Melker (168) - Varberg, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from last year. Heavy roasted aroma, dark chocolate and some coffee, some soy and wood also. Light sweetness, pretty bitter aftertaste. Pretty thick and creamy. Average/sft carbonation.
beezmon (11) - California, USA - NOV 10, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lots of chocolate and coffee and other stout flavors pretty funkiing good drink it well balanced and bombbb
backmonkey (1) - bloomington, USA - NOV 8, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iíve had this in a can and a stout glass. Has never disappointed. Pours like charred blood and just as thick. The head is lusty at first but really just a tease as it settles surprisingly quickly. Aroma is subtle and misleadingly sweet. Tastes like burnt caramel with tobacco on back of the tongue. Alcohol is there in full force but the mouth feel diverts the tingling sinuses to the motor oil texture (as well as the almost too astringent bitterness). Carbonation is the best Iíve ever experienced. Not too versed in imperial stouts but certainly blows Rasputin and Sierra Nevada Narwhal out of the water. Would be interesting to do a side by side tasting with G.D. yeti.
Dr_MedievAle (105) - USA - NOV 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2013 Aroma: heavy on the molasses, some chocolate, marshmallow, and soy. Appearance: dark brown. Creamy tan head. Taste. Bitter chocolate, sweet marshmallow and molasses in a nice balance. Finishes on the umami note. Palate: creamy, lively carb. Finishes bitter
Hartung32 (157) - Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really like this beer and this brewery. Just starting to drink regularly since it's now in Indiana(and before in Ohio). This isn't the best RIS I've had, but it's up there. Roasty and smooth, but doesn't hide it's booze as well as others.
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wickster (82) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Grabbed a 4 pack are my local beer store. OB is very new in my area...so even though it was $18 for the 4 pack, I didnít have to think long...this bad boy came home and was popped open soon.
Pours daaarrrrrk. No light passes through, just an ever so slight head. For best flavor, let this warm in the glass for a while, I would say about about 50-55 degrees, the flavors really come alive. If you like stouts....no, if you LOVE stouts, this is not to be missed. It is well deserving of its rank on ratebeer.
Only complaint I would have is at first I just didnít get a lot of aroma...but I think this is because I started drinking it too cold...at the 36 degree fridge temp it deadens some of the feel...once it warmed, lots of goodness in this small can.
Haze76 (18) - - NOV 7, 2013
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
poured into a snifter, pours jet black & thick. Medium mocha head. nice lacing. Nose of candied prunes with a hint of alcohol. tastes of also candy prunes, raisins, alcohol, balanced nicely with a bitter lingering aftertaste. roasted malts. excellent stout.
JohnGalt1 (190) - , Idaho, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Found some cans of this tonight and picked up a couple pronto!! Poured into my HotD goblet with a long lasting dark brown head that produces exceptional lacing.
roma is Deep roasted malts and dark chocolate .. dark fruits and significant EtOH. Chocolate covered raisins and roasted barley.. smells great. Flavor is huge lingering roasted malts.. good sweetness.. This brew is thick for sure, but I am sipping and definately not complaining. Coffee and dark chocolate battle it out with the fruity notes.. ultimately itís a draw... chewy... lingers forever... hop bitterness ties perfectly to the black malts.. balanced alcohol and suprisingly smooth.
mikedR (723) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, nice. Cannot believe the ABV vis-a-vis drink ability and lack of alcohol heat. Quite smooth. Little bitterness. Slight sweetness. Slight roastiness. All in all, very, very good. A-/B+
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bigtaster (473) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the can, pitch black huge thick brown head. Aroma is mostly coffee and milk chocolate. The coffee and dark chocolate flavors dominate the flavors, some subtle dry notes at the end with a salty sweet to balance it. The real star of the show is the body on this, huge viscous beer slightly oily, but not too much, this type of body is ideal for me when it comes to impy stouts.