sfontain (770) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2013 Re-rate 1/4/2013 8/5/7/3/16=3.9: 12 oz. bottle from 4-pack at The Andersons, Columbus. Utterly jet-black pour, one-finger dark brown pillowy head; a thin, dark-brown covering is maintained all the way down the glass and swirling revives the head; strong lacing; appearance is entirely perfect for an imperial stout. Aroma is overly dominated by roast and coffee, followed by caramel, chocolate, smoke, and ethanol if you get in really close. Flavor also is crushed by the roast; also coffee, unsweetened chocolate, chicory. Mouthfeel medium thickness, quite sticky, and a touch chalky. Like Founder’s Breakfast Stout, this one is a bit overrated and not terribly deep
5/6/2006 8/5/7/4/16=4.0: Thanks to Lauren for this birthday gift in April. Thick, black, and tar-like; a small, frothy, brown head that disappears quickly but can be brought back with some swirling; sticks to the side of the glass like mud. Aroma is strong and sweet; dark sugars with raisin and a hint of vanilla. Warm in the swallow, the flavor is heavy and bit roasty; some chocolate; still a bit hoppy for my tastes; exhale exhibits alcohol in the nose. Thick and creamy, almost-but-not-quite silky; moderately sticky. Doesn’t stand apart from other stouts, but a very good one.
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black color. Nice aroma of roasted malt, caramel and liquorice. Thick oily mouthfeel; very good malt with caramel and liquorice and roasted malt; balanced, better and more complex than the aroma let imagine. Excellent.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black colour with a weak head. Smooth strong aroma of liquorice, roastedness, oily and hints of chocolate and coffee. Very smooth flavour of roastedness, oily and ends with a warm feeling from the alcohol.
GonZoBeeR (2825) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma:good chocolate and rosted malt nose...
Appearance:Dark,good brown head....
Flavor:Dark chocolate,alcohol,good rosted malt flavor.....
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle - Totally opaque deep black color with small dark brown head. Aroma is very chocolately, touch of coffee and vanilla, burbon and brandy. Flavor has fair amount of coffee and chocolate, along with a moderate amount of herbal, slightly metallic hop presence. Finish is mildly sweet
Ungstrup (28462) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pitch black beer with a thin brown head. The aroma is sweet with quite a lot of alcohol, while the flavor is very sweet with strong notes of roasted malt besides a strong alcohol presence. The body is very thick - almost like syrup.
stoutlvr (52) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a great Imperial Stout. Everything I look for. A little bit of sediment, very dark and heavy and a mild alcohol taste. Could eat it with a fork!
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with fast-fading brown head. It has a very roasty malt aroma, some bitter chocolate notes, and maybe a hint of acorn. The palate is thick and chewy. The flavor is very robust and contains malt, charcoal, bitter chocolate, and pumpernickel, with a finish of almond and ash. This is some tasty stuff.
NachlamSie (2651) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2009 bottle. Black, black, black. The head is very dark tan and fades away after a few minutes.The aroma is thick of oily coffee, baking chocolate, a little alcohol. More rich coffee in the mouth with chocolate bread and a finish of almonds, coconuts, and toffee. Huge, robust, and outstanding.
[July 30, 2009]
Bottle from Bruisin’ Ales. This is a very black beer, looks almost as dark as Ten Fidy. The nose is extra roasty with lots of bittersweet coffee, chocolate, and a good dash of hop bite. The mouthfeel is full and sticky in a very good way. Lots of espresso character is on this one, making it a solidly roasty, bitter imperial stout. Another top notch beer from Founders.
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Black colour with a brown head. Light roasted, coffee, chocolate aroma and taste. Full body with a dry warming finish.