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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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6,024 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,024
Reviews: 1,606
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 555
Gots: 1,447 | FT: 120
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 SomethingClever
4.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into snifter

A: Dark as the soul of a serial killer, beautiful tight Hershey colored head that is gone in a flash

S: deep fig, chocolate, nice roast and licorice smell too

T: chocolate charr as it pushes a roast coffee with a sweet licorice taste and a slight metallic on the end

M: this beer you have to chew and it just envelops and coats your tongue and clings on after you have finished

O: one of the best overall Imperial Stouts. It has a deep thick texture and a great deep chocolate roast taste. This beer is a little better without the age but it's still pretty great right now.

SomethingClever, Nov 14, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev -0.9%

Merl77, Nov 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

Trashcat, Nov 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14%

SteveD082791, Nov 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

olradetbalder, Nov 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

mbmiche, Nov 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

lanciloti, Nov 13, 2014
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4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

aoampm, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of Bshaw22
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Drank this with about 11 months on it. I like this beer fresh but it is soooo smith with a little bit of age.
Chocolate on the nose with some burnt malt.
Followed suite with taste
Appearance is beautiful. Brown thick lacing.
Perfect version of the style.

Bshaw22, Nov 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

kotzbauerm, Nov 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

TomO23, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of flyingpig
4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

355ml Bottle from Good Spirits Co., Glasgow (£4.00):

Pitch, opaque black with a still body & topped with a chocolate coloured head that's creamy & bigger than expected given the abv.

Strong with lots of coffee & roasted notes, strong chocolate too with some sweetness & a little alcohol. A big beer but the alcohol isn't overpowering & some dark fruits, smoky notes & sugars come through as well.

Strong again with big chocolate flavours & a smokey taste with some coffee. Touches of alcohol come through as well & a milky chocolate taste. Darker fruits appears towards the end with some strong malts & roasted flavours with some sweetness at the end.

Huge at 10.5% but incredibly easy to drink with most of the alcohol hidden. Silky smooth & full bodied with tonnes of flavour & almost no carbonation making it seem quite ceamy & boozy. A warming finish that is quite sweet too.

Another amazing Fonders beer, I'm disappointed I didn't grab more when I had the chance. Maybe not as good as their Breakfast Stout but still an excellent beer & a must try.

flyingpig, Nov 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.92/5  rDev -10.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

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4.3/5  rDev -1.4%

Stillmakingnoise, Nov 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

wulfie85, Nov 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Whiskeydeez, Nov 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.6/5  rDev +5.5%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Sir_Goatman, Nov 08, 2014
Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 6,024 ratings.