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RATINGS: 2030   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hikeg (242) - - FEB 15, 2016
Pours black with small creamy dark brown head. Aroma is toasted, dark chocolate, caramel, figs, some raisin, some soy sauce, liquor, some minerals. Medium sweet, heavy bitter, long salty somewhat alcohol aftertaste. Body is medium to full, palate is creamy, carbonation is soft. Great impy, has many characters of a good Barley Wine, too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingaugusta (191) - Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2016
Pours virtually black with a fine brown head. Nose is typical of the style with plenty of coffee, dark chocolate, and caramel.flavor is roughly the same with a good balance roasted barley and hops on the back side. alcohol is very well hidden. finish is a little thinner than expected and bittersweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tightslice (817) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 9, 2016
Bottle from Beltramo’s in Menlo Park, CA. Pours a thick black cola with a chocolate brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, cherry liqueur, chocolate liqueur. Taste is slightly boozy with some lovely dark chocolate and cherry. A great mix of silky and roasted malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerInHeaven (359) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 5, 2016
pours pitch black with a surreal reddish brown head. aroma is toasted malts, some bread, and black coffee. Thick creamy mouth feel, like a beer smoothie. Rich dark malt, dark chocolate, black coffee taste. Some moderate bitterness and a warming comforting finish and linger. Absolutely perfect for a cold winter night. Great beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mrnoluv (287) - long beach, California, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Dark brown head, dark as night, so dark color, rich flavor coffee, chocolate, vanilla, wheat/barley, incredible taste! Founders I have to say does it right. If you are a stout guy, Founders has to be the best brew makers for you! This is rich, thick, bitter but sweet, the burn is incredible! One of the best.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
oskart (60) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Thick syrup pour, dark brown to black. Thick creamy reddish tan head. Strong toasty malt, raisin and biter dark chocolate aroma. Flavors of malt, soy sauce, bitter dark chocolate. Alcohol warming. Belgium lacing coats the glass. Thick full body. Slick warming mouthfeel. Bitter coffee, dark chocolate, malt aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (1610) - California, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Pours black with a thick tan head. Roasted malt, soy sauce, caramel, toast, licorice and chocolate aroma. Roasted malt, licorice, raisin, fig, chocolate, soy sauce, toast, coffee, vanilla and grain flavors. Full body and moderate carbonation. Chocolate, licorice and roasted malt finish. Very good but a little too much licorice comes through.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MetalNHopHead (1237) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Ten malted barley varieties and over ten percent ABV were used to create Founders Imperial Stout. Yeah, this is about the purest representation of the American-style Imperial Stout as you could hope for. Bitter, absolutely black, viscous, strong, and smooth. Bottled just after the start of December, my serving of Founders Imperial Stout was plenty aggressive yet surprisingly approachable. Flavors of bold black coffee, bitter chocolate, booze, and some smoke. Full-bodied. It takes a while to get through this Stout, but it’s time well spent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Voodoo (537) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Pours a thick opaque brown with a dark brown head.....aroma of coffee, chocolate, raisin......taste is smooth and boozy sliding into bitter dark chocolate, vanilla following with coffee grounds. Noticeably low carb and in this case it’s a bit plus. Excellent!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoshRaburn (110) - - JAN 26, 2016
This ones a real thick syrup of a beer. Not too much carbonation either. Good and strong RIS.

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