17thfloor (2435) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz Huge thanks to xnoxhatex for trekking this one back from Michigan for me! Pours a perfect oily, but not too thick, black with a great grayish mocha creamy froth. I forgot how strongly hopped GDís yetiís are and I seem to have caught this one right in between. Great enticing aroma, dark dark chocolate, fresh espresso, slightly faded piney hops, lighter oak. Flavor follows aroma, very very very dark bitter chocolate and ashy espresso roast offset by some piney hops that just about to turn 8.5. Not sure if it was just the last batch of oak aged yeti I had, but it was way way too oaky with intense vanilla, that isnít so much present here. Dark bitter chocolate, espresso and hops with a little bit of oak character and thats about it, very good. Nice little alcohol and hop bite in the finish with a lingering bitter chocolate aftertaste. Medium/full bodied, closer to full of course, smoother chunky carbonation with a bit of a fizz 4.5. Solid all around, nobody can hop a big stout like Great Divide. Damn those hops are good... sit on the tongue for a long while... tickles. Thanks Devon!
AndreasJaeger (505) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft @ Sthlm BWF -08. Pours deep dark brown with brown head. aroma cooffee espresso vanilla roasted malt. Taste espresso coffebeans vanilla hops roasted malt. great coffeestout.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JUL 16, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottled 02/13/05 - Aroma of vanilla, chocolate covered espresso beans, burnt malts and fresh green hops. Pours black with a huge brown head and great lacing. Flavor is a stronger version of the aroma but not over the top. Palate is incredibly smooth for such an intense brew. Great full flavored and easy drinking beer.
amp811 (38) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2009
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
What can I say that hasnít already been said? Itís a near perfect beer, with the oak and espresso flavors abound. Instead of repeating everyone else, Iíll hit the low point: the oak and espresso are a little overpowering near the end.
Really now, Iím just nitpicking, this beer is the jam.
jake65 (2792) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 13, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009 Bottle - thanks sigma23. Pours a very dark brown with a thick, creamy brown head. Lots of sticky lacing. Aroma is rich with espresso and cocoa. Some lighter vanilla and barrel notes. The taste is huge with espresso, roast, more chocolate than the aroma would suggest, and vanilla. The oaky barrel notes were a nice compliment. More espresso in one of my favs means is certainly a good, if not great thing!
bp (816) - Queens, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: pours dark black with a thick tan head, aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, taste is coffee, chocolate, malt, some bitterness as well, full mouthfeel, warming finish from the alcohol. Very nice.
bhensonb (11807) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 8, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Liquid Solutions. Pours opaque brn/blk with a multifinger dark tan head. Strong coffee and chocolate aromas. Medium body with smooth carbonation. The flavor is certainly mocha. The finish is a combo of coffee and darkish chocolate. Thereís a fair amount of bitter in the finish, and itís probably hop, given the strength. Vanilla is detectable with continued sipping.
OldMrCrow (2034) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at a few months of age.
Deep beautiful brown with red highlights, dark-cream head. Lovely sweet aroma with mocha and oatmeal and molassas, espresso and chocolate. Tons of chocolate and oatmeal cookie in the flavor, coffee in there for sure (though it does veer towards those bottled Starbucks drinks), hops to bitter but not add any untoward citrus or fruitiness. On the sweet side but not absolutely over the top. Full thick mouthfeel without the heat but with enough body that you know this beer means business. Extremely drinkable, accessible, enjoyable impy stout. Mmmm. The wife says it makes a kick-ass beer float. Gotta try that with the next glass.
kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - JUL 5, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big brown head over dark pour. Coffee, peppper and chocolate on the nose. Flavor is rich with espresso and chocolate. Hints of vanilla and with a good bite from the hops. Nice full texture with a nice roasted finish.
Dorwart (2409) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite large head of redicuously small and dense bubbles. Dark brown in color and drops slower than the setting sun. Rich coffee aroma with lots of dark roasted malts, dark chocolate and bit of piney hops. Essentilly black in color. Flavor is quite zippy with a good helping of piney hops. Lots of carbon, ash, black coffee, burnt toast and roasted malts. Quite the full flavor and mouthfeel. Lingering piney bitterness and carbon. A very strong and flavorful impy that does not go overboard on the coffee. Pretty well balanced.