Founders Imperial Stout | Founders Brewing Company

Founders Imperial StoutFounders Imperial Stout
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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: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Due South Brewing Co. snifter. Bottleneck says Bottled 12/22/11.

A- Pours an intensely opaque black color with no head but instead just a thin brown ring around the edge of the glass and no surface foam. Minimal spotty lacing.

S- Heavily roasted malt of the dark chocolate variety with a bit of nuttiness and molasses. Some alcohol fume.

T- Big attack of dark roast and some booze that just pounds down on the palate. Moderate hop bitterness plays second fiddle to all the charry molasses notes. A bit of dark chocolate but there's not much sweetness to it. Pretty boozy overall. Small note of oak.

M- Chewy and slightly creamy with the most robust of bodies and low carbonation.

O- A bit one-sided. I was thinking this would be fantastic since there's a good amount of age on it (and it has been cellared properly) but I'd be more interested in trying a fresher one.

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Given to me as a gift by a BA on 4/16/13.

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Sam Smith's Pint glass, served at room temp.

appearance: black as crude oil with a 3 finger mocha brown head, The Lacing is magnificent.

aroma: rich roasted malt, chocolate, some black licorice.

mouthfeel: sinous, silky, velvety, seductive.

taste: thicky, syrupy with chocolate and coffee. Charred bitterness and alcohol on the fade.

notes: Another Founder's masterpiece! Again, a Founder's beer scores high on all criteria. Beautiful to look at, wonderful aroma, amazing mouthfeel and outstanding taste. Little wonder that they are one of my favorite breweries. Like all beers I love this balances rich maltiness with a strong bitterness. In this case the bitterness comes from the charred/ roasted malt rather than the hops. The chocolate and coffee are thick and rich. Probably the best Imp. Stout I've ever had.

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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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