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RATINGS: 2072   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiercepanda (615) - Missouri, USA - JAN 20, 2012
A motor oil black beer with a medium reddish brown head and nice lacing. The aroma is roasted malt and coffee. The flavor is also coffee with a nice fruitiness and a touch of alcohol. The body is really creamy, just an excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hollardustin (327) - Indiana, USA - JAN 20, 2012
It pours not too unlike motor oil and is opaque black with a dense brown head. The aroma is dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, and booze. There’s a lot of complexity here with a taste of sweet milk and dark chocolates, coffee, and sharp dark roasted malts. It’s full-bodied with light carbonation and a very velvety mouthfeel. Overall, this is an awesome imperial stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
soulpolisher (33) - Missouri, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Pours black with a dark tan head. Aroma is roasty, chocolate and coffee. Nice balance of sweet malt with some bitter undertones. Thick palate, as any good IS should be. Very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
evilcougar (66) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Coffee is the predominate flavor.. Not much head retention. Easy drinker for an imperial ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Macegan75 (818) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Bottle at CAH. Pours jet black with almost brown head that fades. Nose is coco, black malt and leather. First sip is huge malt flavor with milk and dark choclate, chicory bitterness towards the end finish is smooth with nice coco nibs and slight espresso. Nice beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
forsakenpariah (7) - - JAN 18, 2012 does not count
Color is pitch black. Half inch of dark brown head which dissipates but never disappears with little lacing. Roasted, coffee, and chocolate malts dominate the aroma in delightful balance. Taste follows the nose with a thick malty sweetness and a nice bitter hoppy balance. Thick and silky palate with mild carbonation rounds out this outstanding and nearly perfect beer. Founders has hit it out of the park yet again with this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
libertine (416) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2012
poured in my founders snifter.poured black with thin brown head.smells of coffee and chocolate.taste of freshly roasted coffee,chocolate,nuts and carmel.lightly carbonated and alchohol is very present.everything together was very pleasant with none of the flavours overpowering the other.nice product

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bopper81 (31) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2012
After Having this pour CLUMPY.....i kid you not, there were actual clumps pouring from my bottle, i almost disposed of this. Then, after giving it a quick smell, a rush of guilt swooped acrooss my mind. It would be almost criminal not to taste something that smells this good, regardless of "texture". lol. So i took a sip, and the flavor did not disappoint. Dark, mocha (coffee & chocolate) roasts are most dominant. This one is a sipper, for sure. Especially my particular bottle, as those yeastie beasie’s await me at the bottom of my glass. Such a shame the clumps.....an otherwise amazing stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sm5561 (118) - Kansas City, Alabama, USA - JAN 15, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2013 Black with thin brown head. Great roasted malt aroma of chocolate carmel and a hint of coffee. Flavor follows aroma and is rather sweet with a slightly bitter finish. Palate is thick with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (9143) - Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Bottle and draft (rating from the bottle). Pours a very dark brown to black in color with a thin khaki head. The aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate and black coffee. Flavor is much of the same; big roasted malt, dark chocolate, and coffee. Medium bodied; actually a touch thinner than I would have expected. The flavor grows and adds a touch of char as it warms. I enjoy this with a bit of age, but fresh on draft is very good too.

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