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RATINGS: 674   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
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Ale Brewed with Chocolate and Coffee, aged in Maple Syrup-Bourbon Barrels.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
broozer81 (106) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2011 750ml bottle. Phenomenal brew, delicious, ambrosial, appetizing, choice, dainty, delectable, delightful, delish, distinctive, divine, enjoyable, enticing, exquisite, fit for king, gratifying, heavenly, luscious, lush, marshmallows, mouthwatering, out of this world, palatable, piquant, pleasant, rare, rich, sapid, savory, scrumptious, spicy, sweet, tasteful, tasty, tempting, titillating, toothsome, well-prepared, well-seasoned, yummy Founders is just bananas.... I can’t say enough... It’s that good....

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mark_Eck (934) - - MAR 29, 2015
Draft. Pours black. Aroma and taste are amazing: bourbon, sweet maple syrup, chocolate, and coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
skmikeg (1118) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2015
On tap at Pours pitch black with a thin tan head with some lacing. Aroma is of coffee, bourbon, sweet malts, caramel, molasses, smoked wood, brown sugar, and very faint booze. Taste is coffee,bourbon, butterscotch, sweet malts, smoked wood notes, molasses, brown sugar, light maple, and maybe some light vanilla. Has a medium-full body with a creamy, velvety, semi bitter, long-lingering, slightly warming but not boozy finish. Overall, excellent world class stout that is incredibly smooth and easy drinking for a 10.6 abv imperial stout and amazingly has no noticeable booze in the taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Scola729 (32) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Had on tap at Clark street ale house 2x in one week, what a treat. Absolutely love this beer. All the wonderful things about KBS, plus this fantastically well done finish that is sweet without being too syrupy. This is an all time favorite, and I've had a big stout kick this season trying every stout I could fine, well done founders! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tmongoose (1504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 27, 2015
double sampler that poured a pitch black motor oil thick imperial stout with darkish head. the aroma is straight up deep roasted malts with coffee and chocolate and bourbon and vanilla and oak and maple syrup. this was better than I ever anticipated. absolutely glorious in all respects. the flavor is much more of the same as the nose was. sticky oily lacing. one of the best ever. not enough O’s in smooooth on this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rodenbach99 (3387) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2015
EBF Boston mars 2015. Une robe brune foncée presque noire. Deuxième bière dégustée. Un nez de café, de chocolat, de vanille française (même si ça ne pousse pas en France). Une bouche ronde et crémeuse. Des saveurs d’une richesse inouïe rappelant le chocolat vanillé. Superbe, j’aimerais tomber sur une bouteille.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
GnarlyGnome (703) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Woah... for the first time in a while, this lived up to what I thought it would. Great flavors that are exactly as advertised... Coffee, Chocolate...maple sweetness. Awesome. Need more!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jool (196) - - MAR 26, 2015
Fût @ Brass Tap Naples. Brune-noire opaque. Nez manquant un peu d’expressivité: bourbon, chêne. Une légère minceur en bouche quand on compare aux grosses stouts populaires dernièrement, mais le profil de saveurs est tellement agréable: chocolat noir surtout, moka ensuite, finale longue de sirop d’érable et de fût de chêne. Excellente, sans être l’égale de la légende qui l’entoure.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemike (2395) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 26, 2015
thanks fletchwad Poured a dark brown color with a large frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted dark chocolate, vanilla, woody and alcohol aroma. Heavy bittersweet roasted sweet malty flavor with a heavy bittersweet and small alcohol bite finish of long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
markducommun (284) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Deep opaque black, slight brownish tinge. Almost nor head, slight tan. Sweet, I’d venture to say maple. Light vanilla, some amount of cinammon spiciness. Light roasted coffee notes. A touch of berry. A touch of bitterness, big sweetness. A good bit of alcohol upfront, quite heavy, decent amount of effervescence. Long finish. Really nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SlovakSniper (3563) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
Généreuse portion dans mon goblet du EBF. Présentation visuelle réussie. Quel beau et riche nez de malts doux et rôtis, de café, de caramel et de chocolat avec une touche de vanille et un soupçon de cabane à sucre. Succulentes saveurs qui révèlent une incroyable profondeur: café, notes bien rôties, chocolat noir, vanille, caramel, réglisse, mélasse, pointe de bourbon et touche habile de sirop d’érable canadien. Beau corps aéré et texture très soyeuse. La finale offre une belle apparition chocolatée qui se mute en longue sensation rôtie. Copieuse création qui est trop facile à boire. En plein mon type de bière de soif.

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