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Brewed By: Founders Brewing Company

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Number of Ratings: 4020

Style: American Double / Imperial Chocolate Coffee Stout

Brewed In: 235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA

ABV: 12.3%

IBU: 70

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Tasting Notes

Please sign in to post comments about this beer and see your Beer Buddies' comments. profile - April 13, 2024
Chocolate up front, boozy middle, sweet end, and a brief pause to a hint of ?spice? profile - June 15, 2022
A. Hazelnut, coffee and chocolate flavors in that order. Aged in bourbon barrels. A good balance, but the toasted hazelnut is strong, probably artificial. 12% bottled 1-26-22 and I tried it 6-14-22. profile - May 30, 2022
A-. 1-31-22 version was good with coffee and chocolate up front and a good bourbon aroma. Had some grain astringency and roasted coffee, but not off putting. profile - April 3, 2021
The perfect beer.
mellowman profile picturemellowman - January 9, 2021
Dark and strong. Complicated flavors: chocolate coffee licorice........
1chap1 profile picture1chap1 - November 8, 2020
Coffee, cocoa and bourbon notes. Alcohol content is very boozy and overwhelms flavor. I don?t see this rated so high. It ok profile - May 4, 2020
A. 2020 had great coffee aroma and flavor with enough chocolate and bourbon to be very good.
MonicaAJC profile pictureMonicaAJC - March 1, 2020
A guy at a beer store recommended this to me when I wasn?t wearing my glasses?what a shock when I got home to find the ABV @12.3 percent! Bourbon stout is not my preferred style of beer, and 12.3 is not my preferred ABV, but this is super flavorful and well done. The coffee and chocolate flavors are quite strong and tasty. The bourbon is there as well, but not so forward. Probably won?t have it again (one beer can bring on a hangover?) but I?m glad I tried it.
Saigoda profile pictureSaigoda - September 26, 2019
This is the only Founders stout that I like. Still, I?ll stick to my Ten Fidy. profile - May 2, 2019
Did a side by side of 2017,18&19. 17 had the most oaky Barrel flavors B+. 2018 was everyone?s favorite, most bourbon, but mellow and well balanced A. 2018 was heavy on a cold steep coffee flavor, which really cleaned the palate, the other two sort of lingered on the tongue B.
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