Evangelion2014 (13) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A thick black liquid oozed out of the can creating a huge four finger billowly chocolate head. Smells of toasted grains, fusel alcohol, chocolate and coffee. Body is sticky, oily and viscous and clings to your mouth, taste is raisins cherries, a toasty and roasty acidic bite with a touch of hops which recedes into a deep mocha flavor and a light graininess and an espresso aftertaste. Utterly superb and worth the reputation.
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 (23) - 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 (220) - - OCT 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
pris dans un market de new-york lors d un voyage d un noir obscur on sens la torrification tout suite et un cote chocolater et onctueux c est une biere qui est tres gouteuse avec un cote expresso j avais hate de goute a cette biere et j ai eu la chance d y goute et c est sur que j aurais ca a proche de chez nous j en aurais beaucoup dans mon frig
patricks110 (1676) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Holy crap...viscous, abominable and bursting to the seems with big roasted malts. Tons of chocolate, smoky roasted malts, coffee and big heavy alcohol. The pour is purely black with a creamy tan head that clings to the glass all over. Smooth but intense with big smoky chocolate notes, heavy espresso notes. RObust and intense with a great afterburn of booze and roast.
liquidhedonism (94) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - OCT 22, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
12 oz can from New Seasons Market in Hillsboro, OR. Aroma is boozy, roasty, and malty, with hints of molasses, chocolate, and bug spray. Mouthfeel and taste is syrupy, sweet, and creamy throughout, and finishes with a slight astringency. Pretty fantastic!
julesjis (74) - Oregon, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a can. Poured a beautiful thick dark color. Aroma is sweet and syrupy. Taste is sickly sweet like raisin and cherries, not my favorite. Each taste made me pucker a bit less.
jonnyguns (1004) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at 3floyds brewpub. Pours a pitch motor oil black with a tanned brown head. Nose has roasted coffee, dark chocolate, molasses and burn malts. Very coffee driven. Taste is all about roasted espresso and molasses. Smooth chocolate coats the palate. Dry coffee bitterness to finish. Fantastic beer.
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1001 (2) - - OCT 21, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
If you like dark this one is for you. A very rich tasting beer with even favors that are layered to make a complex flavor experience.
pintbypint (2657) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml can. A thick black pour with a chocolate brown cap. Messy lacing. Rich chocolate nose, roast, caramel, coffee and a hint of licorice. Taste has big roasted malts that bring out black coffee beans, and dark chocolate, some caramel. Finishes with decent bitterness, lots of dark coffee and roast notes. Some alcohol at the end, long aftertaste. Full mouthfeel. Overall a very solid imperial stout.
hopbag (100) - - OCT 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black and thick. Complex malt profile with coffee, chocolate, brown sugar. Nicely balanced sweetness and slight lingering hop bitterness. Excellent go-to stout.