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RATINGS: 1644   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arnold931 (448) - Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Draft. Pours an opaque black color with a thin brown head. Nose and taste is cocoa malts and dark chocolate with some nice roast. Bitter finish. Overall very smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melker (202) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle. Black liquid, small mocha head. Aroma of chocolate, red berries, vanilla, coffee beans. Taste is roasted malt, licorice, dark chocolate. Medium sweetness and medium bitterness. Full body - nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerSkull (1234) - SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2014
(Bottle). Slightly sweet and slightly fruity aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Thick taste of mainly chocolate and roasted malt that in the finish are joined by flavors of coffee, salty licorice and bitter hops. The aftertaste has a rather hard bitterness that I feel is a bit unbalanced. Powerful beer but with a too harsh palate!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
seanpg (30) - IRELAND - JUN 27, 2014
Forget about ending a meal on this - drink it anytime you can. Pours black with lovely aroma of chocolate roastiness. This is lovely and thick like heated molases and as it warms you can appreciate the aroma even more. I love this imperial stout from founders.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Staffan47 (857) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2014
I stugan med Isabel. Växlande väder. Tände en brasa och öppnar en flarra till nån typ ost jag aldrig hört talas om förr. Tydligt rostad med kaffeton. Kraftigt besk men samtidigt behaglig. Bra balans på sötma och beska. Riktigt trevlig imp stout som lyftes en nivå till med denna mystiska ost.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ljthiessen (321) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle. Thick, inky dark brown pour with a small amount of chocolate brown head. Chocolate, coffee and liquorice in the aroma, with notes of vanilla, coconut, and tiramisu. Flavour is a little boozy, with tons of roasty malt, chocolate and coffee, with vanilla, coconut and cream. Very thick and heavy on the palate, sticky and creamy and lingers in the mouth. Absolutely phenomenal.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ametras (336) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
12oz bottle. Pitch black with a nice foamy dark brown head. Flavors are dark/milk chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, coffee and licorice. Full body, soft carbonation, creamy texture.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gam (3175) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2014
Rich tan head dark pour soft carbonation aromas mocha coffee rich chocolate molasses hint rich fruit caramel currant the flavours coffee lovely mocha rich chocolate medium bitter dark fruits plum caramel good yeast backing resin hint lovely tastes some smooth cocoa really rewarding flavours dried fruits liquorice more than molasses the finish best tastes fruits mocha lasting bitter and definitely the sweetness a big plus

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gaultier (211) - SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2014 @Grengatan 19/6-14. Bottle from Systembolaget. Aroma: Roasted malt, chocolate, cacao, coffee. Taste: Dito + some sweetness. Body is medium, chocolate, cacao, coffee in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lawger (83) - SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2014 Pours a thick black with barely half a finger of dark brown head. The aroma is dark with hints of milk chocolate, iron, truffles, forest floor, marzipan and dark roasted malts. Palate is full bodied. This is semi-sweet with quite a bit of warmth from the alcohol and a slight acidity on mid-palate. Bitterness kicks in on the finish and stays for a good minute. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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