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Founders Imperial StoutFounders Imperial Stout
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Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States | website

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
75 IBU

Added by mjohn27603 on 01-13-2003

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Photo of JohnGalt1
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

'08 12oz twist-off from my most recent order from Archer Liquors.. Very well packed shipment... 1 of 4.. tonight poured into my New Belgium snifter...

1" tan brown head.. dies quick with little lacing.. the brew is black..

Nose is cold press coffee with more than enough milk chocolate.. licorice notes.. very roasty.. smells pretty much fantastic right now with no aging.. lite fruity esters are dark dried cherries with some background prune..

Flavor is pretty huge and spot on for a great RIS.. rich and intense from front to back.. no real room for anything else.. dark malts, French Roast.. quite a bit of fruity esters.. again.. cherry and sorta a deep ripe plum.. verging heavily on prune ester.. bakers chocolate throughout.. hoppiness is fairly heavy fresh with quite a bit of citric hops that are blasted out of the water by the stout qualities... body is perfect for the style and the carbonation is light.. smooth mouthfeel with a ton of complexities that I am only touching on.. finish is chocolate covered espresso beans without a whole lot of sweetness..

World Class! a little bit of EtOh as it warms but it doesn't distract too much... This is gonna be a champ, if it isn't already.. purely a great brew that is every bit as good as many "barrel-aged" brothers that wouldn't hold a torch otherwise... sippin' brew.. awesome.. I wish soooo much that I could score this a whole lot easier.

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Photo of scottoale
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. brown short bottle with twist-off cap. Poured into a tulip nearly jet black (brown) with 1/2" foamy two-tone cappuccino head. The head dies down leaving only specks of lace.

The smell is of sweet roasty coffee, bakers chocolate, wee bit of licorice and a mellow alcohol whiff in the end.

Nice rich roasty malt flavor full of chocolate, espresso, dark fruit, some molasses and more roast. Nice balance with the sweet to bitter roast in the finish. The alcohol is very well masked by the flavor, hard to believe that it's 10%.

Smooth easy sipper that still stands tall for this style...Founder's does some really nice big brews, this is no exception.

And yet another big thanks to the over- generousity that is, the hoppymeal! Thanks again D-

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Photo of pgenius
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A - Dark as night with a thick brown head that surprisingly didn't last too long.

S - Nice chocolate and coffee scent with a subtle roastiness.

T - Big chocolate flavor up front gives way to coffee beans, roasted malts and alcohol. The hops are balanced well but becomes more evident as you swallow and dominate the aftertaste along with residual roasted chocolatey alcohol flavor.

M - Excellent full-bodied beer that coats your mouth. It's low carbonation is perfect for this brew.

D - Outstanding beer. This is one of the finer examples of imperial stout. I can't believe it's only 25 IBU's, tastes more hopped than that. I will be drinking this in the future.

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Photo of aerozeppl
4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh 2009 bottle.

A: Looks nice in my Brooklyn tulip. Black with no light getting through. mocha colored head with some lacing. I guess that is what a 90 IBU imperial stout does.

S: Nice big chocolate nose right up front. Very subtle roast. The chocolate is massive. A slight hint of anise which I usually hate but it is so subtle and blends well with the other smells. A slight hint of booze as well.

T: Chocolate is huge right up front. A nice blast of espresso beans in there as well. While not super complex this is a massive stout. The hops are there as well but buried below everything else.

M: Nice thick full mouthfeel. Carbonation is low but suits it well.

D: Really great beer. Glad I was able to pick some up to enjoy during the Super Bowl. It helps me cope with the fact that the Giants are done. Really great beer from Founders.

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Photo of ColForbinBC
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a tulip

A motor oil black body with absolutely no highlights. A thin, 1+ finger tan head has some nice staying power and left dots of lace all over. A very pretty stout.

Mostly bitter dark chocolate nose with anise, molasses, slight espresso, plums and a significant roasted malt aroma. This is a big, full nose that is quite aromatic.

A very nice balance of bitter dark chocolate, roasted malt, and smooth espresso. There is a big bitter component in the flavor. The chocolate and hops really smack the palate. 90 ibus is no joke for this RIS. A very slight bit of alcohol creeps in on the back end as the beer warms.

Smooth and velvety mouthfeel. Really fills and coats the mouth. Not as oily as I would have imagined but big and bold nonetheless.

The 10.4% really catches up with you even though it is so well-hidden. With such a robust and full flavor profile and body, this is a sipper for sure. A joy to drink.

