Lizard Of Koz | Founders Brewing Company

Lizard Of KozLizard Of Koz
BA SCORE
3.86/5
800 Ratings
Lizard Of KozLizard Of Koz
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Bung on 04-18-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,218
Reviews:
255
Ratings:
800
pDev:
14.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
211
Trade:
18
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Underdog, Dublin.
Jet with leggy tan trailers that ring. 4.25
Sick truffle chocolate cake nose. 4.5
Big chocolate-berry liqueur, cola, Bordeaux, and raspberry. 4
Not quite full, round, lively. 3.75

Booming chocolate with a ton of berry. But thin + fizzy for 12%. And no roasty cut, so finishes sweet. Skews too candy to be the grown up sipper it should be. 3.75

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3.24/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Everything about this one was intense. Intensely dark, poured on tap in a tulip. 25cl pour. Big aromas of blueberries covered in dark chocolate, or maybe blueberry syrup drizzled over a chocolate bar, there's vanilla, and char, and roasted malt. Flavor at first is medicinal, but after a few sips, and warm, syrupy sweetness comes through with giant cocoa/blueberry notes swirling around a bourbon, vanilla core. Underneath is a roasty goodness. A bit too syrupy and sweet to drink as anything other than a dessert beer, but quite delicious nonetheless.

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3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.57/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Nose is roasted malt, cocoa, and vanilla from the barrels. Blueberries are very subtle, maybe more of a chocolate covered fruit vibe. If taste follows the nose, I am thinking something dry and medium bodied. Wrong. Thick, VERY sweet, and blueberry forward in taste. Barrels lend some vanilla and a little heat but no real booze or bourbon here. Carbonation is mellow and the feel is sticky/syrupy with a sweet blueberry finish.

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4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
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Lizard Of Koz from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 800 ratings
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