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Bona Fide Imperial Stout - 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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130 Ratings
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.05%
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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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-23-2014 20:44:31 | More by djrn2
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

07-30-2012 13:35:40 | More by nmann08
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-31-2013 19:09:25 | More by Texasfan549
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zeff80

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

05-15-2013 01:16:33 | More by zeff80
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oline73

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.2%

02-28-2014 02:46:57 | More by oline73
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-12-2014 15:40:00 | More by mendvicdog
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imperialking

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10%

03-15-2014 20:35:11 | More by imperialking
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-24-2014 02:26:53 | More by oriolesfan4
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Tone

Missouri

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a black color. 1/2 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of roasted malt, sweet malt, hint of oatmeal, slight alcohol, hint of coffee, and a hint of hop. Fits the style of a Russian Imperial Stout. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of roasted malt, sweet malt, hint of hop, hint of coffee, and slight alcohol. Overall, great appearance, good aroma, body, and blend.

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2012 14:05:31 | More by Tone
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-28-2014 00:52:43 | More by PEIhop
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-23-2014 17:25:06 | More by johnnnniee
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

03-15-2014 15:33:17 | More by ShanePB
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +10%

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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Received as an extra in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a dark dark brown nearly black hue with a good one finger mocha head that fades down to about a quarter inch and that's it. Light side lacing too.

S - Aromas of dark dark chocolate, coffee/espresso beans, roasted malts, nice vanilla notes as well.

T - Taste is roasted malts, faint caramel, bitter dark chocolate, hard roasted coffee beans, super super faint vanilla. Pretty straightforward. Tasty, but straightforward.

M - Mouthfeel is awesome. Alcohol hidden wonderfully, smooth and creamy. Very nice.

O - Overall this was a tasty RIS. Wish the vanilla came out more in the taste but all around very nice.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2014 02:12:35 | More by rudzud
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Kentucky

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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enelson

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10%

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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap served in a tulip

Pours an ink black with a one finger mocha colored cap. Some spider web lacing as the head recedes to a thin layer. Viscous liquid.

Huge hop aroma up front, pine needles and fresh cut grass, maybe even a little mint. Behind the hops is a bold nose of dark roast, espresso and milk chocolate. What gets me most about this nose, is how compact it feels. All of these aromas aren't layered, but rather greet you all together.

Up front, a wave of deep roast, fresh espresso, milk chocolate, and vanilla before the hops begin their assault. Fresh cut grass and pine resin, lend an earthy bitterness that comes in mid-palate, and extends out into the finish.

Full bodied, bold, assertive, and hoppy all while being smooth and lush. Velvety, creamy smooth.

I am impressed with how they managed this level of complexity while being so well blended together. The flavors are in one big bundle and unravel nicely on the palate. I like this better than some of the other hoppy stouts out there.

Serving type: on-tap

06-06-2012 13:41:52 | More by ColForbinBC
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +10%

08-11-2013 19:35:50 | More by bpfrush
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Sean9689

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -24.2%
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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Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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 130 ratings.