Lizard Of Koz | Founders Brewing Company

Lizard Of KozLizard Of Koz
BA SCORE
70.8%
Liked This Beer
3.86 w/ 794 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:
#9,037
Reviews:
253
Ratings:
794
Liked:
562
Avg:
3.86/5
pDev:
14.77%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
209
Trade:
19
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Ratings: 794 |  Reviews: 253
Photo of scott2269
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of scottyshades
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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Photo of HermitDan
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of moundbz
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ScottK22
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of liamt07
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ToddSoonerFan
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrKarl
4.41/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fcoffeen
4.84/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of firkingroovin
4.55/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jduprey007
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of bcsbeer
3.02/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.29/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Ink black, finger tan head with good retention and lots of spotty lace. Sweet chocolate and blueberry aroma and taste. Definitely on the sweet side. Super soft

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of chillin
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had this beer poured into a snifter on draft @ Founders and giving it a 5 because it's as perfect as it could be for what it is and what it's meant to be.
Look is chocolate fudge with a slow sipping heavy mouthfeel. Taste and smell is blueberries, chocolate, and vanilla with strongest being chocolate with some sourness from blueberries as well as blueberry jam sweetness. Does not taste artificial and very much tastes like fresh blueberries were added to the mix. On some sips I get chocolate, others vanilla, some blueberry, and other times a combination of all 3. The fudge aspects reminds me of Hersheys chocolate syrup poured over vanilla blueberry ice cream. This is a dessert beer that should be consumed with no less than 4 people if poured from a bottle. This is a very very delicious yet very very sweet brew. Alcohol well hidden and well done! Founders nails it on this one.

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

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Lizard Of Koz from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 70.8% out of 100 with 794 ratings
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