ben4321 (5641) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Location: 12 oz can from Gillyís, 3/20/09
Aroma: coffee and chocolate dominate this one
Appearance: Jet black pour, thin brown head
Flavor: Sweet malts, with the chocolate and coffee flavors heavily present, finishes with some slight hoppy bitterness
Palate: Really nice mouthfeel, itís a complex beer that plays well on the tounge
Another top notch offering from Oskar Blues, talk about great canned beer...
Itís a fairly balanced Imperial Stout, with some really nice flavors and an excellent complexity, that comes out in the middle palate and the finish. Every aspect of this beer works, no complaints from me, one of the better Imperial Stouts Iíve tried.
bubbleflubber (2156) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Superb Impy stout!! Pours opaque black, no transparency whatsoever, with a 3-finger deep chocolate head that leaves nice sticky lace down the glass. Nice chocolate and sweet malty nose. This is an impy take on a sweet stout, with nice sweet malts, varied chocolates, some roasts, vanilla, smoked grains, anise, light licorice, molasses and alcohol swirling around in a wonderful integration. The back-palate has a finish of dark cherries, an earthen touch of oats and hops, and a perfectly-timed light alcohol "touch" on the tongue.... graciously accepted for all the complexities at work. The mouthfeel is pristine, with an oily-rich palate and decent carbonation levels. Overall, an extremely wonderful brew. Iím becoming a HUGE fan of Oskar Blues brewing. You just canít seem to go wrong with their offerings.
NDbeerdrinker (166) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours as black as the can that it comes in with a thin dark tan head. Aroma is dark malts and heavy alcohol aroma. Taste hides the alcohol well, however. Chocolate, coffee, and a bitter finish. Good beer.
branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours a black color, clear, with a frothy, brown head. Lacing is good to great. Aromas of chocolate, molasses, roasted malts, and some hops. Creamy initial texture with an oily, slick mouthfeel upon swallowing. Flavors of chocolate, roasted malts, and then a nice hoppy finish. Very good beer but North Coast Rasputin still has this beat.
HonkeyBra (4033) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Woah. Had this as my welcoming brew to Colorado with JakeBra and Carythedude. Iím not sure if they drank it or watched me. Pours from the can like oil. Black pour with tan head. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruits, coffee, roasty malt. Flavor is delicious. Tons of chocolatey roasty coffee, some light sweetness. Hoppy, bitter finish. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but otherwise amazing. Hopefully these guys send me some more soon.
T2Tool (352) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - MAR 15, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured this from the can into a standard pint glass. The appearance was black with no light coming through and a nice brown head. Chocolate, coffee, cocoa and roated malt are in the aroma. The beer is thick on the palate with great flavor the same as the aroma with also being able to pick up some licorice and a slight alcohol burn.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thereís just something odd about pouring a big stout from a can...Ebony body is quite opaque in the glass. Small brown head diminishes to wispy lacing. Aroma is roasty malts, dark chocolate and coffee. A hint of dark fruits. Full bodied with subdued carbonation. Bittersweet chocolate and cocoa rule the flavor. A hint of coffee and dark fruits, with some earthy hops. An excellent impy stout but not world class.
Cavie (4299) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark pour, very little head. Light aroma also. Mouthfeel is quite thick. Buttery taste with notes of dry malt. Not the best RIS Iíve had.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 12, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz can, batch #4, brewed Jan. 29, 2009, sampled March 12, 2009: well the first swig of this beer had to come directly from the can...huge chocolate covered espresso bean flavours combined with banana butter and rich toffee. I would have just assumed drink the whole thing from the can, but decided I had to see what it looked like...pours with an enormous purple-brown, shaving cream lather head that leaves a thick laces 1.5 inches up the side of the glass. Black...perhaps one of 2 or 3 beers that has close to zero transparency, nothing gets through this abyss...it is mesmerizing how incredibly dark the body is. Luscious, creamy palate with tingly bubbles delivering subtle oily hop notes to the back of the tongue that compliment the sweet raisins, dark brown sugar/molasses and bittersweet milk chocolate flavours the continually bombard the senses. The flavours seem to blend together a bit near the end, but I think that may palate has just been abused by the relentless malty goodness that is 10w-50. Seemingly a gimmick-this beer, this imperial stout in a can, is anything but, this is greatly made stout and the well crafted malts will speak for themselves if you dare open one. Cheers!
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 12, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Canned 12/22/08. Poured black with a dark brown head that left light lace. Aromas of toasted malts, bread and light alcohol. The flavor found milk chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt. Full body with a creamy texture. Sweet throughout yet a light roast aftertaste. Very nice!