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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle was poured into a snifter.

Appearance: A one finger mocha head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pitch black color with no vision of anything. Pretty typical for a RIS. Frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Milk chocolate, toffee, caramel, molasses, smoke, caramel, a little booze, and earthy.

Taste: Picked up char, bitterness, and a little more booze in the sip.

Mouthfeel: Silky smooth, creamy, full bodied, a little booze,


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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Received a bottle of this as a volunteer for a local brewfest. I had tried other Founders beers in the past and found them all to be outstanding. This was no exception!

The first thing you notice when you pour this beer is the it looks exactly like old engine oil. Dark, thick and slow pouring. The next thing I noticed was the extremely dark head, probably the darkest head I head ever seen on a beer. When the glass was empty, you knew it had to be rinsed out.

The initial taste was smokey roasted malt with hints of coffee and chocolate. The aroma was mostly chocolate and malt with a hint of hops.

This beer was very well balanced between sweet and bitter with a heavy, creamy mouthfeel.

For an Imperial Stout, this beer was suprisingly good.

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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
4.34 out of 5 based on 7,864 ratings.
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