Founders Grand Rapids Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 17.11%
Wants: 9
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bung on 09-12-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 32 | Reviews: 6
Photo of Bung
4.13/5  rDev +1%
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.

Photo of JDizzle
4.05/5  rDev -1%
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!

Photo of SerialTicker
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of a sampler at Founders.

Appearance: Black with a brown head. Pretty good lacing. Would look nice in a pint.

Smell: Ash and roastiness. The ash sort of aroma threw me off a bit just because I wasn't expecting it, but it's nice. Am I drinking the same beer as others here? Doesn't seem that way.

Taste/feel: Nice body. Not too heavy. Roastiness with the coffee. Some dark chocolate. The ash is a bit strong on the aftertaste, and was a turn off for others I was with. Reasonable amount of bitterness. A pretty big stout overall. Well crafted.

Photo of Avagadro
4.39/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

Photo of Captainren
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - I love the appearance of a well made stout set in front of me right after coming from a nitro-tap: the falling mocha snow looked fantastic and as it settled, a great thick and rich looking head formed perfect for mustache rides.

S - Roasty, hoppy and a little bit malty. All smooth...

T - Not a surprise from Founders, it has a nice bitter/hoppy taste to it with hints of coffee as it warms up. Compared to many other Founders stouts it's rather simple, but in a good way.

M - The nitro-tap defiantly gives this version a big advantage in this category. It's very smooth and creamy just as the thick, rich looking head would have you expect.

O - I'm glad I happen to come in when they had the nitro-tap pour going on. The only thing my beer was missing was a cliché symbol such as a hop drawn in to the moldable thick head the beer had; but hey, they are bartenders, not baristas.

Photo of Flux
4.58/5  rDev +12%
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.

Founders Grand Rapids Stout from Founders Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.