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Photo of JWD
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to jcb890 for 4 of these badboys,

A- This looks great, Black with a dark brown head, look like an Abyss!!

S- Very heavy chocolate, coffee, and even some sweetness coming through. Once again very similar to the Abyss here IMO.

T- Great, tons of flavors and tons of it. I will say for the 3rd time this is very close to a muted version of the Abyss, This is a great beer!!

M- Great, on par with all but the best RIS out there. thick but not syrupy or chewy, medium carb.

D- Great, You can drink cold or warm and i would advise you to take you time and taste the changes as it warms.

Another great offering from founders, I would say this is the best value in the RIS catagory right there with Old rasputin. I liked this better though.

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Photo of malty
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fresh 2009 vintage from a stubby brown twist-off bottle.

Pours black as black as black. Totally opaque, no highlights or edges. Creamy 1" khaki head. Ominous and unmoving. Small dots of lace.

Smells of cocoa powder, malted milk (actually similar to Whoppers candy) a touch of vanilla and dark roasted malts galore. After a few swirls of my glass, a faint alcohol whiff is detected. The roasted malts and deeeep chocolate permeate my nostrils.

Whoa...intense roasted malts coupled with a nice hoppy counterbalance give this stout some major traction. The malted milk & chocolate I detected in the smell translate into dark bitter, chalky baker's chocolate of the 80% cocoa variety. The hops play a big party in the chalky dry element to this stout. The neck label reads 90 IBU's - so there's some major hop action happening to keep this massive stout from becoming too sweet and cloying. The alcohol is pretty well masked as well.

Mouthfeel is not as thick & oily as I would have guessed. It's a touch thin as the carbonation is fine but fleeting. Heavy-full bodied for sure but not a lot of finesse on the tongue.

Drinkability is good because of the slightly 'watery' mouthfeel, meaning it doesn't seem to engulf your entire palate because there's a bit of ease in the swallow.

Overall a very well made and hugely flavorful RIS. The dry/chalky elements of this highly hopped stout really make it stand out. Too many huge RIS' are too sweet, but this one manages to get the malt barrage in tact while giving the hops some of the spotlight also. Very, very flavorful and surprisingly easy to drink.

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Photo of cnjohn19
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Much like the review below this is the 2009, 10.5% brew...Poured solid black with a slight dark caramel colored head which significantly disappeared during my taste...The foam held to the pint glass and left laces after each drink...Getting cocoa bean, licorice, and toasted malts...Bold, sweet, and bitterness explodes in the taste which are the highlight of this beer...highly recommend this stout for those just getting into stouts and want to experience the 10+% qualities...

bourbon lovers (like myself) will thoroughly enjoy this beer...

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Photo of MasterSki
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is the 2009 release - the recipe must be slightly different, as it lists 10.5% ABV and 90 IBUs. Served in a pint glass.

A - Looks like a good stout should. One finger of mocha foam that dissipates and leaves a ton of lacing. It's pitch black (not even brown at the edges), and there's a bunch of bubbles at the bottom of the glass.

S - Coffee, bittersweet chocolate, roast malt, some dark fruit sweetness as well - plums, currants, etc. There's some hop flavor as well, in a similar vein as fresh Darkness. It's really delicious, but not huge.

T - There's a lot of bitterness in this one - coming from the coffee, bitter chocolate, and even the hops. There is some residual sweetness on the edges of my tongue, but the taste is pretty consistent. Even the aftertaste is kind of bitter. I'm curious to see if this mellows out and sweetens up as it ages.

M - Medium-bodied, with a surprising amount of carbonation tingle to it. Leaves a sticky coating on the inside of my mouth.

D - The surprisingly refreshing mouthfeel and well-hidden ABV make this a very (and dangerously drinkable) stout. I should probably be sipping it, but instead I'm hitting it like an IPA. I'd definitely bring a 4-pack to a party.

It'd be nice if this was made more often than every three years, although it's not like Founder's has any bad brews to displace (they seem to have given up on that quad they made).

