fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 13, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured dark brown/black, creamy, roasted coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, little grainy, slight bitter finish.
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a thick black with a very small dark brown head. Aroma is obvious of coffee with a notes of chocolate and cream. First sip doesn’t surprise because it matches the aroma. It does suprise in the fact that it is so smooth and heavy. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked this.
fly (1441) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Chilly weather put me in the mood to not wait any longer. Mighty chocolaty, but in an awesomely good way. Just blends with all the richness - is sweet, but the sweet is not too intense and blends with the bitterness - just a supremely cohesive beer that I drained all too quickly. I did want to savor it,but alas ..
BillWyce (887) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured black with a small, dark tan head. Nice coffee aroma with a chocolate undertone. Very smooth on the tongue. Primary flavor is, as expected, coffee, but with a lingering chocolate note and a slight grainy taste too. Excellent.
odie (2) - Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2009 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is probably one of the best beers you could ever hope to enjoy, hints of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and whatever other incredible flavors Founders decided to add. This is the best beer (in my opinion) they have to offer.
ajwilliams (132) - , Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep black with a dark tan head. great lacing. Huge nose of coffee and dark chocolate. Thick body and feel, silky smooth. Bigtime flavor with notes of coffee, dark chocolate, hops, alcohol, and oatmeal. This is a serious stout, and having it for breakfast would make lunchtime into bedtime. Bravo.
DalzAle (2012) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pour was dark black with a little brown head. Aroma was rich, smoky and a little chocolaty. Flavor was that full bodied coffee, vanilla, smooth malts and a little spicy on the finish. A very good imperial coffee stout, but I’m not sure if I agree that it should be rated as high as it currently is
Bockyhorsey (2611) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle courtesy of styles. Good chocolate and oatmeal aromas. Black body with tan head. Had a good creamy chcoclate flavor with some oatmeal in the mix. Smooth enjoyable stout on the palate. Thanks Chris.
downender (7253) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Almost black in colour, with a tight tan head. Massive black coffee aroma with a touch of bitter chocolate in the background. Flavour was also dominated by espresso coffee, with some charred malts, more chocolate and and a bitter, warming finish. A great stout for those who enjoy coffee.
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Inky black, beautiful pour. So much coffee on the nose and on the finish, that just lingers forever. I have a lot of this socked away and will have to continue revisiting it to see how it ages.