mikesaum (568) - Newark, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours dark and thick with an awesome red brown head. aromais lots of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and it has dark fruit undertones as well. taste is lots of roast, bitter sweet chocolate, robust coffee, and dark fruits, nice oily viscous mouthfeel, this is an awesome impy stout.
jefftravis17 (9) - Forest Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very balanced. Looking forward to tasting it after another year. Like the way the chocolate is more of a hint.
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stoutnick (314) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gloppy black oil. Nice body. My sort of Imperial stout here- solid body, mildly toasty, not too sweet or bitter. Reminiscent of old Rasputin but maybe even more drinkable. Surprised how much I loved this one. Great beer.
odinstyr (519) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a velvety dark brown with a thick dark brown head. Smells of chocolate, toast, dark breads. Taste is sweet and bitter - chocolate toasty malts, strong floral hops follow.
samsmith33 (296) - - MAR 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick Thick oil black pour. Dark tan head, but faded fast. Aroma Is alcohol, toasted malt, coffee. Taste is more of the same. Alcohol is strong. Flat and thick feel. A nice beer, tasting side by side with founders breakfast stout. The breakfast is much better, but that doesn’t mean this isn’t really good too.
akoeninger (317) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 4, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours thick black molasses. Aroma of cocoa, roasted peat, coffee, vanilla. Taste is complex and amazing, everything in the nose is there plus dark fruits and earthy hops. Full bodied and long lasting flavor. This is an amazing stout, a must try.
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Bacterial (1059) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick, black and big. This is what an imperial stout should be! Just a hint of a tan head. Dark malt and molasses nose. Heavy body. Taste has a lot of roasted malt flavor to it, burnt bitter chocolate, a little heat in the finish.
VTHopHead (1492) - Barre, Vermont, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle - Pours a very dark black/brown in color with almost no head or carbonation. Aroma is of bitter dark malts and very dark chocolate. Flavor is heavy on the chocolate and slightly sweet, in spite of the lingering bitterness from the hops (or astringency from the dark malt). Awesome beer..
ChiGuy68 (330) - Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted on tap at Quenchers in Chicago’s Logan Square. It was a beautiful opaque brown with a light brown head. Aroma and taste of roasted malt with a hint of coffee. Delicious and smooth tasting Imperial Stout.
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (1) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 2, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Poured the beer, thick like molasses and oh so dark black in color, into a snifter around 55-60 degrees. Everything quickly got better as the beer approached room temperature. Beautiful mocha colored 1/2inch thick head that did quickly retreat with some lacing. Aroma was quick alluring with hints of chocolate, toffee, maybe roast, and some hints of vanilla. Taste was to die for; coffee, fudge, bittersweet chocolate, and fruits. Thick and smooth with a velvet creamy mouthfeel on the palate. Founders, again, has impressed me with one of their brews. Truly one of the best imperial stouts out there in my opinion. Highly recommend this one!
catface5326 (119) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown/black poured from a tap. Full bodied and aroma and taste of chocolate. Good stout.