jinroh (1241) - ESTONIA - OCT 7, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Founders tap-takeove, Devil Craft Gotanda, Tokyo. Pours deep brown, I mean almost black that has some brown notes. At first is quite cold but while it warms, starts revealing toffee-filled, bitter chocolate-cocoa mocha nose with some hints of bourbon. Taste is roast, coffee is actually not that strong, I am getting mainly bitter roast chocolate, dusty cocoa and some vinous liquorice. Tastes deep, alcohol is well balanced with the flavour profile coming out loud and clear as I let the beer get warmer. I can understand the craze around this beer, feeling lucky to enjoy it from tap.
20107589 (738) - randers, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pour pitch black with a small off white head. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, light caramel, and coffee. taste light bitter, medium sweet, full bodied, creamy texture.
Beergaard (307) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Finally got my hands on this classic imperial stout and its absolutely beautiful. Aroma of coffee, bourbon, chcolate cake. Taste of coffee, sweet chocolate, oak, bourbon, a bit of licorice and some roastiness. Great stuff.
Skruttster (6) - Nyköping, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2016 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Systembolaget a while back (small release). 2016 edition.
Coffee, chocolate, vanilla and boozy bourbon on the nose.
Deep brown/black colour. Minimal head, tight tan bubbles.
medium sweetness, medium bitterness.
Tastes like it smells, lots of bourbon, vanilla, coffe and chocolate.
Full bodied, thick, oily, slick, very light carbonation. Bitter and sweet finish.
JoTheO (122) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample from keg @Stockholm beer & whisky festival. Lovely smooth stout with flavours of coffee, chocolate and ripe fruits. Vanilla coming on strong in the aftertaste along with the woody bourbon notes. Liked this a lot. According to the Founder’s guys in the festival stand, production is increasing. Hope they are correct, I missed the latest limited release in Sweden.....
angelkostvo (1164) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 30, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black colour, beautiful mocca head. Aroma of coffee, vanilla, bourbon, soy sauce. Taste is medium sweet, light to medium bitter, flavours of bourbon and coffee. Medium to full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. For Alba´s 24th birthday.
meyers1023 (59) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I grab this beer every year, one to have right away and a few to age for months to a few years. I’ll rate a fresh one( I wrote this review in my phone notes when it was released but forgot to submit here). Poured from the bottle almost completely black, thick and with just about a fingers worth of brown head. The nose is all barrel and alcohol before you get coffee and Vanilla. The flavor follows suit for me, the hotness of the alcohol hits first before it gets smoothed out by vanilla and coffee. The feel is thick like syrup but carbonated adding to the appeal of the beer. This is an outstanding stout that I will continue to purchase many of and enjoy!
Douberd (4914) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)) Bottle 355 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 11.2%
Totally black colour on the body, small but thick dark brown head on top, with average retention.
Arom aof chocolate, vanilla, cold coffee, light liquorice, alcohol.
Nice taste with lots of chocolate, vanilla, fudge, bourbon, oak, light coffee, mocha, alcohol.
Medium thick body with good carbonation.
Sudz4Dayz (45) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle. Pours black with a thick light mocha head. Smells strong cocoa and coffee roastiness. Unbelievable mouthfeel. Tastes like their breakfast stout but the flavors come through much, much more. Cocoa, vanilla and coffee roastiness. Lovely, lovely beer. Well worth its rating.
stevoj (4022) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 25, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle thanks to Rene. Pours out black and oily, small tan head. Big, bold aroma of coffee and chocolate. Sweet chocolate bar, more coffee, roast grains, bourbon notes and vanilla. This one stands up to its reputation.