radio_nowhere (440) - Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ending the night with this one. 12oz bottle into over-sized snifter glass. Pitch black color with dark tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate,some vanilla and some nuttiness. Taste of light sweet roasted malt, dark fruit, more nuttiness, bitter coffee and dark chocolate. Heavy body, rich, oily, creamy, and smooth. Roasted coffee bitterness lingers for awhile. Very good.
icehawk (214) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Heavy body with an intense bitterness/burnt taste. Fairly dry, although far from easy to drink. I don’t pick up a whole lot of complexity, and the bitterness is tough to work through. Alcohol is hidden and the mouthfeel is a little flat.
egg (6) - USA - JUN 12, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle, 2011 vintage. Aroma is roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark fruits. Appearance is pitch black with minimal and quickly dissipating head. Minimal lacing. Full bodied with a thick creamy texture. Light carbonation. Taste is more dark fruit, roasted malt, chocolate, licorice. Alcohol is there but subtle for the abv. Overall great beer.
czar (2392) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours inky black with a small and decent beige head, some retention and lacing. very fresh roastiness, chocolate, coffee, resin, hint of vanilla and milk chocolate along with dark cocoa, roasted coffee bitterness and acidity, slightly ashy but maybe more smoky, also burnt hazelnuts, lightly boozy - i guess relatively well hidden for its abv. soft carbonation, full body, very nice bittering coffee-resinous finish. nice balance. packed with fresh roasty flavors. much enjoyed!
Concealer (178) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours from the bottle black with a brown head. Smells of roasted malt and dark chocolate and fruit. Taste is smooth. Sweet upfront with a roasted malt, slightly bitter end. Some fruit, chocolate and smoke flavor. It is very good.
Melanie (52) - - JUN 3, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great stout but too strong for more than one. Opaque, creamy head a decent lacing.Aroma is malty with bourbon overtones. Nice but strong.
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jackl (2832) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ CBC 2013. The pour’s black with a tiny head. The nose is rich roasted coffee, earthy charred malts. Vanilla, raisin bread, some burnt brown sugar. The taste is ashy roasted coffee bean. Bitter dark chocolate. Caramel. Nicely balanced. Oily body, fine carbonation. Overall, pretty damn excellent stuff.
Borup (3808) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at CBC 2013.
Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of coffee, chcolate, roasted malt, hops and dark dried fruits.
fishonmyplane (204) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Incredibly complex. Quite a bit hoppier than most imperial stouts. I prefer the style to be a showcase for roasted malts, but Founders goes for more of a balanced approach - almost like a darker version of an American Strong Ale. It’s great, but it doesn’t quite reach the top tier of imperial stouts.
pharmassist (9) - Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark with slight tan head. Dark chocolate sweet aroma that is very enticing. Flavor is dark roasted coffee, with chocolate and slight black licorice flavor. As it warms up you can definitely find a dark raisin after tone. Very good stout that I am enjoying. I still like Old Rasputin better but this is very good
jesperhammer (2281) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
17-MAY-2013, draft @Mikkeller bar, with Ulkløbben.
Black with lasting, lacing, creamy brown head.
Aroma is roast, coffee, hops, alcohol. Extremely roasted. Taste the same.
Full body and soft carbonation. Sticky sweet. Wonderfull stout