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RATINGS: 2082   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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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tricksta_p (3743) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2016
Bottle at home. It is not often I comment on appearance, but I gotta say this looks like a work of art with its ink black pour and thick brown head. Aroma is strong roasted malt, rich chewy malt, liquorice, coffee, cocoa, dark chocolate, touch of vanilla, slight hint of dark fruits. Flavour is medium sweet and above moderate roasty bitter. Body is quite full and wonderfully thick. Amazing Imperial Stout, almost need to chew it.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ngunity (128) - - SEP 2, 2016
From bottle. Pours deep dark with a very dark tan head. Drank with limited aroma or taste complexity. Wasnt impressed. Maybe bottle didnt age well

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PugUglyBrewer (241) - - AUG 27, 2016
The perfect stout. Founders knows what theyre doing when it comes to the dark beers. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The look is engine oil black. The head is thick and pillowy dark brown. Dark fruits are aroma and flavor forward. Burnt sugar and succulent caramel. Velvety cocoa texture with robust roast in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LazyPyro (656) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2016
355ml bottle. Jet black with a one finger dark brown head, good retention. Aroma: roasted malts, dark fruits, dark chocolate, coffee. Taste: follows the aroma, sweet dark fruit, roasted malts, caramel, some dark chocolate, coffee, alcohol, quite a bitter finish. Full bodied, slick creamy mouthfeel. Fantastic beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
malthopsyeast (1) - - AUG 13, 2016 does not count
I havent tried every single imperial stout, but Ive tried all those available in nyc, which is a lot. Itd bet anything Founders got a new brewmaster because they went from crap to brilliant. And Id bet any that this is the best imperial stout in the whlole world.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adster (711) - HUNGARY - AUG 12, 2016
A legkedvesebb megjelenssel rendelkezik, amellyel imperial stout csak brhat, jfekete, thatolhatatlan, szirupos test fahj-habbal. Pards, telt aromi des malttl harsognak, marcipnos, robusztusra prklt, kiss szjs hangulatokat hordoznak. A hords rlels, vagy zests hinynak htrnybl indul főzetek egyik legjobbika, jl felptett zvilggal, gazdag karakterrel. A szirupos lgysg, a kvs, kakas, olvasztott csokolds jegyek meglepően marcona vgjtk bevezetői, hiszen a lecsengs vgtelensgbe nyl kartondobozos szrazsg, orvossgos keserűsg formjban jelentkezik. gy mg inkbb rvnyes r a "nehzsly" jelző, amely a nagy formtum zvilg mellett az alkoholfok mrtkből is addhatna, br a főzet intenzitsnl fogva ez utbbi jellemvons az egyetlen, amely alig szlelhető mdon van jelen benne.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (3043) - SPAIN - AUG 11, 2016
Tap @ Irreale, Madrid, Spain. A: Black. T: Roasted malt, chocolate, sweet, coffee.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mariuspoenari (1819) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2016
Bottle at home. Pitch black, 100% opaque, pour, with a tall espresso head with good retention. The aroma includes notes of roasted malts, cocoa, coffee, licorice and light smoke. The taste follows those notes, very roasty chocolate bitteress with some subtle pine resin and grapefruit peel notes. Full bodied, medium to soft carbonation and with a very roasty and full of chocolate finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mice (841) - FINLAND - AUG 8, 2016
Tummanruskea, miltei musta olut kohtalaisella tummanruskealla vaahdolla, jota j pieni kerros oluen pinnalle. Tuoksu maltaisen paahteinen, kahvinen ja lakritsainen, oikein toimiva. Maku on pehmen paahteinen ja suolainen, loppupuoleltaan katkeran kahvinen. Pitk jlkimaku. Suutuntuma on keskitytelisen ja tytelisen vlimaastosta, melko ljyisen tytelinen ja suupielet toisaalta sokeroiva, mutta samalla suussa katkeran humaloidulta maistuva lopputulos. Alkoholi hyvin piilossa.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerowl80 (269) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2016
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma of roast malts, brown sugar, dark chocolate and coffee. Strong liquorice flavour with medium sweet and light bitterness. Good thick mouthfeel. Rich and satisfying.


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