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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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5,617 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,617
Reviews: 1,587
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 504
Gots: 1,351 | FT: 117
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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Hootie159

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-15-2014 03:14:15 | More by Hootie159
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Buschyfor3

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-15-2014 00:18:24 | More by Buschyfor3
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

4.65/5  rDev +6.4%

A - Pours as black as a witches soul with a dark frappa head that holds very well as it clings to the glass. A dark espresso ring forms with lots of dark lacing.

S - Smells like a glass of crushed whoppers and the strongest chocolate milk in existence, very bready, vanilla, full on leather, the most leather I've ever smelled in a beer. Earthy, doughy yeast, maraschino cherry juice, chocolate cake batter.

T - Chocolate cake batter, undercooked fudge brownies, charred cherries, roasted nuts(covered in chocolate of course), very yeasty, coffee comes through on the back end with some rounding bitterness. Finishes is dry with some acidity mixed in.

M - Thick and viscous to the max, full creamy body, a flood of silk, dry roasted finish.

This is one of the best Imperial Stouts I've had the opportunity to drink. Every time I drink, I like it better. Its a bold yeasty chocolate bomb in your face. There are so many layers to this beer. Do not pass this up!

08-14-2014 01:14:13 | More by StaveHooks
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shortbus126

Oklahoma

4.85/5  rDev +11%

08-13-2014 23:20:27 | More by shortbus126
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Scott_Thomas

Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev -14%

08-13-2014 20:44:31 | More by Scott_Thomas
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JulioH

Florida

4.79/5  rDev +9.6%

This beer is so smooth and silky, it is almost unbelievable it is widely available.

Pours a black beer. Very little foam forms, almost typical of imperial stouts. Smells like roasts, chocolate, coffee. No trace of alcohol. Taste is "silky smooth" to quote the Zohan. Mouthfeel is amazing. This beer feels like chocolate milk. Great consistency. Not heady.

08-13-2014 16:01:43 | More by JulioH
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MilwaukeeBeerMaker

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-13-2014 14:22:49 | More by MilwaukeeBeerMaker
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archero

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3%

08-13-2014 12:54:33 | More by archero
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Dmad34

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4nimal

California

4/5  rDev -8.5%

08-12-2014 22:26:16 | More by 4nimal
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getkrunkhoe

California

5/5  rDev +14.4%

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kduf

California

4/5  rDev -8.5%

08-12-2014 19:13:56 | More by kduf
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GeorgeCarroll

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-12-2014 19:11:46 | More by GeorgeCarroll
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Intelbeerlord

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +3%

08-12-2014 17:37:19 | More by Intelbeerlord
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WoostaBia

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-12-2014 15:13:18 | More by WoostaBia
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epyon396

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.5%

08-12-2014 05:02:57 | More by epyon396
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blbarnett3

Virginia

4/5  rDev -8.5%

08-12-2014 01:31:22 | More by blbarnett3
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MikesnoHSL

Florida

4.56/5  rDev +4.3%

08-11-2014 23:44:03 | More by MikesnoHSL
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HoudiniRN

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -8.5%

08-11-2014 23:42:17 | More by HoudiniRN
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AZBeerDude

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-11-2014 21:50:22 | More by AZBeerDude
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billnet

Georgia

4/5  rDev -8.5%

08-11-2014 18:24:01 | More by billnet
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bcoyle

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3%

08-11-2014 17:55:12 | More by bcoyle
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Iparedman

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.5%

08-11-2014 01:13:25 | More by Iparedman
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-10-2014 00:24:25 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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SjConroy

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -25.6%

08-09-2014 23:42:50 | More by SjConroy
Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,617 ratings.