Founders Imperial Stout | Founders Brewing Company

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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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747
Gots:
2,453
For Trade:
144
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a viscous opaque black. Thick dense head of dark brown bubbles. Small islands of lace left after each sip.

Smells of dark chocolate, fresh ground coffee beans, and dried figs. Very slight hint of alcohol on the nose.

Big flavors of baking coco, yoo-hoo, espresso, and roasted malts. Dried fruits such as figs and dates. Thick sweet malt backbone. Hop presence melds perfectly with the bitter dark chocolate flavors. Alcohol is dangerously well hidden.

Mouthfeel is thick and full bodied. Although the head was dense, it doesn't come off as very heavily carbonated.

Overall an excellent RIS. One of the best I've personally had.

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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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