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Founders Imperial Stout | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Imperial StoutFounders Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
4.36/5
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7,897 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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
1,907
Ratings:
7,897
pDev:
8.49%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours very black and thick much like its exalted big brother, KBS. A very small amount of tan head that dissipates quickly, virtually no lacing.
The smell is of roasty coffee and chocolate, but the nose is pretty mild overall.
The taste at first is roasty coffee and chocolate working together in tandem with a fairly strong hop presence that lends outstanding bitterness; good thing I'm a hophead! This beer really shines as it warms up as the hoppiness and roastiness demands that you sip it. Dark fruits and slight vanilla flavors start to poke through, with the aforementioned bitterness and coffee/chocolate.
The mouthfeel is medium thick, certainly up to par for a good stout, and it has almost no carbonation.

In closing, this is a really good RIS that will taste great when the evenings are cold and the rattlesnakes go back into their dens this winter. This reminds me a lot of Old Raspy, a good thing, and I would love to do a head to head with the two next fall!

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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 7,897 ratings
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