baraciisch (3375) - California, USA - JUN 3, 2009
Black in color with tan head... Aroma of nuts and chocolate malts... Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of coffee, dark chocolate, and nuts... Finish is of roasted nuts on the palate... delicious beer. DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 2, 2009
Delicious palate of chocolate and malt, with an incredibly rich and smooth texture with a lovely consistency and dazzling lacing left on the glass from its towering, lingering head. Yummy. Possibly the best stout ever. pistolpete (203) - USA - MAY 31, 2009
12 oz can... crude oil black color, that pours just the same... little carbonation... deep hearty roast and malts flavors... best stout from a can ever. petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2009
Why am I rating a stout out of a can? I guess the answer is its pretty dam good. Thick chocolate, coffe, and roasted flavors. I must say a pretty dam good stout. Why again is it sold in a can? alagnak (468) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2009
Draft @ Falling Rock. Deep, dark and oily, smells of dark chocolate and a hint of anise and coffee. Tastes more of the chocolate and a really prominent black licorice. The licorice flavor is extremely close to the Dutch ’drop’ candies (which I hate, but somehow they go really well in this beer). Finishes with nice hoppy bitter and a pleasant alcohol heat. A hot early summer day pre-ballgame was probably the wrong atmosphere to rate this one, but very good
bacummings (21) - Alabama, USA - MAY 28, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2009 Thick thick thick. Lots of chocolate flavor and smell. Don’t spill this one because it will stain the hell out of a shirt! Definitely worth the mess though. I could drink this beer until I lay down and die. So good! OliverG (276) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2010 Très bonne imperial stout. Douce et chocolatée en bouche, elle semble disparaître au palais, comme une barbe à papa. En finale, on perçoit davantage les notes d’alcool et de houblon, mais elle reste toujours moelleuse et légèrement chocolatée. raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2009 Pour is very thick.Looks like black,rit dye with a khaki head,that fades to a creamy ring. Big malty,roasted-burnt,espresso, aroma with alcohol ligering. Creamy,oily texture. Burnt malt,inky,flavors,with a quite,hoppy finish. Alcohol is present in mouth and finish in a stinging fashion.Falls apart a little quitckly. DoctorDog (6) - , Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2009 does not count
12 oz can into a snifter.
Pours a thick, rich, black, and completely opaque. 1/2 fingers of brown head, which settles quickly into a thin ring of foam, and an incomplete, oily island.
Smells of molasses, roasted malts, coffee, anise infused sweetness, hints of dark fruits and alcohol. Quite excellent.
With taste, "robust" is the first thing that comes to mind. Lots of what the nose made me expect; molasses sweetness, and roasty malts and coffee. Hints of alcohol bitterness builds as consumed.
Moderately low carbonation. Thick and full....smooth....the way I want a RIS to feel.
Overall, this is a fab slow sipper, and quite smooth and easy drinking considering it’s 10 % ABV ....Quite worthy of it’s high ratings. I (sadly) can’t get this stuff around here, but it might be worth it to find a way to snag some more of this canned gem. bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2009
This was a very good stout. Almost a total blackness with little head at all. Dark and ink-like. Very similar to Old Rasputin.
I enjoyed trying it and will most likely have it again.