pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2007 can. Not much of a hiss when I opened this, I suppose I got to it with not much time to spare. Pours a rather dark though not impenetrable brown to black with a thin thin tan head. Creamy chocolate nose, sweet with residual sugars. Darker molasses overtones. Fruity hint of cherry and raisins. Roast of course. Fully creamy mouth, though not super thick and heavy. Very very malt. Big flavors. Much more assertive roast than the nose suggests. A bit creamy, a bit astringent to fruity. Some small alcohol. Chocolate. A hint of coffees. A heavy dose of diacetyl brings this down a not. Lingering roasty acidity. Not bad.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the can. Pours black with a tall brown head. Lots of roast, char and a bit a smokiness. Dark bitter chocolate up front and a subtle note of licorice. Pretty bitter throughout. Smooth creamy palate. Really nice overall.
coyotehunter (698) - , Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Originally had in Arkansas with MrBunn, but needed a fresh palate and clear head to re-rate. Good aromas of coffee and milk chocolate. Favor is the same with notes of malt and oats. Pour is an impenetrable black with an extremely dark tan head. Best Imperial Stout Ive ever had from a can. Bar none.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JAN 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at The Big Hunt. Super dark with a brown head that leaves some oily swirls in a couple minutes. Rick chocolate mousse, coffee and hoppy aroma. Some alcoholic fruit, dark chocolate, and a good hop presence. Thick and smooth. Nice imperial stout. The components seem a bit at odds at times, but it mostly comes together quite well.
JaBier (7027) - 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... thickínísmooth 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. Itís 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 bellís 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 (8113) - .....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... Itís 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! Weíre 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.