SPDickerman (828) - Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours pitch black with a small light brown head. Smells of roast, chocolate, and dark fruits. Taste is primarily dark fruits with a hint of chocolate and alcohol. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Great Divide Belgian Style Yeti Imperial Stout finishes with a mild alcohol warmth.
Imaena (1630) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. This is a nice thick roasty imperial. Worth branching out and trying this version.
Pailhead (4232) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of tectactoe
Bottle: The aroma consists of dark chocolate, roast, light fruit, and a touch of black licorice. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a small tan head that quickly fades to a thin ring. Thereís so thin webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with dark chocolate, light molasses, and some light fruit. The finish has light-moderate roasted malt, coffee, and just a hint of tart fruit. Itís medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation.
tectactoe (676) - Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2013 Bottle: deep brown, super black in the glass with a smooth tan head, creamy and thick as it settles hastily. Aroma is some roasted malt, sweet cocoa, and a nice helping of dark fruit sweetness; prunes, raisins, and licorice. Taste is on the sweeter side but still shows mild roast. Raisins, anise, dates, deep cocoa, only mild yeasty notes, mid to finish. Light brown sugar in the finish, too. Smooth and creamy body. Another tasty Yeti variant.
ThisWangsChung (638) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle into a tulip. From yesterday.
A: Pours a nearly pitch black color with a LOT of sediment at the bottom of the glass. A mocha shaded head thatís one finger high crowns the body. It retains acceptably (Iíve seen better, though) with little lacing left behind.
S: Lots of dark chocolate. Wow. As brilliantly chocolaty as it is, itís backed up by many other rock-solid notes, like dark fruit, roast, and savory malt. Not a hint of alcohol anywhere. This smells absolutely fantastic.
T: At first, the chocolate notes are divine. They really are. A midtaste of subtle fruit turns into a roasty finish helping to balance all of that dark chocolate flavor. Hops are negligible, expected given its age. After several ounces, though, it seems to take a turn for the worse. The bread notes from the yeast combine with a budding leathery flavor to make the brew slightly undesirable after a long period of resting. Iíd give it a lower score, but the first few ounces were easily a 4.5 - so rather than downrate it horribly, Iíd say just share it with a few people instead. Problem solved.
M: This is where Iím most let down. Instead of the luscious, full creaminess of regular Yeti, it feels thin and somewhat insubstantial. Itís adequately soft, sure, but in no way supports the flavors sufficiently enough. For something that isnít superbly drinkable, it should feel more decadent.
O: Like the other Yeti variants, this is absolutely a quality brew. But after a while, the aftertaste kills it for me - which is a damn shame, because everything else about the flavors are fantastic. The weak body doesnít help. A great one to share, but probably my least favorite Yeti.
williamherbert (1165) - Syracuse, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled June 2011, drank September 2013.....
My lord, the aroma is severe. Boozy as hell, burnt cookies and dark plums. Roasted, toasted and the depths of this aroma are seemingly endless.
There is a kind of brownish film that sits atop, but other than that, it is a still liquid. The two years on the shelf might have leaked some of the fizz outta this baby.
Taste is charcoal, with burnt cookies. The booze is off the charts here; itís like a chocolate liqueur. There is mocha, maple, vanilla, hazelnut, and just a *touch* of that Belgian funk. I works, it all works.
Motor oil thickness. This is world class. Off the charts outstanding. No idea how it was 2 years ago, but today itís tremendous. I had been putting off buying this for years because a Belgian Imperial IPA didnít sound good to me. But this thing does the job, no questions asked.
Sask89 (389) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - AUG 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aroma has lots of chocolate and roasted barley with some dark fruit notes which stand out amongst the rest of the scents. Taste is sweeter than a typical imperial stout, the bitterness seems to linger underneath the sweetness. Smooth on the palate, full bodied, and softer carbonation. Interesting and enjoyable brew overall, love what Great Divide does with these beers.
samsmith33 (257) - - AUG 31, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong dark chocolate aroma. Dark black pour, small tan head, lively bubbles. Head fades quickly, but mostly due to thickness of beer. Tan lacing remains. Taste is dark bitter chocolate, some hints of dark fruits,,,raspberry, blueberry. Really nice.
yngwie (11750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 22oz. Vintage 2011. Itís a reddish dark brown to black beer, topped by a dense, finger-thick dark beige to light tan head leaving lacings. The aroma is mostly like a regular nice imperial stout, with roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, molasses and licorice, but thereís also a Belgian yeast touch giving dried fruits and some very faint spiced hints. And thereís some alcohol. Itís very smooth on the palate, with a pleasant carbonation level and some alcohol warmth. Full body, without feeling oily in the swallow. Molasses, coffee, dark chocolate, some licorice and roasted malts in the flavor. Bitterness and booze notes too. Lasting finish with sweetness, coffee, raisins, dried fruits and dark chocolate, and a little bitterness. A beer that certainly didnít take any harm from spending more than two years on the bottle, as far as I can judge. Itís quite tasteful and delicious, and dangerously drinkable. 130821
Geokkjer (5002) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pouts black with a beige head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, grains, roasted malt and yeast. Flavor is sweet and malty with some chocolate, coffee, nuts, molasses and roasted malt. Medium to full body, soft carbonation.