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RATINGS: 1547   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RogertheKid (90) - Quebec, - JUL 13, 2013
Seriously one of the best stout I Have ever tasted. Smooth, coffee that you can smell or taste (bold espresso flavor). Goes down easy, with an Amazing amount of hops for the finish. Would try it again & again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lambister (185) - FINLAND - APR 25, 2014
355ml bottle from our monopoly Alko. Almost no head and extremely dark, pretty much pitch black color. Nose has roasted coffee and burnt rye bread. Palate is rich and strong. Structure is thick and even pungent. Flavors follow aromas, but after taste is too alcohol driven. Not nearly as good as expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoot8726 (1) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2014 does not count
Pours jet black with a nice tan head. Lacing dissipates fairly quickly. Smells of chocolate, licorice, molasses. Taste is boozy, chocolate and fruit. Very sticky. Overall a good brew that is a little too sweet right now but will benefit from some time in the cellar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (3807) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 24, 2014
Flaske 0,33l fra Alko Muonio. Drukket i Skibotn 15 Apr 14. Svart. Mørkebrunt høyt skum som varer. Prikklacing. Forsiktig sjokoladearoma. Smaken er innholdsrik. Sjokolade, nøtter & syrlig frukt. Avslutter tørt med tilløp til røstet malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
htzpah (36) - - APR 23, 2014
Weird having had KBS before Founders' stout, but I like the reversal. A decent head , notes of coffee on the nose, a strong flavor with a bite, malty and milky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dixsarah (20) - Alabama, USA - APR 23, 2014
Very dark brown in color - almost black with a light brown head. Smells very malty with a hint of chocolate and coffee. Very strong bitter taste. A little too bitter for my liking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1334) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2014
wow, is it supposed to be this leathery and smoky? its almost like a rauchbier. good, just wasnt expecting that. maybe i got an off bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
puboflyons (1892) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 22, 2014
Out of the 12 fl. oz. bottled 1/6/14. Jet black pour with full, dark chocolate brown head that fades slowly and leaves lacing as it dissolves. Bold aroma of roasted malts and baked chocolate along with a hint of dry dark fruit and an earthy note. Full and creamy body and texture. The chocolate and dark malts dance upon my senses in the flavor too with a brilliantly bitter but balanced, dry finish. Alcohol totally integrated and muted. Reasonable price for such a wonderful beer. A new Top 10 for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lectvay (76) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 20, 2014
Pours about as close to black as I’ve seen, with a small but dense light brown head. Wonderful smell, raisin, boozy. Bold flavors, bitter roasted coffee, cherry, hops. Better and better the closer it got to room temperature, in my opinion. These last few sips are so smooth and balanced. Terrific!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
lmatos (18) - San Juan, Alabama, USA - APR 18, 2014
This beer has great aroma, beautifully colored as a caramel and a strong bitter taste. To strong for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mauritsio (324) - FINLAND - APR 17, 2014
Bottle from Alko Hyvinge. Black with thick head. Coffee aroma. Some smoky bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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