Founders Imperial Stout | Founders Brewing Company

Founders Imperial StoutFounders Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
96.4%
Liked This Beer
4.36 w/ 7,874 ratings
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
Ranking:
#314
Reviews:
1,903
Ratings:
7,874
Liked:
7,589
Avg:
4.36/5
pDev:
8.49%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
754
Gots:
2,459
Trade:
143
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Ratings: 7,874 |  Reviews: 1,903
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4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Founders. There were aromas of coffee beans and chocolate. In the mouth it was powerful with a slightly bitter finish from the hops. Overall this was quite nice an powerful but did not have the complexity and balance of the KBS. I would love to have a few bottles of this to age.

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into an American style tumbler pint...

Appearance: Thick, thick black. Impervious to light. Brown head.

Smell: Licorice at first. Chocolate and alcohol as it warms.

Taste: Alcohol with roasty malt in the front. Hint of chocolate in the finish

Mouthfeel: Viscous. Almost oily (like used engine oil....mmmm).

Drinkability: Smooth and warming. I could drink a few at 10% which is dangerous.

Overall a very good beer. I'd pick up an Old Rasputin from Trader Joe's rather than go out of my way for this one, but this is definately worth trying if you come across it.

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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 96.4% out of 100 with 7,874 ratings
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