DeliveryDriver (103) - Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured black with a half finger of tan head. Had aromas of dark chocolate, smoke, coffee, and alcohol. Big malt character up front, some alcohol burn, and a miniscule bitterness. Real big and oily going down, and a long dark chocolate aftertaste. Even though it’s spring, it’s quite the winter warmer.
Steve_0 (1267) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Pour is deep viscous black, with a small brown head - like viscous car oil - great lacing. Dark chocolate, smoke, brown sugar, a touch peaty, grassy, leather, light tobacco, oaky, and a bit ashy aroma. Taste is huge dark chocolate, tobacco, leather, dark fruits, soy - super rich and decadent - a touch of espresso, vanilla, maple, woody, and nutty with a touch of roast on the back-end. Thick syrupy mouthfeel, seriously mouth-coating stuff with soft carbonation. Very rich and velvety, yet well-balanced and easy drinking for almost 11% ABV. Awesome brew and not boozy at all, yet still an amazing sipper. Well-done Sir, well-done.
Anvil99 (12) - - MAY 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
As close as you come to perfection. Pitch black with flavours of coffee, chocolate and dark fruits. Really tasty!
charule (244) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Pipers Pub. Black pour with light tan head and mild lacing. Malted aromas. Bitter dry choco taste. Im sick will have to try again.
bird_machine (50) - San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA - APR 19, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle shared among friends. Popped the cap off and could immediately smell the beer shoot up through the neck of the bottle. Aromas of roasted malts, smoke, with a hint of sweet dark fruit. The beer pours a viscous black with some red hues hiding in there. Almost no head, just slight brown bubbles and a tiny layer of carbonation creeping on top before settling out. A few swirls in the glass reveals huge legs all around, but still no presence of carbonation. Second whiff of big coffee and dark chocolate, more roast and some ripe figs. Taste is complex, very thick and chewy. Low carbonation on the mouth feel. Tons of the roasted coffee, slight vanilla, and more ripened dark figs and plums. A hint of toffee along with the dark chocolate bitter finish. The bitterness is a mixture of both hop and coffee. The beer is very coating and silky, covering the palate and inside of the cheeks. The aftertaste is smooth with all of the mentioned flavors. A truly special beer that took me by surprise. Top 5 Imperial Stout.
jd10 (56) - Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA - APR 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
black pour with small, dark brown head; obviously quite viscous. aroma is is chocolate (bittersweet and milk), roast, and maybe a touch of coffee. rich, thick texture, with strong tar and smoke notes up front. follows with chocolate, coffee, and caramel, with a bitter finish of hops and coffee.
RABinVA (688) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured into a goblet. Pours viscous engine oil black with a brown head that fades fast. Aroma is big roasted chocolate malts and slightly stale coffee. Taste is chocolate, coffee, prunes, molasses. Super thick mouthfeel but with a dry coffee finish.
kbudd19 (94) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle thanks Bry/Martin. Really thick pour, very little head, Black Death in a glass. Aroma is hints of coffee, chocolate and hops. Huge flavour, there is a lot going in this one, hints of coffee, hops, smoke with a bitter sweet after taste. Great stuff
kraddel (851) - deurne, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at home
Pours realy dark red . Black , id say !
Small brown fading foam
Scent of roasted malts , coffee , oat
Oooh fuck yeah ! Thick mouthfeel , good carbo , bitter , coffee , oaty , so much more , but it fades so quick ( oat takes over ) i cant realy put my finger on it ..
Aftertaste is bitter , roasted malts .
After breakfast stout , kbs , nemessis ,... I was convinced founders was strongly overrated . But this does change things , actualy !
thomat (1550) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown with a tiny brown head. Fruity and malty notes. Malt, fruit, chocolate and hops. Full body with a long, bitter sweet finish.