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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Poured up at GABF 2012 with a mahogany colored body that supports a tan head. The aroma offers up dark roasted malts, a bit of sweet malts, some sort of spiciness and thin ribbons of molasses. The taste is similar with mostly dark roasted malts mixing with molasses and sort of a rich maltiness that picks up a touch of yeasty spiciness maybe, almost like a bit of a Belgian yeast influence. This comes across as a sessionable imperial stout.


3.6
Strykzone (7363) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2017
12 oz. bottle from hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. Just a little amber hue under this black beer. A lighter tan head leaves only a little lacing. Aroma and flavor are milk chocolate and roast. Beginning of the sip is the chocolate and the finish is roast. There is also a good bit of alcohol noted. The coffee sometimes is more like chicory. I also get plenty of earth and orange rind. Ron’s wife Melanie points out licorice. Towards the end of the pour it begins to taste like bourbon and the alcohol adds to that.

3.8
hayduke (5212) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 13, 2017
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Poured black with a tan head. Nose of milk chocolate and coffee. Full body. Smooth mouth feel. Alcohol tasted. Flavor is rich roasted malts with lots of chocolate. Finishes coffee bitter. Licorice appears. Quite good.

3.5
Lubiere (13915) - 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.

3.4
BeerandBlues2 (13323) - 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.

2.9
nuplastikk (6289) - 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, I’m not expecting much. Chalky chocolate aroma, dry, unimpressive. Sugary, syrupy, malt extract type feel. Drinkable enough with the low ABV. Watery body, thin.

3.4
slowrunner77 (12051) - 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.

3.5
ibrubeer (385) - 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.

3.3
rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
12 oz bottle as Alien Imperial Stout. (Little A’le’inn) 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.

3
Itzjerm (2869) - 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

3.6
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.


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