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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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5,804 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,804
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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A- jet black. Motor oil. Not an ounce of light gets through.

S- chocolate. Dark chocolate comes through so well and melds greatly with the malt. On the back end there is hints of coffee and roastiness but its mainly chocolate.

T- chocolate comes through up front and then turns into some coffee roastness that hits pretty hard after the chocolate. It ends with more dark chocolat.

M- thick and creamy. Barely any carbonation. Just the way i like it.

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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,804 ratings.