blklab2007 (2108) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2009 12 oz. can poured into a snifter has a pitch black dark color with no light coming through and a very dark brown frothy head that fell to a spidery thin layer. aroma has chocolate malt, oats, coffee, and alcohol. mouth feel is thick and coating with little carbonation. flavor is thick chocolate malt, roasted coffee, molasses, and licorice. there is some bitterness like coffee grinds and some resin that must come from the hops seeing there is 98 ibu’s in here. incredibly chewy and fantastic for a canned imperial stout but not the best i have tried.
heemer77 (5211) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Even though this ended up all over my shirt at Noogfest ’08, I still enjoyed it. the body was perfectly black with an orangeish colored head. The aroma was chocolate with some pancakes. There was also some bread crust. The taste had some sweet chocolate and pancakes. There was also some nice roasted coffee.
Butters (3991) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2009 Wow. A good imperial stout from a can! Pours like motor oil with a solid brown head and great legs. Very chocolatey and roasty aroma with a hint of alcohol. Alcohol comes out in flavor as it warms but initially malty and roasty, and some toffee. Palate is creamy but the abv stings the tongue ever so slightly. I’m already a fan of Dale’s Pale Ale, and now this offering from Oskar Blues makes me a believer in the almighty can.
joekinty (263) - rockledge, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
remind me of pouring oil out of an old quaker oil can some chocolate lots of malt roasted slight coffee good but not great
duke33 (69) - Eldersburg, Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Probably the best beer in a can that I’ve ever had. As far as imperial stouts go, it was good, but I have to wonder if people give it a high ranking b/c of it being in a can? There are much better imperial stouts out there (like Old Rasputin or Victory Storm King). But, it was still very good.
On another note, this was probably the darkest that I have ever seen a beer pour. It looked like molasses, and it probably had the darkest head that I’ve ever seen as well.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2008 Draft. Black body, brown head, sweet malty nose with roasty notes. Less flavor than I expected, with sweetness and roast, slight sourness. Hides alcohol well. RERATE 7/08: Can. Sort of burnt flavor from too much roasted barley/black malt. I guess I am getting really sick of these American examples of Russian Imperial Stout, and am taking it out on them one example at a time.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colored, little dark brown head. Strongly roasted and sweet aroma with mild smoke and coffee, some salty licorice also present. Medium to full bodied. Flavor has stronger licorice with still roastiness dominating, some sweet berries also here. Aftertaste turns to dry hopped,
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 2, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz can from Acknud. When I started to pour this beer, I thought I just opened a can of 10w30.......holy crap was it black! Amazing head that started off very dark brown, then lightened up as the beer warmed. Big aromas of chocolate, toffee, oak, smoke, and fresh ground coffee. Nice smooth, creamy mouth feel. Thanks for this one man!!
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz can. Very dark almost black with medium creamy persistent dark tan head.
Roast and chocolate malt nose with big aroma of citrusy hops. Rich creamy mouthfeel starts with roast malts, raisin, maybe a touch of smokiness. Warming alchohol and hop bitterness in the finish with some lingering hop bitterness. WOW.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 31, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can purchased at D’s Six Pax. There was black dirt on the top of the can that I had to wash off. It almost made me wonder if Oskar put it there for effect. ;)
Pours tar, more tar than I ever expected to come from a beer can (oil can, yes), thin tan head. Aroma is chocolate, malt, anise, strawberries, vanilla, coffee (almost like icecream). Flavor is same with dry bitterness yet the body is super super oily. This is a meal in itself! Dang!
Uh, and now I feel dumb because I just caught the meaning of the name of the beer, duh motor oil. Five minute rule, I guess.