GlasgowTAD (289) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque black with a large mocha head that lingers around for a while. Aroma is laden with chocolate, coffee with a slight hint of caramel. Taste is bitter coffee and cocoa initially followed by a slight piney and hop bitter finish. Full bodied with a velvety mouthfeel.
Westmeister (1954) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can’t believe I haven’t had the original. Thick black pour with dark brown head. Smell is sweet cocoa, almost lactose, deep caramel, some toasty char,brass. Taste is cocoa, bits of coffee, minerals, roast. Medium sweet. Silky creamy mouth. Nice.
donniemillan (68) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I don’t think it was capped properly, the cap was slightly flared, poured with no head and minimal lacing, most reviews say a very large head. It is absolute oil black. A strong chocolate, bitter cocoa, coffee aroma, the hops in the background. The taste is bold, medium to high bitterness with a very long finish, it’s all coffee and cocoa.
Crille (89) - Varberg, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Apperance: Nice black color with a great brown head.
Aroma: Coffee, roasted malts and chocolate. And don’t forget the funky/skunky aromas in the background, o yes there are the real deal…
Taste: Roasted malts here as well, coffee, toffee and maybe some liquorice.
Palate: A full bodied beer, with aromas and flavors that will stay untill tomorrow.
Overall: A very nice and drinkable Imperial Stout indeed. And yes, the Yeti is beautiful…
rayaron (507) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - FEB 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom’s place. Thanks zvsn. Dark black with medium brown head. Sweet milk chocolate aroma, liquorice, vanilla, coffee and notes of salted fish. Flavor of milk chocolate, moderate sweetness, notes of soy sauce, liquorice, notes of coffee, some roastiness toastiness, light bitterness, very rich and complex, bitter-sweet finish. Light carbonation, full-bodied. Excellent.
visionthing (3239) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle from Systembolaget (probably Sälen some time ago). Pours black, used motor oil looking with a brown head. Lovely, massive aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruits and hints of licorice, caramel and fruity and herbal hops. Sweet and lovely flavourful with a nicely balanced bitterness. Full bodied with carbonation on the soft side. Complex, but dangerously drinkable with well integrated alcohol and a nice warming and somewhat bitter finish. Really delicious, pure liquid candy and the kind of beer that makes me remember why I love beer so much in the first place. (About time to try this one again and just what I needed after trying to quite horrible new beers)
zvsn (845) - ISRAEL - FEB 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at a tasting. Pours opaque black with a nice beige head. Aroma of roasted grains, coffee beans, cocoa, dark chocolate and licorice. Starts sweet with flavors of cocoa, soy, ash, burnt malt, dark chocolate, a bit salty and acidic, some hops flavors, dry bitter finish. Rather full bodied, smooth and creamy. Great.
jackafholmes (517) - - FEB 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at brewdog bar, Leeds.black with dark brown (near black) head. Aromas of liquorice, tar, smoke and coal. Taste is deeply bitter. Thick oily body and measured carbonation. Not bad, couldn’t have more than a third though.
Clownoisseur (334) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a dark brown, big mocha head that recedes to a ring. Aromas of roasted nuts, chocolate malt, coffee and bittering hops. Taste is fairly bitter out of the gate...moderate body could have a more depth to calm the hops...but a nice roasted backbone is detected...along with more bitter coffee...some lingering sweet molasses in the finish along with a warming alcohol. Solid stuff!
deepeary (245) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
15 month old bomber. Pitch black with dark brown head. Nose is mega sweet roasted malt, some booze stinging the nostrils. Taste is roasted malt, bitter chocolate, coffee, lingering sweet finish. Oily, thick mouthfeel. Well balanced. Great stout.