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RATINGS: 2108   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A fine companion to end a meal or relax in front of the hearth with, this robust ale will cellar well for years. Brewed with ten varieties of malted barley this stout is extremely smooth, complex and rich in body. We recommend serving at cellar temperature. Sit back and enjoy its richness and complexity, youre about to drink the ultimate winter warmer.

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iugrad93 (265) - Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Pours black like used motor oil, with a tan head, and little lacing. Aromas of roasted coffee, toffee, and chocolate. Taste is great balance of sweet and bitter, with notes of soy. Smooth, slick, and little carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden, and there is a warming as I drink, Overall, this is a wonderful beer. Very drinkable, with a nice smoothness and bitterness to it. No surprise from Founders.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ep2021 (29) - SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2012
I know this is a high rating but god i love this beer. pors antimatter black with medium mocka head. aroma of rosty coffee and wood and fruit. big flavour of malts hit the palette, full on bitter malts chocolate coffee and alcohol. perfectly balanced sweetness and bitterness that lingers. warm alcohol. love it. if you get the chance, try this beer! big up founders.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
myersk27 (26) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Aroma: smells robust, rich, sweet molasses and chocolates. the smell makes you want to drink it. appearance: jet black, thick dark tan head recedes quickly, moderate lacing on the glass. taste: robust, sweet, this one takes you places. thick mouthfeel. dark, rich, very very tasty overall: awesome brew. served at cellar temp. doesnt disappoint at all. great brew from a great brewery.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sepia5 (237) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Im drinking a bottle that is approximately 2 years old. This imperial stout pours thick and jet black with no indication of a head or carbonation. It smells of dark fruit, molasses, and espresso. There is little indication of the 10.5% ABV, although this is still a sipper because it is quite heavy. It has a good, thick, coating mouthfeel and a wonderful flavor of dark fruits that provide an initial sweetness that is countered by roasted malt and bitter chocolate flavors, with a small dose of hops barely discernible. I dont know that I like this quite as much as the Breakfast Stout, but, after two years, its really good.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ZippThePitBull (9) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2012 does not count
I thaught that this beer was very good. I had it the other night and enjoyed it very much. These guys do a great job with all there beers.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with a medium, brown head. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Flavors of roasted malts and chocolate with hints of coffee and licorice. Smooth and nicely bitter finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Nice imperial stout.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2012
Bottle pours pitch black with dark brown head. The beer has aromas of roasted malt and soy sauce. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and some soy sauce. Body is full, with a thick oil like pour. Carbonation is low and overall the beer is a great example of the style.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jriggz7 (117) - Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle. Black opaque body with small brown head. Aroma slight roasted. Oily mouth feel medium/high carbonation keeps it light. The many levels of roasted flavors what makes this beer stand out. Another great stout from Founders,

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Bottle to glass. Great aroma with heavy notes of chocolate, coffee and licorice with a hint of cherry and dark fruit. The pour is a dark and oily. Black pour with a small tan head. This beer is awesomely heavy bodied. Another great offering from founders.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2011
This one many thanks to JCR. He said about 6 years old. this one was a twist off and absolutely zero hiss when opened. Dispite the no hiss it actually lended some very very light foam of that was dark as foam can be. nose is soy sauce, plums, figs, malts, and chocolate. Flavor is stale bitter chocolate malts fruits and coffee. Smooth and no carbonation to speak of. This was pretty nice but the aroma had some soy sauce but didnt really take away from the expirence.


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