Tag Archives: imperial stout

Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)

Brewery: Founders Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 12.3%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Barrel Aged Series. 2018 release. Ale brewed with chocolate and coffee aged in oak bourbon barrels

Brewer Description: (from bottle) What we’ve got here is an Imperial Stout brewed with a massive amount of coffee and chocolates, then cave-aged in oak bourbon barrels for an entire year to make sure wonderful bourbon undertones come through in the finish. Makes your taste buds squeal with delight.

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.58
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.4

Intro: A 12 fl. oz. bottle, bottled on 13th March 2018. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Dark brown to black in colour with a half finger mocha brown head that dissipated fairly quickly, but left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Roasty, coffee, chocolate, bourbon, oak and a light caramel.
Taste: Roasted malts, lots of rich dark chocolate, coffee, bourbon, oak, vanilla, light bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, smooth, full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Aroma wasn’t as rich as the taste, but the taste was outstanding with the strong rich and smooth chocolate flavours. The coffee, bourbon and oak balanced it out very nicely, and it was just a great sipper for a cool winter (or air conditioned) night.

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Young Master Hak Mo Sheung Chocolate And Vanilla

Brewery: Young Master Brewery
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 10.5%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: 50 IBUs

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Chocolate and vanilla Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.21
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 330ml bottle, 2018 release with a best before date of 31st December 2022. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Dark brown to black in colour with a thin mocha brown head that dissipated quickly but left some nice spotty lacing.
Aroma: Roasted malts, strong dark chocolate, cocoa, bourbon with maybe a hint of dark fruit and vanilla.
Taste: Roasty, rich chocolate, cocoa, bourbon, oak, a touch of vanilla and hints of caramel and toffee.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Nice aroma and flavours with chocolate and bourbon especially coming through strongly. Vanilla was a little light though, especially on the aroma where it was perhaps just simply overpowered by the chocolate. Body could also be even more fuller. I think I still prefer the Con Chile Ancho Y Panca just that little bit more, but this was still a good sipper.

Omnipollo x 3 Sons Gideon’s Pancake Stack

Brewery: Omnipollo x 3 Sons Brewing Company
Country: Sweden
ABV: 12.5%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Brewed by Omnipollo at Brouwerij De Molen (Netherlands)

Brewer Description: (from website) This Three Sons × Omnipollo collaborative maple bomb has spent 1 year on Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels, and is one of our sickest, and thickest (!), beers to date. Serving alongside actual pancake stack is optional, but highly recommended.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.54
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.3

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 2nd February 2021. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with a thin mocha brown head that dissipated quickly and left only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: From afar, I got pancakes and maple syrup. Closer up I got light roast, sweet maple, chocolate, caramel, bourbon and maybe a touch of toffee.
Taste: Sweet, very sweet, too sweet for me. Maple syrup, caramel, chocolate, bourbon.
Mouthfeel: Sticky, full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: The maple filled aroma was great, but the sweetness in the taste was way overdone. Normally sipping Imperial Stouts became quarter sipping as it was just way too much. And at times I even had to eat something like bread just to balance out the sweetness. It took a long time for me to finish this one, and it wasn’t enjoyable the whole way.

Omnipollo Gimbagagompa Coffee Vanilla Granola

Brewery: Omnipollo
Country: Sweden
ABV: 11%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Brewed by Omnipollo at Brouwerij De Molen (Netherlands)

Brewer Description: (from website) When Karl asked his four year old son what we should name our next beer, he said Gimbagagompa. And there You have it. Coffee Vanilla Granola Imperial Stout. All part of a nutritious breakfast.

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.59
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.5

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 1st February 2021. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Dark brown to black in colour with a thin half finger tanned head that dissipated fairly quickly and left only some sparse spotty lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate, granola, vanilla, nuttiness.
Taste: Bittersweet, roasty malts, chocolate, granola, coffee, vanilla, caramel with a hint of raisin and some spices.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, full bodied, with soft carbonation.
Overall: I love granola, so this is right up my alley, especially the aroma which I thought was near perfect. Meanwhile, the taste has a good balance between bitter and sweet, plus the nice granola, coffee and vanilla flavours.

Omnipollo AON Bourbon Dry And Wet Fermented High Altitude Ethiopian Coffee Bean

– aka Omnipollo Aon Bourbon Gesha Village (omnipollo website)
– aka Omnipollo Aon Gesha Village Estate Coffee (beer advocate)
– aka Omnipollo AON High Altitude Dry & Wet Fermented Gesha Village Estate Coffee Bean (ratebeer)
– aka Omnipollo Aon High Altitude Dry & Wet Fermented Gesha Village Estate Coffee (untapped)

Brewery: Omnipollo
Country: Sweden
ABV: 11%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Brewed by Omnipollo at Brouwerij De Molen (Netherlands)

Brewer Description: (from website) Gesha village in Ethiopia is said to be the birthplace of coffee. Not only does this region offer up the longest coffee history, it also boasts some of the best stuff in the world. This stout is a celebration of that heritage. And a way to show appreciation for some personal close friends in Ethiopia that are part of a handful of incredibly rigorous coffee growers.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.32
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 330ml bottle, bottled on 8th June 2018, and with a best before date of 8th June 2019. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with a thin mocha brown head that dissipated quickly and left some nice spotty lacing.
Aroma: Roasty malts, chocolate, brownies, coffee, vanilla, a light nuttiness and just a hint of bourbon.
Taste: Lightly sweet, roasty malts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and a hint of syrupy caramel. Light bitter finish. But, I’m not getting much bourbon here.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, sticky, full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Very nice roasty flavours but only light coffee, and I’m not getting much or any of the supposed bourbon notes. Still tastes great overall though.