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Bona Fide Imperial Stout - 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

148 Ratings
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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 10
Gots: 27 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
4 Hands Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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

(Beer added by: JoEBoBpr on 02-15-2012)
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zeff80

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-15-2013 01:16:33 | More by zeff80
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Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

05-18-2013 15:40:27 | More by jono0101
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-29-2014 17:37:18 | More by warnerry
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Jared14

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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Yukon (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-06-2013 01:54:05 | More by jaminjohnson
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Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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Vonerichs

Illinois

4.21/5  rDev +3.4%

Very dark brown, far from the "black as night sky" claim. Little head and looks viscous.

Tons of vanilla in the front of the nose, also a hefty dose of coffee. It has a strong aroma, but basically is comprised of those two.

The taste is majority coffee, then that vanilla. Dark roast malt, light Hershey syrup.

Soft but thick body. Smooth. Low carbonation.

It's a two trick pony, but both tricks are done well. It drinks easy for an impy. If coffee's your thing, give it a ride.

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Alabama

4.06/5  rDev -0.2%

Poured from 22 oz bomber into snifter.

A: Pours pitch black with one finger mocha colored head that settled fairly quickly to a thin ring around the edge.

S: Espresso and roasted malts with subtle chocolate and vanilla notes.

T: Rich roasted malts embedded with strong black coffee. Bitter sweet dark chocolate and a touch of vanilla.

M: Full bodied with a creamy texture but a slightly dry finish.

O: Very enjoyable coffee stout. I would love to get ahold of a barrel aged version of this one. I think a bourbon influence would fit in nicely.

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Bona Fide Imperial Stout from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.