Ibrew2or3 (7312) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
daknole (10042) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour, tan head. Roasty aroma, coffee, chocolate. Flavor is roasty, toasty, coffee and light cocoa notes.
Dogbrick (9109) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
gnoff (8150) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
ketchepillar (1172) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Oakes (13156) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Pecos Flavors in Roswell. No tap handle yet, they haven’t even designed labels! Is black and proper looking with a lasting beige head. Mild, light cocoa aromas, a little ovaltine. Soft palate. A lactic character is pleasant. Those same mild cocoa qualities in the aromas carry through and are lingering on the palate. Basically a nice mild cocoa and light roast stout. Simple and nothing wrong with it. Easily the best of the Alien lineup.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at ABQ Brew Pub. Black in the glass with a tan head that settled to a ring and left light lacing. Subdue roasted aroma. The flavor found milk chocolate and a roast backing. Medium to full body, creamy, and sweet.
LilBeerDoctor (3509) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the ABQ brewpub. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, nougat, vanilla, very sweet malt, and pretzel. Flavor of sweet malt, vanilla, and roast, with a hint of saltiness. Ok impy, not terribly complex, and definitely pretty sweet.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark with mahagony high lights. No head. Burnt grain and chocolate aroma. Big body with some noticable alcohol. Chalky cocoa and char flavor. Good finishing bitterness.