brokensail (9921) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: The pour is such a dark brown that weíll call it black. A finger or two worth of tan head sits on top.
S: Lots of roast on the nose with a fair amount of chocolate and coffee. The oak is there and provides some subtle vanilla notes to the beer.
T: The roast and oak character are to the point of astringency. While there is some bitter chocolate and vanilla, the astringent and bitter qualities are just too much.
M: The body is medium with a rather lively carbonation, perhaps a bit much.
D: This was definitely a let down. The oak does not seem to have enhanced this beer at all and it made it sort of tough to drink.
markducommun (99) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark opaque black, thick dark brown head. Roasted coffee malts, quite sweet nose, vanilla. Very complex. Bitter dark chocolate notes, with sweeter undertones. Long finish. Quite thick bodied, fairly carbonated. Really well balanced, subtle beer.
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Larsbandasj (2) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 11, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the best; smooth, distinguished, long aftertaste, chocolate, oak a a great beer. If you've got the chance, try it!
Leini (589) - SWEDEN - APR 11, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle. Nearly black body with a medium, creamy brown head. Dark chocolate, oak, vanilla, dried fruit, roasted malt and coffee. Nice bitterness.
Berard (209) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - APR 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Pours black with creme colored head that dissipates. String aroma of chocolate with some hop presence. Coffee flavors dominate with chocolate after tones and mild hop finish.
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Augdraught1981 (107) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Motor oil pour with dark brown thin head. The first thing I smell is rubbing alcohol & hops. Very robust chocolate flavor & the alcohol is evident more so than any other beer I can remember having with a slow gentle burn all the way down. Chocolate takes second to the alcohol for me in this one, very enjoyable but very potent.
Lothore (451) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A- Pours pitch black with a nice, 1 finger coffee head.
S- Very hoppy, deep roasted malts, thick caramel, oak.
T- Taste is very oakey up front with lots of dark roasted malt notes throughout the middle, followed by a deep coffee and hop aftertaste finished with strong alocohol notes.
M- Thick with ample carbonation.
D- This one just didnít seem to balance well to me. Not because it was an imperial stout but because the strong flavors just seemed to take away from each other more than they supported each other.
chribban (152) - SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very dark brown, almoust black beer. Brown, creamy, head that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.
Nose: Oak, chocolate, vanilla, cookies, smoke, cacao beans, brown sugar and coffee.
Taste: Raisin, dried fruit, wood, oak, cream, vanilla, roasted malt and bitter dark chocolate.
Full body with a oily texture and little carbonation.
I just LOVE this!
Gaultier (48) - SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@Nedre Mölla 24/3-14. Flaska från Systembolaget. Arom: Trä, humlig, kaffe och choklad. Smak: Kaffe, choklad, rostade toner samt rejäl beska. Avslutningen är lång, framförallt när det gäller beskan. Munkänslan ganska fyllig.
ninecats (54) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. PItch black, three fingers, some lacings. Aroma is sweet caramell, vanilla, wood, cookies, cocoa and some swedish julmust (a rather sweet Coke-like-soda). Taste is massive and comples, with heavy roasted tones, dark bread, cocoa, vanilla and oak tones that quickly turns into a cascade of hoppy bitterness. Ends lingering bitter, much like the regular Yeti. Full body, smooth oily texture. Average carbo. Well made.
triximonk (16) - SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is filled with caramell and vanilla with a hint of smoke. Itís creamy and has a very nice hint of bitterness. The taste is vanilla, chocolate and cream. A very nice beer.