Lizard Of Koz | Founders Brewing Company

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757 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
Ratings:
757
Reviews:
245
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
15.18%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
195
For Trade:
15
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Ratings: 757 |  Reviews: 245
Photo of tommy5
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Absolut
2.67/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bomber.

Jet black pour with a tan head.

Smells of malt, cocoa and a hint of blueberry.

Omg. Taste is like blueberry syrup. Cloying and way too sweet.

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Photo of Corrado42
3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of polopaul20
4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alarmclock314
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.37/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My neighbor is sharing this one....it's way too sweet for me. It poured an opaque dark with tan head that is leaving some lace. The scent had hints of vanilla and anise. The taste is very sweet and not easy to drink. Not getting any bourbon....some blueberry presence. The mouthfeel was medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall it's not overly good.

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Photo of hopkrid
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwent91
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BSiegs
4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pitch black in color, ample medium brown foam. Retention and lacing are superb. A really gorgeous beer. The blueberry and vanilla are really prominent on the aroma. Additional notes of chocolate and faint bourbon. The taste is blueberry, vanilla, and chocolate. More potent than I expected. Bourbon and barrel character is mild, but present, mostly on the aftertaste. Full body, low carbonation, and nicely balanced finish. This is a good beer and exactly as advertised.

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Photo of cmcquirk
4.48/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dazedman
2.08/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

This is the absolutely the worst beer I've ever had.
Give me a Bud before this. Yes it's that bad.

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Photo of BJB13
3.3/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

750ml bottle poured into a snifter.

It's a total blackout in the snifter covered by one plus finger of light brown bubbly head with sticky lacing. Fairly strong nose of oak, bourbon, chocolate and vanilla. Full bodied, low in carbonation and a little frothy. It looks and smells pretty good and the mouth feel is OK.

The taste however, for me, was entirely too rich and sweet. So sweet that I really could not pick out individual flavors. It didn't seem overly boozy at first but the sweetness seemed to compound this. I managed to get through my snifter but didn't pour another.

This one is definitely not in my wheelhouse.

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Photo of Jlang2012
3.64/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BMart
3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dankacheese
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dope
4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mscudder
4.11/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of justinm4bama
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OldDirty
3.11/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Scott_McCool
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerMe8
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gvhockey
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Lizard Of Koz from Founders Brewing Company
3.82 out of 5 based on 757 ratings.
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