If you've had any experience with craft beer you know ask about Founders' reputation. While their Breakfast Stout and Kentucky Breakfast Stout grab all the headlines, this stout also garners high marks.


Look- looks and pours like motor oil. Thick, dark, and viscous.


Smell- chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate in the nose.


Taste- the heat from the booze is the first thing I taste sadly. However, the bitterness of the dark chocolate does come out and it's tasty. It's also got a hop kick which is unusual for a stout. Not sure how I feel about that just yet.


Mouth- full bodied. Bitter as I mentioned. Sweet and dry.


Overall- it's a top notch stout for sure. And I definitely enjoy a chocolate stout over a coffee one. However, I found this to be a bit underwhelming considering the brewery. Less hop and more chocolate would have been appreciated but probably would have made this too much like the Breakfast Stout.

About Founder's Imperial Stout:

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.