minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark dense appearance; thin brown head. Rich cool aroma - dark chocolate, medium/heavy roast. Rich bitter/sweet flavor, reminds me of my first experiences with imperial stouts. Impression of hops, though doesnít seem to be overdone. Very Expedition Stout-ish, or Kentucky Bourbon Stout sans the bourbon. A very competent take.
matthewjk (964) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2015 $11.99 / 4 Pack- I was completely unexpecting this! I know Founderís has great beer, but I was not prepared for how much I like this. As of now, this will end up being at the top of my rating list--above the incredible Speedway Stout! Nice chocolate, heavy malt, and coffee tones. Little alcohol on the tongue and finish, but I happen to like that. Just excellent! Re-rated 1/14/12: It took me more than two years to track down this son of a bitch again!!! The famous double eagle! God damn this is just as good as I remember! Bit of soy sauce, bit of smoke. So damn good. 3.27.15 - Brought this rating a little closer to earth off of the experience of several re-ratings.. It is still one of my favorite imperial stouts. Still holds up as one of the best.
topherh (1914) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - DEC 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours black with a lingering brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasty malt, chocolate, and booze. Flavor is rich roasty malt, a bit of chocolate, coffee, and hops, alcohol showing in the finish.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours solid black with a decent brown head. Aroma is chocolate and juicy malt. Taste is lightly roasted malt, milk chocolate and vanilla. Thin creamy texture and a bitter coffee bean finish.
SpencerDB (223) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured black/dark dark brown with a thin caramel head. Aroma is kind of lacking. There are some malt notes in there and definite booze character. The taste is about the same with malts, some chocolate, booze, mocha. Smooth finish. Complex and nice. I served too cold tho... Iíll re-rate after I try it again
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Belmont. Looks great - dark black with a nice thick down brown head that lasts. Aroma - strong malts with a noticeable alcohol presence. Flavor - Good, not amazing. A little strong on the alcohol. Dark malts with notes of chocolate that lead to a rather bitter finish. Something about it though that I donít love. Altogether, still good. Palate is great - thick and smooth and fun to drink. Pretty good imperial stout.
Maria (10187) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Courtesy of After4ever, thanks Tom!! This beer is pitch black and the head is dark brown, creamy and lasting. The aroma has notes of chocolate, roasted malt, licorice and a touch of dark fruit Ė it is very, very alluring!! The slightly sweet flavor has a roasted bitterness and notes of roasted malt, chocolate, licorice, light dark fruits and the finish is slightly bitter. It is intense, but also very pure in all notes, extremely well balanced and harmonic and itís vinous in a very nicely balanced way, never dominating, just as a piece of the entire and extremely well tasting puzzle.... Iím in love!
sdurham1662 (2) - ellisville, Missouri, USA - DEC 2, 2009 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent Imperial Stout here. 2009 Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter. WOW... Chocolaty, Roasted malts, a little coffee. Extremely smooth for being so fresh and 10%! Awesome beer, world class.
sjolles85 (104) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at the stable in downtown stl. Pours blackier than black. Roasted malt and bitter chocolate. Smoothest imperial stout Iíve ever had. More it warmed up the better it got. Nice warming alcohol feel
RoscoeJackson (377) - Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2010 i rated this one third tonight behind mikkeller weasel and espresso oak aged yeti. bitter, coffee, but nicely balanced. good beer.
REVISITED 10-15-10.. Dark brown head, very thick and creamy. Lots of roast.