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RATINGS: 3345   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The coffee lover’s consummate beer. Brewed with an abundance of flaked oats, bitter and imported chocolates and two types of coffee, this stout has an intense fresh-roasted java nose topped with a frothy, cinnamon-colored head that goes forever.

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4.3
paultheguru (662) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2010
A: snifter. pours dark brown that appears pitch black with a nice espresso foam colored head with a low retention rate as the head dissipates rather quickly. moderate lacing. S: massive aromas of roasted malts, coffee, bitter chocolate, some burnt toffee. strong hop aroma. T: huge roasted malt flavors, coffee and chocolate mostly. hints of black cherries in the back of the palate. definitely pulling some oatmeal, due to the smoothness of the beer. M: very smooth and full bodied. major roasted malt palate. dead on carbonation. D: very nice brew and an excellent Imperial Stout. Another fine brew from Founders, and its seriously good for breakfast. Serving type: bottle

4.3
optimator13 (31) - Louisiana, USA - AUG 27, 2010
Opaque in color, mocha head, admirable lacing. Smell is chocolate, grains, and espresso. Rich malts too. Taste is similar with chocolate, bitterness, coffee, and toasted malts. Feel is creamy, medium-full in body. Very solid, tasty stout!

4.3
mallons72 (208) - livonia, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Excellent beer. Heavy on the oatmeal and chocolate - hints of coffee (not overwhelming). Great balance - alcohol not overpowering.

3.7
50belair (3682) - Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2010
12 oz bottle. I love almost everything by founders. This stout however is just too hoppy for me. The taste is huge coffee, bitter hops, and roasted malt.

4.1
jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 12, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with a chocolate head leaving a small amount of lacing. Smell is chocolate and oatmeal. Initial taste is sweet chocolate with alcohol coming through on the finish. Medium bodied.

4
daniele (9660) - ITALY - AUG 11, 2010
scura buona schiuma piuttosto persitente naso intenso di cioccolato e caffe note dolci in bocca morbida leggera speziatura finale di cioccolato mediamente amaro e caffe

4.4
Atom (2574) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2010
From a bottle 12oz. dated 11/02/09.Black brown in color pours tan head. Smells of Chocolate, Vanilla, Oak, Coffee. Thick body and texture. The coffee chocolate balance is excellent done perfect, vanilla, caramel. Coffee aroma strengthens as it sits oatmeal flavors also grow as it sits. A really great Stout, thoroughly enjoyed, one of my favorite coffee stouts.

4.7
paulgermain (16) - sterling heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2010
A great stout incredible taste. A must have for any stout fan. Always good if you are having it on draft or from the bottle.

3.5
rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2010
Black beer with a brown head. Malty chocolate flavor. Malty oliy flavor, roasted, some salt. Bitter finish.

4.5
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours black with a creamy dark tan head. Aroma is rich coffee with a lot of cocoa creamer and with coffee beans floating in the glass. Very nice sweet rich dessert cake like notes with some hints of spiciness. Flavor is quite nice, richer and creamier, lots of milky chocolate balancing the intense coffee that comes strongly in the bitter black coffee finish. Rich medium full creamy body and a nice crisp carbonation. Excellent beer.


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