Founders Imperial Stout | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Imperial StoutFounders Imperial Stout

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
75 IBU

Added by mjohn27603 on 01-13-2003

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Photo of fscottkey
3.94/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown to black beer - with a rich, thick appearance. The head is amazing. 1 finger of dense light brown foam. Lacing is not the correct term - it coats the sides of the glass as it recedes.

S: Chocolate, coffee, malts and alcohol.

T: Warm roasted malts. The alcohol is not hidden - but not overpowering. The finish has some bitter coffee and chocolate (just hints of those flavors)

M: A little "bite" from the alcohol (10.5% ABV). Creamy and smooth - no sense of carbonation.

O: I had set this one aside for a special occasion (first triathlon of the year). I think I let it warm a little too much - I wish I'd sipped it a little colder and let it warm during my session. The appearance is outstanding and the beer has a nice robust smell. One of these is enough at a time. Very nice for sipping. It would be better by a fire place with snow outside.

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Photo of pixarnick
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of lurey1978
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Brob245
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of jwswigs
3.96/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Indydoc
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of BlackNotesIII
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of kerry4porters
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of miwestcoaster
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of thetimhortonsman
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Rborre321
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of dkboston
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of ZachKelly
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of mrw1zard
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of tedgelee
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Givemebeer
2.5/5  rDev -42.4%

Photo of notchucknorris
4.68/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours a dense, pitch black color with a heavy one finger tan head. Leaves intense, sticky lace with each sip. This beer is definitely a looker.

S: Mocha, heavily roasted malt, char, a hint of smoke, light roasted coffee, toffee and a little bit of Hershey's syrup. Fantastic.

T: Even better than the smell somehow. This stuff is legit! Lots of espresso and dark chocolate covered espresso beans right away. Middle brings some sweeter toffee, milk chocolate and dark fruit notes. Finish brings a sharp kick of anise, char and a bit of tobacco alongside a ton of heavily roasted malt. One of the best stouts I've ever come across and probably the best RIS I've had.

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Photo of freshflesh
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of joshfullam
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of jeffaroo95
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Eldyr
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of ADZA
4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I love the progress of our country to have this beauty officially imported we are very lucky and it pours a pitch blackish brown hue with three finger chocolate laced head that stays all day long,the smell is mily chocolate,raisins,dark berries and light mocha,the mouthfeel is thick,slick and silky smooth with light carbonation which suits perfectly and on taste it's a nice mix of sweet milky mocha and punchy fruity hops with the ABV very well hidden and overall definately something you have to taste for yourself and yeah like it says put another log on the fire and sit back cheers.

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Photo of akang
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of wogreen
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of mmmbeerNY
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
4.34 out of 5 based on 7,860 ratings.
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