Founders Big Lushious Stout with Chocolate and Raspberries

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“This deep, rich stout is packed with flavor: roasted malts, all-natural dark chocolate, a subtle suggestion of burnt coffee grounds and a kiss of tart raspberries. It’s big but balanced. At 7.8% ABV, Big Lushious is a sumptuous, extravagant dessert beer fit for enjoying with friends and family around the holidays or to celebrate a special occasion. But really, this beer can make any occasion special. Don’t worry; we won’t call you a lush.”

Final Rating: 4.24/5
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a Founders KBS goblet. Purchasedin North Providence, RI.

Pours a deep black, inky body with a modest 1 finger head that reduces quickly to leave spotty lacing and little retention.

Aromas of chocolate and coffee with berries in the background come through. Reminds me of a chocolate covered raspberry. Nothing huge in this category, kind of subtle aromas.

Woah… wasn’t expecting the flavors to come in this proportion.. at first it tastes like a regular stout with milky chocolate characteristics, then boom – the raspberry hits you. Strong, almost tart raspberries shine through from the follow through to the finish, mixing with semisweet chocolate and coffee. The finish is roasty, espresso and raspberries are reminiscent. Carbonation is low, body is a little lighter than I prefer for an imperial stout.

Very nice, I actually really enjoyed this one. If it were a food I’d compare it to a chocolate covered raspberry espresso bean. Try it if you’re into it!

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