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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Imperial StoutFounders Imperial Stout

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6,536 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,536
Reviews: 1,704
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.49%
Wants: 615
Gots: 1,762 | FT: 137
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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4.31/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a flute.

Appearance: Superior jet black, head was literally almost none. 1/10 of an inch (dark tan). Not really bubbly lack of carbonation is pretty evident.

Smell: Dark chocolate, and coffee bean. You put the glass down and you can still smell it.

Taste: Tastes like it smells, f'n good. Why it is hard to rate it a notch more is maybe the lack of carbonation but really mouth and taste sometimes go hand in hand.

Mouth: This beer is lightly carbonated, doesn't mean it is bad. It is not that hard to swallow and crisp taste just really sticks to you.

Overall: Put on your seatbelts and grab yourself your favorite beer glass and indulge in one of the finest beers period. Not full of bubble but full of crisp fresh and might I add incredible flavor. If there is one not I would do is maybe slightly more carbonated....screw it, it tastes excellent. Cheers to all!

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3.88/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew poured out as a black thick looking liquid. The head was brown in color with a light lacing. The smell of the beer was heavily roasted with some burnt wood aromas in there too. The taste of the beer was good, it was roasted and bitter with a light sweetness in there too. The mouthfeel had a good oily thickness to it which was nice. It left a good coating in the mouth too. Overall this beer is pretty good.

Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 6,536 ratings.