BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is one fine imperial stout. Pours very thick with frothy, bubbly head. Heavy lacing and mouthfeel is terrific - oily and chewy - flavor lasts forever. Aroma of dark fruit and alcohol yet flavor is coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt and a bit of dark fruit. Only slightly less thick than a Dark Lord and if not for a hint of cherry, flavor is close to that par level (more bitter yet much lower ABV). Tried from a pint glass and also a snifter - much better from a snifter. This is a real winner.
Pompey (42) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light to very light head, aroma of treacle and molasses and a touch of roasted barley. What a lovely mouth feel -- big, full bodied, with a minimum of carbonation. Toasted caramel, toffee and earthiness wrapped into a juicy thick package that is sweet enough to almost hide the 10% alcohol. One of my favorite stouts. I had it at the brewery in Lyons and have had it in the cans too. The canned version is almost identical to the on tap one. I can’t wait to take this skiing as it’s ideal for a winter warmer...
paytoplay (146) - , California, USA - AUG 24, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fingers crossed this makes it out west. Stellar brew. As other notes state, coco, coffee, roasted malt with very slight sweet and vanilla. Where this wins for me is the texture and thickness though refreshing and never feeling that heavy.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
can thanks to RCL. poured a used motor oil black with a chocolate brown head leaving some lacing. aroma was chocolate, dark roast grains, and alcohol. flavor was great with chocolate, some good bitter, and a nice blend of alcohol. had an oily finish with very low carbonation. GREAT STUFF!!
BelgianGrailAe (1) - Little Falls, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2008 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprisingly good for a canned beer. A good stout even though not my favorite type of beer. You can’t taste the ten percent alcohol.
amc3000 (47) - alhambra, California, USA - AUG 23, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
can of black gold!
what can i say about this great stout. pours black with a leather brown head,picture perfect.
aroma is telling of what’s to come. Scent of smoke and cocoa Taste is heavy malt and sweet/bitter combo with a great roasted barley edge. hard to tell this is 9-10%
radiomgb (2462) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black in colour with a thin and quickly dissipating brown coloured head, very light patchy lacing. The aroma is very sweet, dark chocolate, liquorice, some espresso and alcohol. The flavour is of chocolate cake, cream, a bit syrupy, light alcohol and a small roast. Sweet mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes burnt with some chocolate and alcohol, lingering.
This is pretty straight forward. Thought that this was lacking considering how I’ve liked the other Oskar Blues beers that I have had.
355ml can obtained in a trade with Beerlando, thanks Bryan.
Opened on March 20, 2008
Hansen (7250) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2008
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is beer! This is real beer!. Dark black, dark brown head, mostly lasting, frothy. Dark, dark aroma, dark malts, burnt, roasted, laqurice, corn flakes. Flavor is eminent, strong, lasting, heavy, sweet notes, bitter all around, soft and gentle, violent at the same time. Iron, blood, strong. Duration: ½ an hour pr. sip. Soft texture, syrup, oily, dry.
bconley (352) - Fern Park, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Love this beer. Very thick. Hints of chocolate. Think and malty. Kind of reminds me of coffee.
craftycarl21 (2290) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a thick thick black with the darkest head i’ve ever seen- chocolate colored. aroma is nice, very very roasty. flavor is epic amounts of roasted malt, along with chocolate. excellent palate. phenomenal brew.