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RATINGS: 720   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
Ale Brewed with Chocolate and Coffee, aged in Maple Syrup-Bourbon Barrels.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (6198) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2015
sample @ EBF 2015. unclear very dark brown with a frothy and creamy beige head, good retention and strong lacing. smoky roastiness, burnt malts - toffee, coffee and cream - double double as in overdonely cloying, chocolate-covered shiitakes, some resin and minerals. light carboantion, full body - syrupy and smooth; warming, sticky, cloying and smoky-woody-resinous finish. complex for sure, but hard to drink.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Couch0508 (119) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2015 Holy crap is this smooth. It will sneak up on you for sure. Kbs is complete garbage compared to this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2015 Tap at the owl farm. Pitch black pour. Chocolate, coffee, mint, maple syrup, vanilla. Smooth and complex. Acidity, sweetness, oak, sourness, alcohol all blended well. Full body. So smooth and big vanilla finish. Awesome

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2424) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - APR 3, 2015
Bottle. Deep black body with a short brown head. Aroma of bourbon, coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, molasses. Hint of oak and alcohol. The flavor is heavily sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes moderately to heavily sweet and lightly bitter. Full body, velvety texture, moderate carbonation. Super maple-sugary sweet with a hot alcohol finish. But nice tastes of chocolate and bourbon with coffee in the background. The super sweetness muddles the complexity of the flavors on the tongue. Still, a nice sipper. Thanks wnoble.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
strongpieman (1617) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2015
Lucky to be in GR when Founders was serving draft. Enjoyed more than one and is as good as the reviews and ratings show. The syrup is not overdone which is a perfect finish to this stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prufrockstar (1642) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Growler with huge thanks to Ben/Chandler. 2/28/15. Nearly headless almost black pour with ruby highlights. Aroma is over the top sweet decadence. Candy, marshmallow, sickeningly sweet, maple syrup with extra molasses for good measure. Tastes big and chocolatey. Surprisingly smooth, without any alcohol harshness. Definitely prefer this to kbs. Not at all balanced, but that’s not what you’re looking for with a beer like this, right? Full body, soft carb. Overall: a treat.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mark_Eck (1273) - - 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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
skmikeg (1466) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 4, 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 (37) - 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 (1865) - 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.

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