fordest (2010) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - NOV 13, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can from Loganís Pre-GABF party, then again at the GABF. Incredilbly dark with a decent tan head. Lots of roasty chocolate and coffee on the aromas. More in the flavor. Very Very yummy.
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2007
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Courtesy of JB175. Pours a dark dark brown with a tan head. Has Heavy hints of chocolate, malts, barley, coffee. This beer is the bomb. Finishes heavy and smooth. Want more.
after4ever (6265) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
12-oz. can. Thanks, FranksnBeans! Black. Thick, moussy, and very dark tan head. Thick smears of lace, but they donít stick up for long. Baking chocolate and light coffee on the nose. You really have to snort it in for the coffee to be a sharp note. Thick, creamy body. Semi-sweet chocolate, chalk, and coffee. Big coffee finish.
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hand Bottled: Motor oil is a lighter shade of black, unlike this one here.   Head is creamy, yet of the dark brown nature.
Lacing... well, its there alright but not as sticky as I would have liked.   Seen anything darker?   Nope...   Never have I
stared into a glass only to see the beer staring back at me.   This is one mean SOB.   Whats up yer nose?   Well if its Ten Fidy
its roasted malts, cocoa, very slight campfire/ash, along with a little graham cracker and pissed off marshmallows.   Who ever thought
Smores could be so mean?   You really oughta not leave them white puffy things near the flames too long.   Rich malty start, hops
are a kicking but not in charge... no sir, the malts are there for that.   Roasty to the hilt, along with a little bit of fired up
alder, or might that be oak?   You wanna smoke wha?!?!   Smoooooove... with only the hops wanting to hit me on the finish.
Body is all up in my face, but my tongue certainly doesnít feel the same bashing.   Oats... ah, who could forget about the oats.
Only near the end do they knock and say hello.   Not overly brash, quite smooth, hop and slight floral presense picks up towards the
finish, with large amounts of cocoa associated malts.   ABV is slightly present, but only in the warming sense.   Not cloying or
overly done, unlike other Imperial Stouts.   On the sweeter side, however.   Certainly an entertaining and delicious beer.
Thanks Goldtwins for this rate treat!
Bluesman (9) - Fort Morgan, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2007 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured thick and black opaque, with a brown head. Mouthfeel is thick and smooth. Quite tasty, big roasted flavor and a satisfying aftertaste. Iíve been wanting to try this one for a while, and it definitiely lived up to my expectations.
vyvvy (4135) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to xmarcnolanx for sharing one of the many cans he brought back from CO. Pours very black with a nice dark orange head. The aroma has smooth coffee, vanilla cream and some roasted malt. Medium body that is nice and smooth. The flavor starts with very dark malt, bitter chocolate, coffee and woody hops. The finish has harsher hops and a coffee bitterness. This is one of the more straightforward impy stouts Iíve had. While it doesnít come across as overly complex in the taste, everything there is rock solid and makes it a great beer.
lb4lb (2555) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2007
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2013 tried this again after a year or two, and this was pretty awful. Smell is nice with chalky roasty malts, creamy oats, bittersweet chocolate. Taste however is ok up front, but with an unappealing sugary lingering sweetness. Like its underattenuated or something... I dumped half of it; just too sweet and undrinkable from the aftertaste.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can received in trade with Eyedrinkale. Been looking forward to this one ever since I started on Ratebeer. Pours an absolutely opaque black body. You couldnít see the other side of this thick, viscous sucker if you held it up to the Florida sun. A large, foamy, uniform coffee head forms and settles to a thin blanket. Thick sheets of microfilm lace coat the glass entirely. The aroma is roasty, though not as intensely aromatic as I was expecting. Big time coffee and chocolate dominate, with scorched caramel and faint piney hops playing second fiddle. Anise and dark fruits emerge as it warms. The flavor is considerably more bold than the nose indicates. Bitter coffee, bakerís chocolate, and resinous hops thrash the palate right off the bat. Moderately sweet caramel rushes in to sooth, followed by copious amounts of oatmeal smoothness. The finish lingers for ages, with pine resin and intense roast seemingly inseparable from the tongue. Best mouthfeel Iíve ever encountered in a beer. This stuff is as full as it gets, silky smooth, and not in the least bit cloying. Excellent brew. I built this one up in my head and was prepared for a letdown, which, to my delight, couldnít be further from reality. If this stuff ever makes it to Florida Iíll be buying it by the ton. Bravo to Oskar Blues, the undisputed "King of Cans"!
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can: Pour a very dark brown to almost black with a small dark tan head. Aroma dominated by dark roast, coffee, and chocolate malt. The taste follows with toffee and dark coffee on the finish. The palate is just about perfect. Itís probably the best mouthfeel of any beer Iíve had. The overall beer is very good but I do prefer some more dimension to this style. Very good though and worth searching out. Itís also better the the cherry version from what I remember.
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 31, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can. Poured a murky dark brown/black color with a medium brown head. Strong aroma of dark, roasted malt. Mouthfeel is awesome. Flavor is rich and malty. Strong aftertaste of coffee. This is an amazing beer. Glad I got my hands on some.