Founders Imperial Stout | Founders Brewing Company

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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:
7,848
Reviews:
1,896
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
8.53%
 
 
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4.68/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very very dark brown, nearly black color. Appears very syrupy and thick as it is poured. Small brown head, decent retention. No lacing.

Aroma is of nuts and roasted coffee, with a little bit of booze. Dark chocolate and roasted malts as well.

Lots of fantastic roasted malts up front. Roasted nuttiness, as well. A little bit of alcohol warmth, but overall it is masked pretty well. Surprisingly refreshing for such a heavy stout. Coffee isn't as present as expected, but it's there. That's my only complaint with this one. Just want to reiterate how perfect the use of the malts are in this one.

Full bodied. A little bit more carbonation than you'll see from most Stouts.

Overall, this is a great beer. One of the best Stouts I've had, right up there with Ten FIDY. I prefer this to KBS. Wonderfully roasted malts, perfectly balanced with the coffee and nuttiness. There may be stronger Stouts out there, but you won't find many as balanced as this one.

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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
4.34 out of 5 based on 7,848 ratings.
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