Lizard Of Koz | Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.86/5
Very Good
863 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#10,940
Reviews:
271
Ratings:
863
pDev:
14.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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19
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Ratings: 863 |  Reviews: 271
Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Great for a small pour after dinner drink. Sweet. Pungent. Too sweet to drink in large quantities.

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Photo of Furley80
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Craven
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JandJMD
3.56/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Servocam
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Its flavor is awesome and so is the aftertaste, but I think this is enjoyable if you only drink about 6 oz at a time. It is very sweet and tastes as they describe. This is another one-time-buy for me.

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Photo of zknight
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sbuck
3.1/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tmryan21
4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tadodo
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tried on tap.
The look was deep black color with a thick dark khaki but caramel head that rides flat across the surface with a creamy and frothy texture.
Aroma with predominant notes of dark cherry chocolate, lots of vanilla pudding and blueberries. Also a light woody bourbon aroma with, again, that chocolate scent really stood out. After a few more sips, another intense fruity flavor with lots of blueberries, bourbon, cocoa, dark fruits, vanilla beans, licorice, roasted nuts, coke and grapefruit citrusy. Dry aftertaste with almost zero bitterness and a lingering fruity note.
Flavor was… huge chocolate liquer flavor and a blueberry jam tart. After the beer warms up a tad bit there was a big vanilla flavor that made it through in the aftertaste. Full body and sticky feeling with alcohol in the end. It became a nice thick, a bit syrupy with a smooth texture with perfect carbonation.
Overall it was a tasty, flavored stout. Would love to try with a friend with a sweet tooth .

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Photo of Khaack
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of j0hnc2468
2.23/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

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

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

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

Photo of StJamesGate
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
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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Photo of metacog42
3.24/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Tripel_Threat
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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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

Lizard Of Koz from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 863 ratings