Ferris (1865) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can - Roast malts and licorice. Jet black with a rich brown head. Coffee, chocolate and molasses. Lots going on but not up to the hype.
drsordr (832) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at brewery opaque black. Nose dark fruit, roast, sweet malt. Taste big sweet dark fruit up front, roars, some coffee. Bitter toasty finish.
eelbasher (285) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Canz. Oily black pour with a nice dark brown head. Nice lacing and just looks mean in the glass. Huge roasted malts, molasses, soy sauce, dark chocolate, and a touch of booze. Heavy brew. Chocolate, fresh coffee, caramel, and a slight hop hit. Thick and viscous, almost chewy. Sipper for sure but what a brew. World class stuff
KansaiBeerLvrs (1205) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Sugaya, shared at a dark beer tasting. A dark viscous beer with a good centimeter head of reddish brown foam. Lovely cocoa aroma rich milk chocolate. Full bodied & silky smooth, roasty bitter dark chocolate, lots of umami savouryness. Good but after the rave reviews I heard I was expecting more.
AdamT (88) - Wilson, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can into glass from The Beer Store Wilson. Black hue, zero visibility with somewhat diminishing dark caramel head. Fair lacing. This looked like I was pouring motor oil into a glass. Chocolate, vanilla, bourbon aroma. Mostly dark roasted malt taste. Oily on the palate.
ImperialSuttle (16) - - FEB 9, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Incredibly thick and velvety, with a heavy brown collar. With an aroma so thick you could cut it with a knife, this imperial stout is thick and earthy, with strong charcoal notes and roasted almonds with cocoa. There was earth in mind when this was made. Also has a lingering buttery finish. If you told me this was blood of the beer gods, I would believe you.
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iStout (10) - - FEB 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2014 Excellent dry Imperial Stout !...
Canít believe it comes in a can, Iíd of never tried it, but a someone told me it was a great one...itís a one dimensional great taste, with more hops in the end...itís foamy head tastes great, and it really fills your palate...but since it doesnít have the multiple layers of flavor, I rate it behind better Imperial Stouts like Founders, AleSmith Speedway, Thirsty Dogs Siberian Night & Bells Expedition.
camborne (630) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick like motor oil. Great flavors of chocolate, roasted malts and slight licorice . The mouth feel and body were amazing.
GIJOE (443) - Monterey, California, USA - FEB 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black as the ace of spades with the consistency of used motor oil and the fragrance of paradise. The nose is teased with dark-roasted grains, dark coffee, sultry molasses, caramel, chocolate, and maybe a touch of anise. Taste is a delicate balance of rich, decadent malts and a variety of of hoppy nuances. Full body, mild carbonation, toffee finish. Excellent brew!
Weezel (72) - Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had one the other night from the can. This yearís version seems to have a lot more smoke flavor and it detracts from the overall quality in my opinion. The hops are also quite noticeable which is not a bad thing. Mouthfeel is great and finishes super smooth. Infused another with coffee and coconut flakes after and it was far superior. The smoke is mellowed out, the coffee rounds out the flavor and the coconut lightens it up a little bit.