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Founders Bourbon Imperial Stout

Founders Bourbon Imperial Stout
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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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A bourbon barrel aged Imperial stout with a bit of espresso added.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yidi (20) - okemos, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2014
Dark brown color with thin head. Chocolate smells. Milk chocolate and roasted malt tasted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
italarican (1436) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Cask at Sweet Afton. Pours an oily black, headless, with some thin tannish bubbles. Aroma has a balance of cocoa and oak. Flavor is rich and delicious of espresso, cocoa, vanilla, and oak. Some warming brandy and pipe notes follow that make it particularly memorable. Brandy warmth and vanilla sweetness complement a primarily bitter cocoa finish. Fantastic stuff!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kylechaney (10) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2012
This is a serious beer. Pours almost black with a soft brown head, like the inside of a 3 muskateers bar. Tastes like a chocolate/tobacco milk shake. Very heavy, nice lacing. I can slightly taste the alcohol (its a 10% beer) and wish it was a little more subdued. A really great, tasty beer, through and through.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2011
On Tap. Bridge View Tavern. Nice dark brown pour with a nice head. Roasty flavor And bitter hops round out this great brew. Coffee spice with a bit of pine. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zita (4280) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 16, 2011
coffee, roasty, black, dark brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, long finish, nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thorpe429 (5007) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2010
On tap at the Founders Brewhouse in July 2009. Pours a deep black with a rich, high mahogany head. Plenty of lacing is it goes down. The smell is uber strong with plenty of bourbon, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and a slight woodiness. The same notes come out in the taste, with a little bit more of the barrel-aging present in the taste. The mouthfeel is thick and viscous, yet still quite creamy. Alcohol is hidden well. Drinkability would be the one drawback, as it is quite good, but nowhere near as good at making me compulsively sip as something like CBS. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 10-05-2009

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerman6686 (3892) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2010
This one poured a very dark brown with a very minimal beige head. Aroma was lots and lots of oak and vanilla notes from the bourbon, along with dark roasted coffee too. Flavor was a great balance of smokey whiskey and thick roasted malts and dark chocolate. Excellent stuff, definately up there with KBS

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Maddog (377) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Wow, what an incredible surprise to find this beer! Had on draft at Brew’s Cafe in Granville, OH. A pub exclusive only at the brewery and here at Brew’s. The pour was opaque black with a thick brown head on top. The aroma was cocoa and the flavors were complex with cocoa, vanilla, caramel and oak. This beer was as good as KBS and without the alcohol at the end. Just wonderful. Founder’s has established themselves as a top tier brewery in the world.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KYbrewgal (45) - Kentucky, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Pours dark and opaque with a slow to form tan head. Aromas of chocolate, heavy roast, caramel malt sweetness. Nice lacing on the glass as you drink it. Roasted bitterness is predominant and lingering into the finish. Malt sweetness and chocolate/caramel are present but the flavor ends with roast, not hop bitterness. A wonderful example of this style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
roborb (66) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2009
On tap at the brewery. It was served in a snifter with a nice 1 inch beige head. The smell was fantastic! I could pick up vanilla, espresso, bourbon and heavy malts. It was served a little too cold at first and the bourbon dominated the taste. As the beer warmed up the complexities came through with vanilla, bourbon, and chocolate. It went down easy and had was very easy on the palate. Man, I hope they bottle this sometime as it is a fantastic brew.

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