Imperial Stout | Founders Brewing Company

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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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of robhbest
4.13/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into snifter.

A: Pitch black with a large caramel colored head.

S: Sweet, chocolate malts.

T: More chocolate malts, bitter coffee, slightly hoppy too. Not much burn from the alcohol as expected.

M: Thick and rich.

O: I'm digging this beer, excited to age a few. I prefer FBS more but a few of these on a cold night, cant go wrong!

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Omnium
3.93/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes
Served on tap at House of 1000 Beers
A - Pours black as black can get, has a very minimal brown colored head, minimal lacing
S - Lots of roasted chocolate malts, sweet alcohol aroma, and what seems to be a little bit of peanut butter.
T - Dark malts, underlying alcohol, but no burn, sweet smoked malts, roasted chocolates and vanilla.
M - The roasted sweet flavor hangs on, but not super thick.
O - This is a powerful beer, decent flavors and aroma, but I couldnt finish one whole glass of this, its wayyy too much at once. Good stout, but I'd rather split one as a finisher next time.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of smcnulty1981
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

A: pours a fairly viscous pitch black color with some dark brown hues almost no head at all good amount of lacing and some alcohol legs

S: lots roasted chocolate and coffee on the nose with a hint of earthy hops there is bit of alcohol on the nose

T: chocolate and coffee taste and finishes with a bit of smoke flavor there is bit of alcohol

M: extremely full mouthfeel a tad sticky and lingers for a long time

O: great flavor and mouthfeel great example of a standard imperial stout

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 7,911 ratings