Founders Imperial Stout | Founders Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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%
 
 
Wants:
747
Gots:
2,453
For Trade:
144
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Ratings: 7,848 |  Reviews: 1,896
Photo of Hopportunistic
4.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brittanylicious
4.12/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of teslatam
3.88/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jonoesh5
4.7/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of masonstorm
3.77/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TBoneJones
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

I thought I reviewed this before. I've had it before, and recall it being outstanding. I just saw and bought a single, and it's still terrific. I recommend it to any RIS fan. Robust, chocolatey, dark fruit, bitter roast, thick, chewy. Solid.

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Photo of WhiteHillsStore
4.51/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pitch black color with a coffee colored head. The smell is full of roasted malts that give the beer a nice coffee scent to it. The taste was great with coffee and dark chocolate flavors mixing well with a bit of hops here and there. Hides the ABV well and I thought this was an amazing beer. Definitely worth picking up.

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Photo of Ilovelampandbeer
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of B-Land
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mbfolk
3.65/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of amattocks2
3.78/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DraftDaddy
4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jjdc
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of predikit
3.96/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours thick, and deep brown, settles in the glass black. Leaves brown head that leaves plenty of lacing.

Smell is rather muted, some notes of molasses, slightly fruity.

Taste has some dark fruit notes, before quickly sliding into molasses and bitter coffee and chocolate, which take the finish and the aftertaste. Alcohol is well hidden, though I noticed when drinking along side a meal, the alcohol will come out more.

Full bodied, syrupy thick, extremely smooth and creamy.

A very good stout.

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Photo of GPayne757
4.9/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my absolute favorites. What is not to like! World Class is an understatement!

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Photo of ZinFanDave
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NeubTube
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Barnoloid
4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Demarius
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NOOGIE
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent beer, excellent flavor, with a bit of alcohol burning in the end.

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Photo of KobraKai
4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChristianT
4.19/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of devilshaircut
4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Diaper-Daniels
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brett606
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Founders Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
4.34 out of 5 based on 7,848 ratings.
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