Founders Grand Rapids Stout | Founders Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Bung on 09-12-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tap at Founders.
About black pour, nice tan head. Sticks quite well.

Aroma, Nice roast malt, chocolate, cocoa, some coffee.

Taste matches. More coffee and roast, especially in the finish. Roast is pretty husky there also.
Waiter said this wasn't a milk stout, but tasted similar. I almost have a hard time believing it is not. The lactose sugar does not seem to show it self though, so I'll say this is just an American stout

Creamy medium body drinks very easily. A milk stout without the lactose.

Another stand out stout from Founders. Reminds me a bit of Bells Double Cream.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this at Founders. It was poured from a Nitro tap into a pint glass.

Pours really dark with a mocha head that looked so creamy from the nitro. Lacing followed the whole way down.

It smells like your average stout with a little hop nose and roasted malt with a tinge of coffee,

It's a really good stout. A great example for the style. Really good roasted malt flavor and little smokiness. Some coffee and chocolate notes come through, but sublte. There is also a little hop presence that I really like in a stout.

The mouthfeel is thick and creamy due to the Nitro. Great!

I expected nothing less from Founders. My favorite brewery, making great beers!

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4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of a sampler at Founders.

Appearance: Black with a brown head. Pretty good lacing. Would look nice in a pint.

Smell: Ash and roastiness. The ash sort of aroma threw me off a bit just because I wasn't expecting it, but it's nice. Am I drinking the same beer as others here? Doesn't seem that way.

Taste/feel: Nice body. Not too heavy. Roastiness with the coffee. Some dark chocolate. The ash is a bit strong on the aftertaste, and was a turn off for others I was with. Reasonable amount of bitterness. A pretty big stout overall. Well crafted.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: G.R. Stout holds an ominous black color, and let's little light through even when swirled.

S: the nose is strong, with coffee, pacific northwest hops, and a touch of chocolate.

T: fairly dry and hoppy, with heavy roasted coffee upfront, followed by piney hops. The lingering impression left is that of dark chocolate.

M: somewhat thin, with good carbonation, and just a touch on the sticky side.

O: absolutely delicious. I feel that this is founders' rendition of my beloved Kalamazoo stout, as the two are nearly identical. I am quite happy I was able to make it to the taproom to try this brew.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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Founders Grand Rapids Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 33 ratings
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