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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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5,880 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,880
Reviews: 1,599
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 535
Gots: 1,417 | FT: 122
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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4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Snifter at 53F

A- pours a very thick jet black, looks like crude oil, with a solid mocha color head and nice sticky lacing.

S- aroma is predominantly dark roasted coffee with a bit of wood ash and burnt malt. as i pull away from the glass i picked up waft of bittersweet chocolate and brown sugar?

T- really dense chocolate and dark roasted coffee, a touch of toffee. it is almost syrupy in its viscosity and i quickly sensed the alcohol content.

M- i was surprised how little carbonation there was after looking at the beautiful head for several minutes. its thick, creamy and as i said above seems like a syrupy thickness but it goes down very smooth.

O- after scoring a 4 pack and drinking for the first time i would be glad to share this with friends. It was a bit heavier on the coffee flavor than other Russian Imperials i have had, however this was an impressive beer and well worth the price.

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Being a fan of FBS, I knew I had to try this...

A. Pours jet black with a creamy espresso creme head

S. nice chocolate and coffee on the nose. I like the faint scent of hops and resin from thia beer. glad to see it isnt absolutely mellowed out and still has some spink. What you would expect with an RIS

T. The same coffee and chocolate notes, with a presence of hops and a cloying bitterness that exists from the first sip after the swallow.p

M. Syrupy with an astringent finish. Nice and pleasant

O. Not the best OR worst RIS I have ever had.though it definitely is up there with the tastiest. Would definitely order again

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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,880 ratings.