topherh (1915) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - MAY 20, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a thick black head that lingers. Aroma is roasty malt, chocolate, coffee, and hops. Flavor is creamy chocolate with a hint of earthy coffee, and a lightly bitter long finish.
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle- And what a bottle, a black pour of creamy delight! Thick slight tan head with vanilla, creamy roasted malt and mocha. All seasoned with a perfect oak aged essence. Such a pleasure to drink this... to describe in words pales in comparison. If you can get this GET IT, get two and cellar the other. What a fantastic stout - will find this again.
Frauditor (160) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
big one from bob. this is one of the best beers i’ve had to date. a nearly perfect balance between hops, malts, and coffee. plus, the abv is perfect.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 18, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by iowaherkeye and firmbuttstone. Poured an opaque black color. The head was thick and dark brown with an orange tint. Smelled of chocolate, light roasty malt, molasses, and a hint of booze. Medium to full boded and very roasty with mild to moderate bitterness. I anise, citrus, and chocolate. There wasn’t much in the way of distinct coffee, though. Delicious nonetheless.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Jet black, oily, thick with a nice thick dark tan head. Big coffee nose and flavors balanced out with a noticeable hoppy bitterness, mostly on the finish. Very warming and definitely a slow drinker as it’s a lot to take in. The flavors are so sharp and biting that they do cloud each other more than I’d like. I’m thinking a year or so on this and it’d be even better.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours ruddy brown with small tan head..heavily roasted beer with a strong coffee and coffee aroma with burnt malts and resinous hops..these elements smash the palate and deliver a satisfying coffee stout..oak does not subdue the essentials in this beer, and the espresso is an excellent addition to the already-amazing oak aged yeti
patrick767 (3727) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 16, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at Ft Wayne tasting - Pours black with a moderately thick tan head. It smells of roast malt and coffee. The flavor is full of vinuous hops with the dark roast malt and coffee coming through strong too. It has a lingering sharp bitterness and a full body. It’s a very good beer, but it seems young. I think it would benefit from a couple years of aging.
decaturstevo (5432) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 15, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour with tan head and lace. Burnt coffee and oak aroma. Chocolate, coffee, with a medium bitter finish that is a combination of hop malt bitter. Full bodied creamy mouthfeel and good carbonation. A very damn special beer.
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2009 Brewed in the USA....... Courtesy of The Capt, thanks again. Pours a wonderful black color with a thick medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and a hint of vanilla. The taste has a burnt wood flavor with dark malts, chocolate and espresso notes. The mouthfeel is medium in body with a nice lingering bitter finish. Another winner from Great Divide !!!!
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 14, 2009
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
OMG! Da BOMB! Top of the line man. Everything is perfect. Aroma, color, head job, all superb and expressive. The mouthfeel is dazzling. Effers to malt ratio in balance. Huge and very strong. Not sweet at all. Just a sublimely balanced specimen summoned by all beer gods and shoved forefront. This one gets the Nobel prize in my book. Eat this with a chorizo and egg burro with a few Herdez jalapeños.