darkguardian (730) - Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz can. Pours a deep black with a rich chocolate head. Nose has some serious coffee and chocolate and a little smoke. This is a huge beer with a massive flavor profile. Some light coffee up front but not roasty, only very light coffee bean notes, gives way to a rich super smooth almost silky chocolate finish with hints of vanilla and oak and a nice oatiness. Low bitterness but this is definitely a sipper. Alcohol such as it is being fairly well hidden the mouthfeel keeps it firmly in the sipping category.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks BOLTZ7555 for the awesome trade. First of all, I love the fact that a great Imperial Stout comes out of a can...fantastic. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate, and a little coffee. Heavy chocolate flavor as well, little bit of bitterness at the end. Alcohol is evident, but it is very good. I might have to try some of their other stuff.
clong83 (285) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 7, 2008
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another outstanding selection from what is quickly becoming one of my favorite brewers. Low carbonation, pours a opaque black with a dark tan mild head. Nice nose of alcohol, with some roasted malts evident as well, but actually fairly mild. The taste is jam packed with rich chocolatey and coffee like flavors, with some nice spice undertones. Hides the alcohol, but has a nice warming effect. Toasted malts are also evident. Very complex, but well-balanced.
sbybeerguy (2) - California, USA - OCT 4, 2008 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
lucky enough to have it on tap at beachwood bbq in seal beach, california. being a big stout lover, i was anxious to give this one a whirl. a beautiful, thick almost black liquid with a slight caramelized head. aroma was wonderful with a lot going on. alcohol was present but not overwhelming (like avery’s mephistopholes). beautiful notes of coffee and chocolate. one of the best imperial stouts i’ve had....
ilovedarkbeer (2701) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can courtesy of BMan1113VR.. Pours slowly like thick motor oil that forms a black body with a reddish dark brown head. Nose is like my old humidor. Cedar and tobacco with some booze. Some of my favorite scents. Even when you swirl the body makes a sticky brown residue that creeps down the glass. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy and seems to thicken up as it warms. Tastes like dark chocolate, java, and malted milk. Pretty dang good.
BMan1113VR (7916) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 2, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Liquor max. An inky, thick pour, with a small, dark brown head. Completely black body. Alcohol legs, and some odd, spotty, complete lacing. Aroma is a bit weak, with alcohol, malt, light smoke and cedar and a bit roasty. Taste is malty, and roasty, a bit of rochefort, caramel and coffee. I find it a bit thin like all Oskar Blues beers. There is also a choclate milkshake/malt taste when it warms aswell, alcohol evident. Light carbonation.
saxo (16724) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Nice brown head with good duration. Color is pitch black. Aroma and taste are rich with roast malt, coffee, chocolate and some hops.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
355 ml can at Ørsted Ølbar, Copenhagen. Black color, lovely brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate - all the good stuff! The flavor is chocolate and coffee, but also hops and burned malt. Fantastic mouthfeel. Balanced and complex.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2008
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have had this beer exactly one time before which was on tap at the brewpub. This is straight from the new can which is mostly black and silver, Raiders colors, not fucking cool…. The beer really looks like oil pouring from the can. The head was dark brown and the beer was obviously pitch black. The smell is excellent, roasty dark chocolates maybe a coffee bean as well and powdered cocoa. The taste is very nice, oaty for some reason, burnt, the smell is the best part. This stuff is definitely strong but i can not get over how good it smells. Buy this when you see it.
Serving type: can
Reviewed on: 10-11-2007 15:41:43
topherh (1923) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can pour black aroma of roasted malt. Flavor is roasted malt, bitter hops, andbitter chocolate. Whew, thick and good.