HenrikSoegaard (12741) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lastin head. Black colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Powerfull chocolate notes. Lighr sweet and moderate bitter flavor. Long moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.
Maverick34 (2876) - New York, USA - MAY 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught from rattles event. Jet black pour. And small dark tan head. . Roasted malty aroma with coffee hints. Nice finish but slight alco burn. Very well done.
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very smooth imperial stout. What else can I say, let the numbers speak for themself.
Christian (12554) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with a tiny light brown head. The aroma has lots of chocolate, a bit of licorice, and some vineous fruity notes. Sweetish dark flavour of chocolate, licorice and dried fruit, expertly balanced by roasted notes and an excellent hop bitterness. This thing is old school - an imperial stout that you could drink a full glass of, no cloying sugar bomb and no hype, just good beer.
mjw1200 (13) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Lots of different aromas. some espresso and chocolate. Its a roasted smell.
Flavor is what separates this beer. Impressive hop flavor in an RIS. Love that it takes more than one drink to take in the different flavors. love the dark chocolate and roasted coffee.
The end leaves a good flavor, the beer is so smooth it does not hang around as long as some. Also a good pucker at the end, almost too much sourness.
great beer. glad I found it. Excited to see how it develops with time.
chrisv10 (14283) - DENMARK - MAY 14, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black with small brown head. Flavour is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, hops and a little liquorice.
Defreni (2920) - Husum, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Flaske> Fantastisk tyktflydende tj;re, med en god skumkrone af mokkafarvet skum. Smagen er chokolade og frugtet malt, men uden det bliver for dominerende da en fin humle bakker det op. Alkoholen er komplet skjult. Giv den en omgang egepinde og vi n;rmer os oak aged Yeti.
Camons (9404) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botte @ Private tasting, Denver, thanks to Adnielsen. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, licorice, coffee, some old dusty notes aswell. Taste is raosted malts, licorice, chocolate, coffee, dried fruit, again some dusty / basement notes. Full body, low carbonation. Good stout, but wonders how old it was due to the dusty notes.100411
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a black, inky body with a fading tan head. Color is awesome. Aromas of dark roasted malt, coffee, a hint of banana. Flavor is the same with some fruity tones from the alcohol. Finish is sticky with a slight bitterness.
phillybeer7779 (101) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Poured from a bottle into an oversized Duvel tulip.
Appearance- pure black, with an inch of slowly developing head. I will never drink this beer in a different glass again! Beautiful stout!
Smell- Lots of chocolate, roast, and coffee with a hint of alcohol, very inviting.
Taste- Very true to the aroma, though the alcohol is very well hidden.
Mouthfeel- Thick mouthfeel, I am aware that I’m drinking a big beer, but my palate can handle at least another beer after this one.
Overall- Excellent beer. If Founders made this a brewery only release with a gimmicky name, it would be among the most discussed beers on this site. However, I am much happier knowing that I can grab this bad boy off the shelf for 3 months of the year. If you like stouts, you will like this one!