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RATINGS: 1761   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jason (1682) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2006 Bottle aquired thru the generousity of buckybeer. Mmmmm....Chocolate. The aroma was like opening up a Hershey bar. Pours a thick black crude oil look with a thin head. Great falvaor that is Very Smooth, almost velvety with a chocolate malt presence and a slight warming. Great Imperial Stout. Wow was this good. Thanks Buckybeer I owe ya! Cheers!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2006
Duane shared a bottle of this with me last night. Dark, almost black pour with a mocha colored head. Strong roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, and piney hop aromas. This beer had the most chocolatey character of just about anything I’ve had to date. Strong roasty chocolately flavors with a nice hoppy finish. Excellent imperial stout.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GoBlue (104) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2006
Black and opaque with a deep tan head doesn’t last. Can’t get light though this sucker with a spotlight. Deep and rich malty and roasted aromas that leap out of the glass, smooth toasted and toffee aromas abound as well. Flavor is rich malt with significant roasted barley Alchohol flavor present, but blends nicely with the rich bitter chocolate flavors. Smooth and creamy and finishes with a pleasant warmth. Very nice beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
presario (4730) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2006
Wow, a great night for the dark beers. Delicious sweet cocoa and alcohol aroma. Black beer. Thin head. Flavour is a great mix of alcohol, brown sugar and cocoa. Creamy and delicious.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
henrikb (1259) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2006
1 1/2 years old – Black body, light beige head; Huge deep chocolate, licorice well balanced great nose; Amazingly balanced body, slightly bitter, slightly salty, soft texture, deep, huge and complex; Amazingly long finish huuuge dry chocolate aroma, malty. Amazing, amazing, great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2006
Bottled. Black coloured with a small head. Roasted malts with notes of coffee, dark chocolate and dark fruits. Well balanced and creamy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - DEC 9, 2006
Thanks to drewbeerme, for another top 50 brew. Black and tan, with nice mix of coffee and chocolate.. lots of roasted malts. Sweet cream with bitter hops. Some fruitinees creeps up the rear, raisins and prunes. Smoke a good cuban with this great winter brew. Could have been slightly richer and fuller to be an imperial.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2006 Bottle from Santa. Black with thick motor oil body. Wonderful aroma of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, and hops. No head. Very complex with mild sweetness. The finish was strong and roasted. Great beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dubbercody (213) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2006
Poured into glass, medium head, strong brown color. Beer is dark brown/black and pours thick and heavy. Scent is malty, roasty, with chocolate tones. Scents develop as temps rise. The first taste is something you cannot really prepare yourself for, you just go for it and let it tingle your whole mouth. Tastes of chocolate, caramel, malt and coffee swirl together to bring the whole mouth a treat. It’s a sipping beer, not a gulping beer! It drinks easier than it’s 10%ABV would suggest, but will warm the belly and tickle the brainstem if a drinker isn’t careful. My first Founders and if this is any indication of the other brews, I’m going to have to order cases.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2006
Aroma’s of chocolate,coffee and roasted malts.Pours very dark with a tan head.Coffee and chocolate stand out in the flavors.Full mouthfeel with a slight alcohol finish.Very solid stout.


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