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
Ranking:
#323
Reviews:
1,914
Ratings:
7,918
pDev:
8.49%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Florida9
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Black; slightly glossy black. Slowly forms a creamy, tight, extra-dark mocha colored head that eventually recedes to a thin ring around the edge. Leaves some light lacing.

S: Not overly aromatic, but what is there is pleasant. Mostly cocoa and deeply roasted malts, with a bit of char.

T: Taste is intense. Starts off with bitter chocolate and charred malts. There are some light piney hops that try, but fail, to push through. Long, lingering, dry cocoa finish.

M: Full bodied and heavy. Carbonation is actually a bit higher than you'd expect from such a big beer. Moderate charred malt bitterness and a lingering chalkiness on the finish/

T: This is a beast of a beer, but is also a very good one and is quite a bit better than many of those highly sought after single-day release rarities.

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Photo of Lemke10
4.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This pours a pitch black color with a large, foamy brown head. There are lots of robust coffee, roasted malts, and hops in the aroma. It delivers quite an amazing smooth, complex, and robust flavor. Roasted malts, coffee, toffee, licorice, and hops are all here! It drinks silky smooth with a chewy, chalky after taste. Grade A delicious in a bottle!

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 7,918 ratings