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Photo of Bung
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Black pour with dark brown and ruby accents around the edges. A small light brown head arose and disappated, but left a ring around the glass. Real thick with nice sticky lacing on the glass. Founders does an excellent job with obtaining that small sized carbonation that leads to smooth creamy mouthfeel. Smells of roast/burnt malt, coffee and chocolate. Taste is full of nearly burnt tones accented by chocolates and some dark fruits/port. I detect/wonder if they use some oats in this one? Finishes clean but a little warming. No real alcohol presence anywhere in this one other than the slight warming quality.
Had this after an Oskar Blues Ten Fidy. Real similar, but what seperated this was the carbonation and had a little more roasting/burnt malt and coffee. Deserving of a top ten stardard imperial. Overshadowed by Founder's breakfast stouts in aclaim, but this is very worthy.

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Photo of Soneast
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours black in color, maybe some hints of burnt brown coloration in the right light. Pours a rocky two-finger thick, brown colored head that is very creamy with great retention leaving traces of creamy goodness all the way down.

The aroma consists of a heavy roasted malt profile up front with little hints of smokiness as well, followed up by some coffee beans. Followed admirably by a sweet, not-quite-vanilla aroma and just a hint of caramel.

Quite a complex flavor to this beer, roasted malts, coffee, bourbon, chocolate, sweet malts and a vanilla-like (some might say marshmallows) flavors all come through. Leaves a nice, dry coffee bitterness on the tongue. Amazingly well balanced, not too sweet not too bitter. I love it!

Quite an impressive RIS, as a big fan of Founder's Breakfast Stout I couldn't pass this beer up and it proved to live up to my expectations. Rich, complex, balanced and filling. Borderline perfect.

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Photo of jwinship83
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- pours a black body with a finger of beige colored head. The head sticks around for the entire beer and leaves its mark along the sides of my glass.

S- the nose is full of coffee and roasted malts. Some chocolate is detected.

T- very dark and roasted tasting. Lots of coffee and chocolate also. Nice blast of hops at the end.

M- full bodied and rather thick. No trace of the alcohol in this one. Very smooth.

D- a solid RIS that goes down pretty quickly. A few of these in an evening would be a treat. Glad they brought this one back.

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Photo of bound4er
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A. Pours black and thick - the high viscosity actually muffles the sound as it is poured into my glass. A firm pour produced about one finger of dark tan head.

S. Rich roasted malts, creamy vanilla, a hint of booze, coffee and herbal hops.

T. A nice blast of roasted malts and coffee (much like the aroma) starts things off. Then a big hit of piney hops takes over and just expands across your palate. The bitterness here is nicely done. I really like the dryness of this beer - it offers a nice change of pace over many of the sweeter style RIS's on the market.

M. Full bodied and very smooth. Low carbonation.

D. I really struggled with the bitterness of 2008 Breakfast Stout. This is much more to my liking - the high ABV (though well hidden) and overall heaviness keeps this to a "one-and-done" sipper category but it is very tasty none the less. Another 4-pack is definitely in order.

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Photo of wcudwight
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

10w-30 viscosity thick. Pours like a thick black syrup into the glass. Scant tan head with some spotty lacing.
Deep rich roasted malts fill the nose with some coffee aromas and faint citrus fruits.
Wow what a powerful flavor. I am floored by the roasted flavors of this beer. It also taste like you just bit into an espresso bean. Rich bitter dark chocolate and some of the most intense hoppiness I've tasted in an RIS. Citrus and piney hops. The piney hop flavors really come through in the finish. How this beer pulls all of this off while maintaining exceptional balance is mind boggling.
Mouthfeel is icecream smoothie thick. Wonderfully low carbonaton makes the beer just linger on the tongue and attack the tastebuds.
Way to drinkable for such a big beer.

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Photo of sonicdescent
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black with a thin tan head. Leaves a residue down the side of the glass. This stuff pours thick as oil.

Smells of an above average RIS, chocolate, toffee, roasted coffee, you name it, it's here.

Tastes very good and not very overpowering. The tastes from the scent are here and very balanced. This is a slightly less sweet FBS, and it is very good.

Mouth is thick and low/med carbonation. Works well.

If I could pick one company to be distributed here that isn't already, I would likely pick Founders. They have yet to disappoint.

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Photo of dsa7783
3.83/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Single, twelve-ounce bottle...
Appearance: Deep, dark, opaque, ebony hue... Minimal tan, frothy, creamy, head...
Smell: Not as pungent or assertive as I had anticipated for such a weighty imperial stout...
Taste: Rich, creamy, powerful, heady stuff... Mocha, espresso, marshmallows, deep, dark chocolate with a bitter aftertaste... Definitely a high-class RIS...
Mouthfeel: Creamy, rich, thick...
Obviously the overall drinkability took a hit due to the hefty 10% ABV
Good stuff...

