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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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Snifter at 53F

A- pours a very thick jet black, looks like crude oil, with a solid mocha color head and nice sticky lacing.

S- aroma is predominantly dark roasted coffee with a bit of wood ash and burnt malt. as i pull away from the glass i picked up waft of bittersweet chocolate and brown sugar?

T- really dense chocolate and dark roasted coffee, a touch of toffee. it is almost syrupy in its viscosity and i quickly sensed the alcohol content.

M- i was surprised how little carbonation there was after looking at the beautiful head for several minutes. its thick, creamy and as i said above seems like a syrupy thickness but it goes down very smooth.

O- after scoring a 4 pack and drinking for the first time i would be glad to share this with friends. It was a bit heavier on the coffee flavor than other Russian Imperials i have had, however this was an impressive beer and well worth the price.

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

Being a fan of FBS, I knew I had to try this...

A. Pours jet black with a creamy espresso creme head

S. nice chocolate and coffee on the nose. I like the faint scent of hops and resin from thia beer. glad to see it isnt absolutely mellowed out and still has some spink. What you would expect with an RIS

T. The same coffee and chocolate notes, with a presence of hops and a cloying bitterness that exists from the first sip after the swallow.p

M. Syrupy with an astringent finish. Nice and pleasant

O. Not the best OR worst RIS I have ever had.though it definitely is up there with the tastiest. Would definitely order again

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

A- dark with a slight head and heavy carbination.
S- The aroma is sweet with a hard candy scent.
T- Chocolate and roasted malt, vanilla. Nice hop blending with a nice bitter finish.
M- Thick, and strong brew. You don't notice the abv. It's heavy and an easy drinker
O- very good

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Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 7,897 ratings
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