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Bona Fide Imperial Stout - 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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133 Ratings
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 10
Gots: 27 | FT: 4
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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evilcatfish

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

12-29-2012 21:36:42 | More by evilcatfish
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theruckus33

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

05-12-2013 03:35:26 | More by theruckus33
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -26.5%

05-23-2014 23:18:20 | More by dfhhead25
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Sean9689

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle into tulip.

A - Pours black, mocha head, spotty lace, thin collar.

S - Super-hoppy, light coffee, light dark chocolate. Lots of pine/grassy hops, very astringent and harsh.

T - Similar to the nose, overly hopped, and light RIS notes of chocolate, oak, and toffee. Just too much hops for me to really enjoy much else. Finish is bitter hoppy pine...harsh bite.

M - Medium body, good carbonation, oily finish.

O - This thing is hopped to the moon and back. Way too much pine and bitterness to really appreciate this RIS. Perhaps some age will tone this down, but for now, I won't be seeking this one out again.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2012 15:00:40 | More by Sean9689
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

03-23-2014 13:39:04 | More by Dave_Treat
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Anvilfarm

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

06-14-2014 01:58:09 | More by Anvilfarm
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chanokokoro

Illinois

3.38/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a unbranded nonic half pint glass

Pours very dark brown to black capped by a one and half finger dark tan head. Above average retention and splotchy lacing. Bakers chocolate, espresso notes, and hints of vanilla on the nose. Opens with dark chocolate transitioning to pleasant vanilla. A note of dark fruit pokes through slightly and is quickly covered up with acidic coffee. Finishes with bitter roasted coffee notes and further slight accents of vanilla. Heavier side of medium bodied, light for an imperial stout, slick with a fleeting hint of silkiness. Moderate carbonation. Solid, but unspectacular. The coffee in this brew does little to add to it, and in fact, seems to detract from the complexity.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2014 03:58:28 | More by chanokokoro
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

07-10-2014 15:42:47 | More by atlbravsrno1
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JSchock7

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

03-01-2014 06:02:48 | More by JSchock7
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

07-30-2012 13:35:40 | More by nmann08
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IpeeA

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

05-15-2014 23:59:08 | More by IpeeA
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psdonnelly

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

05-13-2013 23:31:15 | More by psdonnelly
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bikesnbeerFtc

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

03-29-2014 02:31:03 | More by bikesnbeerFtc
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Schlafly33

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

01-02-2014 13:10:34 | More by Schlafly33
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Beezee

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

02-15-2014 23:21:39 | More by Beezee
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jmarsh123

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

06-18-2013 13:22:23 | More by jmarsh123
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freduardo

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

08-26-2013 17:47:55 | More by freduardo
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Biff_Tannen

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

02-06-2014 04:40:59 | More by Biff_Tannen
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anticipation23

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

03-30-2014 14:59:40 | More by anticipation23
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

06-25-2014 06:27:14 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

04-10-2014 02:47:17 | More by twenty5
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

05-19-2013 17:05:12 | More by Whiskeydeez
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leroybrown10

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

07-06-2014 17:12:15 | More by leroybrown10
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

09-30-2013 15:23:45 | More by ThePorterSorter
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

04-09-2014 15:12:29 | More by BMart
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Bona Fide Imperial Stout from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.