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Founders Grand Rapids Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Grand Rapids Stout
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 17.23%
Wants: 8
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bung on 09-12-2011)
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Reviews by Avagadro:
Photo of Avagadro
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: G.R. Stout holds an ominous black color, and let's little light through even when swirled.

S: the nose is strong, with coffee, pacific northwest hops, and a touch of chocolate.

T: fairly dry and hoppy, with heavy roasted coffee upfront, followed by piney hops. The lingering impression left is that of dark chocolate.

M: somewhat thin, with good carbonation, and just a touch on the sticky side.

O: absolutely delicious. I feel that this is founders' rendition of my beloved Kalamazoo stout, as the two are nearly identical. I am quite happy I was able to make it to the taproom to try this brew.

Avagadro, Sep 23, 2011
More User Reviews:
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

spkissane, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

jbh26, Feb 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Danielr26, Dec 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

AndrewKroll, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of Bung
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tap at Founders.
About black pour, nice tan head. Sticks quite well.

Aroma, Nice roast malt, chocolate, cocoa, some coffee.

Taste matches. More coffee and roast, especially in the finish. Roast is pretty husky there also.
Waiter said this wasn't a milk stout, but tasted similar. I almost have a hard time believing it is not. The lactose sugar does not seem to show it self though, so I'll say this is just an American stout

Creamy medium body drinks very easily. A milk stout without the lactose.

Another stand out stout from Founders. Reminds me a bit of Bells Double Cream.

Bung, Sep 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

robriley, Oct 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

zoso1967, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

TCgoalie, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of JDizzle
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this at Founders. It was poured from a Nitro tap into a pint glass.

Pours really dark with a mocha head that looked so creamy from the nitro. Lacing followed the whole way down.

It smells like your average stout with a little hop nose and roasted malt with a tinge of coffee,

It's a really good stout. A great example for the style. Really good roasted malt flavor and little smokiness. Some coffee and chocolate notes come through, but sublte. There is also a little hop presence that I really like in a stout.

The mouthfeel is thick and creamy due to the Nitro. Great!

I expected nothing less from Founders. My favorite brewery, making great beers!

JDizzle, Oct 19, 2011
Photo of Flux
4.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Nitro-tap in pint glass.

A- Dark mocha colored head. super tight bubbles and a thick head. lacing persists to the very last drop.

S- Dark and roasty. not a lot of hops in the background.

T- Roasted malts, molasess, coffee/maybe some cocoa. I do get kind of this banana peel taste in the background. don't know if it's just because it's on nitro...Not too sweet at all. It's a really good balance between bitter and malty.

M- pretty much amazing. like a cafe' latte with cream on top. Full bodied with tight bubbles that really let you experience the full flavors of a stout without letting CO2 get in the way.

Overall I really enjoy this beer. it's easily drinkable and smooth. the only thing better than this is their Frangelic Stout on nitro.

Flux, Oct 05, 2011
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Founders Grand Rapids Stout from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.