RATINGS: 3453   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
clingman71 (297) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2007 Bottle. Pours a deep used motor oil black with a thick brown head. Aroma of coffee and cocoa. This is one amazing brew. Flavors of chocolate and coffee dominate, along with a malt roastiness, but develops a slight sweet creaminess also. AWESOME!!!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
phrygian68 (9) - Columbiana, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2007 does not count
Poured thick black,with a nice tan head! great aroma of coffee and roasted malts! first sip was of heavy coffee and roasted malts! also oats and vanilla! a very complex and powerfull beer! a great breakfast meal! very thick and chewy! the best imperial stout i have had yet!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
waolsen (1375) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2007
bottle. thanks bri. black pour with rediculous frothy tan head. nice lacing. large ammounts of oats, chocolate, coffe and hops in aroma. smooth and creamy. nice coffee flavor. balanced well. oates and chocolate. awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2007
200th rating. Pours opaque black with a light brown head. Aroma is filled with coffee, chocolate, flaked oats, and hints of vanilla. The flavor are alot like it smells without the vanilla. Nicely balanced with a smooth full body. Awesome stout, glad I could get some. Still waiting for a bad beer from Founders Brewing. I better not hold my breath.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JLAudio (282) - Crestwood, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2007
Perfect beer for my 200th rating! Pours a sludgy black with a very, very nice tan head; fluffy, creamy, and full of lacing. This beer clings to the glass like glue, very nice. The amazing smell of coffee highlights the aromas, but there is also roasted oats, chocolate, and a slight espresso smell as well. This is full bodied and viscous, but not too thick, just right. The initial taste is quite delicious, but confusing. It doesnt taste like the coffee dominated smell, rather a nice roasted oat, barley, chocolate, coffee, cappucino mix. Didnt quite love it at first, but every single sip made it even better...It ended up being one of my absolute favorite stouts ever. It was really creamy, delicious, and complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2007
12 oz. bottle courtesy my brother. POurs a thick black with a creamy brown head with excellent retention and lace. Deep, rich, fresh roasted coffee aroma, followed by bitter chocolate, and some spice. Full body and medium carbonation, with a rich and creamy mouthfeel. Treacle sweet flavor up front , roasty bitterness following, and progressing into a dry, chewy finish. Truly a superior beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2007
On tap at the Great Lakes Brew Fest. Pours black with a beige head. Lots of coffee in the aroma. Reminds me of Bunn coffee pot of coffee. Roasted, burnt, nice. Coffee in the flavor with roasted, toasted, and nutty malts. Creamy palate. Burnt finish. Thanks to the guy pouring, I drank a lot of full pours of this fine brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2009 Bottle thanks to miketd. Poured a beautiful inky black color with a minimal tan head that diminished to a ring. Just like the description says, roasted coffee and chocolate dominate the aroma, but it isnt overpowering. The entry is mostly sweet chocolate that leads into a good roasted coffee finish with oatmeal-esque undertones. Creamy and smooth on the palate. Nice beer, I wish this was available around here. A big thanks to Mike for hooking me up with another beer that I have been wanting to try.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - OCT 28, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2008 Pretty much lived up to expectation. Thick chewy foamy head - kinda like a root beer float. Reminded me of Bells Expedition Stout but a bit sweeter and heavier on the coffee. Very thick on the palate - I tasted the beer for many minutes after taking a sip. Very enjoyable and would enjoy again (if I can find it anywhere again).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 27, 2007
Bottle via RagallachMC. Nice! Appearance boasted an insanely huge frothy head - thin lacing, but huge. Very appealing aroma - not overwhelming, but still intriguing. Very roasty/coffee with a huge dash of dark chocolate. Flavor was just about dead on with the aroma. Fairly dry/bitter finish that lingered for quite a while. Expectations were met - I would drink this at all times of the day. A beer that screams balance - its not too small - and not so big it takes over an hour to drink. But, you better like coffee. (Ill still take a Kentucky though).

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