Imperial Stout | Founders Brewing Company

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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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
1,917
Ratings:
7,926
pDev:
8.49%
 
 
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1/5  rDev -77.1%

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1/5  rDev -77.1%

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1/5  rDev -77.1%

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1/5  rDev -77.1%

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1.31/5  rDev -70%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

Roasty and boozy. Nothing special. I don't get this at all.

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1.5/5  rDev -65.6%

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2/5  rDev -54.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Too much bourbon taste , for me

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2/5  rDev -54.1%

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2/5  rDev -54.1%

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2/5  rDev -54.1%

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2.15/5  rDev -50.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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2.25/5  rDev -48.4%

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2.32/5  rDev -46.8%

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2.37/5  rDev -45.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

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2.44/5  rDev -44%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Power backed stout hold your socks on when u Drink this one

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Photo of KWolf
2.48/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev -42.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -42.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -42.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -42.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -42.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -42.7%

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2.68/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This one had a barrel aged taste, had a hangover the next day

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2.7/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Black as motor oil, and pours like it too. Seems quite thick. Messed up the pour a bit so there wasn't much of a head. Though what is there is creamy and brown. A quick swirl churns up a bit of a creamy head which lingers a while. Leaves some bubbles on the glass but not any lacing.

S: I'm still training my nose...i find the strongest note to be of bitter chocolate with some small amount of coffee coming through. Smells of alcohol. Aroma doesn't overwhelm me. As it warms the chocolate notes seem to come out a bit.

T:Roasted malts are there as the first note. The other thing i notice is ALCOHOL. the 10% hits me right in the face. There when you swallow too. There is a sweetness that you get in the front that gives way to a hoppy finish that intensifies a moment after you swallow which combined with the alcohol bite is borderline aggressive. As it warms the chocolate and sweetness come out a bit more at the beginning. Let it warm further and the bite isn't quite as harsh.

M: Definitely coats your mouth. Pretty thick beer.

D: I'm nearly having to fight this one down, though not quite. Certainly couldn't drink more than one of these. It's pretty intense.

Overall i think i may just not be ready for a beer like this. This was pretty aggressive on the palate. I'm fairly new into the craft beer scene (been about a year or so now) and am still trying to learn to critique my beers more analytically. I've never been super fond of stouts....but this one seems a bit much. Perhaps it's simply be ahead of my league given its high praise on BA.

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2.75/5  rDev -36.9%

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Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 7,926 ratings