daleharshman (1038) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Hamilton’s. Pours pitch black and thick with only a thin layer of brownish head. Moderate aroma of roasted malts with bits of medicine-y anise. Strong flavor of espresso that has been slightly burnt. Flavors of dark chocolate follow. The bitterness beats out the sweetness, though it is hard to believe that this measures all the way up to 98 IBUs. I get some booze in the mostly bitter finish. I wonder how this tastes from the can.
sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - APR 14, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
ok i was blown away with this one. pours pitch black and thick like oil. just the littlest tan head around the rim. aroma is tons of chocolate, coffee, rich roasted malts, and toffee. drinks sweet up front with sweet chocolate pushing right through with some creamy toffee and caramel with it also. just a little coffee is tasted and it finishes sweet with a chocolate after taste. fantastic stout, and from a can no less.
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lent is over! Made it. This one was sent via trade by Alldaydrinker! Thanks buddy. Impy stout out of a can! So glad to have finally tried it. Aroma is of burnt caramel. Pours a scary motor-oil black with a brownish-red head that doesn’t stick around very long. Achohol presence is makes itself known, and the flavor has a bit of heat to it due to this. It’s big-bodied and has a slightly moderate hoppy finish. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy with a well-balanced amount of carbonation. Good, but I don’t think this is worthy of 4’s.
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Shady McGrady’s. Pours a pure black color with a small, dark brown head. Aroma of candi sugar, very sweet and malty. Fresh roasted coffee and bittersweet chocolate dominate; slightly thick, oily body. Tasty, and @ $4 a pop, its a great deal!
can8ianben (1484) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of smoke and smoldering sugar - actually reminds me of boiling maple syrup with my grandpa. Appearance is jet black with a very thin tan head. Out of the can I almost thought it was flat. Had to give it a very aggressive pour just to get some foam on top. Flavor of molasses, toffee, chocolate, coffee, apples, plums. So rich and intense, even right out of the fridge. Mellows and really turns into an impressive beer as it warms. Bravo once again Oskar Blues.
JoeTheYounger (1182) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - APR 11, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark and rich. Smells like roasted chocolate/coffee and roasted malts. Leaves great after taste in the mouth and coats the glass very nice. Awesome stuff!
andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2009 Nice fat/thick brew, black as the night with a big creamy brown head and a big creamy ,smooth mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet and generous yet blanced by a big roasted bittersweet finish. Loads of caramell, roasted barley and toffe flavours.
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This thing is going to age great. Absolute zero chance of sunlight. Poured milky black with brown head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Chocolate and caramel swirl with some roasted coffee.
suchen (81) - , Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2009 You won’t believe the oily viscosity of this beer until you pour it from a can. It came out like syrup! A thin cinnamon colored head on top of a pitch black motor oil body. Very good looking stout. Aroma is coffee and oats with some chocolate as well. IBUs hide unbelievably well inside the thick sweet maltiness. Flavor is some chocolate with again coffee and a thick malty sweetness. A must try!
vtafro (6553) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2015 This is my favorite non barrel aged imperial stout to date. Also oskar blues shows that a canned beer can be great beer. Delicious flavor and aroma with a jet black pour and dark brown head.