Bona Fide Imperial Stout - 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 13
Gots: 37 | 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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Photo of Eman17
4.61/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cvm4
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled Dec. 2, 2014

L - Pours a black body, doesn't seem super thick or very thin, and a dark khaki one finger head. Not much retention or lacing.

S - Nice vanilla notes on the nose as well as semi-sweet chocolate and light roasted malts. I'm not picking up much in the way of coffee.

T - Now I get the coffee! Semi-sweet chocolate, coffee and vanilla all intertwined together with the roast malt base.

F - Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Smooth and velvety body.

O - Not a bad offering here. As an American or double stout, this would be on the money. But, it's great and easy to drink, just not on the RIS level, IMHO.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.69/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhillyJ
2.63/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Was expecting so much more.. the smell was almost of sour coffee the taste wasn't to far from the smell but was more like burnt coffee tried hard to find the vanilla but couldn't... it was way better slightly chilled it came to life as it warmed in my hand.. I will try it again and edit where necessary... 4 hands has some great brews but this one left me thirsty...

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4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Bona Fide Imperial Stout from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.