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RATINGS: 3510   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The coffee loverís 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
Braincage1 (147) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2009
Bottle. Pours and looks like motor oil, thick and black with a thin brown head. Smoky, coffee aroma is strong but not especially noteworthy. Flavor is unbelievably strong...Sweet chocolate coats the tongue for a second and then bursts into a huge hazelnut coffee flavor...a bitterness begins to develop and as the tongue reacts to the bitterness a second more roasted coffee taste dominates. Long aftertaste. Iíve never had a beer where multiple flavor stages were so distinct and perceptable but if you dont like coffee the flavor of this beer can wear out. Still Founders should be proud of the refinement of this beer.


3.6
dambor (680) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2017
Pours dark with medium head. Aroma: a clear domination of coffee followed by chocolate. Taste: again coffee and chocolate, with medium body. ABV well hidden, even refreshing for a stout and highly drinkable.

4.7
JuanFernandes88 (39) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 23, 2017
Pitch black colour with a medium tan head. Aroma of coffee, cacao, burnt caramel and toasted malt. Beautiful intense mocha flavour with a bitter chocolate coffee finish. A legendary beer that lives up to the hype. Extremely enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
3wood (2) - - JUN 22, 2017 does not count
This is one of the very best beers ever. Very definite coffee flavor and therefore may not appeal to those who are not coffee drinkers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
Tinaccio (326) - Milano, ITALY - JUN 21, 2017
335 ml bottle from Kill The Cat, Brick Lane, London, UK. It pours dark brown with a medium, creamy, beige head. Aroma is particular, chocolate, toffee, caramel, coffee, roasted malts, marshmallows. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Strong alcohol notes for the ABV %. Body is full, carbonation is fine. Overall not liked it so much, my expectations were much higher!

4.3
VDuquerroux (1639) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - JUN 20, 2017
Bottle, 355mL. Home. A sparkling pitch black beer with a big beige creamy foamy head ; medium retention ; ok lacing. Black chocolate, coffee, roast, alcohol, pepper. Light to medium sweet, light to medium dry bitter spicy ; light warming background ; nice balance. Medium good body, light to medium texture, soft carbonation, coffee spicy lasting strong finish. Overall, superb, delicious :)

4
basjansen14 (365) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2017
Black coloured ale with a nice espresso like head. Aroma: chocolate, roast, coffee beans and some mocha. Taste: roasted malts, milk chocolate, some coffee and some sweetness with some nice amount of bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel with average carbonation.

3.9
Stew41 (2021) - Phuket, THAILAND - JUN 10, 2017
Well worth the lofty rep. A great balance of fresh chocolate / roast and firm hops which makes for an elegant drink with power (make sense). If anything plays under its 8.5% in terms of palate weight but the beer is better off for it. A line of sweet stones to finish.

4.1
strowlands8 (209) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2017
Aroma is intense coffee and chocolate, reminds me Peche Mortel. Dark brown with a small tan head. Flavour is rich dark chocolate, coffee and molasses with a bitter dark roasty finish - just a touch of booze. Medium body, not quite as full as Iíd hoped, soft carbonation, but slightly sharp. Overall a terrific beer, comes up a little short compared to other world class imperial stouts though. Couldnít find a bottling date but this one was at least 3-4 years old.

3.9
yoxik75 (83) - Wroclaw, POLAND - JUN 7, 2017
Piana obfita, średnie i duże oczka, opada szybko. Kolor czarny nieprzejrzysty. Aromat, polonosc, słodycz, czekolada i kawa. Smak kawa, gorzka czekolada, nuty palone przez co lekko kwaskowe, slodycz, sa tez nuty owocowe, przy czym całość średnio pełna, chmielenie wyraźne pasujące. Piwo złożone, smaki grają, nic nie dominuje, pije sie bardzo dobrze.

4.1
psydtamales (43) - Anaheim, California, USA - JUN 5, 2017
Had on tap & from bottles, just had 1 that was bottled on 12/3/2015. It was still great, however the coffee had fallen off, so it became regular chocolate cake. What a downside. I never got a ton of coffee fresh, but it always has a nice level of roast to chocolate. Both fresh & aged it had a great aroma & mouthfeel. Gorgeous mocha head & appropriate lacing.


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