arminjewell (8612) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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 I’ve ever had.
cgarvieuk (17269) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
TreborWhip (393) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle, thanks to fata2683, poured into a tulip glass produced one of the most beautiful ales to date with it’s 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 I’ve had. Thanks, Son!
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - DEC 12, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
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 doesn’t seem to be overdone. Very Expedition Stout-ish, or Kentucky Bourbon Stout sans the bourbon. A very competent take.
matthewjk (977) - San Diego, California, 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 Founder’s 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 (1915) - 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... I’ll 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 don’t love. Altogether, still good. Palate is great - thick and smooth and fun to drink. Pretty good imperial stout.