Appearance: Black, with virtually no head. A thin, dark cream colored lacing around the glass.
Aroma: Mostly chocolate, with a bit of vanilla.
Taste: Chocolate and sweet malt consistent throughout.
Mouthfeel: Very heavy bodied and thick. A slight amount of hops at the end.
Founders showcases another one of its rich beers with its specialty Imperial Stout. The 10.5% ABV brew pours a very thick — almost syrupy — black with no head.
This offering is sure to please the dark beer lover, with heavy, rich chocolate and malt flavors that only get better as the beer warms. The brew ends on a high note, giving a bit of hop bitterness to the end of each sip.