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RATINGS: 2061   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jtclockwork (14930) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2010
Bottle. Pours black tar with brown head. Nose and taste of vanilla, bourbon, roasted malts, coffee and tons of chocolate. Very smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
manny57 (162) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2010
12 ounce bottle from Webster’s in Kalamazoo, Mich. Aroma is of chocolate, roasted malt, caramel and coffee. This is a well-balanced, full-bodied stout. I’ve never been a huge stout drinker, but this was a fantastic brew. Again, Founders fails to disappoint.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MeadMe (1602) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2010
A: Pours a deep dark motor oil black. Nice tall tan head. Great retention and some solid lace. S: Wonderful rich roasted aromas, strong coffee, chocolate malt, and mild vanilla. Light molasses and a touch of dark fruit. T: Bold bold coffee, actually espresso. Dark chocolate with mild dark fruit notes. A touch of anise and a hint of herbal hops. M: Rather full in body, big rich, and smooth. D: Great an awesome stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Bottle thanks to punkrkr27... Pours a thick black with a brown head... Aroma is roasted malts and dark fruits...Flavor is bitter dark chocolate and coffee...Thick and creamy. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lefossoyeur (587) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2010
Pours pitch black with a dark brown head. Heavy nose of bitter chocolate and milk chocolate. Full body, creamy, low carbonation, very chocolatey stout, flavours all around the tongue. Beautiful Imp.Stout. Alcohol is very well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (4253) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Pitch black body, with a thin tan head... very little lacing S: Rich roasted coffee and chocolate.. bold and assertive... T: Dulled down version of the nose... the flavors are still there, they are just lacking the pronounced "pop" the nose had... slight alcohol coming through. M: Smooth medium body... nice carbonation leaves a slight carbonation tingle on the finish O: Solid... but not my top choice for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1461) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 13, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2012 Rerate. ’11 bottle. Slick black pour with no head. Aroma is thick chocolate, light coffee, roast, darker fruit, and even some hop bitterness in the finish. Taste is huge chocolate and coffee with bitterness and roast. Some fig in there as well. Silky, thick mouthfeel. Bad ass IRS.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixmasterob (1053) - 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.

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