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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (15651) - 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 canít even notice anything else.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5221) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Draft @ Pecos Flavors in Roswell. No tap handle yet, they havenít 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3736) - 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]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biz82 (1327) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 28, 2004
Pours a lite black. About the color of Guinness. Head is light brown with no lacing. Aroma is burnt grains with some french roast coffee in there. This is a very lite bodied Impy. Rather weak. Very little complexity. Just a lot of roasted flavors. Barely any character malts. Fairly bitter finish. This is just poor. The only nice thing I can say is that the abv is hidden well. One of the worst Impies Iíve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - NOV 27, 2004
Pours a deep dark brown with a light tan head. Retention and carbonation are low and the lacing is sticky. Aroma is malty roasty with coffee notes and some very light aroma hop. Flavor is sweet at the start with a dry finish and a lingering rasted taste. Taste appears more complex as you delve into the beer. Lots of roastiness and caramel rolling around with some lingering roasty hoppiness. Palate is medium bodied with low effervescence and that lingering roasted finish. IMHO: not intensely complex, but one of the more full bodied/high gravity beers coming out of New Mexico. Itís a good start and a nice change. Go for it Sierra Blanca.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3566) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 14, 2003
tap-nitrogen at brewpub-hmm, well the palate may have been down due to the nitrogen tap. I have never herd of a imperial stout on nitrogen before. aroma was good-sweet coffee and roasted notes-appearance was black with minimal head-flavor was a little subdued for an imperial-maybe to thin. wish they bottled this stuff!!

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