Founders Imperial Stout | Founders Brewing Company

BA SCORE
96
world-class
7,870 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Founders Imperial StoutFounders Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
75 IBU

Added by mjohn27603 on 01-13-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
7,870
Reviews:
1,902
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
8.53%
 
 
Wants:
756
Gots:
2,454
For Trade:
143
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 7,870 |  Reviews: 1,902
Photo of jh1982
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of Beezee
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of raindogx
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of jlbreeden
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of Photekut
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of Desaparecido
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of troegaarden
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of George1799
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of kkrez
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of Shruggy
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of mark14580
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of mzeld
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of dbkdev
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of Dwtucker90
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of beerman999999
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of Jordanmtate
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of Tenor
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Pardon my limited vocabulary!

A- Voluptuously thick, viscous, syrupy, lacing that does not stay around too long...

S- Toasty, medium roasted coffee, just a faint astringency

T- Russian Imperial Stouts have a common character that causes my senses to have to re-calibrate! There is coffee, chocolate, and some hops but the balance is done so well that I have a hard time differentiating much.

M- Chewy, quite a bite at the end

O- I don;t think this is a beginner's beer! Definitely one to aspire to, however. So much is going on here, I can't wait to enjoy another one.

 612 characters

Photo of cates1tg
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of xxcarpxx
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of GRG1313
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of Jirin
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of buffs9
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of Trailmix242
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of wolfeman007
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of tridge85
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
4.34 out of 5 based on 7,870 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.