Bona Fide Imperial Stout | 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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355 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
4 Hands Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
4handsbrewery.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bona Fide Imperial Stout is a collaborative effort with Goshen Coffee, a local fair trade coffee roaster. This beer is big, bold, and in your face. Bona Fide pours black as night with a smooth mouth feel. Aromas of espresso, dark chocolate, roasted malt, with nuances of vanilla. Drink now or cellar for up to 5 years.

65 IBU

Added by JoEBoBpr on 02-15-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
355
Reviews:
48
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
9.9%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
80
For Trade:
13
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 355 |  Reviews: 48
Reviews by bnes09:
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4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jet black and completely opaque. Pours a thick, tan colored head which retreats to a thin film and coats the glass in foamy lace.

Rich, complex aroma of toffee, brown sugar, prunes, coffee and vanilla. Sweet overall.

Flavor begins with assertive roasted malt bringing coffee and dark chocolate nuances to the brew. Dark fruit sweetness mixed with toffee and molasses balances out the roasted bitterness. Hops are subtle with an herbal, leafy tone. Exceptional balance.

Full bodied without the syrupy texture. Has a well rounded malty feel on the tongue. Smooth, creamy finish with lingering coffee flavor.

Wow, there's a lot going on with this one. Tons of complexity with the roasted and sweet flavors battling for dominance. Despite all the levels to this beer, the roasted finish reminds you you're drinking a stout and that's what I love about it.

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Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jono0101
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of BubalooBrewMaster
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Afroman
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of cbozInTheMitten
4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Not exceedingly complex, but a great combination with the vanilla

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Photo of Jared14
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of JakerLou
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of jaminjohnson
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of gibgink
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Initially, I was able to pick out the vanilla notes amongst the coffee in the smell and the taste. Over time however, the vanilla faded or was overpowered by the coffee flavor. Pleasant beer, and the alcohol is well hidden.

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Photo of tylerbrowe
4.64/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Franziskaner
3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Black as night with no penetration to light. A fingernail of beige is around the rim but is otherwise absent. I smell coffee, vanilla, and loads of roasted barley. The aroma is still on the sweeter side. I taste vanilla, coffee, and roasted barley. Like the aroma, the taste is more sweet than bitter. The mouth is exceptionally silky smooth.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Shawner
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MorganSaunders
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Griffith
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Diggy
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of rossracing
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of whatname
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Beezee
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of cjgator3
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Bona Fide Imperial Stout from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
3.94 out of 5 based on 355 ratings.
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