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RATINGS: 1700   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WakeandBake (549) - Greenville, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2009
Bottle,and Draft. A very black color pour with a thin, creamy, dark brown head that diminishes to a nice thin ring,and leaves some good lacing down the sides of the glass. The aroma is of dark roasted malt, light coffee, faint toffee, and sweet dark fruitiness.Flavor is very roasty malt driven, coffee,bitter chocolate notes some wood or maybe grain,very balanced. Medium-bodied and slick with a dry, bitter-roasted finish that features just a touch of alcohol. As always Founders makes it Yummy !

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewmaster55 (48) - , Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2009
Wow, I was impressed with this Imperial Stout. It gives off a nice roasted aroma and taste. When I poured it into the glass it seemed very syrup like. A nice smooth, good tasting, easy drinking Imperial Stout.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11251) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 10, 2009
Bottle from Archer Liquors. Pours quite black with a very thin dark tan head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate and mild burnt toast. Very full bodied with mild, mild carbonation. Flavor is really chocolate, followed by coffee, and the bitter seems supplied by burnt malt. Finishes really smooth, mostly dry and rather astringent. Heat is very well hidden. This is a really good IS.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nejhleader (1246) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2009
Nice brew, has a coffee/roast/chocolate aroma. nice black dark colour with a thin ruby red/tan head. Has a nice coffee taste creamy body.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Bottle, courtesy Gillard. Reddish black pour, dark tan creamy head, and tons of lacing. Nose has a lot of roast, chocolate, coffee, some caramel, and lots of toast. Very tasty, chocolate roast, creamy smooth velvety finish, very nice toast. Balanced, bull-bodied, very drinkable and good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2009 Whoa, this is good. Nice velvety black pour with a one-finger brown head. Roasty malts, chocolate, espresso, and a bit of creaminess. Slight cinnamon notes, I think. Some fruit under it all as well. Not overwhelmingly alcoholic. Nicely balanced and lovely to consume.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
keepersj12 (2714) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2009
Almost black with a brown head. Aroma of roast malt. coffee, chocolate. Flavor is similar with a nice dry warming. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 7, 2009
2008 Bottle - Thanks tjthresh - Pours a murky blck with a tiny brown head...aroma is bitter cocoa, coffee and fruity malt...flavour follows, roast, soy, chocolate...finishes char bitter, good alcohol, nice..

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2009
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of roasted malts, light burnt malts, chocolate, light coffee, cocoa, and espresso. Poured black in color with a small, dark brown head that lasted throughout. Opaque. Sparkling. Decent lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of chocolate, roasted malts, slight tar, charcoal, and bitter coffee. Medium, to full body. Viscous, lightly chalky texture. Average carbonation. Sweet, slightly bitter, chocolate malt finish. 10% ABV totally undetectable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2009
12oz bottle form Archer Liquors. Pours very dark brown with thin dark tan head. Aroma is mostly roasted malt and chocolate with some molassas. Flavor is nicely balance with roasted malt and chocolate with some molassas and light coffee. Mouthfeel is rich and silky. Nice to have a nicely balanced RIS that doesn’t go overboard with coffee or booze. Nice job Founders.


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