rejtable (1858) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big huge beauty. Pours black with dark tan medium head and clumpy lacing. Nose is oak and espresso. Flavours of espresso, lots of earthy bitterness, some dark chocolate. Taste big bitter big/med sweet. Full creamy body with lively carbonation.
Lawger (235) - SWEDEN - APR 20, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours opaque black with chocolate milk coloured head. Coffee grounds at the forefront of the nose. Feels a bit like when you've left the grounds in the coffeemaker for a few days. Big maltiness as well, slight peppery prickle and some bay leaf, but the old coffee grounds are really dominant. Full bodied palate, coffee and slight peppery flavour. Less felt bitterness than the normal Yeti initially, but somehow more elongated. The finish is epic. A very nice stout, but I feel that they've almost overdone it with the coffee.
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neongolden (847) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(650ml bottle from Systembolaget) Pours black with a frothy dark tan head and lace. Aroma of dark, fairly heavily roasted malts with a chocolately sweetness, some fairly intense brewed espresso, and a little oaky vanilla. On the palate, rich chocoloate and dark malt core with moderately high roast, some nice brewed coffee flavour complementing it on the palate. Oak and vanilla comes in from the middle, coffee roast picks up towards the finish, chocolate persisiting. Finish pretty dry, moderate roast, coffee and coffee grounds, a bit of oak. Aftertaste not super intense, lingering coffee and roast. Medium full, silghtly oily mouthfeel. This is a really nice espresso stout, balanced and pretty rich, but it doesn’t quite have the long, complex finish that the best of style have in my opinion. Still highly recommended.
Lukasmh (714) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours thick pitch black with really nice tan head. Aroma is char, roast, savory, loads of coffee, espresso, dark chocolate. Taste is really roasty, espresso, coffee beans, french press, dark bitter chocolate. Medium to full body and dry. Vanilla dry finish.
kkleu357 (599) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From notes on 3/30
On tap at Great Divide. Also, this is the nitro version. Excellent beer. Sweet cocoa flavor with lost of espresso taste. Bought a bottle to take home. My guess is I’ll like the non-nitro version even more.
Beerandhockey8 (271) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - APR 8, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From 22oz bottle to shaker. Pour is a dark brown, nearly black with a thick tan head. Nose is huge roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, roast. Taste is mostly sour, hints of sweetness shine through however. Thick mouthfeel. Impressive beer
slaws1230 (7) - - APR 2, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark like a moonless night, a deep chocolate taste as if a machine gun of the richest cocoa was raining down upon you. And the finish, a nice shuttle spice, Like the time you almost made it to mexico but then turned back for safety at the last mile marker. Also, yetis are cool
mikeyo1 (459) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ home. Aged 2011 edition. Opaque black with a nice big brown head. Sweet and roasted aroma with chocolate, vinous raisins, oak, vanilla and coffee. Big mouth feel. Medium carbonation. Overall dry and really roasted taste. Dark fruits, dark chocolate, oak and gentle vanilla. Nice coffee bitter finish and long lasting cocoa & dark chocolate aftertaste. Slso late notes of red fruits. Espresso Flavors might have faded over the years but it’s still a perfect beet.
snoworsummer (3504) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Barrel Republic. Pours dark brown with a fizzy tan head. Tastes like dry bitter coffee, dark bittersweet chocolate, ash, smooth alcohol, woody. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like ash, woody, dark chocolate, and some lightly burnt coffee.
SG111 (636) - New York, USA - MAR 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 01/07/15. Pours pitch black with a beautiful tan/brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, and a smokey oak character. Flavor is coffee up front, roasted malts, and bitter coffee finish. The oak is excellent and noticeable, but not as much in the flavor or perhaps finish as the oak aged; however, the coffee adds a brilliant element. Fantastic imperial stout.