njager246 (678) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2015
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is fudge... amazing smell so much chocolate, taste is similar but fades fast, kinda like breakfast stout without the coffee, very thin and chalk finish
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Founders: Black, topped with a quickly dispersing khaki head that hangs around as a thin collar. Aroma of rich milk chocolate & fudge covered coffee beans, probably with a heavier hand towards the sweet chocolates. Flavor, on the other hand, leans more towards the coffee. LOTS of coffee bean flavor, background of dense fudge, burnt caramel, & toasty, roasted malts. Somewhat dry finish, though it remains sweet enough to get the point across. Really nice coffee brew from Founders, I expect no less.
alliance100 (1050) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Black Party - mild roast and cocoa aromas . Huge fudge flavor , not too sweet . Very good .
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tastybeer (1852) - Indiana, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Black pour, tan head. Little retention/some lace. Aroma of chocolate, espresso, fudge, vanilla, roast. Taste is lightly bitter, sweet, espresso, chocolate, coffee. Palate is soft, oily, light bitter finish.
koleminer20 (1377) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From notes. On tap at Founders on March 19. The pour is black as night with a thinner dark khaki head and some good lacing. The aroma is pretty great. There is a phenomenal chocolatey fudge dominance up front with a good roasty coffee on the back end. The flavor is equally good. The coffee comes on a little strong, but the fudge and chocolateyness comes through great on the back. The mouth feel is pretty thin, but the coverage is surprisingly good with a carbonation that does leave something to be desired. The coffee-fudge aftertaste is just great. I love it!
kkleu357 (599) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another great beer you can only get at the Founders Brew Pub. Very dark body. Intense flavor of coffee. The only time I’ve had a beer with this much coffee flavor, the keg had a hop rocket loaded with coffee on it. Some chocolate flavors come through. Great beer.
bwa5879 (826) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black pour with oatmeal colored head a sixteenth inch thick. Great aroma of medium strength, smells just like chocolate covered coffee beans or a rich mocha espresso. Moderate carbonation, thick and creamy, slightly gritty mouthfeel, finish is reminiscent of coffee’s. Taste of really strong cold brewed coffee and dark chocolate, some lactose too. Great strong chocolate coffee stout, like a more bitter, molder roast of founder’s breakfast stout.
ICEatALAMO (1173) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at brewery. The pour is black with little head. The aroma is mainly chocolate. The chocolate remains throughout the taste, nice.
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Clownoisseur (389) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour was black with a minimal brown head with spotty lacing. A few oil splotches across the top as well. Aromas of freshly ground coffee, baker’s chocolate, brownies, hot fudge and some roasted nuttiness. Taste follows the nose with the iced coffee upfront and waves of dry, bitter chocolates following. The mouthfeel is thin and oily, but the flavors are very prominent. Finishes very nicely with a semi-dry chocolate coating the coffee. Not too bitter or sharp, very nice.
charule (1814) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at KBS release at Founders. Poured black with thinned tan cream head. Aroma of roasted semi sweet milk chocolate. Tingly carb thick bod. Smokey roast bitter choc banana taste. Balance and complex.