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RATINGS: 1886   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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A fine companion to end a meal or relax in front of the hearth with, this robust ale will cellar well for years. Brewed with ten varieties of malted barley this stout is extremely smooth, complex and rich in body. We recommend serving at cellar temperature. Sit back and enjoy its richness and complexity, you’re about to drink the ultimate winter warmer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (3491) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Pitch black body, with a thin tan head... very little lacing S: Rich roasted coffee and chocolate.. bold and assertive... T: Dulled down version of the nose... the flavors are still there, they are just lacking the pronounced "pop" the nose had... slight alcohol coming through. M: Smooth medium body... nice carbonation leaves a slight carbonation tingle on the finish O: Solid... but not my top choice for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1429) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 13, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2012 Rerate. ’11 bottle. Slick black pour with no head. Aroma is thick chocolate, light coffee, roast, darker fruit, and even some hop bitterness in the finish. Taste is huge chocolate and coffee with bitterness and roast. Some fig in there as well. Silky, thick mouthfeel. Bad ass IRS.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 7, 2010
A damn fine beer, I would drink it until my liver gave way. Nothing offensive at all, just beer bliss. not as great as the hype makes it out to be, but still a very good stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2010
Bottle. 12 oz. Split with Vin. Pours a deep, dark chocolate brown with a thin, creamy beige head. Aroma of chocolate malts, roast, vanilla, slight coffe bean notes, and a hint of ripe dark druits. Rich, full body wirth a smooth, sticky, boozy palate. Pretty awesome stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixmasterob (942) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Beauty of a pour. Motor oil black, about the same consistency too. Nice and thick. No head to speak of, showed little carbonation. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, some coffee and smoke. Taste didn’t deviate too far from the wonderful aromas, nice dark chocolate flavors, some coffee bitterness and well rounded roasty flavors. Another winner from Founders.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnnyJ (4809) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 22, 2010
Bottle. Oily black pour, thick short tan head. Chocolate, raisins, plum, date, roasty dark malts, sweet toffee, ground coffee beens, and nice bitter vinous hops. A very nice, complex beer. I highly enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Riotbeard (107) - Birmingham, USA - JUN 19, 2010
2008 vintage. I would describe this as an about averagge imperial stout. Good but not one of my favorites. At first whiff aroma is alcohal, but as it heats up, I can taste choclate, raisin and other dank fruit. Appearance is engine oil with a small tan head but nice lacing. Taste chocolate, raisin and roast. Palate is very smooth and a little lighter than one would expect for an impy. Pretty good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3577) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 1, 2010
From a trade this came from The Wheelman in Maine. From a 12 oz bottle this poured used motor oil black with a robust brown head that left glue like lacing rings at it dissipated. Nose is,chocolate, ripe fruit, and rich dark malts. Rich and thick body and a very creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is Taste is chocolate, vanilla, figs, coffee, and a hint of piney hops. Long bitter and alcoholic finish. This is excellent and good to the last drop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - MAY 31, 2010
12oz bottle poured into snifter. Pours a very very dark black with almost no head. Smells of rich roasty malts. Mouth feel is very thick and viscous with minimal carbonation. This beers coats the glass like motor oil. Flavor is rich, roasty and sweet. Finishes a lil dry but not bad at all. Very good Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rking (100) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 29, 2010
Founders sure does know how to make some awesome stouts! Great example of the style.

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