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RATINGS: 3396   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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4.4
arkurzynski (2460) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2014 Pours a thick black with tan head. Aroma is freshly brewed coffee with sweetness. Taste is a perfect melding of fresh coffee and unsweetened chocolate. Bitter malt finish as well as some decent hop presence on the tail end. Lingering flavor. Full bodied. Excellent. Cellar 1-3 months

4.4
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2010
Bottle at White rabbit. A black beauty and little head. I’m drinking a stone IPA while it warms. Nose is evident dark chocolate coffee roast melding with rich malts and notes of sweet fruits. Nose is complex. Taste starts with sweet malts and big bitter coffee and chocolate. Slick and creamy mouthfeel and full bodied. Very good and balanced but I’ve had bigger imperial stouts. Just a great stout.

4.1
waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours like deep, dark black coffee with a mild, prickly frothy head that was dark brown like the top of an espresso shot. The nose is initially a huge smack in the face of espresso grounds, dark chocolate, and roasted malts that ends with slight toffee and slightly bitter hops. The taste is very similar to the nose with an espresso start, dark chocolate, roasted malt and nuts, slight toffee, and backed up with a great hop presence. The mouthfeel was the only disappointing part with it’s watery feel. Thought it would be a bit thicker, more viscous. This is an amazing beer overall and is well worth seeking out. I had to buy it online and get it shipped to Seattle. Hope to visit Michigan someday. Thanks Founders!

4.2
mchodge13 (21) - Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2010
Draft at Pizzeria Paradiso. Aroma: coffee, roasty, caramel, alcohol, smoke. Appearance: black, cloudy, tan foam. Taste: heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness. full body, thick feel.

4.1
rader58 (933) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 29, 2010
Pours a deep black. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, dried fruit and oatmeal. Flavor is intense chocolate and coffee. Sweet up front and bitter in the finish. Quite good.

4.5
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - SEP 27, 2010
Sometimes you just grap something that turns out to be exactly what you were looking for at the time, this was one of them. Dark brown look with a small brown head. Great roasted malt aroma with nice amount of roasted coffee and even some dried fruits like raisin. Intense fulfilling flavor with primary bitter roasted notes but with a decent outmealwithsuger sweetness and of course a wellbalanced alchohol. Seems to hit the spot in many ways, great beer and wery well balanced

4.3
basspro76 (426) - New York, USA - SEP 25, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2010 Drank from the tap at the NYC Craft Beer Festival. Beautiful dark brown chocolaty pour with a thin tan head. Taste is predominantly chocolate with subtle notes of coffee, oats and roasted malts. Much more balance in this then the Canadian stout which has way to much of a coffee flavor. Finish is creamy and refreshing.

3.9
Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Bottle: pours a dark brown/black, with a thin tan head. Aroma is barley, coffee, flavors are huge barley, chocolate, coffee, caramel malt. There’s an almost smoked or burned element here - This beer is fairly dry, is slightly boozy, and finishes with a bit of hoppiness - Excellent!

3.4
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2010
A 12 oz bottle filled a snifter with viscous, almost still liquid. This raised a minimal head and exuded heavy, almost syrupy chocolate in the nose. Most of the chocolate seems to be in the aroma, though, as the coffee dominates the flavor. This stout is aptly named, for the coffee even overshadows the heavy malts that make it an imperial stout. Surprisingly easy drinking for the style, with a lighter body than many.

4.3
paulys55 (18) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2010
Hint of chocolate with coffee and alcohol being the most noticeable to the nose. Poured from bottle into snifter a dark brown nearly black with a moderately dissipating 3/4" head, nice lacing. Coffee the dominant flavor with presence of alcohol but not overpowering. Finishes with burnt chocolate and coffee and leaves a nice oil slick on the mouth and tongue. Really enjoyable beer and nearly as good as the KBS.


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