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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 5,477
Reviews: 1,579
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 492
Gots: 1,310 | FT: 112
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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Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.5%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev -8.5%

01-10-2014 05:21:10 | More by UcDru
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Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

01-10-2014 04:07:41 | More by bram325
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illeagle05

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

01-10-2014 04:02:34 | More by illeagle05
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Mikeypnh

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +3%

01-10-2014 02:38:09 | More by Mikeypnh
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rEBELlION

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3%

01-10-2014 01:29:10 | More by rEBELlION
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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3%

01-09-2014 23:42:56 | More by KeyWestGator
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Tone2467

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3%

01-09-2014 23:32:35 | More by Tone2467
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starkmarvelo

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3%

01-09-2014 23:19:26 | More by starkmarvelo
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Qwest_35

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

01-09-2014 23:08:46 | More by Qwest_35
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gory4d

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3%

01-09-2014 22:20:03 | More by gory4d
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Newbiebeer

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

01-09-2014 21:31:04 | More by Newbiebeer
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HeadieBrews

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +3%

01-09-2014 21:25:49 | More by HeadieBrews
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robgage

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

01-09-2014 21:20:59 | More by robgage
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Cory-WC

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

01-09-2014 05:54:23 | More by Cory-WC
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kylelenk

Michigan

4.23/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - One of the darkest beers I've ever seen. Once again, a complete absence of light here. Produces a Founders muddy head that dissipates and leaves little lacing around the edges of the glass. If you enjoy this over a period of time, the lacing leaves sticky residue stains on the walls of the glassware behind.

S - Smokey malts mix with bitter, melted dark chocolate a just a tiny hint of espresso. Fans of Founders Breakfast Stout will no doubt find familiar things here. Very mellow presence of alcohol in the scent that is largely masked by the grain here.

T - I can't say much more than unbelievably balance. You can look for almost anything here and undoubtably will find it. There is the huge dark chocolate/espresso profile you'd normally find from the category but it is also surprisingly hopped. It has just enough smoke that makes drinking it incredibly easy.

M - Founders Imperial Stout has quite a chewy and viscous profile. Light/med carbonated body hides the alcohol quite well.

O - Solid offering in any format (tap or bottle). Have had it with a few years on it and the beer will continue to develop if you lay it down.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 05:52:23 | More by kylelenk
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rct

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

01-09-2014 02:11:09 | More by rct
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AGust82

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

01-09-2014 01:55:13 | More by AGust82
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tmaestro

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

01-09-2014 01:41:11 | More by tmaestro
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abex44

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

01-09-2014 00:39:55 | More by abex44
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TheFizzinator

Minnesota

3.8/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is a pitch black with no discernible amount of head retention at all. Its smells of tobacco, coffee and raw berries but a very subtle smell; not in your face whatsoever. It tastes like a sweetened molasses that goes well with the thickness of the beer. Has notes of coffee, blackberries, and chocolate but more in the finish as the molasses is the overwhelming quality of the beer. Light carbonation but with a thick mouthfeel was a pleasurable combination.

Not really very boozy either which you might expect at over 10% ABV. A very solid stout.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 22:52:00 | More by TheFizzinator
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Ohio

4/5  rDev -8.5%

01-08-2014 19:22:45 | More by WesMantooth
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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3%

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South Dakota

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Michigan

5/5  rDev +14.4%

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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,477 ratings.