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Founders Imperial Stout (2012)

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by mjshearer1, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. mjshearer1

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    Want
     
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    Whew! For a minute I thought I was going to open this thread and find out that it was thin and artificial tasting
     
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    You must be able to see the future. That thread will start no later than 1/2/13.

    Personally, I can't wait. Really enjoyed my first taste of that this summer in Ypsi.
     
  5. Marti403

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    Heard it's infected. Everyone should let it sit on shelves. Buy something else.
     
  6. ShogoKawada

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    As funny as you think this is, I predict no less than a dozen jackholes will take this to heart and tell everyone they know that this is the case.
     
  7. fredmugs

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    That's the point right?
     
  8. ndepriest

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    Last year's is still on shelves down here. Nonetheless, I'm excited for this.
     
  9. Steimie

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    This is a great beer. A great beer.
     
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    Excited to try this.
     
  11. GrizzWranglin

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    Good!
     
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    Amen, brother. One of the very best that Founders makes. Worth every bit of the good publicity it gets, and I'm grateful this one sits on the shelves longer than KBS and Backwoods. De-freakin-licious.
     
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    I drank a 2011 last weekend, it was pretty tasty. Not the taste of KBS but still great in its own way.
     
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    Amazing brew...Maybe a bourbon barrel aged for a Backstage?? Please.... :)
     
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    An so the humor ensues
     
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    I'm having my 11' right now. Can't wait to get my hands on 12'
     
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    More for me and you! Idiots! Ma! Meatloaf!
     
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    Heard the same thing! Best to just let it sit. ;)
     
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    How long does this typically stay on shelves? Am I going to have to get on lists at stores for this sort of thing? I'm from Wisconsin (have access to anything from Madison to LaCrosse), so any guidance would be refreshing.
     
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    Get in my BELLY!!!
     
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    I feel exactly the same, love both KBS and BB, but Imperial Stout on the shelves for a longer time is the gift that keeps on giving.
     
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    They actually did this for Black Party 2011, which I unfortunately didn't attend, so you never know when it could make another appearance.

    This is usually much much easier to come by than their other seasonals. Think closer to Breakfast Stout's availability as opposed to Backwoods.
     
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    Thank Christ because Backwoods was nigh impossible to get more than a single four-pack of (many stores had pack limits and sign-up sheets). Breakfast Stout, on the other hand, is still around.
     
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    Not messing around this year. Buying two cases at first siting.
     
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    ISO: 365 FIS and 365 PT5th! One of each per day and life is worth living! (leap year presents an issue)
     
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    Down here where? ISO:
     
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    The reviews are already in. The year's FIS is not as good as it was last year. I'll give it less than a day after the release before there is a thread claiming this.
     
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    I plan on buying like 3-4 four packs, then putting them in the cellar. I didn't love this fresh, then a few weeks ago I had a year old bottle and it was maybe the best non-BA stout I've ever had. Another awesome beer from Founders, can't wait!
     
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    It's all that artificial stout flavoring they've been using.
     
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    I like it fresh but yeah it's great with time on it, i don't plan to drink more than 1 fresh... stuff gets so nice and silky with age...mmm
     
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    I usually buy a 4pk, drink one fresh and age the rest. It ages with the best of them. It's too hot when fresh, IMO. This beer also has that thick milkshake/motor oil body which makes it fun to drink.
     
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    up in GB we still have plenty from last year.
     
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    There's a reason it didn't taste like KBS.
     
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    Probably cause nothing else does...Gotta say though, this year's BCBCS knocked my socks off. Even at 14% I found it less boozy than KBS.
     
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    Excited to try this, haven't had it yet. Does anybody know if this will be as readily available as, say, Breakfast Stout? Or will it be harder to find? I live in SE Mich, so FBS is everywhere. But I'm not really sure how well the distribution is for FIS. Thanks!
     
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    I wish FIS sat on the shelves like it does for many of you.
    here in Richmond it lasts maybe a day or 2 then it's gone till next january...
     
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    Doubt it will be, but it's just so damn drinkable. I got one(2011) as a gift after I bought a few vintage beers from this bar in Brooklyn. Definitely gonna pick up a 4 pack or 2 this year.
     
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    Of course I don't visit the same stores so I don't know exactly, but just like mjshearer1 said:
    "This is usually much much easier to come by than their other seasonals. Think closer to Breakfast Stout's availability as opposed to Backwoods."
    I agree. It's the same in the G.R. outlying areas and you live in Michigan, I bet it should be the same for you.
    I am salivating for both this and Plead The Fifth to come out again... I'll get a case of pt5th, and probably a couple 4packs of FIS. Plead is so much harder to get...
     
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  39. Preluderl

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    How hard is this going to be to find?
     
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    Just a minor correction - this release will be the 2013 release. The '2012' release was just about same release date (first of the year), but was a 12/29/2011 bottling date. The 2011 release was released late Feb/early March 2011 (2/9/2011 bottling date).
     
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