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RATINGS: 2139   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
trujahwarrior (510) - Monroe, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Recieve in a trade thanks beergodd1 Pours a pitch black color with a tan head that leaves spotty lacing. Smells of chocolate, roasted malt, black licorice, caramel and butter toffee. Tastes of all the same smells but flavors get better as it warms. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy with good carbonation. Overall this is one of the most complex imperial stouts Ive had to date. This is the 4th Founders beer Ive tried now and all of them have been great.


4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drjoeng (1126) - SINGAPORE - APR 29, 2017
10.5%ABV. Imperial stout Poured out black with a nice thick creamy cafe-au-lait colored head. Nose has alcohol, coffee, chinese medicine and liniment. Caramel, burnt sugar. Mouthfeel is creamy with thick syrupy and almost chewy being adequate descriptors, overall like drinking melted ice cream. Palate is thickly alcoholic with a medicinal flavor profile that suggests chinese medicine, with charcoal this lasts for most of the palate. The tail end has some date jam, black honey, marzipan, pistachio. There is also a very nice mouthfeel of drinking really thick milk coffee, like a Thai iced coffee or a cafe sua da (Vietnamese iced coffee). Finish is a little sticky but overall very satisfying. Overall, a hefty, hefty ale with a mountainous grain bill, bucket loads of alcohol, and a pleasantly complicated flavor profile suggesting chinese medicine, dark fruit, charcoal and treacle with a hint of spice with cinnamon and anise. All this covered in soothing silky smooth blue velvet sack. You dont really realize it till the golden cord is sinched tight around your neck! Goes on Favorites List! Goes on All Time Favorites List!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Myonlyvice (266) - DENMARK - APR 23, 2017
Just about pitch black with a deep brown head. Some lacing. Aroma: Chocolate, cream, oatmeal, roasted malt and caramel. Taste is sweetchocolate with a roasted espresso like bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrjez (579) - Osaka, JAPAN - APR 23, 2017
Bottle. Black viscous pour with very dark chocolatey head, sticky lacing. Oatmeal and anise aroma, dark chocolate. Rich bitter flavour, charred malts, plum and prune. Thick smooth feel carried by constant tiny carb fizz. No discernible booze warmth, flavour falls away a bit in the back half. Rich and tasty, just lacks the wow of KBS or BS.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swesson (413) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2017
From m a bottle. Pours an inky chocolate brown and makes a brown head. Aroma is of chocolate, dark fruits, and yeasty goodness. Tastes of espresso, brown sugar, and cocoa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ilvesjoki (57) - Ulricehamn, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2017
Stored for some time, "best before date" was about a year ago. But what a Stout it has become! A wonderful aroma, look astonishing with its dark brown head. And the taste, so smooth and rich. Im glad that I have one more stored away (same batch).

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevoj (4731) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 9, 2017
Bottle from Boise Co-op. Silky black pour, minimal head, but skin lasts. Big, full roast grain aroma, coffee, cocoa. Taste adds more of the chocolate, and ramps up the bitterness. Smooth, yet has a nice bite. Velvety texture. Dark and roasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
crispaire (198) - - APR 9, 2017
Opaque, black as night. Warming aromas of the darkest malts and chocolate. Dark fruits. Total sipper. Silky smooth mouthfeel. Grade A! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vanvenlo (1842) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2017
Carwyn Cellars ontap(9-Apr-17) Big choc coffee roast aroma. Black, solid brown head and sheet lacing. Big herbal choc coffee flavour. Bitter roast choc herbal finish and spirit choc coffee aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lunkie (1919) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2017
Malt chocolate spice aroma. Dark brown colour great head and lacing. Malt smooth chocolate caramel flavour. Smooth lingering palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidezdonz (452) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - APR 3, 2017
A 355ml bottle, bottled on 30th November 2016. Poured into a snifter. It was black in colour with a nice one finger fluffy brown head that dissipated fairly quickly but left spotty lacing. Aromas were roasty, chocolate, cherry and a hint of coffee. Tastes of roasty malts, rich bittersweet chocolate and coffee with hints of dark fruit balanced with some bitterness. Finish has a lasting ashy charcoal-ness. Smooth, velvety and full bodied with low carbonation. Overall nice and smooth. A good Russian Imperial Stout.


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