kyzr (1147) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - APR 22, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can thanks to CaptainCougar. Pitch black pour with nice sized frothy thick brown head. Nose of roasted coffee, malt and a touch of bittersweet chocolate. Flavor is slightly toasted hints of nuts, big with chocolate and a nice espresso finish. Texture is perfect with a nice creamy finish that has a nice touch of hops.
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 22, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a nice thick black color with a thick dark tan head. Aromas of sweet coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. Flavor is of coffee, sweet roasted malts,chocolate and hints of toffee and vanilla. Great bitter aftertaste. And all this from a can! Awesome! Thanks Brewblackhole!.
HogTownHarry (6042) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can (12oz). Shared with garthicus, courtesy of blankboy. Pours like motor oil, thick, impenetrable black with a creamy dark brown head (5-). Aroma - burnt treacle, dry wheat, nut oil, hessian, mild peat. Taste - incredibly bitter, thick burnt malt body, long medium alcohol-bitter finish. Thick, slick, astringent and incredibly bitter. Lovely - thanks, Paul!
garthicus (2652) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 22, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2008 Shared with HogTownHarry, Harrys can (Blankboys can to Harry!), I cannot give enough thanks! Appearance: Used engine oil, whispy brown head, sticks to the sides of the glass almost when swirled. Aroma: Coffee, port, cocao, coconut, malt, turf and peat. Flavour: Wow, like drinking a glass of burning turf, amazing, cream, coffee, bitter, sweet, bitter again! Doesnít quite feel like 9.4% but there is some alcohol there, incredible. Long burning smokey finish. Mmm mmmm mmm Thanks Harry!
PorterPounder (5340) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tallahassee, Fl. - Liquor Loft, 12 oz can. Pours a jet black motor oil like, with a dark purple tint - dark mocha colored head, medium thickness, faint traces of
lace. Aroma of dark chocolate, cold bitter day old coffee. Flavor brings out
some dark espresso, bakerís chocolate, fresh potting soil - excellent cold weather sipping brew. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel,almost like a milkshake. Have not had a bad one yet from the Oskar Blues folks.
legion242 (2142) - Richardson, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Though I am stoked that these guys are comign to Texas and apprecaite what they are doing in regards to canning, I just think it is really counter productive to can an impy stout. That being said, I thought this one was just sorta pedestrian. 4-19-08, thanks to mar.
sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - APR 21, 2008
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can->snifter: Pours a large, rocky, dark brown head that exhibits good lacing on top of a muddy, black body. The aroma is of molasses, caramel, and grain with the hops being floral and the yeast being like horse blanket. The body is full, the texture is thick, and the finish is astringent. The taste is moderately sweet and lightly acidic and bitter, finishing like sour milk.
An excellent thick beer; I found it to be great from a snifter, but as well from a can, especially if you wanna feel like youíre slumming it.
jefcon (1354) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
True to itís billing, this imperial stout from a can pours like motor oil. Itís thick and viscous. Unusually alarming aromas of sweet fruit, figs, cherries and cinnamon buns. Palate is milkshake-thick, with a hot, medium-length finish. Flavors of coffee, roast, and bitter wood.
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: mm, nice, oily, coffee, LOVELY, liquorice, almonds, sourish, smoky, salty. DAMN good.
Flavour: sourish, sweetish-brackish, malty-roasted, dough, long afterbitterness.
Palate: soft, velvety, big & silky.
Appearance: ridiculously dark brown [i.e. black] w/ brown, superfine foamy head.
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured black and looked as think as motor oil coming from the can. The head builds very nicely and is dark brown, making the beer look reminicent of chocolate mouse. aroma was nice, roasted, big, with some chocolate and coffee. Flavor was much of the same, big chocholate flavors, toffee, coffee, nuts, and a good bitterness coming through. mouthfeel was thick and delicious with soft carbonation. great imperial stout