yumyum (221) - barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2009
the commercial description is bang on. this brew knocks you over with coffee and it truly impresses with every sip. It has the strongest coffee aroma I’ve ever experienced in a beer. This also carries through in the flavour. It is soooo smooth and easy to drink. No alcohol noticeable Although it may lack the complexity of dark lord it is a truly great beer, one of my favourite imperial stouts. hike20 (38) - Iowa, USA - JUL 10, 2009
Pours black with a half-finger head that doesn’t linger, though the lacing clings nicely. Exceptional aroma with notes of coffee and dark chocolate. Wow, the flavor is intense and unique. Complex flavors with strong notes of dark roast coffee and a touch of chocolate. Very well balanced. Mouth feel is luxurious. This is absolutely the best stout I’ve tried yet. luv2brew (197) - Chesterfield, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2009
not too carbonated, this one comes across very different with massive coffee and bitter chocolate. It is not sweet like many stouts but not excessively bitter either. It has a dryness to it that definately sets it apart from many other beers. I think I paid 14 bucks for it in South Carolina, so it better be good. It doesn’t disappoint. It ends with a chocolate/ slight bitter alcohol finish. i will have to say I am pretty impressed with founders. they do great stuff FlyingTaco (112) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2009
Original review date 10/6/2008...Fall 2008 installment into trusty Alpine mug...
Pours a molasses/motor oil black. Head is very thin and colored like brown sugar and cinnamon with little staying power. Still this looks formidable.
The coffee and bittersweet chocolate dominate with a little oatmeal and mega-roasted malt texture. Hop grass complements nicely.
Very complex texture of deep-roasted malt, coffee and natural, unsweetened chocolate. Chocolate further syncs up with a mild oatmeal texture to provide an austere and dry but painfully compelling stout profile.
There’s nothing, I repeat...NOTHING bad about the mouthfeel on this one. Rich yet dry and even clean for something so huge. Full finish gives off a little oatmeal chocolate chip sweetness. Definitely Beautiful Chemistry working here.
Having said all that, this is definitely a sipper. I can’t wait to pair this up with a big, fat charred steak...and some brownies...and a...
joshpiledean (316) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2009
Appearance: black, brown head. Aroma: chocolate, coffee, dark roasted barley. Very nice. Flavor: Starts with strong coffee, light chocolate. Some alcohol. Ends with tasty, lightly bitter chocolate, slightly chalky finish. Body: Appropriate, maybe a bit thin.
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2010 12oz shared by Beardface. Black with very large frothy head. Coffee coffee coffee. Chocolate, a little (slightly overdone caramel) and did I mention coffee? I was a bit hung over so didn’t enjoy this as much as I should have, solid though.
Re-tasted lately and my non-hungover taste buds appreciated it much more. The chocolate and coffee work great together and the mouth feel is nice and silky. NoiZe (2394) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2009
Black colored brew. Burned malty aroma. Flavor is coffee, burned malts, ddark chocolate, oatmeal, hops. Really a nice, thick, balanced brew. I want more. jthg (86) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2009
A great beer that slowly mixes the tastes together coffee with the bitterness perfectly. A very smooth beer. Very smooth beer. Finishes great. BVery (11458) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2013 BOTTLE: jet black oily pour, chocolately and roasty coffee nose. Somewhat bitter taste - roasted coffee comes through, and lots of dark chocolate. Ridiculously good. jameswolfe (160) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2009
So delicously dark you can almost eat it. I cannot wait to try the KBS, if it really is better than this, it will be impressive.