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Bona Fide Imperial Stout - 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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166 Ratings
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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.36%
Wants: 14
Gots: 28 | 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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4/5  rDev -1.5%

spycow, Sep 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

djrn2, Mar 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

zestar, Oct 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

acurtis, Nov 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

nmann08, Jul 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Texasfan549, Aug 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

zeff80, May 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

oline73, Feb 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

mendvicdog, Apr 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

oriolesfan4, Mar 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

imperialking, Mar 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Gonzoillini, Aug 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

iL0VEbeer, Jun 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

ShanePB, Mar 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

PEIhop, Mar 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

Tone, Apr 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Cynic-ale, Aug 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

johnnnniee, Mar 23, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +1%

tobelerone, Nov 09, 2014
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Griffith, Mar 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

vfgccp, Jun 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

enelson, May 04, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev +3%
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.

rudzud, May 01, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

ColForbinBC, Jun 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

BMart, Apr 09, 2014
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Bona Fide Imperial Stout from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.