oyamac (30) - Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2013 Aroma: Bold chocolate and coffee notes with light notes of vanilla and alcohol. Almost smells like a chocolate cake. Appearance: Pours black as night with virtually no head. Taste: This beer is huge amount of coffee and dark chocolate. They hit you the second this beer touches your lips. There is a very slight alcohol burn. The beer finishes up with a very small hint of hop bitterness. Palate: This is not a light beer. Itâ€™s thick and coats your mouth Overall: This is how a stout should be in my opinion. The coffee and chocolate really take center stage. It is a slow sipper. I would put this one somewhere between Founders Breakfast Stout and KBS. This is a better stout then breakfast stout, but it isnâ€™t nearly as complex as KBS. With that said, this is still a great beer and I would recommend it to anyone.
Bacterial (1057) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick, black and big. This is what an imperial stout should be! Just a hint of a tan head. Dark malt and molasses nose. Heavy body. Taste has a lot of roasted malt flavor to it, burnt bitter chocolate, a little heat in the finish.
jefftravis17 (9) - Forest Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very balanced. Looking forward to tasting it after another year. Like the way the chocolate is more of a hint.
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stoutnick (311) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gloppy black oil. Nice body. My sort of Imperial stout here- solid body, mildly toasty, not too sweet or bitter. Reminiscent of old Rasputin but maybe even more drinkable. Surprised how much I loved this one. Great beer.
odinstyr (519) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a velvety dark brown with a thick dark brown head. Smells of chocolate, toast, dark breads. Taste is sweet and bitter - chocolate toasty malts, strong floral hops follow.
akoeninger (317) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 4, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours thick black molasses. Aroma of cocoa, roasted peat, coffee, vanilla. Taste is complex and amazing, everything in the nose is there plus dark fruits and earthy hops. Full bodied and long lasting flavor. This is an amazing stout, a must try.
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dpgjrnhcraftbrew (1) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 2, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Poured the beer, thick like molasses and oh so dark black in color, into a snifter around 55-60 degrees. Everything quickly got better as the beer approached room temperature. Beautiful mocha colored 1/2inch thick head that did quickly retreat with some lacing. Aroma was quick alluring with hints of chocolate, toffee, maybe roast, and some hints of vanilla. Taste was to die for; coffee, fudge, bittersweet chocolate, and fruits. Thick and smooth with a velvet creamy mouthfeel on the palate. Founders, again, has impressed me with one of their brews. Truly one of the best imperial stouts out there in my opinion. Highly recommend this one!
catface5326 (119) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown/black poured from a tap. Full bodied and aroma and taste of chocolate. Good stout.
VTHopHead (1492) - Barre, Vermont, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle - Pours a very dark black/brown in color with almost no head or carbonation. Aroma is of bitter dark malts and very dark chocolate. Flavor is heavy on the chocolate and slightly sweet, in spite of the lingering bitterness from the hops (or astringency from the dark malt). Awesome beer..
ChiGuy68 (330) - Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted on tap at Quenchers in Chicago’s Logan Square. It was a beautiful opaque brown with a light brown head. Aroma and taste of roasted malt with a hint of coffee. Delicious and smooth tasting Imperial Stout.
cmbatter (3) - Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good example of a stout, the rich earthy chocolate and coffee notes dominating the taste, with a little less harshness on the back of the throat vs. other stouts.