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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Imperial StoutFounders Imperial Stout

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Ratings: 6,544
Reviews: 1,706
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.49%
Wants: 616
Gots: 1,772 | FT: 138
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-12-2005

90 IBU
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12oz bottle poured into a snifter

A: Dirty motor oil. No light gets through. You can see the thickness just pouring it. A half finger of brown head dissipates quickly, but laces the glass nicely for such a big beer.

S- Smells like a Ghiradelli Dark Chocolate Square with truffle filling. Some alcohol esters are there too. Dark, dark malts. As it warms, the alcohol comes to the front a bit more.

T- So much going on. Up front is straight up bitterness the likes of 80% cacao dark chocolate. Some light sweetness comes in to balance, there's some roasty notes, a hint of dark roast coffee, and a light char on the finish. The bitterness is pretty pronounced, and lingers a long time on the finish, perhaps a bit too long.

M- Thick and full bodied, coats the mouth. There's a light/medium carbonation here. The bitterness on the end comes of a bit astringent on the palette.

O- Really, really, really good stuff. Back the bitterness down a touch, and I'd have a potentially faultless RIS.

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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 6,544 ratings.