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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 5,880
Reviews: 1,599
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 535
Gots: 1,416 | 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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Photo of JMScowcroft
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Founders Imperial Stout, poured into a Craftgeer snifter.

Look - Pours a high viscosity motor oil black with a small dark mocha head that hangs out around the outside. Great lacing.

Smell - Rich sweet chocolate, roasted malt, and some anise.

Taste - Rich creamy chocolate that is supplanted by some roasted malt and a touch of anise. Finishes pine some hops.

Mouthfeel - Full bodied with high carbonation. Sticky. Warm and boozy.

Overall - Credit where credit is due. Simple yet effective, rich and glorious.

JMScowcroft, Feb 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

MWolverines66, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of Pdrufo
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Pdrufo, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of lupercmda
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

lupercmda, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of h2k2c
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

h2k2c, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of marcb105
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

marcb105, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of Jirin
5/5  rDev +14.7%

Jirin, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of pschie1
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

pschie1, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of Burkbom23
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Burkbom23, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Brent_ray, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of sherm1016
4/5  rDev -8.3%

sherm1016, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of BeerCon5
4/5  rDev -8.3%

BeerCon5, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of YeastEnthusiast
3.75/5  rDev -14%

YeastEnthusiast, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of Eric15
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Eric15, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of MistyMountainHops
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

MistyMountainHops, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of Apellonious
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz from 4 pack from FMcDs poured into a tulip glass

A - Pours dark as night. Half finger dark tan head. Brown notes.

S - Strong chocolate followed by some roasted malt

T - Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt. I am sensing a theme here. This is tasty.

M - Low carb, things get sticky as it warms.

O - Excellent stout, a slow sipper, perfect for cold nights weathering whatever silly named (or, more correctly, silly being the fact that they are now giving them names) winter storm we encounter over the next few months.

Apellonious, Feb 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

snowmaggedon, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of ChayDudeBrew
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

ChayDudeBrew, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of brianmandell
3.83/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle dated 1/6/14 in snifter. Black as night with a quickly dissipating dark tan head. Chocolaty, roasty coffee scent. The taste is big. Chocolate sweetness up front then booze and a bright hop bitterness that lingers along a roasty ashiness. The finish dries out the tongue and leaves a very bitter ashy flavor. The mouthfeel is excellent. Slick but not too thick or cloying. I like that it's not overly sweet but the hops overpower the experience. The beer is well crafted but the hoppy character at 30 days old is not to my preference. I think this makes it a good candidate for aging. I will stash a few in the cellar and revisit over time.

brianmandell, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Colby8938, Feb 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Stugotzo, Feb 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

br3wmeister, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of user785335
4/5  rDev -8.3%

user785335, Feb 09, 2014
Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,880 ratings.