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 (2020) - 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 (2628) - 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 (7795) - 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.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’ve been waiting to drink this for a few months now... we finally popped the caps at the February 27, 2009 club meeting. Has a solid black color with a light brown head, aroma of coffee and syrup. I see why they call this a breakfast stout. Light mouthfeel, but full on the palate. Reminds me of something... anyway, excellent beer!
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - MAR 6, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
black pour, nice, cool, intense coffee aromas, bit of oats, baking chocolate. Roastification to the maximum. I love how intense the coffee is without being overbearing. very special. very drinkable
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 6, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looks like someone squeezed a squid into my glass. Thanks James. Aroma is oatmeal, phenomenal roast aspect, and 100% cocoa chocolate. Flavor is overrun by roasty malted barley. Coffee follows in at a close second and offers complete domination of flavors. Balance, however, is expert and mediated nicely. Palate is thick, rich and oily. Big ups to Founders.
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is heavy with oats, coffee, bitter chocolate, and cream- very nice. Flavor is uber-roasty, lots of creaminess, coffee, and definitely the oats as well. Really great coffee stout, superb palate shifts from the bitter qualities to the smooth, sweet creamy finish. Excellent impy.