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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (12789) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10224) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9976) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2013
Tap at the Hay Merchant, Houston, 21/05/13. Labelled as ’Alien Stout’ listed as 8.3%. Mid black with a thin tan head that clears edgeward. Nose is chocolate, roast malt, maltesers, liqourice, tar. Taste comprises light roast malt, chocolate, toffee fudge, lactose. Fuller end of medium bodied, fine carbonation, light roast finish. Lacks depth and doesn’t have the ABV for the job, drop the ’imperial’ from the style on this one me thinks! Drinkable but not one to bother revisiting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (9466) - 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 (8683) - 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 (7979) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (7107) - 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6014) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown color with tan sheen. Dark chocolate, leather, tobacco, black licorice aromas. Medium body with average carbonation. Tobacco, dry dark chocolate, black licorice flavors---good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (5944) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2013
on draft @ nobi bar .. . pours a deep brown .. . mild brown head, lacing is low .. . some tar and light carbon .. . light mouth .. . a novice imperial stout but to light and simple for me .. . . in ireland and scotland they burn peat to stay warm, poor pete...

   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.

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