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RATINGS: 1661   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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
WoodersonMB (26) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, - FEB 2, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoNm (482) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - AUG 21, 2014
Pours a deep black color (engine oil) topped with a dark cream colored head. A plesant roasty aroma, some coffee and some notes of chocolate. The body is creamy, starts with nice little bitterness, followed by a strong roasty feel and lots of coffee notes. Would be very nice, if I liked the coffee notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnicolaescu (736) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 11, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2014 BOTTLE 355ML. Look: pitch black like engine oil, big dark orange head. Aroma: very intense and complex, coffee, chocolate, roasty with a big malt backbone - dried fruit, berry liquor, some mild alcohol. Taste: rich, fruit liquor sweetness, moderate hop bitterness, roasted malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_est_deus (638) - örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2014
Svart med riktigt brunt skum. Doft: Kaffe, kakao, alkohol, rostat, rågbröd, trä. Smak: Som doft + rostat trä, lakrits.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bricktop86 (558) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, smoke and toffee. Taste follows nose

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsvammel (3030) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Massive taste and smell of dark bitter chocolate, roasted notes, coffee, nuts and roasted sugar. Creamy feeling. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhilJackson80 (307) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 9, 2014
12 oz bottle. Tasted on 8/9/14. Beer from Moore Liquor. The beer pours to a deep black color with a rich brown head. The aroma is strong with notes of coco, dark chocolate & roasted malt. The taste is rich & very smooth with a similar flavor as the nose. The finish is dry & very smooth. A great stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
micieli6000 (27) - New York, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Pours jet black with a nice creamy head. Mouthfeel has a great coffee taste and a thick creamy palate. Yet another fantastic Founders brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dnoaksson (693) - , SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2014
Smaken ska, enligt egen utsago, vara en kompott av tamarind, mörk choklad, espressokaffe, pumpernickel och lakrits. Det tänker jag inte bestrida, men den smak som tronar över alla andra, som är de andras husse, det är den lömska alkoholen. Ibland är sanningen inget bra säljargument och då går det så här. "Med smak av tamarind och bakfylla."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adamnase (131) - Kronoby, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2014
355ml bottle. Pours thick and black with a moderate head, lasting and lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee and nuts. Rich with herbs, hops, bittersweet dark chocolate, and coffe in taste. this was almost to much for me, but i guess a nice one for imperial stout-fans...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocJitsu (902) - Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Clugs into the glass like used motor oil. A thin, orange-brown, caramelized head forms. Smoky, chocolatey aromas waft from the glass. Thick, chewy sticky texture. Smoky flavor overarches the chocolate sweetness and olive.

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