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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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6,115 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,115
Reviews: 1,612
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 575
Gots: 1,472 | FT: 119
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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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.59/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

355ml bottle. Pours black with a low, dense, deep tan head which settled to a light covering but left some nice lacing. Aroma of chicory, roasted malt, burnt wood, liquorice, prunes, soy sauce, dark chocolate and caramel. Medium sweetness and quite high bitterness. Full bodied, chewy but with a silky smooth, luscious texture. Low carbonation and a very long, burnt tar finish. Gentle warmth from the alcohol. A wonderfully complex drop and an excellent example of an imperial stout.

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4.78/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very niice very niice i like

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Gloopily viscous tar black with violet-amber film. 4.25
Soy, licorice, and wet ashes on the nose - tart. 4
80% chocolate, marmite, black currant Fruit Pastille, some char, black grape, fig and an earthy, peppery hops kick. 4.25
Pine tar finish and endless char linger with a hint of orange.
Heavy, silky-creamy, chewy. 4

-- Thickest pouring stout ever. More umami, less roast/coffee and more hops than expected. Definitely at one end of the scale; almost a bookend to fun-and-accessible Founders Breakfast that way. Massive. 4.25

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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 6,115 ratings.