DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2008 Can. Jet black, big thick tan head, and a bit of nice cascading after the pour. Espresso and booze on the nose. Straight ahead flavor for an Imperial Stout with well balanced coffee, cocoa powder, and dark chocolate up front and a warm, boozy finish. (note: on rerating a can with some age on it, the boozy finish is noticibly muted). Not the most complex example of this style, but it picked up more character with warmth. Good, solid beer, and upon rerating a slightly aged can, this one really improves with some time. Definitely would buy again and wait awhile to drink.
tarc (47) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can - Warm roasted aroma. It pours black as tar. Thick with minimal brown head. The flavor is bitter-smooth a good balance of hops against a malt and mocha. As my first Imperial Stout it was quite good.
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2009 (USA) Beer courtesy of AFI96, Thx Waylo. Color is black as night with med brown head. The aroma is of malty chocolate, vanilla, and some hoppy notes. And the taste is thick with a pine needle bitterness, dark fruit and a sweet mocha mouthfeel. Really good stuff from a can, The beer gets better as it warms up !!! Great job Oskar Blues.
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Canned) Extremely black with a small, but lasting, brown head. Aroma of roasted coffee, salty licorice, no alcohol. Very smooth, very licoricey, very coffee-malty flavor with milky sourness, but not much burnedness. Medium to full-bodied, moderately bitter palate with soft carbonation. A very smooth and balanced Impy with no alcohol flavor and the blackest color possible.
Davinci (295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can thanks to Beercellar. Holy S@#T, I cant believe this just came out of a can!!! Beautiful black pour with chocolatey brown head, which sticks around quite a while. Big coffee and chocolate on the nose. Flavor is the same with a good roastiness and some awsome piney hop bitterness. This ranks up there with some of my favorite impy stouts.
TBone (13120) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black, small brown head. Coffeish. tarry, milky aroma. Full-bodied. Very tarry, roasted, some hops and very burned flavor. As well as aroma, flavor has milky notes. There is also some vegetably flavors. A bit sticky. Aftertaste had licorice, coffee and alcohol.
LouieDog40oz (28) - Germantown, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
When you drink this beer you will not believe that it is from a can yet alone one without a wiggett... this almost matches up to my favorite stouts bells and dogfish so if you enjoy those you will enjoy this.
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
can. though it is a very nice imperial stout, it may be the weakest beer from Oskar Blues. pours exactly like used motor oil, thick dark brown with a few dark brown bubbles floating on top. smell is of espresso, anise, and roasted malts. flavor is much the same with some piney hop bitterness and a slight creaminess. mouthfeel is thick and coating, the bitterness is detectable for minutes after the last sip. very good, but not as good as Olí Chub or Gordon.
FatPhil (9723) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml can (Pikkulintu, Helsinki, Bitter and Sour 2008)
Jet black, thick creamy espresso head. Sweet bacony aroma - bacon fat at that. Some coffee too. Fairly soft palate. Immediately on swallowing it assaults all corners of the mouth frantically. Wild stabs at oiliness, tar, coffee, hops, and ashtrays all jump in and out of focus. At best itís a great impy, at worst itís a little bit over the top but not offensive. Perhaps a bit astringent if you donít expect the next sip, but the rest of the time it smothers and coats the tongue in a horribly tempting way. So full of coffee. Sure, thereís alcohol too, but Iíve got to forgive them because of the rest of the experience.
lamas (1392) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 16, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can. A heavy, motor oil-thick pour with a small dark-mocha head. The rich aroma features plenty of roasted coffee, chocolate, vanilla beans and hints of alcohol. Tons of grapefruits and pine needles along with more milk-chocolatey notes come out as it warms up a bit. Super-smooth and thick, creamy body. Starts off with lots of rich dark chocolate, roasty coffee, caramel and some vanilla. Finishes with a massive hoppy bitterness that lingers along with the subtlest hint of warming alcohol. Powerfully good shit.