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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 4.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial coffee stout brewed with a hint of chocolate and aged in bourbon. An absolute decadent beer. Dark, robust and full of the complexities that you would expect from Founders. "A bit of backwoods pleasure".

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beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 11, 2008
This Imperial Stout pours a deep black color. Medium to small sized tan foamy head. The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla and a hint of bourbon. Medium bodied Imperial Stout. The malts are chocolate, coffee and roasted malts with a hint of bourbon and oak. The hops are earthy. Very smooth taste. Nice balance. Hides the alcohol very well. Hints of vanilla and oak. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.6
TAR (2802) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2007
Penetrable ebony. Tan ring of head is well retained. Smoky java, dark chocolate, burnt butter toffee, toasted coconut, and metallic char assault the nostrils. Hints of chocolate mousse. Minimal fruitiness. Softly carbonated. Body carries a medium-weight slickness. Initially firmly roasty and minerally with a silken mousselike texture which softens the intensity of the brisk and snappy char. Well integrated. Barrel derivatives generate a tight clasp of tannins as well as inklings of caramelized sugars which echo the exceptionally bright, oily and explosive java inundation. Ashen char complements the gentle brush of oak. Much more coconut than vanilla. Whispers of nutty-malt blossom at room temperature and manage to withstand the nearly overbearing char. Forceful roastiness produces a wet-wool effect which is then cradled by a touch of oiliness and fruitiness. Malt-derived acidity imparts much-needed depth while keeping the roast and java intensity at bay. Finishes with succulent notes of smoky and earthy java and plums interlaced with burnt toffee and a dusting of oak and tannins. Coffee and toffee linger for what seems like an eternity. Well-structured, overall, but pretty straightforward. With, perhaps, the exception of the artfully integrated java, this doesn’t happen to be overly characterful or interesting. Pretty good. Hand-bottled by cquiroga. Cheers friend!

3.9
kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2008 Date: 11/29/2006
Mode: Hand Bottled
Source: Tasting

Appearance: black, wispy tan head,
Aroma: strong roasted malt aroma that morphs into a note of sweet bourbon,
Body: creamy body,
Flavor: flavor has a lots of vanilla sweetness, nice roasted character, well blended bourbon with the roasted,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.9/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

3.9
mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2007 Great beer. Very inovative. Excellent for dessert! A bit syruppy, but other than that a winner.


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