nbutler11 (1267) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, GERMANY - AUG 2, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy of psprings. Pours a viscous black color, much like molasses, with a creamy brown head that laces the glass like a doily. Smells like a chocolate milkshake with a hint of red chili pepper. Tastes of dark cocoa, toasted malts, chalk, oatmeal, red grapes, and cherry cough syrup. Finishes with sticky plums. Great stuff.
darkguardian (726) - Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a dark black with a tan head. Nose is super malty with some licorice and chocolate and light smoke. Flavor is rich and smokey with a huge roasted bitter finish. Slightly acrid and its got something that makes me dislike it a little. Still great but not as good as their other impy’s. Thanks to Adrian for the bottle.
kennydiaz (353) - Manahawkin, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours nice and dark black with little or no head.Nice strong malty taste with chocolate and smokey aftertaste. An excellent beer.
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Anders. Pours black with tan head. Dark chocolate coffee herbs roasted aromas. Taste roasted chocolate well balanced but just dont go all the way...
Beerman6686 (5067) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured an almost black color with a big light tan head. Aroma was very roasted, hints of coffe and bitter chocolate too. Flavor was much the same, very roasted a bit smokey and very dry. i was hoping this one would have been a bit better.
jmm635 (906) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black, creamy pour with a very thin brown head that faded immediately. Very nice aroma - exactly what you’d expect. Chocolate and coffee flavors with a strong roasted base. Alcohol is apparent on the nose, and even more in the taste and finish. Not as creamy as I was anticipating. Maybe a tad too much hops.
beerbill (3564) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with pnista. The cool nights we’ve been having on eastern Long Island this summer have allowed me to continue drinking these big beers very comfortably. This one pours a deep, dense black with a very thin brown head despite pouring down the center of the glass. The head lasted through the first sip and left a transparent film on the glass. The aroma is lovely with lots of bitter chocolate and coffee along with some roasted malt. The flavor brings the roasted malt more to the forefront with chocolate, coffee and tobacco in supporting roles. Fairly smooth at the finish. Interestingly, the alcohol doesn’t rear its head until about 10-15 seconds after the swallow. Then, a burning sensation emerges in my chest and lower neck which lingers briefly and then subsides. Keep the cool weather coming!
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2009
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Black pour with a bit of tan head...Light coffee aroma...Intense hop and burnt roasted malt flavors...Bitter finish...Thick and rich...Bitterness detracts from the malty chocolate goodness...Lay off the hops, this ain’t a DIPA...Fair rating due to my mouth feeling like I just scarfed down raw ground coffee...
andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A big beer with the dark, very heavy typical, almost chemical founders stout character wich i quite like actually. Its black, it has a viscous, slick mouthfeel. The flavours are heavy, chocolate, coffe, some caramel and hops. The finish is warming with a big roasted character blending nicely with the hop bitterness. Suprisingly easy to drink and perhaps a bit too straightforward.
hike20 (38) - Iowa, USA - JUL 11, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle into a Duvel tullip. Pours completely black with a nice brownish tan head. Smells like coffee and alcohol. Taste is very rich and warm. Tons of complexity and depth, yet well balanced. So many flavors its hard to separate them. Esspresso roast coffee with a bit of chocolate and alcohol and a hint of smokiness. Rich creamy mouth feel. Another great stout from Founders. This brewery fast becoming a favorite of mine.