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

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Ranking:
#322
Reviews:
1,914
Ratings:
7,915
pDev:
8.49%
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Photo of DoctorZombies
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thick blood-black pour into SAPP with creamy dark brown foam;
Rich chocolate aroma;
Chocolate malt and stone fruit flavors/alcohol well hidden in rich malt and hop bite on the finish;
Heavy/full mouthfeel with luxurious tongue coating;
Overall a quite tasty imperial stout.

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Photo of JavaNoire
4.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shoegueuze
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Justintrigue
4.17/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of dtm426
4.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rbrefbeerman
4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gtwreck45
4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WOSean
3.82/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Blksab99
4.48/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rcunning
4.83/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is the king of beers!

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Photo of Beer-Zombie
4.92/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Great brew from a great brewery

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Photo of TheItalianStallion
4.42/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 12-02-2014 and poured into a tulip

A: Pour is black as night with a head of brown foam that is 1 finger in size. The head quickly disappears into a thin collar that leaves a few streaks of lacing behind.

S: Right up front you get heavy aromas of roasted malts and dark chocolate. There is also a good amount of espresso and anise coming out as the beer warms. A faint smell of molasses as well. No hops detectable whatsoever.

T: Robust flavors of dark chocolate and roasted malts with a smokiness to it. Coffee not as strong as it is on the nose but it is definitely present, along with a bit of sweet licorice.

M: Full bodied with low carbonation, leading to a silky smooth mouthfeel that seems to coat your tongue. Finish is somewhat dry with a good amount of bitterness.

O: Founders Imperial Stout is a solid beer with a big roasted malt profile that seems to have a smokiness to it. The mouthfeel is smooth and the alcohol is masked very well. I would highly recommend this beer and I will be drinking it again for sure. I would love to try this with some age on it!

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Photo of JebBeerFish
4.32/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dry bittersweet, bakers chocolate. An amazing value for the price. Alcohol well hidden. Stock up on it while you can!

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Photo of Rideguy64
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dan3099
4.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of derekgw123
4.88/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorites. Perfect Imperial Stout. So good and boozy I have to pace myself or I'll fall down.

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Photo of Lager_stout_87
3.78/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kraty1
3.79/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pro_Magnon
4.14/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beef_Curtains
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JasW
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Can_has_beer
4.26/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Goldndomer
4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DJoe
4.82/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 7,915 ratings