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Photo of RustyDiamond
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2008 version...90 IBU's & 10.5% ABV listed on neck of bottle.
Darker than black pour with a striking sandy brown bubbly head. Slick filmy with a few different shapes of bubbles. Boozyness stinging the nostrils with vanilla and hop rounding out the aroma.
Creamy velvet on the lips, with a huge bitter chocolate & hop flavor. Nice yet rigid contrast of flavor. Velvet stout funk felt on the roof of mouth. Really good...really hoppy.

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Photo of younger35
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a four pack of this stuff from Binny's in Buffalo Grove. If this is half as good at other Founders beers I'm in for a real treat. Drank from my Darkness snifter.

Appearance- Pours a super solid black with a small quarter finger dark tan head that recedes fairly quickly. No cap and fairly thin collar leave a drooping bit of thin lacing.
Smell- Very smooth nose with some light milk chocolate and some vanilla cream. A bit of charred roast that gives almost a light nutty like smell. Not as much coffee as I was expecting after reading some of the other reviews. A bit of caramel and light citric kick hides in there somewhere.
Taste- Starts with a bitter chocolate taste that is like biting into a 100% cacao. Roasted malts and diluted coffee are semi acidic and quite tasty. The flavor is somewhat intense yet remains pretty balanced, even minus really any sweetness to counteract the bitterness of the roast. A bit of alcohol shows towards the end but instead of interfering it seems to really add to the beer (if that makes sense). A soft caramel and vanilla aftertaste lingers on and on...
Mouthfeel- Nice solid body with a silky, velvety feel. The carbonation is very light and refined.
Drinkability- After my first sip I felt like the alcohol was a bit much in this. After it warmed a bit the alcohol becomes more of a welcomed part of the mouthfeel and flavor than I've ever experienced in a beer. The body is terrific and this beer goes down WAY to easy. Great stuff, find it!

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Photo of Monkeyknife
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a deep, dark opaque black with a thin, creamy mocha head.

Aroma of dark roasted malts, coffee, caramel, dark chocolate, nuts, vanilla, and bourbon. Very nice.

The taste matches the aroma perfectly. Dark roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, nuts, vanilla. Plus add some dark ripe fruits and booze to top it off. A hoppy bitterness is found in the finish.

Full bodied, rich and smooth, and moderately carbonated.

This one is so easy to enjoy. A must try RIS from Founders.

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Photo of coldmeat23
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

GLASS: Snifter Glass
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 45 degrees
Thanks to MasterSki for this one! Sweet!

This pours like motor oil. Thick, black and viscous. I like. Thin, dark chocolate colored head of foam, which dissipates quickly. Lacing is spotty, but good.

Smells of big, dark roasted malts. Fair amount of dark roasted coffee notes and light scents of dark chocolate. Slight hint of booziness. Slight sweetness.
Smells warm and inviting.

Taste follows the nose. Big, dark roasted malts are, once again, out in front. Nice chocolate and dark coffee presence. Nice, light, hops kiss on the end. Lighter hops presence than expected, thankfully, at 90 IBU's.
At a time where Stouts are all going 'over the top', this one is refreshingly well-balanced. Not that I'm against 'over the top', mind you. It's just nice to have a good, solid, well-balanced stout, every now and then.

Nice medium body. Actually would expect, and like, this to be a little thicker in body. Smooth and creamy, with a touch of slick oiliness. Would love for this to be a bit on the 'chewey' side.

With the excellent balance this beer offers, I find it to be very drinkable. The 10%ABV will keep you from downing multiples, in a single session. The ones that you do get down, though, will be thoroughly enjoyed.

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Photo of BierFan
4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce short brown bottle into a pint glass. The bottle says 10.5% abv and 90 ibu's.

Appearance: Thick black body with a nice brown head. Good head retention.

Smell: The smell is disappointingly light. Roasted and burnt malts.

Taste: Roasted and burnt malts with a nice bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth and velvety.

Not the best imperial stout I've had but it's still better than most.

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Photo of jpiper
4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pitch black with a 1.5 cm coffee foam tan head.

Tons of coffee on the aroma. Some other roasted flavors. Sweet. An inviting smell, though it makes me wonder if this one might be a bit too one dimensional.

