: 1,288 | FT: 111
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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Thickfreakness

New York

4.44/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

01/24/14 bottle date. Shocked to find out that I hadn't reviewed this yet.

A thick dark brown head floats upon an even darker brew. Sticky, chewy lacing grips the glass and leaves islands of foam all over the sides of the glass. Not much in the way of carbonation popping, but a beautiful RIS indeed.

Dark bitter coffee, 85% dark chocolate and touches of citrus. Faint dark fruit as it warms, but mostly this RIS is cocoa, coffee and charred malts. Not much depth, but what's there is nicely done.

Nicely charred chocolate malts, tons of amazing espresso with touches of cream. Really nice blend of bitter citrus and cocoa that intermingle and blend quite nicely. Bits of dark cherry and plum fade in and out of the cocoa and coffee.

Semi-thick and creamy. Nicely charred malt. Amazing bitter coffee/chocolate blend with a citrus note on top. Definately some alcohol in the finish.

I really wish this was a year round brew from Founders. Love to see a BBA limited release in 750's for optimum cellaring. Not many brewers do RIS as well Founders, this is top notch!

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2013 22:59:49 | More by Thickfreakness
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Dirtinabottle

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3%

01-10-2013 21:40:30 | More by Dirtinabottle
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Chrixsus

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.5%

01-10-2013 21:40:04 | More by Chrixsus
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dunix

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

01-10-2013 21:37:12 | More by dunix
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spambum

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

01-10-2013 21:04:44 | More by spambum
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BlissJunkie

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

01-10-2013 20:39:32 | More by BlissJunkie
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comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

01-10-2013 19:31:18 | More by comfortablynirm
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ferrettman687

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +14.4%

01-10-2013 18:51:42 | More by ferrettman687
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benjaminahudson

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

01-10-2013 15:30:25 | More by benjaminahudson
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AndyH

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3%

01-10-2013 14:28:37 | More by AndyH
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +3%

01-10-2013 14:07:14 | More by starrdogg
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Donsmitty

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +14.4%

01-10-2013 13:02:30 | More by Donsmitty
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MaseFace

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

01-10-2013 04:22:00 | More by MaseFace
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okcommuter

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

01-10-2013 03:18:18 | More by okcommuter
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ThirstyHrothgar

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

01-10-2013 03:04:59 | More by ThirstyHrothgar
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GennyCreamAle

New York

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

01-10-2013 02:45:25 | More by GennyCreamAle
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smonice

New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A – Motor oil black with dark caramel color head. Solid lacing.

S – Bold Coffee, chocolate, and roasty smell

T – Does BOOM goes the dynamite describe it well enough...really smooth taste, chocolate, coffee, little bitter finish instantly make this one of my favorite RISs.

M - Thick and creamy.

O – This is an insanely rich and full bodied RIS that hits the mark perfectly on all aspects. Will def but more of this!

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2013 02:29:50 | More by smonice
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oakaged88

New York

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

01-10-2013 02:16:05 | More by oakaged88
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.5%

01-10-2013 01:55:53 | More by spycow
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miadw3

California

4.5/5  rDev +3%

01-10-2013 01:43:13 | More by miadw3
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tsm2011

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

01-10-2013 01:04:24 | More by tsm2011
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BibsBrewing

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3%

01-09-2013 23:12:55 | More by BibsBrewing
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adhuntr

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3%

01-09-2013 23:06:53 | More by adhuntr
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Rymar9

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3%

01-09-2013 22:46:55 | More by Rymar9
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kevwcamp

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

01-09-2013 17:38:06 | More by kevwcamp
Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,381 ratings.