Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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4.45/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours a very very dark brown, nearly black color. Appears very syrupy and thick as it is poured. Small brown head, decent retention. No lacing.
Aroma is of nuts and roasted coffee, with a little bit of booze. Dark chocolate and roasted malts as well.
Lots of fantastic roasted malts up front. Roasted nuttiness, as well. A little bit of alcohol warmth, but overall it is masked pretty well. Surprisingly refreshing for such a heavy stout. Coffee isn't as present as expected, but it's there. That's my only complaint with this one. Just want to reiterate how perfect the use of the malts are in this one.
Full bodied. A little bit more carbonation than you'll see from most Stouts.
Overall, this is a great beer. One of the best Stouts I've had, right up there with Ten FIDY. I prefer this to KBS. Wonderfully roasted malts, perfectly balanced with the coffee and nuttiness. There may be stronger Stouts out there, but you won't find many as balanced as this one.
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2014 02:46:52 | More by majorbase2
4.68/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass
A - Pitch black. The viscous way the beer pours is a sight to behold. A roasty umber head forms on top.
S - Dark cherry, pipe tobacco, espresso, and a hint of grapefruit invite you in for a sip.
T - Much like the nose, but amplified tenfold. Perfectly roasty and boozy. The finish is sweet with a slight alcohol burn to let you know this beer means business.
M - Velvety and heavy.
O - One of the best Russian Imperials out there. This beer is meant for enjoying during some fireside reading on a cold winter's eve. The four pack lends itself perfectly to enjoying two now and cellaring away two for later.
Serving type: bottle
07-14-2014 00:56:55 | More by hail_seitan
Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,503 ratings.