Lizard Of Koz
Founders Brewing Company

Lizard Of KozLizard Of Koz
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Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
American Imperial Stout
3.85 | pDev: 14.81%
Feb 15, 2023
Apr 18, 2015
This one is near and dear to our hearts. Brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki wanted to make the birthday of his little sister, Liz, a special one. So he did what he does best and brewed a stout using a few of her favorite ingredients: fresh Michigan blueberries, rich chocolate and vanilla aged in bourbon barrels to round out those beautiful flavors. Liz was floored and we think you will be too.
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Rated: 3.74 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

Feb 15, 2023
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Rated by TylerJ from Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Mellowed out compared to when I had it on draft ~6 years ago. Better than Saugatuck Blueberry Maple probably, but definitely no Paisley Cave.
Aug 03, 2022
Rated: 3.81 by dansushi from New York

Dec 06, 2021
Rated: 3 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Nov 27, 2021
Rated: 4.58 by odement from Michigan

Aug 07, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
On tap at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Pitch black colour, moderate tan head. Enticing aroma, roast malts, chocolate, vanilla and bourbon. Can’t say I can detect the blueberries. In the flavour the blueberries come through quite distinctly though, with a fruitiness that meets the sweetness of the malts. The expected notes of chocolate, vanilla and bourbon are there, but more in the background. Too sweet and fruity for an imperial stout? Perhaps, but this is a great beer anyway.
Apr 16, 2021
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
2015 Bottle
750ml bottle poured into a tulip

A- pours jet black in color with a one-finger foamy khaki head that has good retention before settling to a film floating on top

S- aroma is dominated by blueberry; stewed blueberries up front followed by some blueberry candy notes. Undertones of chocolate, vanilla, wet oak, molasses and caramelized sugar

T- as with the aroma blueberry dominates the flavor; stewed blueberries up front, with a slightly artificial blueberry note that follows. almost like sugary candy. Beyond the blueberry, undertones of cocoa, vanilla cream, caramel and a hint of coffee. The finish gives like bourbon oak, with an onslaught of blueberries in the linger

M- medium-heavy body with moderate carbonation leads to a thick and creamy mouthfeel that continues into a velvety warming finish

O- blueberry and more blueberry, my only complaint is that it's so dominate that it turns slightly artificial in the finish
Mar 07, 2021
Rated: 3.64 by chewy6935 from Michigan

Feb 07, 2021
Rated: 4.89 by TP2MSU from Michigan

Nov 22, 2020
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Reviewed by arnfracc from Connecticut

4.92/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
This stout is one of my all time favorites. Thick body, heavy dark chocolate notes and juicy blueberry sweetness, with a nice booze balance. Unbelievably good beer!
Aug 13, 2020
Rated: 4.01 by peabody from Kentucky

Aug 09, 2020
Rated: 4 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Aug 02, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by Cotton_27 from Michigan

Jun 30, 2020
Rated: 4.33 by Blogjackets from Ohio

Mar 17, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Mar 15, 2020
Rated: 3.78 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota

Feb 21, 2020
Rated: 4.03 by detroitpat from Michigan

Dec 05, 2019
Rated: 4 by rare_bird from Michigan

Dec 02, 2019
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750ml bottle. No dating information found.
Very opaque, very dark brown colored body. Light tan head. Leaves behind extensive spotting of lacing.
Aroma of roasted malts, with lots of blended chocolate, blueberries and vanilla. Similar smell as from a chocolate covered cherry.
Sweet confectionery candy taste, with a touch of the bourbon barrel. The blueberry blends with the vanilla, with the chocolate acting as a overall wrapping.
Slightly sticky texture and thicker than medium mouth feel. Okay carbonation.
A beer made for a special occasion, and not one that will available often. Too sweet to drink quickly, this is best enjoyed as a dessert beer.
Oct 27, 2019
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