RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
This beer pours a deep, dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma is malty, roasty with coffee notes and some very light aroma hop. It has a roasted coffee and chocolate taste with a sweet finsh.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (13548) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2016
A deep dark stout with a thin dark brown head. In aroma, loads of dark sweet fruits, vanilla chocolate, light coffee and molasses, alcohol warmth, nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity chocolate malt with loads of vanilla, dark fruits, molasses, alcohol warmth, light coffee grind, musty character, very nice and silky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12835) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 30, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate and coffee malt with prunes, figs and dates, light earthy and pine hops. Flavor is heavy roast, chocolate and coffee malt, light earthy and pine hops and bitterness, prunes, figs and dates with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
nuplastikk (6104) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2015
12oz bottle. 7.2% Imperial Stout huh. With the weak art on the label and my previous experiences with Sierra Blanca beer, Im not expecting much. Chalky chocolate aroma, dry, unimpressive. Sugary, syrupy, malt extract type feel. Drinkable enough with the low ABV. Watery body, thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (11472) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Alien Stout - $3 single. Easily their best but worth what the cheaper ones go for, not double. light in color and body for an imperial. notes of coffee and chared roast nose and flavor. light hops. some complimentary chocolate. ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ibrubeer (371) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Draft @ Rio Grande Tap Room. Light caramel aroma. Dark color with brown tint, little to no head. No lacing. Rather light tasting IS. Light bodied. Alcohol taste not evident. Somewhat average IS.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (11374) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
12 oz bottle as Alien Imperial Stout. (Little Aleinn) Rachel, NV.
Dark reddish brown colour with a small tan head. Weak bready and toasted malty aroma with mild sweetness. Sweet berry hops, alcohol, molasses and roasted malt in the flavour. Strong and heavy.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Itzjerm (2625) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - APR 16, 2015
An average imperial ipa. Vanilla yeasty on tongue and on nose. Otherwise an average imperial stout. Nothing special. Cool art and bottle cap ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
Pours a clear dark brown with a light brown head that leaves some soapy lace on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, light coffee, light plums and dates detected with a small floral hop aroma. Taste is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, bitter cocoa and some sweet dried fruits on the finish. The sweet fruits give it a porter character but there is definitely enough roast and chocolate to tell this is a stout...on the lighter side of most imperials today however this is still well balanced with it being a touch on the sweet side however it has a range of flavors that make it complex and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Livendadream (230) - New Mexico, USA - APR 20, 2014
(Imperial Alien Stout) abv 8.2% big btl w/swing top lid pours dark brown almost opaque black with massive creamy tan head that lingers for a while leaving bits of lace on glass. Smells of chocolate, coffee,figs,molasses,booze and a faint bit of ash. Tastes of sweet caramel malts, chocolate, coffee,dark dried fruits,and a hint of black licorice. Light to medium body,light creamy mouthfeel,good carbonation, light and tingly mouthfeel, and a dry finish. Decent beer, easy to drink and very tasty. Nicely balanced, not to sweet,great flavors and the alcohol is hidden very well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (4176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Alien Stout
A steady pour into my New Belgium globe glass produces a two-finger thick, lightly brown tinged, dark tan colored head. The beer is a concentrated brown / black color that shows a hint of a burnt amber hue around the edges when held up directly to the light, but is otherwise quite opaque. The aroma smells of dark chocolate, cold coffee, sharply roasted malt, and deeply toasted whole grain notes. The charred aromas take on a sharp, almost acid note to it towards the finish, and there is also a balancing, savory (concentrated, dark umami like notes) character up front in the nose.

Rich, smooth, with savory, almost smoky roasted flavors, the beer is really quite toothsome and chewy, without being overly heavy. The body, while having a density and palate coating quality, is not overly heavy. Dark chocolate notes are brought out by a rich, roasted malt sweetness, but this is offset by charred acidity from the roasted malts. Roasted prune notes, and perhaps some hints of molasses.

A tasty beer, one of the better ones made by Sierra Blanca. Definitely on the light side for a modern Imperial Stout, but I like how this manages to have a richness to it. While rich and savory, at times the flavors can come off a touch on the thin side.

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