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RATINGS: 1759   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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A fine companion to end a meal or relax in front of the hearth with, this robust ale will cellar well for years. Brewed with ten varieties of malted barley this stout is extremely smooth, complex and rich in body. We recommend serving at cellar temperature. Sit back and enjoy its richness and complexity, you’re about to drink the ultimate winter warmer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
reberiii (373) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2014 Poured from 12oz bottle, thick dark brown motor oil pour with little to no head. Complex on the palate, that lingers long after a sip. Malty with a sharp, almost propane finish. Beer that eats like a meal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (2121) - Silver Spring, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Poured from 12 oz. bottle. Opaque black-brown with a large medium-brown head and very good lacing. Aroma of chocolate, woodsy roasted malt, molasses, dark toast and berries. Taste of chocolate, charred wood, roasted malt, berries and molasses. Very full body and medium/low carbonization with a slightly viscous mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gsmitty80 (1858) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Its founders and its an IS so you know what you are getting. A heavy but beautifully crafted IS that hits on all notes of chocolate, roast and alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
darb85 (97) - Canton, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Oily thick. Sweet nose. Woody and vanilla with coffee chocolate finish. Very good. Fresh 2014. Going to age and try as we go.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vighals (1485) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2015
Svart med lavt lys brunt skum. Espresso, rosiner, mørke frukter og kakaopulver. Bittersalt smak med noe fruktsødme. Salt lakris, mørk sjokolade og kakaopulver. Kort salt noe oljete avslutning.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
visionthing (3051) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2015
35,5cl bottle at Pahad Poisid, Tartu. Pours pitch black like used motor oil, not much head but some beige bubbles are present. Roasty aroma with dark, bitter chocolate, dark fruits, hops, hints of citrus and wood. Sweet, complex and deliciously flavourful. Well balanced and the 90 IBUs are surprisingly well hidden. Full body, somewhat oily and with carbonation on the sodt side. Simply delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bconch (302) - - JAN 24, 2015
Jet black color with almost no head. Pleasant smell of chocolate, roasted malts and a subtle sweetness. Incredibly smooth and balanced. Bitter finish. Can’t even detect the alcohol. Another great Founders beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
floydslip (210) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Holy! This is black as pitch with a billowy dark chocolate milk head. Nose of rich cocoa, balsamic vinegar, and salted caramel. Flavor is ridiculous with chocolate mousse, sweet vanilla, leather, smoke, licorice, bitter coffee, and something antiseptic all fighting for prominence. The mouth feel is oily, but not as viscous as some other imperial stouts. Still, an amazingly flavorful stout that is worth savoring.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cmonster (993) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Aged bottle. Pours dense black with a short light brown head. Aroma grows increasingly complex as it warms. Dark chocolate, smoke and berry over heavily roasted and other malts. Medium sweet cocoa attack that quickly bitters to cold espresso infused with a dose of hops. Full body, thick, lip-sticky texture, soft carbonation and an extra-long bitter and warming finish. Dynamite stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jared_Clifton (11) - - JAN 21, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2015 Pours black with small brown head. Medium to heavy body. Flavors of milk chocolate, coffee and caramel with a hop bitterness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
ronaldtheriot (1369) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Founders Imperial Stout has a medium, tan head, lots of lacing rings left on the glass, and a black appearance. Some slight brown does show up on the edges, under direct sunlight. The aroma is of sweet, sharp, intensely dark-roasted malt. Taste is of charred malt, sweetness, some cream, a bit of coffee, possibly chocolate and dark fruits, a shade of licorice, and high bitterness, seemingly from the burnt effects. Mouthfeel is heavy and slick, and Founders Imperial Stout finishes rich and impactful. The alcohol provides warmth, as the beer is consumed. RJT

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