mar (4984) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black with a khaki head. Nose is alcohol, roasted malts, light chocolate, bitter, and faint coffee. Nice palate, chewy malts, alcohol, coffee, easy finish.
Angelmonster (132) - Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a review of a can aged for a year
Pours a 1/2 inch dark chocolate head, body is pitch black. Head retention and lacing were above average.
Smell is of chocolate malt, slight vanilla sweetness with baked cookies too. Beer ends with faint alcohol and a hint of bitter coffee.
Flavor is big on roasted malt with burnt overtones. Caramelized dates is another major component in the taste. As the beer warms, smoke and oak become more powerful. Alcohol is apparent but normal for the style.
Mouthfeel is on the fuller side, counteracted by a good amount of carbonation. Head added a nice texture to the beer.
Overall this beer was pretty good. Iíve had this stout fresh and with a couple months on it and neither of those really compared to a year old. The beer really evolved in that time, as the beer warmed different flavors shined. Good affordable RIS, brewed down the street from me.
That1Guy (2005) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can pours opaque black with a light brown head that doesnít stick around very long. Roast on the nose. Some soy sauce. Pretty astringent overall. Dark bitter chocolate in the flavor, and a very bitter finish. As it warms I fear some acetaldehyde begins to show through. Not unexpected. Itís aight.
alandis01 (8) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2015 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was the first beer I tried at Renegade and I think it is pretty solid stout. Sometimes you donít need something that is bourbon barrel or oak aged. This has the aroma of chocolate, vanilla and coffee. Although very dark roasted the chocolate and vanilla smooth out the bitterness of the roast. A full bodied beer with a dry finish at the end.
drjay44 (2832) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Pours a medium, well retained, beige head, with extensive lacing, over a clear, black brown (SRM 35) body.....nose is light cocoa, chocolate, dominant coffee, no esters, minimal hops, balance to the roasted malts.....taste is light cocoa, chocolate, heavy dominant coffee, light sweetness, very slight hints of plum, raisin, finishing with a heavy roasted malt bitterness, balance heavily to the roasted malts......mouth feel, medium body, slight alcohol warmth, carbonation makes a creamy mouthful. The bitter, highly roasted malts are too dominant. The typical delightful complexity in the style is almost completely missing. To correct, decrease the highly roasted malts, add more caramel/crystal malts, consider a yeast and or hop change. BJCP 6/3/10/4/5
Beaver (1395) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can, almost 1 year old. Pours dark black with a thin brown head that quickly goes to a thin collar that leaves a little lacing.
The aroma is very sweet sugary roast chocolate malt, dark fruit and licorice.
The flavor is sweet chocolate malt, dark fruit and some roast and licorice. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit thin for the style.
Overall, a decent imperial stout but way on the sweet side.
theothermatt (272) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Dark Roast with the regular aroma notes, coffee, cocoa, and dark malts. Drinkability is high for an RIS, but nothing to really set it apart from the pack.
JohnnyJ (4733) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Dark brown pour, with a small tan head. Roasted dark malt, toffee sweetness, some chocolate, and burnt bitterness. A bit thin. Ok.
thebsmitty (138) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great appearance. Great head retention, great lacing, thick collar. Deep tan head with black body. Aroma is roasty malt, bitter chocolate, coffee, and earthy hops. Taste is much like the aroma with the coffee taking a bigger presence. Body is a bit thin, and medium carbonation.
Doofgoblin (391) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
For the price itís probably not to the level it should be in terms of flavor, body and depth... The aroma is a little be subtle for a russian imperial, but the taste is very solid. The mouth feel is a little thin and I would have wanted a little more complexity there. Overall, itís very good but not great...but somehow with a cool can design like that I really wanted it to be.
Oakes (13140) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown. Lots of rich sweet toffee and slight chocolatey malt. A little fizzy, a bit fudgey, chocolate, not great though.