ImperialSuttle (16) - - FEB 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Boozy and hoppy aromas. Beautiful dark and rich charcoal color. Actually quite a bit more hoppiness throughout than I had hoped for, but there's a thick soil taste with small hints of espresso on the outside of the tongue. Not much follow through at the end. Overall, was hoping for something with a little more punch and depth.
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Lonick (683) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @Craig’s. Pours black with a tan head. Slightly woody on the nose with some coffee (well what do you expect?) Some licorice and more coffee on the palate, nice but not as good as the original Yeti.
ModeEngage (105) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
http://imgur.com/VveCNpe - Bottle, 2014. Pours oily, opaque black with thin tan head that lasts and laces. Smells of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, and wood. Drinks with a mild alcohol bite and mild to moderate lingering bitterness. Full bodied, huge mouthfeel. Tastes of chocolate, coffee, pepper, oak, and booze. Slightly boozy finish.
allmyvinyl (1912) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas are coffee, chocolate and some light woddy qualities. Taste brings more coffee and liquorice. Sweet taste, low bitterness. Long roasted coffee finish. Good.
gerbewa (196) - - FEB 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured like motor oil. Dark tan head. Great stout, full of body, slight oak flavor with coffee notes. Had a bomber from Holmes.
Niekon (10) - Anaheim, California, USA - FEB 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: black, hazy, minimal head, brown foam
Aroma: chocolate, coffee, earthy
Taste: light sweetness, medium bitterness
Palate: thick feel, soft carbonation, and bitterness from the coffee
BenH (1996) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of cold coffee and wood and chocolate. Taste of cold coffee, chocolate and licorice. Sweet and bitter. Nice
Beachmaster (43) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On draft into a 12 oz tulip. Pours a deep, inky black, with minimal head. Nose is chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit. Taste is outstanding, coffee and chocolate up front, with oak notes in the middle, and a bit of a boozy finish. Excellent.
bookman10 (575) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a thick, dark, oily black with minimal head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, dark fruit. Flavor includes all of these and a certain marked booziness. The alcohol might be a bit more carefully balanced into the rest of it, but all in all, not bad.
BLADT (73) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pure black, somewhat oily. Minimal head. Smells of coffee ice cream. Tastes of chocolate, espresso and vanilla. Viscous and oily in the mouth.