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RATINGS: 2153   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 75   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, you’re about to drink the ultimate winter warmer.

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Scopey (16277) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2011
Bottle at the CP&K thanks to Duff the hermit. It pours jet black, with a decent dark tan head. The nose is milk chocolate powder, roasted malt, smoke, sticky varnish, dark cherry and toffee. The taste is initially sweet notes of milk chocolate, toffee and salted caramel, then transitions with more savoury flavours of roasted malt, smoke, oak, peated malt, varnish and alcohol warmth, with a bitter roasted malt finish. Full body, fine carbonation, sticky mouth-feel and good balance. Tasty.

4.1
charlotte (5463) - rødovre, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2011
Bottle.Pitch black colour with thin dark beige head.Aroma of dried dark berrys,rosted coffee and licorice,feels sweet and oily with full body and sweeet rosted finish.

3.4
larsniclas (7297) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2011
Sampled at GBF11 Black with a bubbly beige head. Milky chocolate, dry cocoa. Low bitterness.

4.7
stefannilssons (1578) - SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2011
Jag är en stor beundrare av great divides yeti, men i den här kategorin fpr den fpr den spö av founders: Imerial stout. Det här är något av det bästa i stout-väg jag druckit på länge. Välbalanserad och alldeles underbar.

4.4
Elwood (3347) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Total Wine Raleigh. It pours pitch black with a thick and dense brown head. This stuff is thick. The nose is potent with lots of roasted malt, coffee, mocha, very dark chocolate, and a slight oxidation. The flavor is pretty outrageous as well. Mostly roasted malt, coffee, some burnt notes, ash, a subtle sweetness, and an underlying fruitiness. A little paper as well. Warming alcohol on the back end. Thick and delicious with low carbonation. This is a perfect winter brew. Very nice and it’s held up very well over the past couple of years. Highly recommended.

3.4
JStax (7319) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Appearance is a thick black with just a rim of brown foam. Pours about like motor oil. Aroma is dark chocolates, black coffee, alcohol, and some smoke and light licorice. Taste is in your face coffee that turns into complex alcoholic flavors of flowers, ginger, and licorice. As I drank, I found the beer grew on me. I may let the rest of them sit for a little bit. The alcohol presence is a bit rough right now.

4
Gription79 (2892) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 16, 2011
12oz bottle
A: roasted malts, coffee, sweet chocolate
T: coffee, roasted malts, black cherry
A thick warming stout. A very good Imperial stout.

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burg326 (5630) - Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2011
Poured pitch black with a dark tan head that stained the glass walls. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt. Taste follows the aroma, as it warms, of the alcohol flavors become prominent. Really nice beer to end the day with.

4.1
dimenhetfield (2554) - , Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2011
12oz bottle poured into a Founders snifter. Super dark thick pour with a brown head. Aroma is full of chocolate malts, fudge, oak, and slight booze. Flavor is a little overwhelmed by the ABV but still pretty easy to drink. Would love to try this one again.

4.2
Neeskens (328) - SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2011 Pours thick and dark with almost no head. Fantastic beer, extremly rich with tonnes of everything. Coffee, chocolate, port wine and much more...your pick...cheers!!


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