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RATINGS: 2014   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 7, 2010
A damn fine beer, I would drink it until my liver gave way. Nothing offensive at all, just beer bliss. not as great as the hype makes it out to be, but still a very good stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2010
Bottle. 12 oz. Split with Vin. Pours a deep, dark chocolate brown with a thin, creamy beige head. Aroma of chocolate malts, roast, vanilla, slight coffe bean notes, and a hint of ripe dark druits. Rich, full body wirth a smooth, sticky, boozy palate. Pretty awesome stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixmasterob (1042) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Beauty of a pour. Motor oil black, about the same consistency too. Nice and thick. No head to speak of, showed little carbonation. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, some coffee and smoke. Taste didn’t deviate too far from the wonderful aromas, nice dark chocolate flavors, some coffee bitterness and well rounded roasty flavors. Another winner from Founders.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnnyJ (5295) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 22, 2010
Bottle. Oily black pour, thick short tan head. Chocolate, raisins, plum, date, roasty dark malts, sweet toffee, ground coffee beens, and nice bitter vinous hops. A very nice, complex beer. I highly enjoyed it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Riotbeard (107) - Birmingham, USA - JUN 19, 2010
2008 vintage. I would describe this as an about averagge imperial stout. Good but not one of my favorites. At first whiff aroma is alcohal, but as it heats up, I can taste choclate, raisin and other dank fruit. Appearance is engine oil with a small tan head but nice lacing. Taste chocolate, raisin and roast. Palate is very smooth and a little lighter than one would expect for an impy. Pretty good brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (4460) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 1, 2010
From a trade this came from The Wheelman in Maine. From a 12 oz bottle this poured used motor oil black with a robust brown head that left glue like lacing rings at it dissipated. Nose is,chocolate, ripe fruit, and rich dark malts. Rich and thick body and a very creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is Taste is chocolate, vanilla, figs, coffee, and a hint of piney hops. Long bitter and alcoholic finish. This is excellent and good to the last drop.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - MAY 31, 2010
12oz bottle poured into snifter. Pours a very very dark black with almost no head. Smells of rich roasty malts. Mouth feel is very thick and viscous with minimal carbonation. This beers coats the glass like motor oil. Flavor is rich, roasty and sweet. Finishes a lil dry but not bad at all. Very good Imperial Stout.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rking (100) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 29, 2010
Founders sure does know how to make some awesome stouts! Great example of the style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nsquishee (637) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Another fine offering by Founders. At 10%+ ABV, this imperial porter is smooth as can be. Pours dark and thick with a head that is a rich brown. You could drink this beer warm if you so pleased, or you could chill to a very cold temperature thanks to its high ABV.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2010
12 oz bottle.Pours a jet black with a thin brown head that quickly dissipates.Nose is molasses,chocolate, and toasty malt.Taste is ultra smooth with flavors of chocolate,creamy and rich malts and bitter coffee.I think I detect some bitter pine hops lost in the darkness somewhere.This is an unreal stout.Not too far behind the KBS.


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