Leighton (17225) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the CBC 1st Birthday Party, London. I think Jack brought this bottle, so thanks. Pours deep and dark with a sturdy, beige-brown foam. Moderate roast in the nose with suggestions of chocolate. Flavor is not overly sweet. It has lots of dusty roast, cocoa, some dark candies. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Nice finish, lightly warming with more dark chocolate, dry and dusty roasted malts, faint earth and dark fruits. A solid beer and a decent twist on the normal Yeti.
Fielding (58) - - JUN 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not much nose but a darn nice lookin beer. Too sweet for my taste but my partner thinks otherwise. A decent representation for great divide, but an unfortunate lowering of the formidable yeti stout series.
harrisoni (16587) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Craft. black beer lasting beige head. Very dry imp stout too much too dry too chock and just uninteresting
jwmotten (1) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great aroma of belgian yeast and coffee, chocolate. Nice taste, between sweet and malt bitterness
Cunningham (6451) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black colour with a beige head. Coffee and chocolate aroma. This beer is close to a BIPA. A fine balanced fruity sweetness. Hints of hops. Chocolate and coffee. Warming but not dominant alcohol. Lovely beer.
[Bottle at Dags Euro 2012 beerfest]
mellocello (43) - - JUN 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank from a 22oz. bottle. Has a wonderful aroma that matches with the sweet honey taste. It leaves a nice sweet aftertaste vs. a coffee taste that I usually get with darker beers
haugeberg (71) - - JUN 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank from a 22 oz bottle. Nice coffee flavor with Carmel and other sweet overtones. I'm not too smitten with the Belgian coffee pairing, but it tastes pretty good.
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beerbill (3599) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of a trade with crajun. Pours black with a moderate brown head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. Pleasant aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, fruity Belgian yeast and a few vapors of alcohol. The flavor is chocolate, roasted malt, and lots of fruity Belgian yeast. Some mild alcohol warmth at the finish. A bit of lingering heat at the back of the throat after the swallow. Smooth on the palate. Very good.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours solid black with a thick tan head. Aroma is mostly Imperial Stout maltiness/smoke/chocolate but does have a slight Belgian sweetness to it. Taste is nice, not too Belgian which is what I was worried about. Still kind of weird to me on the finish with the Belgian yeast, it has an inky, sticky sweetness and some fruity esters.
can8ianben (1458) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this on tap at the brewery. Remember it being way over the top in every quality - huge malt roasted burnt flavors, big yeasty presence, and crazy hops. Overwhelming.