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RATINGS: 2124   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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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - MAY 19, 2013
The alcohol is hidden so well its tastes like a standard stout, and if it was a regular stout it would be the best one on the market. It has the cigar bite of old rasputin and the dark chocolate coffee tongue coating of the breakfast stout. If you like subtle balanced imperial stouts, this might be the best one out there.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rami_pl (2773) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 19, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking an Imperial Stout by Founders Brewing Co. at Personalna O, tu jest aldehyd :) ale poza owym jest spoko, kawowo-czeko, srednio- ciala, polslodko, spoko bez szalenstw, troche alko, troche gozdzikow?

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gerbeer (3451) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2017
12 oz bottle. Pours black with full dark tan head. Aromas of dark milk chocolate, vanilla. And creamy toasted malts. Flavors of light smoked nuts and chocolate, creamy coffee, dark vanilla and soy sauce, and rich toasted malts. An incredible stout got the price! Extra marks...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fujimo2000 (133) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 18, 2017
Pours dark brown/black with minimal lacing. Aroma is fresh brewed coffee. Taste mimics aroma with a slightly smokey dark fruit on the end.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johannes777 (18) - Stockholm, - MAR 14, 2017
Pitch black with a thick, deeply brown head. Aroma of deeply roasted coffee, almond, proscuitto, caramel, dark chocolate, alcohol, tar, the ocean. Taste is very sweet at first which transcends to become salty, sour and extremely bitter. Also includes flavours of soil, arson (burned furniture/house), expensive coffee, used coffee grounds, vanilla, licorice, banana. Well hidden alcohol but has a nice bite. Obviously quite full but not extremely so. Not sure what I think about the taste, am not extremely accustomed to the style i have to admit, still a fairly sensational experience. Perfect on an empty stomach.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oobawa (973) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 6, 2017
Profoundly bitter Imperial Stout, bruising and clingy, a bit much to take fresh. Starts with a heavy, syrupy rush of dark chocolate and alcohol, then gains a raisin-licorice note while the IBUs amp up their attack. Finishes with a sizeable dose of boozy heat, semisweet and viscous with a dry, resinous hop fade. The bitterness is manageable; the heat, not so much. Needs at least a few months on the shelf to grind down its jagged edges. Only rates decent at three(ish) months.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Faathoven (98) - Barcellona P.G., ITALY - MAR 3, 2017
Pours pitch black with a brown frothy head. Aroma is deep coffee and pure chocolate, some dark fruits, brown sugar and licorice. Flavour is dark chocolate, molasses, demerara sugar, fudge, brownies, slight licorice and a slight acidity in the end. Full body with a nice creamy mouthfeel. Wow!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dysenteri (254) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2017
Bottle from SB. Black with small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocoalte, coffe, dufge, herbs. Sweet and bitter taste. Has a mediumfull body with creamy and semi-oily texture. More carbonation than i expected. Overall a nice ceamy and half-milky imperial stout with great bitterness and good flavours.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
17Beer (291) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 1, 2017
Aromas of chocolate and bread. Pours engine oil black brown with a dark brown thick persistent head. Tons of lacing. Coffee, malt and licorice flavors. Big and balanced with a sharp lingering biting finish. Creamy mouthfeel. Not alcohol forward. An impressive lot of flavors that blend well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ej (1303) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2017
Bottle. Pours a jet black body with a thick, two-finger, dark-tanned head. Smoke, tar and leather on the nose. Some coffee, caramel and bready notes as well. Dark chocolate, moderate to strong roast, coffee, tar and leather. Quite complex. Finishes with a lasting, bitter, dark chocolate / heavy roasted coffee flavour. Full bodied with a velvety mouthfeel. soft to avg co2.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
EerieDrinks (104) - Malm, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2017
4 and a finger dark brown head. Thick, pitch black beer. Appearance wise, this is the most beautiful Imperial Stout Ive seen. Basically smells like a boozy coffee and caramel mudcake. Raising and liquorice hints aswell. So many taste notes.. Coffee, milk chocolate, liqueur, red wine, toffee, dark fruits. Not the thickest stout but it certainly does the job. Sticks on your lips like a chocolate cake. Super smooth for the the ABV. Overall, absolutely beautiful stout. Bought 2, will definitely age the second one. This is truly worthy of being called Imperial.


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