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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 5,486
Reviews: 1,580
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 492
Gots: 1,317 | 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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PaulyB83

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4.39/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled 01/12/14

A- Pours deep jet black, small milk chocolate head that hung around, good amount of alcohol legs.

S- Dark fruits, dried cherry. bitter chocolate, coffee, some alcohol, light amount of soy sauce.

T- Lots of roasts, coffee, chocolate, not as bitter as I was thinking it would be, very smooth, I bit of an unripe banana, light amount of hops on the finish, ABV pretty well hidden. Nice coffee acidity to it.

M- Heavy but on the lighter side of heavy, not quite a sipper.

O- This is one of the best Imperial stouts out there and something I would choose over even some barrel aged stouts. I might say I like this more than KBS. Really feel spoiled here in Michigan being around so much FIS, Expedition, and Plead the 5th.

Serving type: bottle

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4.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Jim for this one, putting auto parts on our shelves and this beer in my mitts. Center poured this out of the bottle into an imperial pint glass. Pitch black in the glass with about an inch of dark brown head. Beer fridge at 48 degrees, so no waiting.

This smells great, the chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, and just a faint touch of soy sauce. Just a hint of hops, was a little concerned when I saw the 90 IBU's.

Tastes as good as it smells.

This is the way a stout is supposed to feel like in your mouth.

Overall a very nice stout, will look for it this winter. I'd recommend this to any stout drinker.

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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,486 ratings.