brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - FEB 19, 2010
For being 98 ibu’s the bittnerness is masked extremely well with the rich coffee overtones. one of the darker pours i have seen. excellent head retention. rich and full of body, thick. amazing that this came out of a can. TheNewGuy (20) - Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2010
On tap and in can at redlight redlight. Rating the tap version. Pours a gorgeous velvety black with a creamy deep tan head. Great lacing. Nose is a wonderful mix of dark chocolate and deep roasted malts. Drinks very thick, almost chewy. Tastes of roasted malts, cocoa, caramel, and hints of vanilla and nuts. This is one of my favorite beers... end of story. halfonit (1399) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2010
This brew pours pitch black like dirty oil. Has a caramel colored head. Aroma is of sweeter malts, chocolate, molasses, and aluminum. Taste is very sweet. Flavors include malts, chocolate, dried fruit, and caramel. Leaves a pleasant and sweeter aftertaste. A superb stout from a can. pilgrimoutlaw (888) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2010
Good beer to have in the cellar. Has the appearance of used motor oil, little to no head, and leaves a grimy residue on the class. But in terms of taste, it’s excellent. Bitterness is well complemented by the chocolate aromas. Definitely a keeper. ClubGonzo (5685) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2010 (Re-rated a bit lower on the 01.10.2010, after tasting my new no. 1 on the Stout Throne: Goose Island Bourbon County Stout.)
From can @ Henrik in Bergen, Norway. This is, without the shadow of a doubt, the best imperial stout I’ve ever had. It has everything: great looks (pours a caramel top over a pitch-black dense body), wonderful mouthfeel, delicious roasted coffee aroma with a lingering licorice aftertaste simply to die for. It has that pompous, serious and heavy feel that an imperial stout should have, and yet it is unpretentious enough to offer itself from a CAN! Such a surprise, which makes it even better! If anyone would have told me a year ago that my finest stout experience would be poured from a 0,33 cl beer can, I would have laughed in their faces! Now, I am proven wrong. Now, I am humble. Now, I can do nothing but give it the highest available rating. This is - in my opinion - the perfect stout.
DuffMan (10667) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 15, 2010
Can. Pours an oily near-black with a slowly rising brown rocky head. Aroma is chiefly sweet chocolate liqueur along with some vegetal coffee. Silky smooth, heavy mouthfeel with flavours of bitter chocolate, coffee, vegemite, and subtle aniseed. Solid. TheGB (579) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2010
Pours black with basically no head. Aroma is of delicious pure malt, molasses, anise and sugar cane. Taste is full bodied with malt, malt, hops, and sugar cane. Overall very good stout, but a bit sweet. brokensail (16648) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
A: Black, very viscous. There is about one finger’s worth of foam initially, but it quickly disappears.
S: Very chocolaty, excellent malt aroma, vanilla, and a mild coffee scent.
T: Very much like the nose. I get the chocolate, primarily. The vanilla is very subtle here too.
M: Very smooth and full bodied.
D: One of, if not the, easiest drinking Imperial Stout I have come across. abemorsten (3683) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 11, 2010
Black body with dark brown creamy head. Rich aromas of roasted raisin and roasted malts. Fresh apple aroma added in the mouth. Sweet, bitter and alcholic flavors. Fresh acidic finish. Full bodied with a syrupy sticky texture. This is the best beer I’ve tasted from a can so far (- rivalled only by Ølfabrikken Porter).
(Cardinal 3.2.2010, Onsdag^2, Nøgne Ø special). Madirish76 (59) - Whittier, California, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Poured from a can into a Snifter. No Head. Very little roasty aroma. Tastes more like burnt malt than a chocolate malt. In my opinion not well balanced. Maybe it is a bad batch....maybe it is better on tap...maybe this can has been sitting for a while...just doesn’t quite taste right. Surprised given all of the good ratings.