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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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4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

2011 vintage

a - poured a 1/2 finger thick tan head into a snifter that left a thin ring of lace throughout. the body was as black as oil and looked to be about the same consistency.
s - big chocolate malts with some roast and coffee too.
t - roasted coffee, chocolate, a hint of smoke. a little alcohol burn as well but pleasant.
m - it poured like oil and coated the tongue like oil might.
o - stupendous RIS.

GPHarris, Jan 23, 2013
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4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz.

Pours jet black, slow-to-form head is milk chocolate brown. Retains as a film.

Smells of roasted coffee, cocoa , toast, and hazelnut.

Cocoa, coffee, brown sugar, hints of cinnamon and a nutty bitterness all appear in the flavor.

Mouth is full and viscous with mild velvety carbonation on the back of the tongue.

Superb stout, great flavor profile and balance, and highly appealing mouthfeel. Hides its strength to a degree and goes down pretty easy. A must-try for stout fans.

Cylinsier, Jan 23, 2013
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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,880 ratings.