mar (5018) - 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.
hopscotch (10082) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can... Pours hazy and dark brown (nearly black) with a fleeting, lightly-tanned head. The aroma features a decadent and sexy threesome of fudge, tree nuts and vanilla. Full-bodied and big-time creamy with modest carbonation. The flavor furnishes charcoal and burnt malts, but is not abrasive or raspy. Smooth, lightly bitter, carbonic finish.
burg326 (4668) - Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a deep black color with aromas of earth, malt, roast and some chocolate roast and earth. Not as smooth as most stout has a little bite to it. Solid overall but has some hotness to it.
unclemike (2547) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAY 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a Lacy, beige head. Aroma of a lot of roasted malts, some light coffee and chocolate, dough, plus a light bitterness. Flavor the same with a good blend of everything. Smooth texture. A good stout.
RobertDale (4266) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce can. Pours black with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, sweet chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit. Nothing special here, but still very drinkable.
Angelmonster (146) - 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. I’ve 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 (2055) - 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 doesn’t 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. It’s 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 don’t 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 (2966) - 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 (1457) - 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 (278) - 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.