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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Imperial StoutFounders Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
97
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6,361 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,361
Reviews: 1,654
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.49%
Wants: 595
Gots: 1,649 | FT: 125
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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle so generously flown over the pond by Kkottonmouthkngz. Thanks again for knocking off this long time want man!

From a bottle into a snifter
90 IBUS

APPEARANCE: A thick, black, sludgy looking pour yields a small, medium looking, crackly, dark mocha colored head with relatively lousy retention. Head quickly fades to a ring and half wisp. Thick, black body with some carbonation evident. Touches of wisp remain but no real lacing down the glass. Dark and thick body, but a lousy head.

SMELL: Roasted and smoky malts with dark chocolate and dark cherries on the nose. Some port qualities, and some faint coffee aromas as well. Definitely big enough.

TASTE: Roasted and smoky malts with some dark, pure chocolate and port wine qualities. Dark grapes and sweet molasses at the swallow. Bold and lingering aftertaste of bitter chocolate, coffee, sweet molasses and port wine as well. Big flavors, very roasted and flavorful, with a balanced finish. Good stuff.

PALATE: Full body and lower levels of carbonation. Creamy and heavy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes slightly sticky. Very good feel, with enough weight to make it big. Needs to be slightly creamier for a perfect score here.

OVERALL: Good stuff, and very demanding as well. Definitely one of the bigger imperial stouts out there, and one everyone should get a shot at. As far as imperial stouts go without any added hoopla, this is a solid example of the style. If you get a shot at this, don’t pass it up. Eternal thanks to Kkottonmouthkngz for my shot. Recommended.

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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 6,361 ratings.