Arayaga2 (1905) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 12, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Inky black with an inch of pillowy brown head. Aroma is toasted marshmallow, bittersweet hoppy notes. Taste is same ... marshmallows, cocoa, and consuming, well rounded bitterness with just a hint of citrus in the finish. Oily, smooth mouthfeel is supple and fantastic. Just what I want from this style. A bargain @ $2.50/12oz
WakeandBake (549) - Greenville, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle,and Draft. A very black color pour with a thin, creamy, dark brown head that diminishes to a nice thin ring,and leaves some good lacing down the sides of the glass. The aroma is of dark roasted malt, light coffee, faint toffee, and sweet dark fruitiness.Flavor is very roasty malt driven, coffee,bitter chocolate notes some wood or maybe grain,very balanced. Medium-bodied and slick with a dry, bitter-roasted finish that features just a touch of alcohol. As always Founders makes it Yummy !
brewmaster55 (48) - , Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, I was impressed with this Imperial Stout. It gives off a nice roasted aroma and taste. When I poured it into the glass it seemed very syrup like. A nice smooth, good tasting, easy drinking Imperial Stout.
bhensonb (12469) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Archer Liquors. Pours quite black with a very thin dark tan head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate and mild burnt toast. Very full bodied with mild, mild carbonation. Flavor is really chocolate, followed by coffee, and the bitter seems supplied by burnt malt. Finishes really smooth, mostly dry and rather astringent. Heat is very well hidden. This is a really good IS.
Nejhleader (1333) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice brew, has a coffee/roast/chocolate aroma. nice black dark colour with a thin ruby red/tan head. Has a nice coffee taste creamy body.
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, courtesy Gillard. Reddish black pour, dark tan creamy head, and tons of lacing. Nose has a lot of roast, chocolate, coffee, some caramel, and lots of toast. Very tasty, chocolate roast, creamy smooth velvety finish, very nice toast. Balanced, bull-bodied, very drinkable and good.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2009 Whoa, this is good. Nice velvety black pour with a one-finger brown head. Roasty malts, chocolate, espresso, and a bit of creaminess. Slight cinnamon notes, I think. Some fruit under it all as well. Not overwhelmingly alcoholic. Nicely balanced and lovely to consume.
keepersj12 (2932) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost black with a brown head. Aroma of roast malt. coffee, chocolate. Flavor is similar with a nice dry warming. Very nice.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 7, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2008 Bottle - Thanks tjthresh - Pours a murky blck with a tiny brown head...aroma is bitter cocoa, coffee and fruity malt...flavour follows, roast, soy, chocolate...finishes char bitter, good alcohol, nice..
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of roasted malts, light burnt malts, chocolate, light coffee, cocoa, and espresso. Poured black in color with a small, dark brown head that lasted throughout. Opaque. Sparkling. Decent lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of chocolate, roasted malts, slight tar, charcoal, and bitter coffee. Medium, to full body. Viscous, lightly chalky texture. Average carbonation. Sweet, slightly bitter, chocolate malt finish. 10% ABV totally undetectable.