ABT_S54 (265) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle served in a snifter. Pitch black and the darkest brown head I have seen. Very thick but not overly so. Chocolate coated raisins explode with the initial sweetness and then a quite profound bitterness appears from the blackness. A close to perfect imperial stout and is only marked down as I find this can be quite varied. Some are world-class others merely better than average. Never been disappointed just some have been better than others.
BeAndrews (30) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a small tan head. Aromas of chocolate, sweet, alcohol and roasted malt. Tastes of chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. Full bodied. Great balance.
miyauchi38 (699) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beerathon (1534) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Love Founders, it’s like they can do no wrong. One of the prettiest stouts I’ve ever pour- black with deep cocoa creamed head and uber lacing. Very smooth and rich. Some roasted malts, dark berry, mild coffee, some chocolate. Dig it.
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured deep dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of sweet berries, fudge, toasted malt. Full body, flavour as the aroma, roasted malt, bitter chocolate, moderately bitter.
Gary (1630) - west London and, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2015 (330ml;) . I was excited to pick this up today . I am a Founders fan on my sporadic boosting samples . This nose is chocolate , roast malt , coffee , fudge , burnt notes ,toffee . A pretty customary nose for style . Back in black colour with classy a khaki sandy head... Owns the damn sinfter ! Sippin’ this beer I like the unity , it is complex , rich , and coherent ; The balance between rich , roast and bitter is skilful ..
Dorkenstein (84) - - APR 28, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cocoa, leather, and oak in the aroma. Taste is initially sweet milk chocolate, then vanilla and a smokey flavor emerges in the middle palate. The finish is bitter and dry, creating the desire for another sip. It has an oily feel on the palate and warms the chest due to its high abv. I wish I would have had this in January by the fire.
Sigmund (5691) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 28, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355 ml bottle, from the Norwegian importer. ABV is 10.5%, 90 IBU. Pitch black colour, impressive brown head. Roasty aroma, roast malts, strong coffee, dark chocolate, liquorice, tar, wood and a hint of smoke. Rich mouthfeel. Medium sweet and rich flavour, roast malts, liquorice and strong coffee galore, bitter hops in the finish. High "Wow!" factor.
Zakoon (223) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml bottle enjoyed in a plastic cup in the sun. Pours very dark brown with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, a little smoke, espresso, chocolate and leather. Medium bitterness, not that sweet, Full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation. Finish is espresso and medium bitterness.
Turtles (354) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
355ml bottle. Black in the glass with a beautiful, creamy, fluffy tan head, almost brown. Complex and great aroma, roasted malt, espresso, toffee, chocolate, deli platter and booze. The flavor is deep, first come mocha and roasted coffee beans then sweetness and hops, a long beautiful aftertaste more sweet than bitter, although both are there in perfect balance. Incredibly good!