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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
This beer pours a deep, dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma is malty, roasty with coffee notes and some very light aroma hop. It has a roasted coffee and chocolate taste with a sweet finsh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MHOSKINS (83) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 5, 2013
A solid stout that is smooth and very enjoyable. My favorite from this brewery. To bad distribution is only in NM. MKH---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (2391) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Pours a lovely dark brown with a big foamy head the color of brown sugar. Aroma and taste of malt, coffee and chocolate. Solid if unexceptional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomciccateri (1033) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - FEB 9, 2013
In draught at B2B Bistronomy- Albuquerque. Pours an opaque black with a lingering tan foamy head. Dark malts Roma. Rich creamy mouthfeel with matching big body. Slightly dry early flavor balance then comes slightly sweet black malts take over. No harshness or astringency. No alcohol bite or heat. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (11772) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Swing top bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of roastiness, coffee, bakers cocoa, carmel and light smoke. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roastiness, coffee, bakers cocoa and light carmel with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Poured up at GABF 2012 with a mahogany colored body that supports a tan head. The aroma offers up dark roasted malts, a bit of sweet malts, some sort of spiciness and thin ribbons of molasses. The taste is similar with mostly dark roasted malts mixing with molasses and sort of a rich maltiness that picks up a touch of yeasty spiciness maybe, almost like a bit of a Belgian yeast influence. This comes across as a sessionable imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Dark brown pour, tan head. Roasty aroma, coffee, chocolate. Flavor is roasty, toasty, coffee and light cocoa notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (10001) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Sample at GABF 10/11/2012 (as Rio Grande Alien Imperial Stout), thanks to Bluemeow76 for assistance with note-taking. Dark brownish-black color with a medium tan head and a top ring of lace. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Medium body with flavors of roasty coffee, malt and a touch of hops. The finish is short with a chocolate malt aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (9191) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2012
At GABF on Thursday October 11, 2012
As the "Alien Imperial Stout".
Clear dark brown color, tan head. Sweet, vinous scent. Sweet, vinous taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ketchepillar (1181) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - FEB 5, 2012
On tap at Nexus. What is that? Vanilla rum? And vodka? Strange, but not as bad as you might expect. Beyond that, it’s a relatively normal tasting RIS. Got that weird syrupy yet watery thing going on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (13961) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2011
Not sure if this has any distribution but it can be found in Roswell. Dark brown with a thick head. Husky roast aroma and taste with toast and a little bit of nuttiness. Maybe a bit harsh.
Earlier Rating: 11/20/2011 Total Score: 2
Has a chocolatey aroma. Like a strong regular stout in character. Dark brown with a thin head. Ok, this is just way too thin, especially in the finish. I can’t even notice anything else.

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