Hophaze (159) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow!! Bottle poured in a snifter. Pours jet black with dark tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and lots of malts. Mouthfeel is smooth velvet. Taste of all the above with a pinch of smoke. GREAT!!
EamonTheGreat (71) - USA - FEB 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A solid imperial stout. Pours black with a tan head. Heavy roasted malt aromas and taste. Smooth from start to finish. A good take on an imperial stout.
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jbarty91 (4) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a bottle. The aroma is very strong. There are distinct smells of coffee, chocolate and a slight smoky smell. The appearance is pitch black basically with a minimal tan head. The taste is very bitter, considering it is 90 ibu. The palate has a full body and a long finish. Overall this was a delicious beer that I would highly recommend to anyone looking for an imperial stout. This completely met my expectations and I am very happy I was able to get my hands on it. Founders really has impressed me with their beers and I want to try more from them.
Beerhunter111 (3442) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tiefschwarzes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstig, Kaffee, bittere Schokolade. Geschmack sehr süß schokoladig, röstmalzig, Kaffee, leicht holzig.
bmoosey (53) - Richmond, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle at home. Pours a dark color with a caramel color head. smell is of coffee with hints of cocoa. Another Stout from Founders that is really good and solid. Taste is much the same, with a bitter ending, just like a good coffee.
sharkweek (99) - Statesboro, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black as a dark fellow. Aroma of a starbucks after quarterly inventory. the flavor is intense bitter followed by subtle Coffee notes! Get it while you can!
Gangstafaceclay (6) - Tinely park, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This pours black with no visibility through it and a thin tan head, aroma is chocolate, hint of roasted coffee,. The taste is fantastic, so rich and smooth with sweet milky chocolate, coffee, roasted Malts, smokey wood and a hint of salt. A very complex taste! The alcohol is pretty well hidden. It is just great. The mouthfeel is so thick and creamy with just the right amount of carbonation. This is another nearly perfect stout by founders..it is excellent.
DerWeg (1426) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Incredible impy showing deep chocolate, roast coffee and winey fruit, possibly better than the Breakfast Stout. deep black-brn look and mahogany head, massive body and rounded alcohol warmth tucked under neat bite of bittering hops that stand discreetly back. The bespoke black tuxedo of beers.
tillmac62 (120) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
BOD 12/8/13. Dark as a starless night pour with a big milk chocolate head. Magnificent lacing that lasts. Slightly sweet nose of dark chocolate with hints of plum, smoke and molasses over a rich roast background. Full bodied with a slick creamy texture - perfect. The flavor profile is complex and well balanced. It begins with a creamy slightly sweet dark chocolate, follows with notes of plum and molasses, progresses to a sweeter milk chocolate coupled with a touch of smoke and finishes with a nice burst of roast. The finish is smooth and ends with a light alcohol burn and taste. If the alcohol was better covered, this stout would be perfect.
onceblind (3575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Inky black, as the darkest depths of the void. Under a thick sticky foamy dark khaki head. The nose is very roasty and sticky sweet with a bunch of black malts, salted toast, a wee bit of earthy herbal tree bark, and a little dark astringency. Flavor is smooth and rich without being chewy or too sticky. Though there is a big roasty and semi-smokey dark black malt flavor, some tree bark, a bit of herbal hoppy bitterness, dark bitter cacao, sweet rich earthy tones, earthy licorice, and a semi sweet finish with a whisper of black coffee.