Founders Big Lushious
Founders Big Lushious is number eleven in the Backstage Series, this release is an Imperial Stout brewed with chocolate and raspberries. It is not a secret that I am not a huge fan of raspberries, but I have enjoyed several raspberry stouts in the past. I was pretty excited to see this at Green’s in Atlanta when we came up for Thanksgiving.
The pour is thick and dark with some slight hints of bright raspberry red on the edges. The aroma is spot on for the description, mild roasted malts and lots of chocolate with some raspberries mixing in. The taste is also big on the chocolate which is followed by some sweet and slightly tart raspberries. There might be just a bit too much sweet raspberry fruit for me, but in the end it is very well conceived and executed.
I am glad I shared it with others, It would have been too much for me to tackle alone. This is a fantastic dessert beer, and it was in fact the perfect compliment to the chocolate chip brownies we had that night!