WoodersonMB (26) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, - FEB 2, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pretty much perfection. Chocolate, coffee and a hint of vanilla on the nose. Overwhelming chocolate, coffee and nuttiness when drinking. Holy crap, I think I’m in heaven.
Finn (3807) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske 0,33l fra Alko Muonio. Drukket i Skibotn 15 Apr 14. Svart. Mørkebrunt høyt skum som varer. Prikklacing. Forsiktig sjokoladearoma. Smaken er innholdsrik. Sjokolade, nøtter & syrlig frukt. Avslutter tørt med tilløp til røstet malt.
htzpah (35) - - APR 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Weird having had KBS before Founders' stout, but I like the reversal. A decent head , notes of coffee on the nose, a strong flavor with a bite, malty and milky.
dixsarah (20) - Alabama, USA - APR 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown in color - almost black with a light brown head. Smells very malty with a hint of chocolate and coffee. Very strong bitter taste. A little too bitter for my liking.
fluffy (1334) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
wow, is it supposed to be this leathery and smoky? its almost like a rauchbier. good, just wasnt expecting that. maybe i got an off bottle.
puboflyons (1890) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 22, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Out of the 12 fl. oz. bottled 1/6/14. Jet black pour with full, dark chocolate brown head that fades slowly and leaves lacing as it dissolves. Bold aroma of roasted malts and baked chocolate along with a hint of dry dark fruit and an earthy note. Full and creamy body and texture. The chocolate and dark malts dance upon my senses in the flavor too with a brilliantly bitter but balanced, dry finish. Alcohol totally integrated and muted. Reasonable price for such a wonderful beer. A new Top 10 for me.
Lectvay (75) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours about as close to black as I’ve seen, with a small but dense light brown head. Wonderful smell, raisin, boozy. Bold flavors, bitter roasted coffee, cherry, hops. Better and better the closer it got to room temperature, in my opinion. These last few sips are so smooth and balanced. Terrific!
lmatos (18) - San Juan, Alabama, USA - APR 18, 2014
2.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
This beer has great aroma, beautifully colored as a caramel and a strong bitter taste. To strong for me.
mauritsio (324) - FINLAND - APR 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Alko Hyvinge. Black with thick head. Coffee aroma. Some smoky bitterness.
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NikkTwist (1395) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Moriartys. Poured black as sin with a deep brown head. Slight lace. Not much aroma. Big ashy dark chocolate caramels flavors. Burnt pecans in molasses. Truffles (of both the chocolate and mushroom variety.) Charcoal grill. Greek coffee. Celery hearts. Plum pudding. Vinyl jacket with cigarette burn holes. Strong flammable bite, though still finishes much smoother than most 10.5 ABV brews do. Not as full bodied as the Breakfast Stouts but a nice huge dark spike for stouts in general.
Hanoi (299) - - APR 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nose is brown sugar, treacle a little vanilla. Taste, is brown sugar, treacle, leading to dark fruits, then a little smoke, rich chocolate espresso and oak in the finish. Mouthfeel is velvet.
An outstanding imperial stout, though the nose was a little muted.