So this isn’t going to make sense to most of you, but today is Founder’s Day! My place of employment is 26 years old today, so to celebrate, I’ll write about a different kind of Founders… Ok, so I drank it about a month ago, but it still works, right?
Founders Imperial Stout – Pours a deep black color with a finger of quite darkish brown color head. Smells strongly of roasted malts and dark crystal malts, some coffee with perhaps a hint of dark chocolate peeking through. Taste starts very sweet, with a bit of chocolate followed by those roasted malts emerging quickly into the middle, flavors of roast coffee asserting strongly in the middle and finish. The rich chocolate falvor becomes more prominent as the beer warms, which was much appreciated. Mouthfeel is full bodied, thick, and chewy, but still a joy to drink. Overall, a very nice imperial stout that emphasizes some flavors that are not quite my preference, but it’s still impeccable and extremely well crafted. B+
Beer Nerd Details: 10.5% ABV bottled (12 oz). Drank out of a snifter on 5/11/12.
Founders is one of the best breweries in the country, so I will continue to explore their catalog whenever possible. I think I even have a few more reviews in the pipeline…