gunnfryd (14815) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle. Black colour witha tan head. Aroma is bourbon, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Flavour is bourbon, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, syrup, alcohol, licorice, dried fruits. Pleasent well made beer. I love it. DSG (14685) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2013
[10/4/13] Bottle sample at a tasting at chriso’s place. Thanks jsquire! Black with some brown foam. Aroma of coffee beans, some cocoa, dark chocolate and some bourbon notes. Very sweet flavor with maple, chocolate, roastiness and some bourbon. Thick, full-bodied. Very good, just a bit too sweet. Ratman197 (14668) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Poured a translucent dark brown nearly black with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of coffee, bitter chocolte, light oak light vanilla and a hint of maple. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, coffee, bitter chocolate, light oak, light vanilla and a hint of maple with a smooth lingering roasty coffee finish. Scopey (14500) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2012
Bottle at Leighton’s Birthday celebrations, thanks to Bruce (deeblo) who gained instant legend status for breaking this out! It pours jet black, with a thick tan head. The nose is toasted coconut, toffee, fudge, wood, vanilla, chocolate, touch of chilli pepper and unroasted coffee. The taste is roasted malt, toffee, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, toasted coconut, nougat/marshmallow and lingering boozy warmth. Full body and fine carbonation. Really well balanced and smooth. Great stuff. Tmoney99 (14365) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Draft at Founders.
Poured a dark brown color with a large frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing.
Moderate to heavy roasted dark chocolate, vanilla, woody and alcohol aroma.
Heavy bittersweet roasted sweet malty flavor with a heavy bittersweet and small alcohol bite finish of long duration.
Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation.
This is a standout beer.
djd07 (14358) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2012
1500th rating. Bottle thanks to Bill at December tasting. Pours a very dark brown with medium creamy tan head leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a light roast vanilla oak and caramel. Medium mouthfeel with sweet malt and light roast and sweet finish. Hides the alcohol very well making it easy to drink. Really enjoyed this one, a very impressive Imperial stout that definitely lived up to the hype. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2009
(draft) Large tan head atop black body with brown edges. Aroma is sweet, maple, caramel, some chocolate, some alcohol. Taste is sweet, maple, some chocolate, caramel, alcohol, light coffee. Smooth medium-full body. Very good, but the sweetness makes it hard to drink a full serving. Drake (13637) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 22, 2010
This was the first beer I drank during the 2010 Ratebeer Summer Gathering. Good place to start. Served on draft at Founders Brewing Company. Pours a pitch black color with a medium brown head. Good head retention and lacing. Big maple notes in the aroma with chocolate and bourbon. The taste is chocolate, caramel, maple, coffee and a bitter leafy hop finish. Full bodied. Very nice beer. BeerandBlues2 (13199) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Bottle, my 5000th rating. Pours opaque with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, caramel notes, moderate coffee, prunes, dates, and licorice, light alcohol and maple notes. Flavor is dark malt, roast and chocolate, coffee with prunes and dates, light alcohol, sweet palate with a lightly dry finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2009
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a medium creamy tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel and a hint of maple. Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, caramel, bourbon, chocolate, and some maple with a dry, bitter finish.