allfreej (556) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 15, 2009
On tap at The Big Hunt, Washington, DC. I might have rated it lower from a can, but on tap, this stuff is dynamite! Pours black, with a dense brown head. Thick lace that hardens into a crust. Appearance of burnt motor oil. Nose is huge--coffee, chocolate, smoke. Falvor is malt, chocolate, coffee, smoke, malted milk balls, earth, alcohol, unbelievably complex. Thick, viscous, sweet, fillinf, shifting hues of flavor, over-the-top strong. I couldn’t have survived more than one pint of this stuff! bigwilliestyel (8) - Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2009 does not count
This is easily my favorite Imperial Stout. It’s nickname pretty much describes the way it pours, used 10W-50 motor oil. Oily black with a blackish tan head. Very hoppy for an Imp but you don’t really notice this. If you’re looking for a beer that will knock you down and keep you coming back for more this is it. An essential part of my beer collection. Fulmonte21 (42) - USA - AUG 9, 2009
The darkest, thickest beer I’ve ever had! This pours like motor oil and is BLACK. You cannot see any light through this pint! The flavor is chocolatey, malty goodness! One of the best beers I’ve ever had! if you can find it, drink it! BigBen2120 (687) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2009
12oz can obtained at The Liquor Shoppe in Tygsboro, MA. Pours a completely opaque black with a half inch of short-lived tan head. Roasty dark chocolate, coffee, toast, date, hints of nut, brown sugar, toffee; the slightest hint of alcohol toward the end. Toast, dark chocolate, coffee, and toffee hit the palate right away, with some brown sugar, burnt, dark roasted coffee, toffee nut, and date, along with just the slightest tinge of alcohol warming dominate the exceptionally long finish for this beer. Rich full mouthfeel without being too viscous or syrupy, with light to medium carbonation. While this is definitely a sipper (true to style), one sip most definitely invites another one due to the complexity and tastiness. I am literally floored by this beer. It more than lives up to the hype. Possibly the best RIS I have ever had the pleasure of drinking, this beer is practically perfect in every way. and in a can to boot! Absolutely stellar. Caskalefan (168) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2013 This impy definitely puts me in mind of Bells Expedition in its massive body and flavor. Tons of bitter chocolate, coffee, toffee, figs, dates, plums, roast, and a dash of smoke are beautifully offset in the finish by some mightily citric hops. The creaminess is off the scale, and the finish is nearly endless.This sure as hell ain’t no session ale, in fact its about as definite a sipper as I’ve ever tasted. Ten W Fidy is absolutely the best nickname for this flavorful beast!
jseifer (62) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2010
There’s not much to say. This is a perfect stout. It’s sweet but not overly, very full, and pretty strong at 10%. If you like stouts don’t miss it. vmilaxer29 (427) - Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Best beer I’ve ever had. I was surprised by how flavorful and delicious this beer really was. I was also surprised by the fact that there was absolutely no aftertaste, just a great caramel/chocolate flavor that just lingers in your mouth. A must have! Alexus (244) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2012
Can @ Cardinal, Stavanger. This is my favorite imp. stout. It’s perfect in my eyes. Dark as night, nice thick dark tan head. Aromas of sweet licorice, roasted malts, toffee and coffee. Tastes of roasted malts, coffee and a little licorice. Nice bitterness! Full body. Oily and thick texture. The alcohol is well masked. Preserving the beer in cans keeps the stout clean and fresh. oldtime (1) - Alpharetta, USA - APR 28, 2012 does not count
An absolute favorite!
I still remember the first time I had this beer, I loved it. However, when I finally got a growler the draft version was even better. My favorite beer. Bama_Hog1 (35) - Hoover, Alabama, USA - DEC 1, 2012
What an imperial stout is supposed to look, feel, and rate like. Thick pour, giant tan head that stays (requires a slight hard pour to get the foam)...awesome thick rich roasted taste with perfect hoped finish. It will knock your socks off. Molasses and licorice in the middle. Well done Oscar Blues. If you like big bold bad ass stouts, grab some of these bad mfers!
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