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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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5,807 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,807
Reviews: 1,597
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 523
Gots: 1,400 | FT: 121
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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(bottle of unknown age, purchased cold, poured once at cellar temp into a balloon)

A: impenetrably black and thick as hell when pouring out, it erects a dense, almost mousse-y dark tan foam that holds like a fleece blanket for a long while, gradually sinking down, but leaving extra beer in its place

S: pretty much like a triple fudge chocolate layer cake... wisps of soft booze climbing up through the denseness, but also very much crushed underneath it

T: rich, bittersweet, dark chocolate up front hard-shfiting to a forceful flare of roasted barley in the follow through... a variety of charred sugars linger in the aftertaste while pungent, bitter herbal tones from the hops combine with the red flame of medicinal booze lifting off the palate to create an overall drugstore tonic essence that won't subside... dark roast coffee and an almost baked black cherry fruity ester also play into the dynamic residual taste

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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,807 ratings.