flying_pig (936) - SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
355ml Bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£4):
Strong with oatmeal & chocolate, some coffee & some milky notes plus a little sweetness. Good roasted notes & bitterness feature, offset with some sugar. Despite the strength the alcohol is masked by the chocolate & dark malts.
Black with a thin, light brown lacing that covers the surface & holds until I start drinking.
Strong chocolate, subtly sweet with light bitterness & strong coffee, some oatmeal too. There is some espresso like flavours & lots of cocoa with roasted malts & darker fruits, sugar & vanilla. Complex & great tasting.
Full bodied & smooth, the alcohol content is almost completely hidden with only the slightly warming feel giving an indication as to the strength of this one. Strong sweetness with the occasional bit of bitterness; frighteningly easy to drink too.
An exceptional beer from Founders, definitely the best I’ve tried from them and up there with the best I’ve tried from any brewery for that matter. Excellent stuff from the start & one I’ll be picking up the next time I spot it anywhere.
varanid99 (491) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour with a minimal tan head. Aroma jumped out of the bottle - coffee, chocolate, vanilla, toffee, roast. Big, bitter chocolate and coffee flavour up front, burnt toffee, sweeter chocolate note comes through, a little vanilla. Amazing beer
Stuu666 (2164) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, this was too bitter coffee for me, deserves a re-rate.
MattH (644) - California, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Aroma of chocolate and cocoa nibs. Flavor is chocolate. Body is smooth. Light carbonation.
Supertrev (51) - CHINA - JUL 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black. Rich coffee aromas and flavour. Well balanced bittering with a velvety mouth feel.
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skmikeg (882) - Poway, California, USA - JUL 26, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Urge as part of their 4th anniversary event. Pours a pitch black with a one finger tan head with nice lacing. Aroma is of freshly roasted earthy and nutty coffees, dark and milk chocolate, molasses, caramel, roasted malts, light vanilla and some burnt brown sugar. Taste is of earthy and nutty coffee, bakers/dark and milk coco, caramel, anise, vanilla, soy, burnt sugar, and some mild hop bitterness. Has a medium-full body with a creamy, slightly oily mouthfeel and a moderately bitter, lingering long, roasty finish. Overall, a excellent imperial stout that features some very nice coffee and chocolate very nicely.
whoisghost (51) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a light brown head. Nice thick head with sturdy lacing. Smells of chocolate and lightly burned coffee. Can really taste the chocolate in this - oaky finish, very balanced. Good density, well carbonated for a stout and coats the mouth well. Very good overall.
cmiller54hr (45) - Manitou, Kentucky, USA - JUL 21, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured oily black with khaki head into a snifter. Dark roasted coffee with a touch of chocolate and oats on the nose. Taste starts very chocolatey and you get the coffee and oats on the finish. I enjoy founders’ other stouts (esp KBS) but this one is right up there. A great stout.
mkel07 (3356) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique August 2013. Yet another great beer from Founders. Deep black in colour with burnt slightly smokey aroma and a flavour that doesn’t leave you wondering.
zacgillbanks (2284) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This inky black beer pours with a bright brown coloured head. It has very rich chocolate and roasted floral coffee flavours with a red fruity and milk chocolate, coffee finish. Excellent!