AwYeh (102) - Canton, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours opaque black, with a thick film of fine, dark brown head on top. Tons of chocolate aroma in the nose, with bits of coffee and dark fruit. Alcohol is quite noticeable. Dark chocolate and roasted malts dominate the complex flavor of this one; coffee and dark fruit once again make appearances, along with vanilla and a light smokiness. Fortunately the alcohol that showed up in the aroma is well hidden here. Thick, rich, and smooth, with very little carbonation.
bartzluke (184) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 15, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
My favorite beer from Oskar Blues (and that’s saying something). 4 oz chilled pour into a cylindrical tasting glass from tap at the brewery’s taproom. Fresh as can be! Dark black and opaque with a lasting brown nose. Hell of a nose. Malty, burnt notes, and scotch. Taste is very layers. Huge amounts of caramel, some coffee, a little scotchy booziness, some oakiness, and a little chocolate syrup to finish. Pretty much every flavor you could hope for from a stout, all in different waves. Apparently 98 IBUs. Hides that crazy well; I tasted almost no bitterness.
tdtm82 (1002) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can, shared at Ale House, Chelmsford. From Clayton for my 33rd Birthday . Thanks; mate!
Gorgeous baige lacing. Opaque colour. Aroma is grains, oak, leather, chocolate. Taste is blackcurrants, chocolate, oak, wood, tar. motor oil, licorice and penny black jacks. A good amount of alcohol but not burning. Great stuff. Fantastic.
Lizardking3 (183) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - MAY 4, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Man I love this. Pours jet black with 1 finger dark brown head. Lots of lacing. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, caramel, raisins. First sip, amazing velvety mouthfeel! I mean soo silky. Lots of chocolate caramel, coffee, vanilla. Just really a damn good stout. Sweet but not cloying.
PlinyDad1952 (46) - - MAY 3, 2015
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
HAAA I DO KNOT NO WHAT HAPPENED WITH THIS BEER, BUT IT TASTES NOTHING LIKE PLINY,,,,WHOOOPS! I BET SOME GUY WITH THE BEARDS LOST JOB! A HOMELESSED LADEY TOLD ME THIS IS HER TOP BEER FOR GOT LIKE SUPER MESSED UP SO EYE THOUGHT EYE WOUD TRY IT. I HALF NEVER SeEN BEERS LIKE THIS BUT ITS’ THE WRONG COLOUR. IT DOESNT SEEM OF BEER ,MAYBE OIL OR DEMON BLUD OR SOMETHING BAD LIKE THOSE THINGS. VERY BLACK NOT BEERS LIKE A PLINY. 98 IUBS ARE LIKE MY WATER I DRANK ONCE. NEEDS MORE HOP. ALCOHOL IS GREAT, FINALLY ENUF TO MAKE ME FORGET ABOUT A WOMAN. I LOVE PLINY ; YES.
dineshblack (5) - Singapore, SINGAPORE - APR 30, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Never knew a can this small could hide a beer this big. Intense from the first sip. Aromas of strong boozy chocolate, leather, and a little coffee. Notes of coffee and warm booze hits you with such sweetness you can not hold back a smile. Let it warm up to get more chocolate. All in all an amazing stout to savour and sip.
kingaugusta (22) - Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is not a beer, this is an experience. Pours inky with a big brown head (looks like chocolate) and a moderate sweet mocha-chocolate nose. Flavor is enormously rich and presents an exception mix of both heft and smoothness. Coffee, milk chocolate, bread, and even a touch of cream all come out in the flavor. Despite the near 100 IBU, there is nothing bitter or abrasive here, though it’s quite huge in flavor. Wheew, good, good stuff.
FriendOfBeer (98) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark coffee colored head. Pours like crude oil from a can. Smells is heavy of malt and burnt toast. Very toasty and carmelly taste. Bitter Iced coffee aftertaste.
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hman43 (500) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong chocolate aroma mixed with coffee and roasted malts. Well mixed taste of chocolate and coffee. Alcohol warming and a bit lively on the carbonation.
tpv0rtex (1) - Oregon, USA - APR 10, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
More than merely opaque, this sucks the surrounding light out of the room. Taste so smooth and wonderful, it feels like a natural part of you. I drink only stouts, and I'm hard to please; I will drink this often, to remind myself of what a stout is supposed to taste like.
kkleu357 (527) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From notes on 3/30/15
On tap at Oskar Blues. Big thick dark body. Huge roasty chocolate, leather aroma. Just as big of a taste. Big, almost tobacco like flavor. Lots of roasted chocolate.