punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - MAR 24, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2009 Can. One of the best imperial porters Iíve ever had. Dark, almost like burned engine oil with a mocha head. Smells of alcohol and deep, dark malts with very little coffee hints. No coffee flavor, no alcohol flavor, only a sweet malty goodness that is very, very easy to drink. A wonderful brew.
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mmmm, delicious beer after a long day. I have had this one before out of the glass, beautiful dark head and beautiful dark color. I am having it tonight however out of the can. Yes I know, but come on!! How cool is it to have a imperial stout this delicious out of a freakin can?!?! Smokey, roasted malts, a bit of chocolate, more coffee, dark nuts maybe? Awesomely concentrated deliciousness right out of the can. I think great on a cool night or a warm one. Like a delicious milkshake in some ways, Fuller body, filling. Warms your soul right from the can and you know what a great beer when you can have it from the can and glass and it can be a different yet enjoyable experience either way. Go Oskar Blues!
GreggG (19) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. can. What? This comes in a can? Yes, and it pours a thick black body with a small milk chocolate-colored head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, smoke, and dark malts. Taste is of dark chocolate, heavily roasted malts and lingering smoke. Lots of delicious flavors to hide the alcohol. This is a fantastic beer - pick one up when (if?) you find it, you wonít be disappointed!
sjolles85 (104) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can.. One of the best beer around. Extremely hard to find. If you run across it dont pass it up. Coffee and Dark Chocolate. ABV% is hidden behind the well balance flavors. AWESOME!
hophead21112 (218) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is one of my all time favorites. Pours blacker than midnight on a moonless night. Amazing mocha colored head with decorative lacing. Superb head retention. Coffee, dark chocolate, combination makes the mouth water. Malty all over the tongue, minimal carbonation fitting the style, minimal hops but just enough at the end to create a balance. Alcohol is very well hidden. Amazing beer.
Juancho (239) - Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Summit in Cumming. Absolutely fantastic. Drank it opposite another of my favorits, and the Ten Fidy won heads down. Dark, dark brown almost black, very reich aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, and brown sugar. Sweet yet balanced and the alcohol is imperceptible throughout. A great beer.
ben4321 (5773) - 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 (2164) - 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.