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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (7312) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (10042) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Dark brown pour, tan head. Roasty aroma, coffee, chocolate. Flavor is roasty, toasty, coffee and light cocoa notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (9109) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (8150) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ketchepillar (1172) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (13156) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2011
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - NOV 18, 2011
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3509) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2011
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. 7/4/6/4/14 [3.5/5]

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2006
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.


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