Mmmm - roasty and delicious. Very warm. There's a ton of coffee in the middle and coffee bitterness in the finish, but the start is malty sweet with a little nuttiness. This flavor is carried through with the roasted coffee flavors into the finish. There is tons of bitterness in the finish - which actually dominates a little too much for my taste, but enforces the bittersweet chocolate flavor. Ahh, just noticed the 90 IBU's slapped on the neck label.

The first impression even before the flavor on the tongue was the feel past the lips - this beer is viscous - smooth, but thick.

The heat and bitterness limit the drinkability of this beer. This is an extreme sipper.

A good imperial stout, and one which begs for me to open a Péché Mortel for comparison. I love the mouthfeel on this, but the hop bitterness is a little too dominant for me. Perhaps with some age, this beer could be among the better stouts, but fresh it's just a touch abrasive. Still a good IS.

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Photo of BARFLYB
3.88/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a regular snifter. 08-09 winter release. 10.5 %, 90 IBU's. I've been waiting for this for two years & it's finally here, I'm in heaven.

A- Founders IS comes out black from the bottle and is even blacker when condensed in the glass. A very thick looking brew with some tannish bubbles trying to form a head but fail. Just traces of foam here and there condensing towards the middle. Some dots of lace are seen on the glass. Again this is very dark and deep, no getting around it. If i wanted to get even with somebody i would pour this on their favorite garmet.

S- Wow at the malts giving off a creamy vibe with some coffee/chocolate mix following. A lot of roast coming from the malt and coffee as well. Was not expecting any hops but are noted in the smell. Out of all the dark brews founders releases this imperial stout takes a backseat in terms of over-exposure & a nice change. Very mellow nose for such a number of ingredients & IBU range.

T- The roasted and charred character is ever present with the coffee and malt mix. This is evened out with the chocolate malts & others while the hops come through leaving some bitterness taste. Some oatmeal as well. Seeing this is at 90 IBU's i can understand. Some woody character and slight dark fruits on the end. This stout also is on the hot side initially but it adds to the appeal. I know the alcohol is there but I cant pick it up at all giving IS more pluses.

M- Coats the mouth is an understatement, as this glides throughout leaving a slickness & some hottness which i'm diggin at the moment and that's unusual.. Leaving this around for a while is no problem to absorb all th flavors. I'm liking the slight tingle the hops give off. Medium to full bodied for sure, i drank this one way to quick as it's not to sweet or overbearing amazingly. Alcohol does not get in the way although it's felt.

D- With all the complex flavors and a 10.5 ABV this is will be an occasional rarity for me as one was enough. Don't get me wrong as I could drink 2 or 3 but I would rather savor it as this is quite limited. I could see FIS aging nicer than it's family members Breakfast & Kentucky as it's brewed with more of the conventional ingredients without the coffee or bourbon profiles to keep up.

Another one out of the ball park for Founders as they keep it coming with stellar releases. I suggest if you have the access to this seek it out immediately. Now Black Rye is the only release i need before I complete their bottled line up, here's to hoping.

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Photo of SaucyA
4.12/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours an impenetrable black/brown with a quick-receding tan head. Teeny tiny bits of lacing. No crazy legs. Boring.

S - Booze, sweetness, chocolate, mocha, fresh ground coffee, molasses. Hops on top of all that.

T - Extremely hoppy, but it's great. Basically starts with a sweet, boozy, malt presence, and finishes dry, hoppy, and bitter. Lots of chocolate, lots of coffee. Normal Imperial Stout affects and thensome... the huge hops remind me of fresh Expedition. Love it. Only thing that slightly detracts is the booze, but it pretty much adds another level of complexity.

M - Slightly thinner and a little more carbonated than I prefer my stouts, normally.

D - Do you like hoppy stouts? If so, it's extremely drinkable.

Notes: This is a beer I've been waiting a while to try, and it's with great pleasure I'm able to find this in stores, finally.

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Photo of madtowndmb1
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I got to try this tonight and was very pleased.

A: It poured oil black, with a nice tan head

S: Got a little coffee, and chocolate but not much else.

T: I loved it, with the trend seemingly going over the top, this one is very nice. The chocolate and burnt coffee was right up front and damn tasty! The lingering taste was an oak flavor on the back of my tongue, although it doesn't seem to be aged in oak barrels. Very slight hint of the alcohol content!

M: Very smooth, velvety on the back of the tongue with almost no hint of the alcohol content.

D: I love this because I could sit down and have a few of these, without that one and done feeling of some of the Imperial Stouts these days!

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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 1,817 ratings.