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RATINGS: 2138   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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, youre about to drink the ultimate winter warmer.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Pours motor oil black with very minimal dark brown fizz. Smells strongly of coffee, espresso, big chocolate notes, and a touch of roast. Taste is big, powerful, lots of chocolate and bold coffee. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Founders Imperial Stout finishes with some bitterness that lingers a little bit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - MAR 27, 2012
Pours black. Smells amazing bold slightly spicy tones of malt. Very tasty, but it tastes a little metallic. The finish is very clean. Very drinkable for an imperial stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chicowv (478) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2012
12 oz bottle, thanks to Pat. Pours a dark black, thick, oily with a thin tan head that lasts the entire bottle and nice full glass lacing with tiny bubbles. Aroma of dark chocolate, citrus hop, vanilla and licorice. Flavor of chocolate, slightly bitter, rich malts and a slightly sweet hop edge. Palate is a little bubbly, slightly bitter, but smooth and easy to drink. Hardly a notice of the 10% alcohol. Very good imperial stout.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
robertjm (885) - Albany, California, USA - MAR 25, 2012
(Trade w/LIVEFAST) Slight dark tan head. Black black body. Slight molasses aroma. Very thick mouthfeel. Flavor of burnt coffee and roasted barley. Warming in the throat a bit after my last swallow. Its been rainy and drippy all day long and this was a nice welcome when I got home!! Awesome extra of a trade.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
hivemind (906) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Bottle @ FG w Erica. Pours black, daek brown head (tulip). Very impressive looking. Impressive smell as well -- light chocolate, sweet malt, bit of booze. Tastes slightly dry with notes of dark (very dark) fruit, booze and dark chocolate. A roasty and resin character.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekoerper (599) - Iowa, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Tap at Reds. Lots of chocolate and roast in the nose, some coffee, malty sweetness, rich and slightly boozy. Pours black, opaque, brown head with good retention and leaves some lacing. Rich flavor, lots of chocolate, some caramel and molasses, roast malts and coffee, some alcohol shows up but is under control and pleasant, medium bitterness. Full body, medium carbonation. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PaperKnife (82) - - MAR 15, 2012
Draft. Rich O's Gravity Head 2012. Black, thin than head. Heavy roasted malt, dark chocolate, raisin aroma. Roast flavor, raisin and vinous. Some alcohol in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (17047) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 11, 2012
[email protected] Brewer Night of The Pony Bar, NYC
Dark opaque brown color, big creamy espresso head. Coffeish, roasted aroma. Full-bodied. Roasted, black coffee, espresso, hints of soya sauce and licorice in the flavor. Sticky mouthfeel. Warming alcohol in the finish. Good, strong impy.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Short 12oz bottle, bottled on 12/29/2011. Black pour, dark brown head. Ive had "stouts" that are lighter in color than the foam of this beer. Immediate scent of licorice, charred grains. Nose contains a large dose of dark cocoa, some coffee, roast, burnt to a char sugars. Flavor is very burnt, its all roast, coffee notes, chocolate, and bitter licorice. A noticeable heat on the palate, linger hop flavor, wooded type. Mostly toasted malt, from start to finish. This is what one should expect from an American Imperial Stout (3270).

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kevinsenn (2159) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
Bottle from Founders brewery. Pours thick and black like motor oil, with a few dark brown bubbles - gorgeous! Aroma is beautiful; chocolate, coffee, and some licorice. For 10.5% alcohol and 90 IBUs, this beer is smooth! Sweet up front, moving to coffee and chocolate flavours, and finally a roasty highly bitter finish. Mouthfeel is thick and sweet. This is a perfect example of what an imperial stout should be. Will try my second bottle in a year or two. Each Founders beer I try seems better than the last!


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