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RATINGS: 1905   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
timberrr (43) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Bottled on 11/28/12. Poured into a snifter. Pours thick black with a 1 finger dark mocha head. Head stuck around for a minute and then quickly disappeared. Aroma is mostly filled with roasted malts and coffee with a little chocolate there. Taste is filled with dark chocolate and espresso. Underneath all the roasted flavor is a touch of sweetness that leads to a nice bitter finish. Noticed the taste of booze more as the beer warmed up. Really well balanced flavor overall. Mouth feel is fairly heavy with moderate amount of carbonation but still creamy. Great imperial stout, best I’ve had so far this season.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (2888) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2015
Bottle at tasting. Black oily pour. Good aroma of chocolate, coffee and roast. Rich taste of roasted coffee, thick choco, bitter passion fruit, peach and some cinnamon. Fantastic.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeliriumT (382) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2015
Pours thick and black with almost no head (but I did pour it slowly). The aroma is very rich coffee, chocolate and caramel. The flavour is deliciously rich bitter dark chocolate which gives it a remarkable palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerRenter76 (291) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Pours out black as night with a three finger nice brown head with incredible retention with nice lacing. Smell is of dark fruits, burnt malt, and a little black liquorice, Taste is just like the nose and doesn’t let up. Mouthfeel is really thick. Although it’s not my favorite stout it is one of the best. Hard to beat.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eberndt (234) - - JUL 19, 2015
Wow that’s a dark beer. Tan head and very thick. Strong bourbon and chocolate flavor and just a little boozy.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosskyle (166) - - JUL 17, 2015
12oz bottle. Black color with a dark tan head. Roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. Heavy body. Bitter up front with a milk chocolate flavor that lingers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mrttiimmoo (17) - FINLAND - JUL 16, 2015
Fint mörkt skum. Svartvsom olja. Hög viskositet. Läder rök rostad malt inte överhumlad. Mjuk och rund polerad ton utan motstånd i halsen. Angenäm. Fint kolsyrad. Drar fram nysningar vilket är ett bra betyg..

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (702) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a small mocha head. Aromas of fudge, hard roast, licorice, bitter chocolate. Taste is dark roast, dark chocolate, malts, roastiness, soy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Worsenma (44) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2015
What a beer! Pours a thick black motor oil consistency with a dark burnt red small head. Not much carbonation. Strong smoky chocolate taste and plenty hoppy. Very good representation of the style.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HuskerTan (766) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JUL 5, 2015
A- Soy sauce, woody, licorice, chocolate syrup, mocha, subtle vanilla, roasty, burnt caramel, smoke, complex. A- Black color, black liquid, brown head. T- Soy sauce, dark chocolate, mocha, roasty, slightly bitter, subtle woodiness, slight char, very complex. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, robust finish. O- Wowza. Kept my bottle around not on purpose but just because I kept wanting to save it a little longer and a littler bit longer after that. Finally decided I needed to open it and with over 1.5 years of age on it there is no doubt this ages better than most supermodels. So much going on in the aroma I could hardly list everything I was picking up. Soy sauce and char definitely took a stronghold on the aroma and palate but it was quite robust and complex in every way. Still I prefer the Breakfast Stout, and I am drooling at the thought of opening my KBS. Founders continues to dominate the RIS world.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
oliodnb (533) - ITALY - JUN 29, 2015
355ml bottle. Pours black with a beautiful creamy brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, dark fruits, berries, ground coffee, soy sauce. Taste is very rich: roastiness, coffee, chocolate, some vanilla, light smoke, plums, berries, some booze. Smooth oily mouthfeel, full body, light carbonation. Excellent.


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