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RATINGS: 2040   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 1, 2009
12oz bonus from Joey @ South Bay Drugs, thanks man! This Impy pours like motor oil with a one finger thick chocolate head that left some spotty lacing. tons of cocoa, roasted malts, and a touch of coffee and booze. Flavor is mostly chocolate and booze, though the booze in not overwhelming. Finishes quite complex and pretty smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2009
Bottle Pours like motor oil a good deep black with a thin tan head. The head leaves fairly quickly, but laces well. Has a good chocolate aroma with hints of coffee, and vanilla. Has a nice robust roasted flavor. Good carbination and a nice mouthfeel. Has a full body. Has a fizzy-oily texture. A solid finish wit a real good aftertaste. This is a hearty beer with a lot of flavor. I really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (5708) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2009
12oz shorty bottle. Opaque blackness, with an oily tan minimal non-head. Sweet chocolate and coffee aroma, quiet pleasant. Rich and syrupy thick, solid bitter chocolate tastes. Maybe some underlying hops under the rugged malt body. Some smoky coffee nuances as well. A great IS, a touch thin oddly enough body-wise, which makes it all the more on point. Classic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8148) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2014 12 oz bottle thanks to Odeed. Man, I can?t believe I haven?t had this beer. Pours a pure black color with a nice beige/brown/orange colored head. A nice aroma of vanilla, coffee, roasted malts and chocolate. The flavor is strong; sweet mocha coffee, vanilla, roasted malts and chocolate, bitter hops, Light ash and lots of alcohol also. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2009
I had high hopes, but was rather disappointed by this one. I like the other Founders stouts (and even non-stouts) that I’ve had, but this one just didn’t stand up. A bunch of flavors that I didn’t feel blended together very well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GranvilleTim (1850) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2009
Growler pour thanks to the Grand Rapid guys I met at DLD. Dark black pour with a tan head. Great aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate. Taste reflects the aroma but only more so. Another top notch Founders. Left a nice mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickd717 (4084) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 23, 2009
Bottle via trade from rtravers on BA. Pours black and thick with a tan head. Aroma of roast, coffee, chocolate, and slight hops. Flavor was coffee, roast, chocolate, earth, molasses, and slight hop bitterness. Full and smooth on the palate. A very good RIS.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 22, 2009
THOUGHTS: Hid alcohol well. A great imperial stout that had a weak aroma, which was the only thing stopping it from being perfect. One of the best balanced beers I’ve ever had. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured an opaque black with a small, light brown head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma was moderate roasted malt, chocolate and mild coffee; and moderate piney hops. The initial flavor was very sweet and bitter; while the finish was bitter and sweet with a long duration. There was chocolate, a little coffee, and pine hops. All the flavors were very intense. The full body was syrupy and stick on the lips, but also oily with tingly carbonation and a light astringent and light alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6469) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2009
bottle, deep inky black motor oil pour, thin ring of foam, aroma has a lot of chocolate and whiskey notes, flavor is strong chocolate, more fruit and alcohol, viscous finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2009
Another fantastic impy. pours out a black color with a nice brown head. aroma is sweet with notes of malt, choco and a bit of coffee. flavor was full of the same with a nice smooth finish. overall a great impy

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