Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from 1FastSTI. I’m always skeptical when a beer is highly rated, but let me tell you this brew lived up to it’s billing. A very handsome beer. Black with burgundy sheen to it. Robust coffee aroma and flavors. Roasted and soooo smooth on the palate. Nice bitter coffee finish. Excellent beer. Thanks, Blake
bgburdman9 (857) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this after the kuhnhenn RE party at like 10am for breakfast. Was a little rough at first but this was really good. I will probably rerate this later down the road. There was a lot of chocolate and coffee and it was very roasty and very tasty.
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. pours pitch black with brown head. great thick deep aroma of roasted cokolate and coffee. nice roast and bitternes.
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2007 12 oz bottle. Poured dirty muddy motor oil. With some effort a thin brown head was conjured up. Full strength aroma of dark roasted coffee beans, chocolate, some caramel and molasses. The sip has a nice rich thick mouth feel. There is lots of flavor in this beer with coffee, caramel, molasses, and more coffee. The taste ends with a bit of a building oatmeal flavor. Again, lots of flavor here. Tasty brew. No sense of the ABV either.
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2007 I actually had this for breakfast this morning. Pours deep black with a huge tan head. Looks like a dessert. Aroma and flavor is massive. Roasted coffee beans and bitter chocolate. Even caught some mild hops in the background. It was well worth the wait.
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark color, Pours out like its oil. Smell of roasted coffee beans, hops, syrup, alcohol, molasses, bitters, caramel and light dark chocolate. Taste of roasted and toasted coffee, hops, malt, sugar, raspberries, cherries and hints of chocolate. Nice bitterness that lasts for a bit. I think last years had more chocolate backing. Still a great stout.
WJL2 (9) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2006 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great color, aroma, and taste. Has a complex flavor of oats, coffee, chocolate, and faint vanilla. Thin creamy head that leaves just the smallest evidence of lace behind. Was every bit what I had expected and could (should) replace my morning cup o’ joe and wheaties.
IrishBoy (3803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 29, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from ogglethorp, THANKS! Black as a moonless night with a few tiny, rusty colored bubbles appearing in the center of the glass, then Poof, the’re gone! The nose is of, what else, COFFEE, with a nice roastiness, and some faint chocolate notes. Flavor is of COFFEE, and some tongue-tickling bitterness, which lasts to the finish in the medium-heavy body. Wish I could drink a bottle every morning for breakfast!
vyvvy (3876) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This has been aged for about nine months. I have previously done this and it got rid of most of the coffee flavors - no such luck this time, the evil flavor of coffee was present.... dammit. Pours thick oily black with a dark brown head. The aroma has lots of wretched coffee, dark chocolate and heavily roasted malt. Thick body with a fairly light amount of sharp carbonation on the finish. The taste is dominated by that beastly taste of coffee, lovely roasted malt, some sourness and cream. The finish has lots of disgusting coffee bitterness and light spice. Whilst I talk about coffee as something terrible (which to me all coffee tastes like it is from the bowels of hell) it does taste like it would be good coffee for someone who likes that sort of thing so I take no points away for that. This was good for what it is, but if Founder’s would make a straight strong double chocolate stout I would be very happy.
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from trade with OhioDad. Thanks Scott. Pours a thick black color with a small brown head. Aroma of dark roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is very dry and bitter like strong day old coffee. Some malty undertones but the coffee dominants completely. A very different stout. The Founders Imperial Stout is a far better beer IMHO.