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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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Aficionado_Shawn

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3%

08-05-2014 01:46:05 | More by Aficionado_Shawn
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Moneyman11

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

08-05-2014 00:35:14 | More by Moneyman11
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mxracercam

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -42.8%

08-04-2014 20:32:43 | More by mxracercam
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sbart518

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.5%

08-04-2014 18:30:32 | More by sbart518
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a_beckman25

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-04-2014 14:26:03 | More by a_beckman25
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jburns301

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-04-2014 02:47:44 | More by jburns301
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DrewRPS

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3%

08-04-2014 02:32:35 | More by DrewRPS
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Hrodebert

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

08-04-2014 01:50:46 | More by Hrodebert
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ripps1

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-03-2014 23:07:16 | More by ripps1
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SE-VAbeerdrink

Virginia

3/5  rDev -31.4%

08-03-2014 18:11:01 | More by SE-VAbeerdrink
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Gasc0igne

Australia

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-03-2014 08:43:40 | More by Gasc0igne
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BrewmanCapote

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3%

08-02-2014 23:02:43 | More by BrewmanCapote
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BeerNutz324

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-02-2014 22:26:18 | More by BeerNutz324
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dgeebs07

New York

4/5  rDev -8.5%

08-02-2014 17:05:54 | More by dgeebs07
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OneTime


4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-02-2014 01:19:11 | More by OneTime
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Swettenham_Shire

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-01-2014 23:59:36 | More by Swettenham_Shire
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oxfordmini

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

08-01-2014 19:10:48 | More by oxfordmini
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MaxPowers

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3%

08-01-2014 18:29:11 | More by MaxPowers
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Kruxx

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-01-2014 14:33:26 | More by Kruxx
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Big_Dave

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-01-2014 08:07:51 | More by Big_Dave
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Wowcoolman

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-01-2014 04:08:05 | More by Wowcoolman
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mabermud

Washington

4.55/5  rDev +4.1%

This handsome looking beer was systematically poured into a brandy snifter. The almost non-existent, beige, and wispy head quickly retreated to the boundaries of it's temporary confinement. With a twirl of the glass I can see the minimal head leave fine, smooth, slick, and slippery legs. They make the side of the glass melt. The body of this manly looking stout is solid black. When held up to the sun, no light can penetrate the dense, thick liquid.

The aroma is rich and creamy. The smell of the roasted malted barly, vanilla, and lactose, make me wish this beer would warm up more quickly. After a few more deep inhalations, I can faintly smell some background alcohol.

For me, the taste is rich and complex. It makes a very deep run at your tastebuds. There is quite a bit of rich, roasted flavor up front. In this stout you also get a brown sugar, molasses, vanilla, and bitter + sweet flavor. The taste is intense on my palate and the alcohol is disguised very well. There is a barely noticeable amount of heat.

Mouthfeel is velvety and smooth. There is medium carbonation and some viscosity. The medium and dense carb is chewy.

For me this stout is robust and savory. This reminds me of Ten Fidy. I do not think I would be able to tell you which is better. I probably wouldn't be able to tell them apart in a blind taste test. I really like this stout. Good stuff and highly recommended.

08-01-2014 03:10:56 | More by mabermud
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Velunas

California

4/5  rDev -8.5%

08-01-2014 02:51:50 | More by Velunas
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stevehagy

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

07-31-2014 11:13:39 | More by stevehagy
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Lucasrjoel


3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

07-31-2014 04:23:40 | More by Lucasrjoel
Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,617 ratings.