walkr (2) - USA - FEB 10, 2010 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
i picked up a 4 pack of this brew for $6.99 + tax (on sale) at specís here in austin, tx partially due to a recommendation from one of the employees i speak with occasionally.
i was expecting it to be good, but not this good! i am thoroughly impressed with the overall taste and feel of the stout. iíve never come across a stout that hides the alcohol (8.25%) so well. it pours with a nice large tan head but goes away rather quickly. then you will be left with some nice lacing, but nothing crazy. i would recommend this stout to just about everyone, i hope you enjoy it as much as i have!
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce can courtesy of thickfreakness. Pours a dark cola brown with a large tan head. Opaque black once sitting in the snifter. Aromaís got some good bold coffee and roasty, chocolatey malt. Simple aroma, but nice. Flavor is again coffee at first, but thereís a bold nuttiness too. Chestnuts and brazil nuts, maybe peanut too. Slight chocolate again, slightly hoppy toward the end. Mouthfeel is rich and full, higher carbonation for this much viscosity. Not mindblowing, but solid. Very solid and tasty. Overall, very good to excellent.
dyetube (1182) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
this beer pours black with a large tan head that diasipates quickly. the aromas are roasted coffee and chocolate. the flavors are roasted coffee and chocolate. this quite a good stout from q can! I was very impressed.
Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I do believe that this is my first Imperial Stout in a can, picked up at Binnyís Beverage Depot in Orland Park, Illinois. It pours an opaque dark brown with some clear mahogany around the edges, capped by a short-lived tan head. The aroma is burnt coffee grounds, roasted malt, and a touch of smokiness. It seems a tad thin for the style. The flavor adds some dried dark fruit, ashes, and a splash of alcohol. The finish is dry, mildly bitter, and warm. Not bad.
BrewingFan (251) - Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a can, beautiful black beer with a nice white foamy head. Aroma of alcohol, notes of chocolate and coffee. Full bodied, sweet, coffee flavors, a note of alcohol. A touch of bitterness keeps the malt in check. The alcohol is warming but surprising subdued. Very tasty stout, with a kick to boot. Highly recommended, and its from a can!
blutt59 (6021) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
canned, reddish brown color with good tan foam, very roasty aroma with some bitter fruit notes, flavors of burnt toast, creamy vanilla, black coffee, medium bodied with good bitter roast finish
daknole (9128) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour, tan head. Roasty aroma with milk chocolate and molasses. Flavor is lightly roasted, chocolate, weak coffee and some lactose like creaminess. Pretty damn nice beer!
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can. Pours a very deep brown colored body with a finger-width, creamy, light brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is pretty solid. Lots of roasts with a light coffee and hint of tobacco smoke. The bold roastiness really blends well with lots of rich, creamy chocolates, especially as this warms and allows the sweetness to come out more. Some bittersweet cocoas and a fair amount of earthy hops as well. Flavor is solid too, but seems a bit thin for an impy. Lots of bold roasts again, some coffee and tobacco smoke, smooth chocolates, cream, a somewhat nutty maltiness, and a nice earthy hop bitterness. Some acidity creeps in during the finish. Dries with a long roasty, earthy, sweet malty aftertaste that lingers for a long duration. Medium body, but like I said, a bit on the thin side with a slight dusty cocoa feel too. Overall, a really nice impy. Lots of aroma and flavor, just a tad thin. Not up to Ten Fidyís level, but its nice to see in a 4pk of cans.
bhensonb (11137) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 28, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from ericandersnavy. Pours deep ruby with a foamy, multi-finger beige/tan head. Rich roasted malt aroma. Medium plus body with foamy carbonation. Flavor is brown/black roast malt with some nut and cacao and maybe coffee. Just almost sweet. But itís bitter. Itís extremely tasty. Great flavors linger.
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can from Whole Foods. Deep, dark brown pour with mahogany highlights. Head recedes to a tan ring around the glass. Aroma of heavily roasted chocolate malt, slight sweetness and day-old coffee. Tastes of bitter coffee, bakerís cocoa, caramel, hint of vanilla and licorice. Fine carbonation and a slick mouthfeel. Thin to medium body. Trailing bitter finish ends too quickly. However, matures nicely as it warms.