arminjewell (9689) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2015 koleminer20 (3798) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Founders. The pour is a beautiful black with a light tan head that fades to a film, leaving beautifully clingy lace all around. The aroma is rather lacking. There is a light maltiness to it, but overall it's thin and really leaves a lot to be desired. The taste is a bit better. There is a slight complexity with the roast and some light notes of cocoa. It just leaves one wanting. There is a decent mouth feel, a bit thin, and the dry finish is nice. Not too bad, but I was looking for a little more out of it
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Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of big roasted malt, a bit of caramel, some coffee into a bit of cocoa powder, slight herbal and spicy notes. Taste is mainly roasted malt with some coffee and cocoa notes, slight yeast and spice into a bit of caramel, toffee, finishing fairly bitter, dry. alliance100 (1159) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Draft at Founders- pours a deep murky brown . Lots of dark roast coffee with hints of milk chocolate . Very good .
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2014
(draft @ Founders Brewing Company - Grand Rapids, MI) Dark brown with a tan head. Roasted malt and coffee aroma. Slightly burnt. Dark chocolate and lots of roasted malts in the flavor. Bitter and coffee flavors throughout. rumproasts (5470) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2014
tap. black with small tan head. very solid stout with chocolate and coffee. very smooth. ebone1988 (2016) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Aroma is nothing special, roasted malt and a little light. Appearance is dark, with a brownish head. Taste is robust roasted malt, coffee, burnt, pretty good. Finish is dry and real bitter. Mouthfeel is fantastic, soft carbonation, oily, hangs around. Overall, I was worried by the aroma but it came through nice in the end. Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Part of a sampler at Founders.
Appearance: Black with a brown head. Pretty good lacing. Would look nice in a pint.
Smell: Ash and roastiness. The ash sort of aroma threw me off a bit just because I wasn’t expecting it, but it’s nice. Am I drinking the same beer as others here? Doesn’t seem that way.
Taste/feel: Nice body. Not too heavy. Roastiness with the coffee. Some dark chocolate. The ash is a bit strong on the aftertaste, and was a turn off for others I was with. Reasonable amount of bitterness. A pretty big stout overall. Well crafted. HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Pours a rich blackish color with a beige head. Aroma is roasty with cocoa, dark chocolate, and dark bread notes. Some vanilla and cake notes as well. Flavor is rich, dry, lots of dark chocolate and some bitter roastiness. Full bodied, creamy texture, lively carbonation. Finishes mildly roasty and bitter. Tmoney99 (14747) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2011
Draft sample - nitro. Poured black color with an average creamy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Good roasted coffee and chocolate malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth dry texture with flat carbonation. Moderate toasted dark chocolate flavor with a medium dark chocolate finish of average duration. Solid drinkable stout.
Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2011
On tap at Founders, my 100th Founders rating. Opaque dark brown body, medium tight creamy tan head. Nose of coffee beans and dark roast, bitter. Woody, roasty body with light acidity; bitter and tannic but not astringent. Full-flavored. Solid.