JaBier (6500) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz can sampled at the Hopsnobbery Collective stout tasting on 1.16.09. Pours black with a medium light brown head. Malty aroma of chocolate and coffee with a bit of hop. Semi-sweet chocolate and malt flavor with a coffee and hop finish. Awesome stuff.
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
this is definitely an imperial stout--motor oil pour, super thick head, etc., yeaup... thick’n’smooth and surprisingly altogether, but not without some intrusive notes of vinegar like balsamic, too bitter chocolate, heavy cream, and alcohol--not altogether, really.
discogoatboy (15) - , Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2009
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Has to be one of my favorite beers. It’s seriously just phenomenal. Well disguised alcohol and bitterness. Pours as black as the darkest night, but has a taste much better than the night could ever have. Out of the stouts that I have tasted this one, in my book, is right behind bell’s expedition stout.
ahmashar (9) - Stafford, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2009 does not count
4.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2009 This beer does nothing but add to my repect for Oskar Blues. Thick, dark syrupy pour with head the color of hot chocolate, not much aroma, but deep, deep flavor. A little too thick on the palate (barely), but not a deal breaker by any stretch of the imagination.
SudsMcDuff (7734) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
ok..used motor oil, thats what this is... any car person knows whats up... It’s Sunday, fuckin sunday, your one day off a week and you fuckin deserve it. You work hard and you play hard, not only that you motherfucking drink hard too... Ten Fidy is the choice tonight... your crest on your chest, the dark black stuff is smooth, maybe too much so... I want to see this beer in the mainstream... on racing cars in the strets of milan, david beckham shotgunning tins on the corner, the pope doing cartwheels in a Farrelly brother movie starring brad pitt ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GplLqg-EwoI ) and the olson twins in heat.. . this beer is good..there.. dark as the night, tasty as hell, great aftertaste and such.. buy it ..worms..I got worms! We’re gonna specialize in selling worm farms...thank you oskar blues.. great brews all around..axiom-carpe noctem... Come on United!!..
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black as Black. Lots of sweet, dark fruit. Some coffee aspects, along with a tinge of bitterness. Ive drank a lot of RIS this year, and there wasnt much to make this one stand out. Only got down a few ounces before coming upon a giant glob of black gook, down the drain went the rest. I know it wont harm me, but it was gross.Obivously this was from the unfiltered batch.
baggio (333) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Apperance: Dark as a black hole with a good sized, brown, head. A bit of lacing too.
aroma: Milkchocolate (lots!), Coffee, Roasted malts, Grain.
Flavor: Chocolate, Bitter coffee, Dark caramel, Hint of vanilla.
Palate: Extremely thick and robust. Medium carbonation. Initial feeling is sweet and intense but at the end you feel the 98 ibu’s kicking in and balacing it out.
First imperial stout in a can i’ve tried and what a great start. I am lucky 2 have a couple of more of these sitting in my fridge. Recommended!
jzzbassman (1557) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow does this look great...oil can blac with a nice tan head. Big aroma of licorice, alcohol, and cocoa. Nice flavor of malted milk balls, coffee, and well disguised alcohol. Velvety smooth....just a killer brew.
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - JAN 11, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. can into snifter - served at cellar temp: 50F. Thanks for this one Daknole! Looks so weird cracking a can and seeing black beer. Easy 5 on appearance - pith black thick oily pour with a dark dark brown mocha head that holds and laces. This is one of the better looking imperial stouts I have seen to date. Aroma is typical good imperial stout with hints of burnt malt, wood, chocolate, vanilla, some dark cherries, molasses, and a bigger hop character than I expected. The flavor is good, just not as complex and robust as the aroma. Its astringent and bitter with some bitter dark chocolate, tobacco smoke, and coffee notes - if you smoke cigars or pipes this would go great with a robust dark tobacco blend. Full bodied with minimal carbonation on the palate, which is just what I want in the style. Overall: I hav been turned off very recently by imperial stouts. It was the first style to really appeal to me and I sort of burnt myself out on them, and then I discovered lambics and sours. This has revitalized my faith in the style though. Very nice brew for the winter months.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(can - 12 oz) Dark black pour with a huge and puffy tan head. Aroma is rich and roasty with lots of burnt malts, caramel, coffee, and some anise. Flavor is loaded with roasted and toasted malts, coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, cream, and some bitterness at the very end. Thick and chewy and outstanding.