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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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5,631 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,631
Reviews: 1,587
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 506
Gots: 1,352 | FT: 117
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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Ratings: 5,631 | Reviews: 1,587 | Display Reviews Only:
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grumpygerman

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

09-14-2012 02:40:50 | More by grumpygerman
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shatnerosmotic

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

09-10-2012 23:36:52 | More by shatnerosmotic
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zrab11

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

09-09-2012 21:28:24 | More by zrab11
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heddar33

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3%

09-08-2012 19:07:00 | More by heddar33
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Westmi

Michigan

5/5  rDev +14.4%

09-08-2012 15:58:42 | More by Westmi
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strohme2

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

09-07-2012 01:44:32 | More by strohme2
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6demonbag

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

09-05-2012 02:09:50 | More by 6demonbag
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Duff27

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.5%

09-05-2012 01:27:54 | More by Duff27
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bradfordjohnson

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -8.5%

09-04-2012 22:55:01 | More by bradfordjohnson
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MikeConklin

New York

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

09-04-2012 20:17:56 | More by MikeConklin
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Savearth

Michigan

4/5  rDev -8.5%

09-02-2012 03:40:26 | More by Savearth
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HopsintheSack

California

4.5/5  rDev +3%

09-01-2012 16:40:16 | More by HopsintheSack
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.65/5  rDev +6.4%

Bottled 12/22/11

A: Pours pitch-black with a thick head. Darkest brown head I've seen in a long time - almost matches the beer color initially. Fades slowly with excellent and heavy lacing everywhere.

S: Loads of roasted malt character. Chocolate, coffee and a touch of char. A hint of anise. Very creamy, almost oatmeal stout-esque.

T: More heavy roasted malt. Up front it's mainly chocolate. Fades into a roasted coffee and bitter char. Super creamy and smooth. Get a touch of anise in the finish with a long lasting coffee, char and bitter dark chocolate lingering aftertaste.

M: Heavy, thick, creamy, smooth. Awesome. One of the best I've ever had in this department.

O: Wow, what a great RIS. Roasted malt character is thick, heavy, pervasive and oh so nice. Super thick but not cloying or syrupy. Creamy beyond belief. Amazingly drinkable, especially for a 10.5% brew. This is one of the best I've ever had, period.

08-31-2012 03:34:31 | More by Dope
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SgunnarW

California

4.5/5  rDev +3%

08-29-2012 03:20:40 | More by SgunnarW
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SLUGLIFE

Ohio

5/5  rDev +14.4%

08-28-2012 00:37:22 | More by SLUGLIFE
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Robeerto89

Mississippi

4.5/5  rDev +3%

08-27-2012 16:58:46 | More by Robeerto89
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xdtfx

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3%

08-27-2012 04:13:17 | More by xdtfx
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PoolFishGolf

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-26-2012 03:23:29 | More by PoolFishGolf
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lotr15800


4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

08-22-2012 02:54:39 | More by lotr15800
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -5.5%

Bottled in 2009. pour is jet black with a dark chestnut head. The nose is big, roasted coffee and rich dark chocolate. Faint notes of slightly burnt caramel and a touch vanilla booze. Taste is much of the same, well balances, roasty malt and some bitter coffee in the finish with a sweet vanilla and caramel note mid to late palate. The body is soft and full with a tinge of alcohol in the finish and low gentle carbonation. Very good stuff.

***
A-jet black in color, syrupy looking as it pours. A thick, creamy looking dark brown, almost coffee colored head that has great retention and coats the glass as it very slowly dissipates.

S-decent nose that starts with a big roasted malt, molasses and coffee come in next fading to a light touch of dark chocolate and toffee

T-taste follows the nose but is a little bigger and nicer. it has a lighter roasted malt, coffee and toffee come in next, big amounts of bitter sweet chocolate that finishes with a touch of sweet dark cherries

M-full bodied beer, creamy, chewy and thick. decent amount of carbonation and hides the alcohol so well, light burn on the back of the throat.

D-this is an extremely solid beer, great taste, very smooth and drinkable.

08-21-2012 13:30:07 | More by cpetrone84
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FullObs

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-20-2012 17:27:27 | More by FullObs
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elkinbrown

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3%

08-20-2012 02:19:53 | More by elkinbrown
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JimmytheSaintPSU

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.4%

08-19-2012 19:47:44 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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Katey


4/5  rDev -8.5%

08-19-2012 19:16:23 | More by Katey
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SirIPAalot

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-19-2012 15:46:34 | More by SirIPAalot
Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,631 ratings.