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RATINGS: 1939   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Recieve in a trade thanks beergodd1 Pours a pitch black color with a tan head that leaves spotty lacing. Smells of chocolate, roasted malt, black licorice, caramel and butter toffee. Tastes of all the same smells but flavors get better as it warms. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy with good carbonation. Overall this is one of the most complex imperial stouts I’ve had to date. This is the 4th Founders beer I’ve tried now and all of them have been great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martin00sr (1808) - Haderslev, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2015
Oily, nearly black with thick tan head. Rich aroma of coffee, chocolate and licorice, dark fruit, some vanilla and hints of smoke. Thick and sticky mouthfeel. Flavour has cocoa and coffee, dark sugar, sour cherries and roasted bitterness. Stickyness and ABV well balanced by the lasting bitterness. Rock solid impy, sooo drinkable. And none of that fuken chili shit...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ByTheirLimpin (52) - New York, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Yikes. Heavy jet black from the bottle. Short head of creamy stout goodness. That’s a mouthful...God damn....round malty goodness...sweet and creamy to the finish....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tessic (983) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2015
This imp Stout poured a very deep black colour with a dark brown head. Very creamy looking with minimal bubbles and little lacing. Literally looks like used motor oil. Scents include gummy bears, coffee cocoa and caramel. First swig was smooth and very creamy with flavours of molasses, brown sugar, caramel and coffee. Finish is sweet and smooth with excellent roasted caramel lingering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
planky84 (2572) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2015
Bottle from Kris Wines, Holloway. Black pour with a tan head (soon goes). Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate and black cherry. Flavours of dark chocolate, light smoke, licorice and black treacle. Very smooth. Excellent stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
witthatsbier (430) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 9, 2015
Bottle 35,5 cl from Cave Glasgow Pours black with thin coffee coloured head Nose is bit faint light grain bit smoke but not the beers best feature Taste is a big alcohol hit with dry bitter chocolate,coffee and a long dry bitter finish very nice beer with great body even when pouring beer it looks thick and viscous

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
emartell (306) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - OCT 24, 2015
Aromas complejos. Destacan las notas a café, maltas tostadas, madera y licor. Su color es completamente negro, cuerpo redondo, carbonatacion baja, Corona de espuma media de baja retención. En boca es suave, cremosa, notas torrefactas y alcohólica. Al paladar es compleja, fuerte, alcohólica. Se perciben notas amaderadas, licorosas, chocolate y ligeramente café. En general es una buena cerveza, con alto sabor alcohólico, una gran gama de sabores entre los que destacan café, chocolate, licor. Bien equilibrada y muy completa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brnandersen (2705) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2015
355 ml. bottle at Tryk Bar, Copenhagen. Pitch black with a thin, tanned head. Roasted aroma with dark mlats, coffee, caramel, chocolate, vinous, alcohol dense notes, liquorice, vanilla, herbal hops and dark, dried fruits. Taste is bitter-roasted. Full body with an oily texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes lasting dry and roasted with liquorice and a wiff of booze. Excellent, rich Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sir__v (1284) - Lille, FRANCE - OCT 15, 2015
Bottle @ home from Kris Wines - Color: deep dark black beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: high roasted malt nose, coffee, alcohol. Very intense and impressive. Taste: full body with oily sensation on mouth really nice palate. Good roasted malt taste, coffee and small caramel taste. Small marmite taste. Very nice coffee and alcohol with liquorice finish. Very deep body. Aftertaste: small resin with high roasted malt and coffee taste. Small alcohol finish. Good balance with astringent. Very amazing beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Weevo (102) - Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Bottle pours coal black with thin white head. Aroma of coffee, smoke and roasted hops. Taste is coffee x 2, smoke, chocolate, and a little vanilla. Long-lasting bitter finish, very smooth. Could've used a good cigar with this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Savage_Night (243) - California, USA - OCT 9, 2015
Pours black with a small brown head. Head retention is ok. AROMA: rich dark roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, smoke, soy sauce, raisin, earthy, alcohol, basement aromas, dark stone fruit, spices, peppercorn, slight chili pepper, herbal hops, molasses, burned brown sugar, herbs, leaves, toffee, cinnamon and very light bitter citrus. TASTE: rich dark roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, smoke, soy sauce, smoke, earthy, alcohol, basement aromas, dark stone fruit, spices, peppercorn, slight chili pepper, hop spice, molasses, burned brown sugar, herbs, leaves, toffee, cinnamon and crisp maple syrup bacon. AFTER TASTE: coffee, chocolate, rich dark roasted malt, hop spice, smoke and burned brown sugar with a creamy buttery finish.

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