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Founders Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Imperial StoutFounders Imperial Stout

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5,495 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,495
Reviews: 1,580
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 492
Gots: 1,318 | 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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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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Vinyl_on_Tap

Texas

4/5  rDev -8.5%

07-17-2014 07:46:51 | More by Vinyl_on_Tap
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ajevne

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +14.4%

07-17-2014 04:18:35 | More by ajevne
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MrJolly

Arizona

5/5  rDev +14.4%

07-17-2014 00:57:29 | More by MrJolly
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sourdog

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

07-16-2014 23:43:11 | More by sourdog
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Fr0stb1te

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -8.5%

07-16-2014 21:39:27 | More by Fr0stb1te
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Stephenjtorres

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

07-16-2014 21:10:10 | More by Stephenjtorres
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astahler

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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Willcook

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3%

07-16-2014 18:37:22 | More by Willcook
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Desimoaj


4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

07-16-2014 16:52:45 | More by Desimoaj
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jrdaniel859

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

07-16-2014 16:11:23 | More by jrdaniel859
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Buttstallion

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

07-16-2014 16:00:29 | More by Buttstallion
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Ssippisam

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

07-16-2014 15:42:31 | More by Ssippisam
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Col_Custard

New York

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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appetiteforparis

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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Shandycan

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3%

07-16-2014 12:07:46 | More by Shandycan
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danwho

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

07-15-2014 21:32:47 | More by danwho
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TheMustiestGooch


4.5/5  rDev +3%

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supaadam

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

07-15-2014 19:49:24 | More by supaadam
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mwbbq

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3%

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Sarge3130

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

07-15-2014 15:03:38 | More by Sarge3130
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Stillyman11

Michigan

4/5  rDev -8.5%

07-15-2014 04:24:26 | More by Stillyman11
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majorbase2

Wisconsin

4.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very very dark brown, nearly black color. Appears very syrupy and thick as it is poured. Small brown head, decent retention. No lacing.

Aroma is of nuts and roasted coffee, with a little bit of booze. Dark chocolate and roasted malts as well.

Lots of fantastic roasted malts up front. Roasted nuttiness, as well. A little bit of alcohol warmth, but overall it is masked pretty well. Surprisingly refreshing for such a heavy stout. Coffee isn't as present as expected, but it's there. That's my only complaint with this one. Just want to reiterate how perfect the use of the malts are in this one.

Full bodied. A little bit more carbonation than you'll see from most Stouts.

Overall, this is a great beer. One of the best Stouts I've had, right up there with Ten FIDY. I prefer this to KBS. Wonderfully roasted malts, perfectly balanced with the coffee and nuttiness. There may be stronger Stouts out there, but you won't find many as balanced as this one.

Serving type: bottle

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Nedster10

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -42.8%

07-15-2014 02:27:27 | More by Nedster10
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High_Society

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3%

07-15-2014 02:17:29 | More by High_Society
Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,495 ratings.