mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice stout; hits all the right notes. Deep beer pour with the requisite off white head. More chocolately than coffee in flavor. A smooth sipper, not roasty or overally complex, although I'm picking up some roastiness in the linger. Very easy drinking. I'm unsure of this stout's ambitions, but I quite like it. Not much to ponder; just stouty goodness!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
tomciccateri (1034) - 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.
MHOSKINS (83) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A solid stout that is smooth and very enjoyable. My favorite from this brewery. To bad distribution is only in NM.
MKH---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
smaynard6000 (940) - Apopka, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours black with small creamy beige head. Aroma is dominated by roasted coffee and chocolate notes. Smooth and sweet roasty flavor with a chocolaty finish. This is good, but I’m not sure if it’s an imperial stout.
rougeau13 (2494) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mongoose vs Cobra in Houston and listed as Alien Stout. Close to black with a big beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, coffee and tar. On the sweeter side with a light roastiness in the flavor. Medium-full bodied. Good, but lacking some punch and fullness for an imperial stout.
Beerenberger (1598) - Fischer, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of sweet roasted malt with subjections of chocolate and dark fruit. Pours a thick black, with a mostly lasting, tan head and moderate lacing. The taste follows the nose - sweet roasted malts. Dark roasted malts, dark fruit, with touches of molasses. Medium-full body with moderate carbonation. Overall, a well brewed Imperial Stout. Would drink again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - NOV 27, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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. It’s a good start and a nice change. Go for it Sierra Blanca.
kathouse (1525) - Nevada, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle at Double Helix. Opaque with an attractive cream colored head. Dry roasted malt flavor is not complex at all but still satisfying. More of an Irish stout than Imperial. Still a nice beer.
Aurelius (4964) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vapourous, vinous, sweet roast aroma. Inky pour, purply tan head. Roasty, lightly sweet, nice coffee tones, especially in the finish. Medium body and not too heavy, finish doesn’t cling but is pleasantly roasty. On tap, Hay Merchant, Houston.
Metalchopz (3020) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Goes under the name "Imperial Alien Stout" and purchased at Area 51 Alien Center. Pours an almost black colour with a creamy beige head and lacing. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, vanilla and even leather. Smooth mouthfeel, but a little thin for the style. Almost creamy. Taste of smooth roasted malts, light fruits, cacao and sugars. Goes down nicely as alcohol is well-hidden and this one is quite smooth all around.