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RATINGS: 3501   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The coffee lovers 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jodah52 (210) - Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2010
Intensely dark stout, thick with a small brown head. Aromas of malt, coffee, and hops; taste is sweet, malty, rich, lots of roasted flavors add a bit of astringency. Mouthfeel is as thick as maple syrup, sticky, but this beer doesnt nauseate like some overly heavy counterparts. Excellent strong stout.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rickgordon (3870) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2010
Bottled. Black colour with pale brown head. A fluffy layer of big bubbles tops a thin layer of creamish foam. Aroma is that of a good Arabian coffee with notes of green pepper up front and chocolate behind. Not fantastic, but really good. Mouthfeel is creamy and chewy, and there are significant notes of dark chocolate at a first sip. The flavour is really nice, its milky and peppery at the same time, bit of acidity from the black malts as well. It does lean towards an Imperial Stout but being or feeling somewhat low in bitterness I get a feel of Foreign Stout. The milk has its share here. Cocoa biter but not immense. Really balanced beer. I like coffee. Then be it coffee. However, the coffee and the pepper did not take over here. Great beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maltador (63) - Paris, FRANCE - MAR 14, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2010 Odor slightly bitter chocolate and caffeinated, with caramel salt in the background. The mouth is also coffee and caramel. No real bitterness around here, it is very sweet and smooth. A pretty good stout easy to drink, but I still prefer the european brewers interpretation of the style (Black Albert, Beer Geek...)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djredpop (101) - Downriver, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2010
Wow! Floral hoppiness and some smoke in the aroma. Decent tan head dissipates slowly. Loads of coffee, chocolate, and brown sugar goodness. Slightly sweet, but not girly. Slick mouthfeel, medium-high density. Clean finish. Without a doubt, this was the champion at our local stoutfest last weekend. Everything youve heard.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - MAR 10, 2010
Bottle. Pours thick and oily deep brown coloured with a nice lacing and lasting dense light brown head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, licorice, malt, caramel and some ashy notes aswell. Greatness. Soft and thick mouthfeel. Flavours of dark chocolate, oat, coffee and malt. Fantastic brew!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rando7 (779) - Iowa, USA - MAR 8, 2010
Rich chocolate, cereal, coffee and alcohol aroma. Bottle pours thick and almost black. Taste coffee, alcohol and oats. Finish hangs around a while but very pleasant. Imagine when you were a kid and your mother brought you oatmeal and chocolate, then some coffee and beer. OK maybe not exactly like that but close.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2010
This beer is loaded with chocolate and coffee aromas. The taste is more chocolate with a warming alcohol flavor in the finish. This 4 pack was on sale for 9.99. This is one of the best imperial stouts I have had and worth the price.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2010
12oz bottle. Pours thick, dark brown/black with a thin but persistent tan head. Aroma: chocolate-covered espresso beans. There are some notes of toffee, malts, molasses, and subtle fruit, too. Flavor: chocolate and espresso, through and through - like a Nestle Crunch bar with coffee ice cream. The end has a mild earhty bitterness - inviting and bittersweet. The finish is hoppy bitter underneath waves of more chocolate and coffee. The mouthfeel is full and very creamy with mesmerizing bubbles. Overall - crazy delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mixmasterob (1057) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Aroma is overwhelmed by coffee and smells great. Color is black, it pours in a viscous manner which laces the glass nicely. Little to no alcohol on the nose, mouthfeel is somewhat thick with coffee all over it. The oatmeal adds to the overall good mouthfeel. A wonderful example of a "breakfast stout" if there is one.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2010
Bottle from lbutikken, Copenhagen. Black pur with a brown head that fades a bit. The nose has a forth coming roastyness with plenty of coffee and chocolate notes topped with some citric side notes with alcohol. The mouthfeel is thick and oily without beeing too much - thats pretty neat. The taste is very fine and pretty balanced. Absolutely one of the best coffee stouts I have had. Its balanced between the roasted bitterness and the sweet notes from vanilla and chocolate while it still has a distant sourness and a sharp attitude from the alcohol. Very good beer - A job well done Founders.


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