Barnoloid (260) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
First time trying this beer, has been on my list for some time. Figured for ’International Stout Day’ to give it a whirl! This is a big, big boozy imperial stout. Pours from the can with a thin mocha head and dark body. The aroma is just as BIG. I can sense an anise/licorice undertone on the nose as well as the chocolate piece. Coffee notes comes out as this beer warms, with a rich, deep thick mouthfeel making for a very satisfying, sticky finish. The bold roasted flavor with the expansive, smooth texture elevates this stout. This beers’ reputation precedes it, but for good reason.
jefftravis17 (26) - Forest Park, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ten Fidy is just a can't miss easy to find stout. May not have all the charm of the barrel aged stouts, but as with Old Rasputin and Narwhal holds its own as a wonderful stout to pour.
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salinger53 (1) - - NOV 5, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chocolate and coffee notes in the nose and pallet. Rich black color and brown, creamy head. Delicately bittered with warm alcohol finish. Not too overpowering for being 10.5% ABV.
EtTuCthulhu (1130) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - NOV 4, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2014 The beer pours a thick black with a large brown head, and the aroma is full of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, and a hint of booze. The taste is a really indulgent blend of mild malt bitterness, slight umami, slight sweetness, and a slight booziness. The aftertaste is a much lighter version of the beer with the roastiness being the predominant flavor that lingers, but there is some astringent booziness too. The palate is quite oily, but there is also a soft carbonation and medium body that leaves the flavors as the main attraction.
jsnicholas (245) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can (12oz $3.50). Black with brown head. Taste is very roasted chocolate followed by some warming. Slight bitterness. Creamy full bodied.
DrewFace (889) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Huge, pure roasty dominant aroma, some chocolate as it warms. Deeps dark thick jet black color, tan head. Lots of roast, roast and roast, with a bit more roast and some chocolate malt character. Fairly boozy, hot, lingering heat from alcohol. Some graininess and astringency from roast.
dwmiller16 (110) - Delaware, USA - NOV 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz can, canned 10/1/14. Pours pitch black with a slight bit of tan foam. Heavy roast on the nose. Super creamy mouthfeel with a bitter hoppiness followed by a very roasty finish.
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lauter (2) - - OCT 29, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer pours like cream, very viscous. It is black and midnight and pours a great head. I found the aroma light considering the bold taste. Medium roasty malts with a hint of chocolate and caramel on the nose. The taste is bitter with a slight sour note. It has a nice mouth feel and low carbonation. The finish is slightly astringent and leaves a nice bitter flavor on the back of the tongue. This is a great beer.
UrbanCaveman (74) - Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz can, poured into a bowl at approximately 50 degrees F.
A: Pours almost exactly like used motor oil (much like the eponymous brew from Harviestoun), a syrupy black with dark brown highlights. Once in the glass, that’s it for any glimmer of light getting through it, save perhaps a little through the thick brown head. Said head stays around a while before collapsing slowly and gracefully into a cap and thick ring.
S: Rich dark chocolate right up front, over a malt bouquet composed of blackstrap molasses and toffee-sprinkled bread. Fruit wafts through the aroma as well, cherry and plum, and there’s more than a little suggestion of a scotch or bourbon whiskey.
T: Bitter baker’s chocolate meets dark-roasted grain for a morning duel amidst the backdrop of an orchard of plum and cherry trees, still ripe with morning dew soaking into wet earth. Mild sweetness alternates with earthen, roasty bitterness, forming a well-balanced and lush flavor experience. Malt notes abound, from toffee to cocoa to molasses, all wound around over-ripe fruit and grounded in a mix of black earth and wet tree bark, finishing with a warm glow of alcohol.
F: Full, thick, creamy, and smooth, this brew clings to the teeth and tongue as if it has suckered tentacles. Carbonation seems mild, just present enough to keep the beer from feeling flat.
O: This is the first Oskar Blues product I have actually enjoyed, but it is a phenomenal one. This encompasses most of the experience I want from an RIS, and I’d be hard pressed to say what, if anything, is lacking.
stef73 (257) - - OCT 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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