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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Imperial StoutFounders Imperial Stout

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6,316 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,316
Reviews: 1,644
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 591
Gots: 1,620 | FT: 123
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-12-2005

90 IBU
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,316 | Reviews: 1,644 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of ductape28
4.06/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeM417
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CowsandBeer
3.69/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a Bruery tulip glass. Bottled on 12/02/2014.
Appearance: Pours a half finger of dark brown head with a reddish tint. Body is completely black as expected with nice creamy lacing on the sides. Not unlike Yeti.
Aroma: Lots of burnt black malts, brown sugar, super dark chocolate, some roasted coffee and cream, and a slight vinous note.
Taste: Burnt black malts, bitter coffee and cream, and a warming spike of booze in the middle with a bitter green finish.
Mf: Starts with a creamy and heavy mouthfeel and ends on a dry and chalky note.
Overall: A big hefty American stout that I struggle to drink. It’s got nice notes of dark roasted coffee and cream but these are overtaken by lots of burnt black malts and a bitter finish. As it warms it does mellow out a bit and becomes more enjoyable. Imagine chocolate covered espresso beans, awesome for some, too much for others.

Photo of brewduder
4.11/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2013. So good. Really mellowed out

Photo of RAlmeida77
4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MiWolfman
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OKCNittany
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of snotster
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of RJM1978
4.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Oldejoe
4.3/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Looks dark, rich, mild frothy
Smell alcohol dominated, spicey, touch of tar
Taste heavier on bitters and toasted oats than the malts
Mouth rich, dense, chewy
Overall really good but my own preference is for maltier

Photo of RayReed522
4.01/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwwjd
4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of crobinso
3.9/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Duoglass
4.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dd43
4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gator_Nation
4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mzablocki
4.84/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Weaselbob74
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlbertVogler
4.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of snarygare
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Acubflem
4.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cacrockettman
4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ruzzal
4.79/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Monsta-beer-drinker
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jakep2021
4.19/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 6,316 ratings.