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RATINGS: 2050   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


Nephilium's rating

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Nephilium (1682) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Rich roasted aroma, with hints of coffee and dark chocolate. Pours an opaque black, with just a ring of dark tan head. This beer is probably the second most chocolatey stout I’ve had, next to only the Choklat. It’s full of roasted notes, and a long lingering finish. There’s little to no carbonation noticeable in the beer, and it has a very slick mouthfeel. The alcohol is not noticeable, although you wouldn’t want to rush drinking this.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PugUglyBrewer (70) - - AUG 27, 2016
The perfect stout. Founders knows what they’re doing when it comes to the dark beers. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The look is engine oil black. The head is thick and pillowy dark brown. Dark fruits are aroma and flavor forward. Burnt sugar and succulent caramel. Velvety cocoa texture with robust roast in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LazyPyro (528) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2016
355ml bottle. Jet black with a one finger dark brown head, good retention. Aroma: roasted malts, dark fruits, dark chocolate, coffee. Taste: follows the aroma, sweet dark fruit, roasted malts, caramel, some dark chocolate, coffee, alcohol, quite a bitter finish. Full bodied, slick creamy mouthfeel. Fantastic beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
malthopsyeast (1) - - AUG 13, 2016 does not count
I haven’t tried every single imperial stout, but I’ve tried all those available in nyc, which is a lot. It’d bet anything Founders got a new brewmaster because they went from crap to brilliant. And I’d bet any that this is the best imperial stout in the whlole world.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adster (666) - HUNGARY - AUG 12, 2016
A legkedvesebb megjelenéssel rendelkezik, amellyel imperial stout csak bírhat, éjfekete, áthatolhatatlan, szirupos test fahéj-habbal. Parádés, telt aromái édes malátától harsognak, marcipános, robusztusra pörkölt, kissé szójás hangulatokat hordoznak. A hordós érlelés, vagy ízesítés hiányának hátrányából induló főzetek egyik legjobbika, jól felépített ízvilággal, gazdag karakterrel. A szirupos lágyság, a kávés, kakaós, olvasztott csokoládés jegyek meglepően marcona végjáték bevezetői, hiszen a lecsengés végtelenségbe nyúló kartondobozos szárazság, orvosságos keserűség formájában jelentkezik. Így még inkább érvényes rá a "nehézsúlyú" jelző, amely a nagy formátumú ízvilág mellett az alkoholfok mértékéből is adódhatna, bár a főzet intenzitásánál fogva ez utóbbi jellemvonás az egyetlen, amely alig észlelhető módon van jelen benne.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (2759) - SPAIN - AUG 11, 2016
Tap @ Irreale, Madrid, Spain. A: Black. T: Roasted malt, chocolate, sweet, coffee.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mariuspoenari (1425) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2016
Bottle at home. Pitch black, 100% opaque, pour, with a tall espresso head with good retention. The aroma includes notes of roasted malts, cocoa, coffee, licorice and light smoke. The taste follows those notes, very roasty chocolate bitteress with some subtle pine resin and grapefruit peel notes. Full bodied, medium to soft carbonation and with a very roasty and full of chocolate finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mice (782) - FINLAND - AUG 8, 2016
Tummanruskea, miltei musta olut kohtalaisella tummanruskealla vaahdolla, jota jää pieni kerros oluen pinnalle. Tuoksu maltaisen paahteinen, kahvinen ja lakritsainen, oikein toimiva. Maku on pehmeän paahteinen ja suolainen, loppupuoleltaan katkeran kahvinen. Pitkä jälkimaku. Suutuntuma on keskitäyteläisen ja täyteläisen välimaastosta, melko öljyisen täyteläinen ja suupielet toisaalta sokeroiva, mutta samalla suussa katkeran humaloidulta maistuva lopputulos. Alkoholi hyvin piilossa.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerowl80 (198) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2016
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma of roast malts, brown sugar, dark chocolate and coffee. Strong liquorice flavour with medium sweet and light bitterness. Good thick mouthfeel. Rich and satisfying.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rostetti (160) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2016
Bottle from Alko. Pours pitch black with brown head. Aroma has coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt, some alcohol and dark fruits. Taste has coffee, dark bitter chocolate, roasted malt, licorice, some vanilla and alcohol. Has a nice bitter finish. Very good!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jokestereo (302) - SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2016 Pours pitch black with a light brown one finger high head. Aroma; Roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee, some molasses, wet wood and alcohol in the end. Taste; Slight metallic, dark chocolate, roasted malt, molasses, coffee, vanilla , atouch of cocoa and alcohol in the finish.


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