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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, youíre about to drink the ultimate winter warmer.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmyers8807 (176) - Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2009
Bottle. Pour was black, with a finger of head. Taste of dark fruit, chocolate, and coffee. I little big for my liking, but thats what you get with an imperial stout.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
arminjewell (8470) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2009
Poures thick, oily black with a wonderful brown head with a perfect amount of carbonation. Smells of chocolate and burnt bitterness with some nice smoke. Tastes is upfront very dark and bitter chocolate, with a nice chocolate and bitter smoke ending with nice coffee undertones. Excellent impy stout that all others should try to imitate! Best mouthfeel Iíve ever had.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (16775) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2009
Bottle at home ... deep black ... soft roast littl bitter little coffee roast quite meaty nose ... soft rich dark toffee malt roast ... definitly some chocolate ... again a meatyness ... very tasty but doesnt seem quite right ... still quite enjoyable ... all in all its a bit tooo heavy in body ... too much chocolate ... finding it quite wearing

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TreborWhip (393) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2009
12oz bottle, thanks to fata2683, poured into a tulip glass produced one of the most beautiful ales to date with itís brown, thick head and black body. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Predominant flavors of toasted coffee beans, chocolate, and molasses. The lacing left behind was incredible. One of the best Imperial Stouts that Iíve had. Thanks, Son!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - DEC 12, 2009
Bottle. Poured a jet black color with a tow finger tan head. This beer left plenty of lacing on the side of the glass as iit went. Aroma was rich chocolate, dark coffee, and roasted malts. Flavor was smoky, chocolate, burnt notes. Aftertaste was mildly bitter. Very rich and complex. Thick beer. Very very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 12, 2009
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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
matthewjk (966) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2009
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
topherh (1915) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - DEC 9, 2009
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2009
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpencerDB (223) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2009
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


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