Lizard Of Koz | Founders Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
736
Reviews:
238
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
15.18%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
197
For Trade:
15
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Photo of GRG1313
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured at the Black Party at Founders April 16, 2016. While Founders make some amazing dark beers, this is one of the highlights of several Black Parties for me. This is a tar black, viscous stout that smells like rich sweet chocolate with hints of anise, vanilla and black cherries. It is a perfect chocolate dessert in a glass with light carbonation, thick and rich mouthfeel and the flavor profile of amazingly rich, deep and luscious chocolate. I'm actually not a chocolate person and this is one of the best liquids I've ever put in my mouth.

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Photo of Coho11
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Sour_Lord
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of KGilmour
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of wilhelmr3
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bkbeer17
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Resa_Gabrielle
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tprinzing
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow! This is absolutely amazing!! Poured into a tulip glass and let it warm a little. This was so great I went out and picked up a bunch more bottles. I love this one!!

S: The smell alone is astonishing great. I find myself sniffing it over and over. It has a really strong vanilla smell, with bourbon more faint.

T: The taste is loaded with everything promised on the label. I get a nice stout with chocolate, vanilla, blueberry, and bourbon.

Thanks to my lovely wife for finding this. She said "this looks so like you". She was right (as always :-)

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Photo of SheaDawg
4.99/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My first 5!!!! I think it is anyways. My tastebuds tell me so. The blueberry just brings out everything so well! It's a sweet blueberry taste, not the tart or sour taste you might associate with blueberries. This is one that everyone should try and few, if any, will disagree with my praise!

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Photo of StoutLover14
4.87/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JKasten988
4.87/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GRFounder
4.85/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jordanmtate
4.84/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BlueKurenai
4.83/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MugillaGorilla
4.81/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of arthurry
4.79/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Beezee
4.77/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

on tap

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Photo of WCKDVBZ
4.77/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Blueberry chocolate cake with a splash of bourbon. Extremely well executed dessert beer. Good job Founders!

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Photo of Bum4ever
4.77/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: dark black, large head that lasts. Some lacing.
S: sweet and tasty smell. Mouth watering.
T: very sweet, blueberry first, then strong chocolate taste. Finishes very nice.
F: full bodied stout.
O: I usually like sweet stouts and this one was amazing. Tastes exactly like the bottle describes.

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Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: deep, dark brown-purple, nearly opaque. Big fluffy mocha head on the pour that recedes to a respectable coating. Messy, lingering lacing.
Smell: sweet vanilla, blueberry bourbon with nicely contrasting light mocha roastiness.
Taste: sweet vanilla blueberry pie up front. A nice bourbon slightly tart finish.
Overall: magnificent brew. If ya like sweet and strong impy stouts this is it. If not, please leave more for the rest of us!

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bad_shaver
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CohrsCA
4.74/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A very good imperial stout from Founders. The taste definitely reminds me of those chocolates with berries which a touch of vanilla. It will cost you an arm and a leg for one bottle but it is definitely worth it.

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Photo of ajilllau
4.72/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Fucking awesome beer. You can really taste the blueberry but it's not over or under shadowed by the chocolate or vanilla. Seriously fucking awesome.

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Photo of Chizzlethespeez
4.7/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

split between me and my buddy into two founders snifters.
First poured jet black with 2 finger head. At first sip, the blueberry hits you in the face, then mellows out with the chocolate, then finishes with blueberry pie. The only thing bourbon barrel about the beer is a hint in the smell. But this beer is a delicate mess. In the best way possible. Maybe too sweet for some but I am loving every sip.

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Lizard Of Koz from Founders Brewing Company
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