41cubs (250) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2009
Outstanding stout from the frothy near brown head on the pour, to the dark cocoa earthiness of the aroma, to the medium roast malt body and light bitter finish of the flavor, and the luscious creamy full palate of this dark and sweet offering. Well balanced in all aspects with a slight favoring toward the sweeter side due to such a prominent dark chocolate presence. The viscosity in my opinion, along with the cocoa is what really makes this one special. Thanks Oskar Blues. 2008 12oz. Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2009
12 oz can (Thanks again and again Pawola22). The aroma is quite rich, yet balanced and not overly strong for a strong stout. The first things that hit the nostrils are a combination of roasted nutty bourbon and a barrel full of oatmeal. Other aroma notes that creep in there as well are powered chocolate, black malt grains, as well as some fruity notes of red apple and other medium fruits. It was quite interesting watching as I poured this beer from a can. Just something you don’t see everyday. A good creamy, dark caramel cream head , entirely dissipates, leaving only a sea of black (there’s actually some dark crimson around the edges). Caramel malts galore in the taste. Rich, roasted and nutty, but a ton of caramel malts mixed with dark/black grain malts to make a very malty malt beverage. Also, minor cocoa and some bitterness in the background. Consistency is full, not overly heavy for an imperial, quite smooth though, and good flavor projection. This is a good imperial stout, making it a very solid beer overall. It just might be alittle too malted malty if that makes sense. Still, good but not exceptional stuff. sallad (115) - USA - APR 22, 2009
Black like old motor oil. Not even a twinge of color at the edges when held directly to a 60w bulb. Dark brown head that barely wanted to foam despite a rough, splashing pour. Some dark roasted aromas, but sweet like caramel and toffee. Plenty of coffee and cocoa in there, too. A coating sensation of sharp but creamy dark caramel and the piney fragrance of alcohol. Finishes long and sweet and bitter all at once, with notable alcohol warmth. 00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2009
Pours out a black color with a thick brown head. aroma is big on malts, coffee, dark fruit, and choco. flavor is rather smooth with a lot of similarities to the aroma with a nice smack of hops in the finish. This can of burnt motor oil is great. zizzybalubba (1886) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2009 12 oz. can purchased at Bon Vivant (bottled August 25, 2008). Pours as black as any beer I have ever seen. Looks thick like motor oil. Aroma is port-like; alcoholic with a hint of dark fruit. Flavor is decent. I detect some smoke from the roasted malt. I am tasting some of the dark fruit from the aroma. No taste of alcohol but I do feel the burn. Not my first can of Ten Fidy and I do remember liking this better. Must re-rate when I am certain it is fresh...Re-rate June 30, 2009. Much better this go round. Rich and creamy texture. Big roasted malt flavor. Huge dark chocolate taste. This is the beer I remember. An outstanding Imperial Stout.
osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2009
Can. Pours a black with a brown head. Aroma of roasted and chocolate malts. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malts, alcohol with quite a bit bitterness. Whoa is this beer thick and pretty good. Lowe1983 (1632) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2009
Pours a black color with a tan head. Aroma is of roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, molasses, dark fruits, and a little bit of some alcohol. Thick palate, kind of sweet at first but the roasted flavors hit you right after that. A decent bitter finish with a nice lingering flavor. mikalooch (224) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2009
Can. Pours deep black with athin brown head with minimal lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with a bit of candy sugar. Flavor leans towards the sweet side, chocolate with a bit of biter roasted malt, licorise, brown sugar and a touch of espresso. Thick mouthfeel, kind of like a milkshake. Nice stout, very drinkable. pede7 (5) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2009 does not count
Wow. Intense as you might expect. Had this awhile ago so the memory of the flavors eludes me but...the best part was how the waitress accidentally grabbed my glass off the table and then refilled it for free. BONUS!
the picture does the head justice; dark as night and thick as a...wait for it...foggy night. one to savor. daleharshman (1075) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 14, 2009
On tap at Hamilton’s. Pours pitch black and thick with only a thin layer of brownish head. Moderate aroma of roasted malts with bits of medicine-y anise. Strong flavor of espresso that has been slightly burnt. Flavors of dark chocolate follow. The bitterness beats out the sweetness, though it is hard to believe that this measures all the way up to 98 IBUs. I get some booze in the mostly bitter finish. I wonder how this tastes from the can.