sbybeerguy (2) - California, USA - OCT 4, 2008 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
lucky enough to have it on tap at beachwood bbq in seal beach, california. being a big stout lover, i was anxious to give this one a whirl. a beautiful, thick almost black liquid with a slight caramelized head. aroma was wonderful with a lot going on. alcohol was present but not overwhelming (like avery’s mephistopholes). beautiful notes of coffee and chocolate. one of the best imperial stouts i’ve had....
ilovedarkbeer (2503) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can courtesy of BMan1113VR.. Pours slowly like thick motor oil that forms a black body with a reddish dark brown head. Nose is like my old humidor. Cedar and tobacco with some booze. Some of my favorite scents. Even when you swirl the body makes a sticky brown residue that creeps down the glass. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy and seems to thicken up as it warms. Tastes like dark chocolate, java, and malted milk. Pretty dang good.
BMan1113VR (7905) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 2, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Liquor max. An inky, thick pour, with a small, dark brown head. Completely black body. Alcohol legs, and some odd, spotty, complete lacing. Aroma is a bit weak, with alcohol, malt, light smoke and cedar and a bit roasty. Taste is malty, and roasty, a bit of rochefort, caramel and coffee. I find it a bit thin like all Oskar Blues beers. There is also a choclate milkshake/malt taste when it warms aswell, alcohol evident. Light carbonation.
saxo (15074) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Nice brown head with good duration. Color is pitch black. Aroma and taste are rich with roast malt, coffee, chocolate and some hops.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
355 ml can at Ørsted Ølbar, Copenhagen. Black color, lovely brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate - all the good stuff! The flavor is chocolate and coffee, but also hops and burned malt. Fantastic mouthfeel. Balanced and complex.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2008
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have had this beer exactly one time before which was on tap at the brewpub. This is straight from the new can which is mostly black and silver, Raiders colors, not fucking cool…. The beer really looks like oil pouring from the can. The head was dark brown and the beer was obviously pitch black. The smell is excellent, roasty dark chocolates maybe a coffee bean as well and powdered cocoa. The taste is very nice, oaty for some reason, burnt, the smell is the best part. This stuff is definitely strong but i can not get over how good it smells. Buy this when you see it.
Serving type: can
Reviewed on: 10-11-2007 15:41:43
topherh (1916) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can pour black aroma of roasted malt. Flavor is roasted malt, bitter hops, andbitter chocolate. Whew, thick and good.
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an extremely dark black from 12 oz can, forming dark brown head of foam. Aroma dark chocolates, deep roasted malts, hops and raw expresso beans. Flavour of much of the same, ABV well hidden in sweetness and bitter balance, the beer is very smooth, very quaffable. Would be drank in big quantities on tap, in the presence of of good friends and family. Superb beer, simply superb beer!
Thanks DrBayern (Yo Matt!), for the complimentary can of beer!
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - SEP 28, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2008 12oz can,courtesy of Swolf3. Extremeley dark pour, dark brown head. Malty aroma. Nice roasty flavor, not bad. EDIT: had this again and it was fantastic.
swanmann (672) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 28, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The can pours impenetrable dark chocolate color with about an inch of slightly orange hued, tan froth; settling after about a minute. Extremely thick, it poured pretty much straight down, no arch. Smells of a bit of alcohol, and sort of like someone threw cocoa beans on a camp fire. It tastes like someone melted a bar of bittersweet chocolate, and that’s delicious by me. Served cold, dangerously drinkable. As it warms, I feel like the carb can’t quite hold it up, but don’t be afraid. I think the sweet and bitter are very well balanced considering the "size" of this brew.