Founders Imperial Stout | Founders Brewing Company

BA SCORE
96
world-class
7,848 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:
7,848
Reviews:
1,896
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
8.53%
 
 
Wants:
747
Gots:
2,453
For Trade:
144
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 7,848 |  Reviews: 1,896
Photo of Cris4545
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of cdtoffers
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of KG710
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of BeerSnobsUnited
4.56/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Dark as night. No light was able to penetrate this abyssal blackness. To dark to see carbonation streams or yeast chunks. Head poured a two finger dark mocha cap, smooth at first and slowly becoming more rocky as it settled. A fine cap retains the entire time. Lacing had thick streamers and dissipated into dalmatian like dots.

Smell: Aggressive chocolate and coffee clash instead of blending. Both try to take the spotlight, while subtle caramel and hints of vanilla sit in the back ground. The roasted notes add more complexity and depth instead of a in your face style trait.

Taste: OMFG this is good. Huge coffee taste, huge bitter chocolate. Caramel and other sweet malt brings up the backbone. The 10.5% ABV is just ever so lightly noticed in the after taste. Roasted and earthy tones mix in to create a wonderfully complex experience.

Mouthfeel: Thick and heavy. Motor Oil like, with an aggressive nip of carbonation on the tip of the tongue. Very dry but somehow keeps your mouth watering. Carbonation keeps the palate stimulated until your next decadent sip.

Overall: If only it was legal to marry a beer...

 1,137 characters

Photo of rawfish
4.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jkhobbs99
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Stork_Brewz13
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of GregDuB65
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Jmbbabson
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Windmill
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Karonde
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of sammyg832
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of zacalabeer76
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of NickyPogs
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Thing
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of RBuckley73
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of jawas
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of Apok23
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of lonestarstate97
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of amorgan416
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of FutureName
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of leaversuch
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of GuinnessRegular92
4.71/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very good stout! Full-bodied. Extremely tasteful. Hints of chocolate and roasted malt. Kind of like Old Rasputin but with more alcohol and more flavor. Very sweet as well. Very dark head. Good beer, good price!

 210 characters

Photo of TonyJ815
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

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

    Subscribe