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4 Hands Bona Fide Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Bona Fide Imperial Stout is a collaborative effort with Goshen Coffee, a local 100% fair trade coffee roaster. This beer is big, bold, and in your face. Bona Fide pours dark as night with a smooth velvety mouthfeel. Aromas of espresso, dark chocolate, roasted malt, with nuances of vanilla. Drink now or cellar for up to 5 years.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
miyauchi38 (653) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2015
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
edgallow (2618) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 21, 2015
Draft sampler pours black with a brown head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is coffee, dark chocolate and vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (2513) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Had on tap at their place. Pours very dark brown with a thin creamy mocha head. Aroma is coffee. Flavor follows. Pretty sweet. Lots of coffee and milk chocolate. Nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wchesser (1382) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Dark black, pretty viscous. Nose of burnt coffee, some dark chocolate. Bitter burnt coffee, ash, lots of green vegetal flavor. Misses the mark.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6668) - Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2015
1/25/15. On tap at the brewpub. I was disappointed in this one, but still a good visit to this brewery with some damn tasty brews. Black pour under a nice tan head, great lacing. Loads of coffee on the aroma, too much, butterscotch, a hint at vanilla. Too much coffee in the flavor, comes across very burnt and too bitter, more butterscotch. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2153) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 21, 2015
Nice coffee and dark chocolate aromas. Flavors are very rich. Coffee, bitter chocolate. A bit of vanilla and milk chocolate as well. A well made stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1274) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle shared by Nick at the Pig. Small snifter. The pour is black and thick with a very small mocha head. Aroma is coffee, fig, vanilla, dark chocolate, and anise. Thick mouth, full body. Smooth finish. Overall pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2536) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Bomber. Pours a deep motor oil brown/black with a thin tan head that forms slowly and dies quickly. Aromas are of cocoa, vanilla, black cherry and ash. Flavor is a bit different than expected. Black cherry is a nice opening salvo (and strikes me as odd), but then it gives way to chocolate and cream. Nice (and very underrated) imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3535) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle, courtesy of a kind soul... shared in a location remote of my dining room.
Pours basically black with an espresso swirl head that leaves some lacing on the glass/

The aroma is vanilla & dark chocolate with some espresso and some light dried fruit.

The flavor has lots of coffee & vanilla. It’s got a little coconut, some nice bitterness. It’s generally pretty sweet.


   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madvike (3061) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle - Pours black with a thin ring of tan head. Nose is real ashy, dry, and a little smoky. Not much coffee. Taste is ashy with a little dark chocolate malt and a touch of vanilla on the finish. Thin-medium body with a good deal of carbonation.

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