LeopoldStoch (201) - Green, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks styles! The aroma is really nice on this brew. I little chocolate, a lot of roatiness, some hop bitterness comes through in the smell, and maybe even a little bit of licorice as well. The pour is a very dark black with a roasted/burnt brown color head. The mouthfeel and palate on this beer are incredibly thick.. This stuff is good. There are flavors of choclates, roastiness, some currants, plums, among other things. The 10 % alcohol is not really all that noticeable but it does let its presence be known. Another stellar beer from Founders.
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle of Limited Edition. Pours a jet black color with a relatively small tan head that leaves some decent lacing. Aroma of roasted coffee, vanilla and anise. Has a slightly sweet creamy flavor of caramel, molasses and malt. All of these are well balanced without any one item being dominant. This is a very easy to drink and enjoyable brew. Very Nice!
xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Founders Imperial Stout
12 oz bottle
Brewed 04, pondered over 10/06
Aggressive pour in an English pint.
Pouret jet black with a massive brown rocky mostly lasting head with excellent lacing.
Smelt of moderate mocha vanilla coffee, toffee, and licorice.
Taste was upfront moderate vanilla licorice sweetness and light chocolate followed by a harsh earthy burnt taste accompanied by a light creamy coffee sweetness on a long strongly bitter burnt molasses finish that turns to coffee. Mouthfeel was medium bodied, oily, softly carbonated, strongly astringent and light cozzy alcoholic warmth.
Overall, the beer starts off excellent in appearance and aroma, and at first sip it delivers, but the follow through taste and palate finish just assault and erases the pleasantness in this beer. A two faced beer, sweet and inviting at first, agressive and misanthropic later on. Intensely intriguing.
Side note: drink this beer warm!
vyvvy (4135) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black as coal with a very dark orange head. Aroma has heavily roasted malt, dark chocolate, light vineousness and dark cherries. Full body with some mild carbonation. Taste has charred malts at the beginning followed by some cream and vanilla as well as some dark chocolate. The finish has some thick woody hops and some alcohol power - it’s not really hot, but very apparent. Very nice imperial stout.
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2007 this is one hell of a powerfull stout not my type of beer but man i was impressed! not much of a head very thin and pours like molasses. very heavy drinkability but you can not taste the alcohol as much as you would think. definetly smoother after the first goes down six of these and you will have a great night!
TechMyst (167) - Fox River Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
CONTAINER VOLUME: 355ml
CONTAINER TYPE: bottle (Limited Edition/ no purple on lable)
2004? (2 years old)
PURCHASED @: Binny
LACE: Dark brown tiny spots
REFLECTED- blackTRANSMITTED- blackest
AROMA: Syrup and dark malts
MOUTHFEEL: thick; burning
PALATE: smooth oily/resinous
TASTE: dark roasted malts...not too sweet
Expedition, but not going over sweetness edge
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xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - SEP 27, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours inky black with no head.
Has a chocolatety-candy aroma and taste with much coffee and a hint of dark toffee. No noticeable heat. Also has a hint of anise. A slight bitterness on the back end paired with a somewhat more present sourness. A very solid beer. I could session this. If by session I mean drink about eight and be completely wasted.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2006 12 oz bottle via trade with RegallacMc (thanks!). I have been saving this one. Pours out a thick black motor oil looking beer with a small tan head. has a roasted licorice/chocolate/coffee/anise and alcohol aroma. Mmm and all those flavors come out in the taste plus some vanilla and toffee. Medium to full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. This is a well done and drinkable Imp Stout. Bells Expedition is thicker and chiewier, but this is much easier to drink. They each have their place and time. 10% alcohol is well hidden! This is a near perfect balance between sweetness, roastiness and alcohol...very nice.
virgil23 (14) - Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An outstanding IS. Tastes of coffee, dark fruit, a hint of cherry, and quite earthy. Very good.
mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep black in color with no head. Roasty licorice aroma. Hoppy notes. Malty and hoppy flavor. Grapey and cherry notes. Medium bodied. Ok.