legion242 (2174) - 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 (1377) - 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
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2008 Can, courtesy beastiefan2k. Not a great start to drinking this beer, as my white shirt got sprayed with a black-as-night imperial stout upon cracking open the can. Oh well. Pours as black as mentioned, with wet lacing, and a bubbly, well-carbonated head. Smoky aroma and roasted coffee. Toffee, too. Chocolate is rich and tells me that this is going to be delicious. Roasted, thick, juicy, chewy malts. Yummy. Big on smoke and coffee. And a delightful, well-balanced hoppy aftertaste. Drinking this beer is like chewing on braids of caramel and taffy. Roasted finish stays in the mouth for hours, maybe days. Very good, and way too drinkable, too. Awesome!
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big shout-out to jrob_21 for this can. Pours black with a medium brown head dissipating to a ring within 20 minutes. Aroma of fudgey chocolate, oatmeal, toffee, butterscotch and a huge dose of planty pine hops. Aside from the hops (which Iíd prefer to fade) the maltiness on the nose has me pretty psyched. Fudgey flavor is there, along with a bit of acidic coffee astringency, caramel, dirt, leaves, bitter tobacco-y earthy hops, noticable oats too. Finishes with an initially nice nutty flavor which gets quickly taken over with burnt pine and an ashy aftertaste. Thick and creamy texture, but not viscous really, medium carbonation. Thereís some sort of clash between dense fudgey malts and astringency here. Still though, this beerís very pleasant in the end.
bp (788) - Queens, New York, USA - APR 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can: pours a thick, sludgy, motor oil looking black with a nice thick, tan head, aroma of roasted malts and coffee, taste is malty with notes of coffee and chocolate, just the lightest hint of some hops as well, very smooth beer. I will certainly look to pick this beer up again!
fiver29 (1035) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can thanks to Sparky27. Pours a pitch black with nice dark tan head. Laces the glass as you drink it. Smells like chocolate oatmeal, coffee, and some wonderfully roasted malts. Has a creamy heavy mouthfeel. I should be using a straw to drink this syrup. Tastes of dark chocolate, some alcohol, and has a hop finish. Yummy brew. If only all canned beers tastes like this one Iíd buy cans all the time!
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Darkness. Rich chocolate brown, ultra-dense 2" cream head. Outstanding looking. Aroma mildly of chocolate and cocoa with a fairly significant amount of PNW hops and some tinniness. Deep chocolate and cocoa flavor, but the PNW hopping interferes. I still do not understand the appeal of these highly hopped stouts as the hops interferce with the deeper malts. Perhaps this will improve over time as the hops mellow. As is, the hops and roast grate against each other as two diametrically opposed forces, and there is otherwise a lack of complexity and malt development.