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Flounders Imperial Stout.. Glass bottled dented?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by BradtheGreat7, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. BradtheGreat7

    BradtheGreat7 Savant (330) Ohio Jul 22, 2011

    Hello all. We finally received Founders Imperial Stout today in my area. When I got the 4 pk home I took then out to store and noticed 2 of the glass bottles had almost like indentions along the crease of where the bottle was put together. I've bought a lot of founders brews in my time and I've never had this. I'm almost afraid to open it afraid the beer will be defected. Any info about this? I know the store I buy from take care of their beer, and I'd feel better if the beer was poured into a bottle already with a dent lol. That would mean the brew hasn't been messed with. But is this on the distributor? Someone please give me some good news and some reassurance.
     
  2. draheim

    draheim Poobah (1,110) Washington Sep 18, 2010 Verified

    If the label says Flounders I'm guessing you got a bootleg beer.
     
  3. BeastLU

    BeastLU Advocate (550) Virginia Dec 20, 2012

    It had to have been made like that. Theres no way it wouldn't break if that happened after bottling.
     
  4. Either that, or it's the official beer of the Delta Tau Chi fraternity ;) ...
     
  5. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (645) Texas Nov 27, 2011 Verified

    That'll teach him to buy his beer off a guy with a blanket covered in bootleg CD's and purses....

    :p
     
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  6. beerborn

    beerborn Savant (345) Georgia Jan 22, 2012

    Drink, enjoy, post results.
     
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  7. acurtis

    acurtis Poobah (1,280) New Jersey Sep 27, 2010 Verified

    I just saw some Breakfast stout bottles that are exactly the same. They must have gotten a bad batch of bottles. Almost looks like they were over heated. The bottle I saw was almost square.
     
  8. jbck109

    jbck109 Savant (400) Michigan May 30, 2010 Verified

    I got a backwoods with a very small indent, also on the seam of the bottle, a few years ago. The beer was perfectly fine, my guess is that bottles just occasionally have defects. Nothing to worry about.
     
  9. jhartley

    jhartley Poobah (1,145) Florida Aug 22, 2010 Verified

    Sounds fishy to me. :D

    Sorry I couldn't help myself.
     
  10. Lordquackingstic

    Lordquackingstic Advocate (540) New York Jun 14, 2011 Verified

    I had the same problem, I just bought a 4 pack with a crease in each bottle, didn't notice until I got home. I had one two nights ago and ever since I've been sick, but I highly doubt it has anything to do with the shape of the bottle though, or even the beer itself, just weird timing.
     
  11. jesskidden

    jesskidden Champion (835) New Jersey Aug 10, 2005 Subscriber

    Not necessarily.
     
  12. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poobah (1,045) Wisconsin Nov 16, 2012 Verified

    Its fine, I've noticed a decent # of Founders bottles that are shaped strangely at the seam- halfway to having a flat side, rather than being perfectly curved like bottles normally are.
     
  13. draheim

    draheim Poobah (1,110) Washington Sep 18, 2010 Verified

    Well played. But they don't have an imperial stout.
     
  14. jesskidden

    jesskidden Champion (835) New Jersey Aug 10, 2005 Subscriber

    As soon as they figure out how to dent their bottles, they will.
     
  15. I noticed the glass was slightly flat on one side of my Founders Imperial Stout as well. Purchased 4-4 pks today. Oh well, it drinks like a champ. Another great beer from them. Viciousknishs review is spot on.
     
  16. I have had a DFH 60 min and the bottle at the beck looked like a finger poked the bottle while still hot. Beer was fine.

    Enjoy
     
  17. CellarGimp

    CellarGimp Savant (475) Missouri Sep 14, 2011

    The Russian Imperial Stout defected. I see what you did there.
     
  18. NickyDee21

    NickyDee21 Savant (450) Pennsylvania Dec 23, 2011 Verified

    Had the same thing happen to me with devil dance last summer. Beer tasted fine to me
     
  19. Immortale25

    Immortale25 Champion (795) North Carolina May 13, 2011 Verified

    Had a bottle of BrewDog/Mikkeller Devine Rebel 2010 that had the same kind of dents you're talking about and I had never seen it before either. Just drank it a few weeks ago and it was fine. No idea how that could happen.
     
  20. Flounders Imperial Stout.. Glass bottled dented?

    Cool , Sounds like an easy one to make a pipe out of .:D
     
  21. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Savant (400) New York Aug 1, 2012 Verified

    No picture?
     
  22. mountsnow1010

    mountsnow1010 Savant (370) Vermont Jan 23, 2009

    All these people talking about dented bottles. Can we PLEASE get a picture in here?!
     
  23. paulys55

    paulys55 Advocate (735) Pennsylvania Aug 2, 2010 Verified

    I think all the jokes have been covered so I will answer seriously. The imperfection in the bottle happened before it was filled with beer (you can't "bend" cold glass) and as long as the beer is not leaking out, there is nothing to fear. At the very least, you have a collectible bottle. Cheers.
     
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  24. mountsnow1010

    mountsnow1010 Savant (370) Vermont Jan 23, 2009

    Aw, beat me to it.
     
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  25. BradtheGreat7

    BradtheGreat7 Savant (330) Ohio Jul 22, 2011

    I don't understand the jabs in comparing deformed shaped bottles to anything bootleg lol. I'm talking about beer, not coach purses. I didn't exactly go in looking for a good deal on a coach purse lol. Anyway... Back to the bottles, I'll try to post a photo tomorrow morning and I'm not sure I can even do that using a mobile inet from an iPhone, but I'll see what I can do. I think this would have been completely different if it were the first time I had this brew, but I've had it many times. I did bust open the worst of the 3 bottles and it was as GREAT as ever! I appreciate all the replies though. Its good to know others have had beers from founders with the same sort of bottle issues and It clearly must be just some bottles that come like that given its not only their imperial stout. So we have that cleared up, why not debate another topic? Is there a better RIS on the market?? I'm not talking about limited, brewed only once stouts.. I'm talking something that comes every single year or available year round. The stone IRS comes to mind, but this Founders IS is ridiculously grand. Ive never had any of the dark lords, but I'm confident enough to throw this Founders Stout up beside anything.
     
  26. bozodogbreath

    bozodogbreath Advocate (520) Indiana Oct 19, 2006 Verified

    I once bought a Rotex watch for $15.
     
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  27. crusian

    crusian Advocate (640) Oregon May 14, 2010

    Lots of theirs are. Get over it. It still holds beer. No big deal.
     
  28. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poobah (1,240) Pennsylvania Dec 4, 2004 Verified

    In total agreement with paulys55 although the smart@ss side of me wants to say you need to keep that quiet lest some macro marketing beer giant will steal the idea as another new twist to sell their alien secretion passed off as "beer".