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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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97
world-class

5,768 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,768
Reviews: 1,594
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 514
Gots: 1,394 | FT: 119
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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From notes on 1/3/14

Wow is this black. Even the head is a major shade of blackish brown. Had to pour very hard to get the head. Smells like cocoa pebbles. Minimal roast smell, lots of chocolate. Flavor is all chocolate. Not any alcohol taste, even though it is 10.5%. This is easily the thickest beer I've ever felt. Even thicker than Bourbon County. There is some peaty roast flavors as well now that I've gotten used to the chocolate. I’m sure as I drink more, I’ll taste more.

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12 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter

A: It's like a black hole, so dark that it absorbs the light around it. The pour releases a nice deep brown mocha head that is minimal and leaves rapidly with only a collar left behind.

S: Sweet with that characteristic RIS smell that immediately tips you off to know that it is world class.

T: Smooth, sweet malts with a bit of roast. This is just super easy to drink with only a slight bit of warming from the elevated ABV, but that is a part of the RIS and it isn't a burn.

M: Velvety smooth and just a bit viscous.

O: Reminds me a lot of Bell's Expedition Stout. This is delicious and I would gladly take this over KBS and FBS for sure.

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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,768 ratings.