blackflag321 (494) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour to snifter. Black with brown head. Complex palate: Light and heavy simultaneously, smooth for high ABV. Complex flavor: chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, black molasses, and more. Just a damn good beer.
samsmith33 (394) - - OCT 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at blend.....
Aroma: Toasted malt, coffee, chocolate.
Appearance: Dark black. Medium beige
Taste: coffee, cappuccino like.
Very Nice beer.
exeter (314) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer poured thick and dark. A good size dark brown head, that disappeared and left a little lacing. Tastes of dark blend coffee, molasses,chocolate and sweet malt with a strong alcohol presence dominate. Excellent
Cirrhosis (1217) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oily black with thick brown film floating on top. Drool inducing aroma, heavy chocolate, burnt sugar, smokey ash. Taste is wicked, smokey burnt sugar, chocolate, sweetness, FLAVOUR!!!!!!! There is so much going on here!!! Possible strawberry, molasses, and even more STUFF and THANGS!! Roasted every thing, and so very thick and chewy. Coffee flirts in the flavour but never comes to the front. Aftertaste lingers forever. Beer has no faults and is way to drinkable for 10.5%.
dbeatdano (63) - - OCT 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is a subdued dark roasted malt, dark fruit, and hints of coffee. I canít smell much else. But what this beer lacks in aroma, it makes up in flavor. A cascade of coffee, raisins, figs, burnt toast, chocolate, and hints of caramel. Palate is a full bodied and long roasted finishing mouth full. Mouthfeel is bready and a little slick. I donít like any canned beers. When Bellís put two hearted on cans, I did not like it as much as bottles. I understand that Oskar Blues only does cans, but man this is one of the best Imperial stouts Iíve ever had and the fact that itís in a can amazes me. A must pick up if itís available to you.
outlawskies (967) - - OCT 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2014 Julie will. Love this wish she was here. V. B.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone. Yes Julie loved this. Spendy but worth it. Smooth creamy a bit acidy bite but not hoppy. Super good. She gives 4.3
dfearnley (1036) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to goblet
Blackstrap molasses, lots of toasted malt, a little booze. Deep oily black, creamy tan head. Molasses, roasted malt, coffee, and caramel.
RevBFG (57) - - OCT 9, 2014
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can from Total Wine. Pours pitch black with the faintest tan head that dissipates quickly. Great beer. It is syrupy without being too syryupy. Chocolaty but not too chocolaty. Very malty. Never would have guessed that many IBU's. Gotta find the varietals now.
DrJekyllMrEric (18) - San Antonio Pero Aqui, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Creamy Heavy body, Alcohol & banana nose, taste is very similar with rubbing alcohol on front leading to over ripe bananas.
UXO (280) - CANADA - OCT 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black (merest hints of ruby brown around the periphery) with a short, short-lived tan head, no lacing. Nose is dark chocolate, molasses, roasty malts and coffee. Taste is medium sweet followed by strong bitter Full body, almost creamy, low sustained carbonation, with a lingering bitter boozy finish.
Well, damn - ainít that some shit. Iíd put this just a tad behind 8Wired iStout, and a little more again behind Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - but at about one-half to one-third the price, respectively. Advantage: Oskar Blues, I think. The bitterness on the finish is neither unexpected nor unwelcome, but having fairly recently experienced the amazing creamy smoothness of the Brunch Weasel, I have to mark this down by comparison. An excellent and extremely cost-effective RIS.