LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
perfect looking black appearance with thick dark tan head. the aroma is dark roasted coffee and dark chocolate, with some hints of toffee and carmel. the flavors are much the same with a thick mouthfeel. needs a little age or something to mellow the intensity. good though.
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. What is with these Michigan brewers and stouts? They completely own the catagory and this is no exception. Pours black as midnight with a silky brown head with amber highlights that fades to a thin film. Aromas of chocolate, molasses, and brown sugar. Taste follows with hints of charcoal and traces of coffee. Finishes with a small alcohol burn. A complex and damn fine beer.
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
WOW! What a good beer. Pours deep black with a faint tan head that fades away within a minute. Sort of dry and bitter, which isnít bad. Coffee aroma and taste and a good 10% punch. A very very nice nectar.
railcat1 (701) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Excellant stout dark thick creamy and great taste.This is a everyday stout if i ever had one. I would highly recommend trying and you will enjoy
Panzuriel (1378) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep dark brown black liquid which is opaque and topped with a deep tan head. Nose is mildly sweet but roasty happy goodness. Taste is rich roasted bitters resolving into a nice wash of sweetness and finishing again with a really nice roast coffee taste. Mouthfeel is full and silky. Very thick and impressive stout.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a surprise to see in my spreadsheet that after enjoying this beer for so long, I have never taken the time to rate it. Well, Founders is a favorite brewery of mine and has many impressive products. This certainly is one. So, I snagged a bottle and enjoyed. It pours pitch black with a foamy but small brown head. The aroma holds notes of bakers chocolate, roasted espresso, prunes, cherries, anise, smoke, and a hint of alcohol. Thick, robust, syrupy body that I love from a stout. The flavor was deep and intense with all the olfactory delights coming over in the gustatory experience. Excellent drink.
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2006
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Oily black with an orangy brown head, fades to skin, no lace. Aromas are smoky, roasty, toasty malts, prunes, apples, molasses, alcohol and biscuit. Taste is malt all the way, with undertones of coffee, charcoal, earth, dark fruit, toffee. Although the malt is huge, itís not sweet -- it has a strident bitterness throughout and an even more bitter hop finish. Mouthfeel is syrupy and chewy. One of the best Iíve had.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is opaque black with a nice dense brown and tight bubbled head...smell is oasty with coffee and cocoa...some pine too...taste is not very sweet...strong coffee and milk flavors with hints of cocoa toward the moderately alcoholic finish...
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A rich, creamy, dry imperial stout. Pours with a very small head, pitch black capped with light brown foam. Roasty flavor is complemented by subtle hopping. Very thick in the mouth, and quite drinkable. Not sweet at all.
patrick767 (3696) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle - Pours thick and black with a thin, brown head. The aroma is of roasted malts and coffee with a bit of alcohol. The flavor is intense dark roast malts and continues the coffee notes. The mouthfeel is thick and the 10% ABV, at least in my bottle, is fairly well masked. The finish is quite dry. Itís not too remarkable for the style, but itís a damn good style.