Theydon_Bois (17251) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Oakes (15806) - 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.
Ratman197 (13438) - 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.,
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 30, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate and coffee malt with prunes, figs and dates, light earthy and pine hops. Flavor is heavy roast, chocolate and coffee malt, light earthy and pine hops and bitterness, prunes, figs and dates with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Dogbrick (11644) - 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.
daknole (10883) - 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.
rosenbergh (10696) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle as Alien Imperial Stout. (Little A’le’inn) Rachel, NV.
Dark reddish brown colour with a small tan head.
Weak bready and toasted malty aroma with mild sweetness.
Sweet berry hops, alcohol, molasses and roasted malt in the flavour. Strong and heavy.
slowrunner77 (10253) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Alien Stout - $3 single. Easily their best but worth what the cheaper ones go for, not double. light in color and body for an imperial. notes of coffee and chared roast nose and flavor. light hops. some complimentary chocolate. ok.
gnoff (9594) - 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.
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - 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.