mhuntsman (20) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 3, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2017 Can purchased at Albertsons in Sherman TX
Aroma 8/10: strong aroma of chocolate and spices.
Appearance 4/5: Basically motor oil dark with a thin brown head that dissipates quickly.
Palate 4/5: Surprisingly well carbonated, but extremely thick. I think the motor oil analogy works here too. Definitely tastes like a 10.7% beer.
Taste 8/10: Very heavy on the chocolate and roasted malt flavors.
Overall 16/20: I like it more than I thought. It's not really the best at anything for this style, but nothing about it is offensive.
4.0 Clareeses (190) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 3, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2017 Cans purchased by the SO at Albertsons somewhere in Texas.
Aroma 7 /10: cacao and sweet milk
Appearance 3 /5: a pretty rich brown but little to no head
Palate 3 /5: moderate carbonation, robust body as is expected for an imperial stout. Again, as expected, very sweet and sticky finish.
Taste 7/10: lots of cocoa and with a very sweet and maple syrup finish.
Overall 15/20: a decent imperial stout, definitely drinkable, but a tad one dimensional. Would have loved to taste something more roasted in here instead of sweetness all around.
Final: 3.5 dlihcsnatas (819) - Temple, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2017
Got it in the CAN. Black with small fast fading head with the aroma of chocolate. Taste is a lot of chocolate malt with a hint of brown sugar. Thick and silky it goes down easy. Really good stout just would like it better from a bottle. rougeau13 (3279) - Richmond, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2017
Can. Black, with a tan head. Aroma of roast, dark chocolate, and vanilla ice cream. Tastes roasty and surprisingly quite sweet. Medium bodied and a little dry. StevieT (2039) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2016
From a can. So much chocolate crammed into this beast, hints of vanilla, the big ABV leaves a mild warmth.
jgb9348 (6584) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2016
Super rich dark brown coloured body with a oily sheen on top and a very small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, alcohol, nuts, lactose, cream, coffee, oak and quite a bit of vanilla - no real alcohol coming off the smell though. Medium-bodied; Relatively thinnish feel right afterwards with a lot of roasted malt and coffee flavours, some light oak, caramelised sugars and vanilla with a hint of earth and mushrooms, but fairly mild near the end. Aftertaste hits the roasty notes with coffee and earth, all with a pleasant sweetness, but no real body nor depth or complexity make this one-dimensional. Overall, a decent imperial stout at best and lacking in complexity and body with some decent flavours, just nothing different/drastic or complex throughout the entire beer. Still, it’s always nice to have an imperial stout in a can, especially one from half the country away. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Spec’s in Dallas, Texas on 11-November-2015 for US$3,46 sampled at home in Washington on 08-September-2016. SudsMcDuff (8541) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2016
355ml CaN! Thanks Sarah, green hair!! .. . Dark brown black .. Low foam .. Oil, cooking chocolate left in the microwave .. Zombie mouth .. Easy carbonation .. This brewery is getting better .. . . Ticket and a donut? kidmartinek (5007) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2016
Comes malty dark brown out of the can with no fuss, little carbonation, and looks a bit oily. Settles to black in the glass. Minimal carbonation and foam. Aroma is cocoa, lactose and dark roasted malt. Flavor is lactose and chocolate. Finish is a little powdery. vipinvelp (4580) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2016
Dark ruby red, brown lacing foam head. Chocolate notes in aroma together with bitter hops. Bitterness in taste, combined with chocolate tones. Quite nice. (Velp 201606) Beerenberger (1605) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2016
Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Pour a solid black with shot-lived khaki hard and spotty lacing The taste is coffee grounds, bitter dark chocolate and ash tray. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, a wonderful robust stout.