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Bona Fide Imperial Stout - 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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Bona Fide Imperial StoutBona Fide Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
88
very good

30 Reviews
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Reviews: 30
Hads: 274
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 26
Gots: 67 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
4 Hands Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JoEBoBpr on 02-15-2012

Bona Fide Imperial Stout is a collaborative effort with Goshen Coffee, a local fair trade coffee roaster. This beer is big, bold, and in your face. Bona Fide pours black as night with a smooth mouth feel. Aromas of espresso, dark chocolate, roasted malt, with nuances of vanilla. Drink now or cellar for up to 5 years.

65 IBU
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Initially, I was able to pick out the vanilla notes amongst the coffee in the smell and the taste. Over time however, the vanilla faded or was overpowered by the coffee flavor. Pleasant beer, and the alcohol is well hidden. (225 characters)

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Bona Fide Imperial Stout from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.