msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2010 12oz can. Thanks to Nbutler11 for this brew. Pours black with thick and dense dark tan head. Aroma is strong with roasted malts and chocolate, caramel, oats and bit of coffee. Flavor is of roasted malt, oats, chocolate, caramel and finishes bitter with coffee. Nice thick mouthfeel. Finishes bitter but flavor is balanced. Nice big stout.
Re-Rate: Another 12oz can from Nbutler11 that has been in cellar for over a year. Pours as good as RIS I have had yet. Pitch black with dark tan clayish colored head. Head looks like a milk shake. Nice lacing. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, and some oat. Flavor has nice balance of roasted malts and chocolate with some oats, coffee, and bitter hops rounding it out. Finishes dry and a little bitter from hops. Has little bit of burn in the finish as well. Has a wonderful balance to it for such a big beer. Enjoyable on a cold winter night. 4
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 21, 2008
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can...Pours a deep black hue with a big, frothy tan-brown head. Aromas of...yes....whoppers, chocolate, a touch of cream, and cooked oats..Im getting excited. Mouth feel is full bodied with a semi dry finish. Flavors of toasted oatmeal, a nice hop bitterness, but a lingering alcohol finish. Might be a little too cold right now. As it warms, the whoppers really come through. Amazing. One of the most unique impy stouts Ive had in a while ....
demitriustown (1181) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz can via trade with nbutler11. Thanks! Aroma is big on roasted malt, chocolate cake, nutty, and an overall robust Imperial Stout scent. Appearance is pitch black with a really thick tan head that seems to linger around forever. Taste is malt, chcolate, coffee, nutty, roasty, and a bit of caramel. Palate is nicely carbonated on the tongue, sweet on the lips, and the aftertaste has a nice lingering coffee and malt overtone. Overall, Pretty darn good stuff coming from a can. Cheers!
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at Orsted Olbar, Copenhagen, on a harrisoni recommendation. Pure black with some tan head. Soft, sweet aroma. Flavours of vanilla, dark malt and chocolate. Highly drinkable and pretty amazing coming from a can!
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2008 Can... Pours like used motor oil with a dark creme head that stands sentenal atop this dark, mysterious beverage. Aroma is roasted chocolate covered cherry nuts. Flavor is slicing chocolate with chunks of maple syrup and a hint of peat smoke. Has a mouthfeel thicker than jello. I would rate the appearance higher if I could. Well balanced, upfront, and unapologetic.
Travlr (20242) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 11, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The best thing to come out of a can since Guinness with a widget. Oil can black and thick, smoky and creamy, with chocolate and caramel. Best beer of the night, even if you count the Three Floyds tasting later that evening.
travita (4778) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black as midnight in color with not too much its darker tan colored head. Smell is dark chocolate, roasted and toasted malts, coffee, oats, and more. Taste is bitter, coffee, chocolate, malts, and goodness. Pretty good.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - DEC 9, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a can was a pitch black oil with a good mocha tan head. The color from the can is awesome.Smells of sweet cocoa, malt, and caramel. The mouthfeel is thick smooth and rich. Flavors are very good with solid bitter hops , coffee, and molasses. Great long finish. Killer brew!!
DalzAle (2020) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Received via a trade with Beerlando. Poured extremely thick and syrupy into a pint glass, very thin oatmeal colored head. Noticable chocolate and alcohol aroma, but not overpowering. First sip tasted slightly smoky with a coffee aftertaste. Slight taste of alcohol, but in a good way. Will definitely try to get this one again sometime..
graham515 (537) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 Pours an inky, viscous black ooze into the glass with a dark brown head. Aroma is chocolaty with some coffee notes. This beer is extremely sweet. I dont get a good balance of coffee and roasted grain so much as I get intense chocolate sweetness. Really good beer but overhyped for me