dfinney23 (2290) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
tomciccateri (1032) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Ratman197 (11384) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.,
Ibrew2or3 (7515) - 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 (10322) - 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 (9672) - 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 (8795) - 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 (13600) - 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.