BelgianBeerGal (3280) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from the CAN! Awesome gift from matt (mcbackus). Very still, oil black colour with a little tan ring around the edge. Big aroma of chocolate and some bittereness. Big flavour of dark roasted malt, coffee, bitter chocolate and hops. Quick bitter finish with a hint of alcohol.
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - JUL 28, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I have to say that when I opened this, I couldn’t help to at least drink a little out of the can. What a delightful stout this is. Slightly sweet, very bitter and very very rich.
JesseM (1151) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. can given to me by Jan Primus (thanks Jan!). This may very well be the single darkest looking beer I’ve ever had. Pure jet black, poured like motor oil, which is a tad cliche but this really personifies that saying. Zero head. Aroma is big on the anise, also really nice hops, and some dark chocolate malts. Flavour hits right away, on a smooth, silky stream, mocha-toffee-choco bitterness, with some major chalkyness to it, which I don’t mind as much as some other people. Extremely full mouth-feel, and the sheer intensity of this one is what really defines it. Unlike most other Imperial Stout’s I’ve had. And from a can no less! I really love the hops in there, makes it seem like a blend of an IPA and an Imperial Stout to some extent.
kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 26, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Glouglouburp for this bonus brew. Coffee, dark roasted malt and a bit of ash. Nice dry finish. Super thick tar black like the La Brea pits. No dead dinosaurs floating in the can however. Best beer I’ve had out of a can.
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can thanks to dkachur! Very dark, black pour with a thick brown frothy head. Strong aroma of sweet roasted malt. Flavor is more sweet roasted malt and hops. Winds down to a bitter, very dry, finish. Has a nice thick, creamy, mouthfeel though.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - JUL 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can, thanks Craig. Pours a solid black with a medium brown head. Aromas of chocolate and roasted malts, a bit of coffee. Very smooth on the palate with nice flavors of raosted malts, cacao, coffee and very little hops. Had a bit of a dry, ashen note to it as well. Quite good.
nathan30533 (771) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I would call this one a desert beer. Great tasting, you can most certainly taste the chocolate and cocoa. Overall smooth but a little bit of bubble in the mouth. Not an overwellming aroma but a good one. Looks great, taste great, overall great stout by the oskar blues guys.
TaktikMTL (6177) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 17, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Canette de 12 oz achetée chez Julio’s Liquors (Westborough, MA). Arôme: Odeur de chocolat au lait avec une pointe de café. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col brun crémeux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût très chocolaté avec une pointe de café et de caramel. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est plein avec une texture crémeuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de chocolat amer en arrière goût. (Rating #1826)
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - JUL 16, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delivers delicious roasted chocolate in the nose with an oily black pour that explodes from the can with a strong and slowly building fluffy dark brown head. The hops come across more aggressively on the 2nd time around the nose. Roasty with some tobacco and leather notes. Creamy and not overly complex, but still really well done and enjoyable to drink. A light bit of dark fruits and roasted caramel coffee round out the flavor profile. Nicely done/
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2008 Like Yeti, this features that dry-as-rock chocolate ambiance that encircles the whole taste. Unripe currant follows.