BeerFanDan17 (1079) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - NOV 20, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow--this is serious. This imperial stout is incredible. Roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and malt. Black as night with a creamy head. Really unique and quite tasty.
Tejas (974) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2008 I’m sorta over the whole big beer/imp stout thing, even in the winter, so i have trouble getting excited about these. Having said that, this is pretty f’ing solid. Little alcohol taste and lots of roasty flavors. Super chocolatey and creamy to boot.
mjg74 (2973) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can, picked up at Beverages 4 Less. Pours thick and black, like motor oil. I’ve never had a canned brew that poured like that before. Pitch black in my glass. Strong roasted malty aroma. Some alcohol is present, along with some vanilla and black licorice. Slick oily mouthfeel. Flavor is roasted malts and coffee. Somewhat bitter malty/coffee finish. Solid impy stout.
tgncc (3090) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was on line for Oskar Blues at Brewtopia 2008, and they ran out of this before I even got up there, in the first 15 minutes of the festival.
Awesome aroma: roasted coffee, chocolate, malts and a whiff of alcohol. The appearnce, true to its style, is a beautiful brown/black, chestnut brown head. The flavor is roasted coffee, cappucino, oats. Very thick, chewy mouthfeel. The finish is slight warming from alcohol, but a substantial bittering, from both the roasted malts, and the hops. Starts out sweet, finishes bitter. Very nice effort.
djd07 (9730) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Flying Saucer. Has a dark brown with a large tan head that lasts awhile. The aroma is a very sweet roasted malt and chocolate. Good sticky lacing on the glass. The taste is a rich roasted malt, coffee, and oats. Hides the alcohol well, a very impressive Imperial Stout from Oskar Blues.
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed 11/6/2008 (Tap @ Flying Saucer, Houston, TX): Pours an inky black hole color body. Big tan head, good lacing, somewhat diminishing. Coffee alcoholy aroma, dark fruitiness, some dustiness. Coffee taste, watery, hot. Dusty. Warming up…Still a little hot, dusty. Malty, dark chocolately taste. Eh, not a fan.
Dogbrick (11327) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draught at Pizza Port Solana Beach. Pours jet black with a medium thick dark brown head that recedes slowly. Rings of lacing on the glass. Loads of roasted malt in the nose along with chocolate and vanilla coffee. Rich and velvety body with flavors of malt and mocha with a nice balance of hops in the background. The finish is malted chocolate with a tasty bitter coffee finish. Very good all around.
scoth (664) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours like used motor oil, thick, black, almost completely opaque, with a thin tan head, good lacing. Smells of chocolate, coffee, caramel and oatmeal. Medium-thick body, crisp. Tastes like it smells, but the oats come through even stronger in the flavor, and the alcohol flavor is strong. It became sweeter as I drank, perhaps due to warming. A dry bitterness is powerful, especially in the aftertaste.
BeerBunker (962) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate, wood, and coffee. Taste was of very dry roasted malt and wood, with a big chocolate and coffee punch. Alcohol is hidden well. Delicously thick and dry. Different than many other stouts.
TheRealBastard (145) - The-No, California, USA - OCT 27, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favorite impy’s. Classic can full of chocolate and coffee flavors. Pours darker than used baby dipers. Tons of malt on the nose. Great beer for winter drinking. Sipper.