Bulk_Carrier (2791) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle dated February 25, 2015.
This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a jet black color and it pours like motor oil. A thin tan quarter finger head dissipated practically immediately. Stringy lacing clings nicely around the glass.
The smell took a light pine from the hops and allowed a nice gracing of roasted coffee and an ample amount of milk chocolate.
The taste had a nice bitterness between the coffee bean and the piney hops. The milk chocolate balances to bring out a nice sweetness. A lingering sweet to roasty milk chocolate aftertaste starts and feeds into the finish.
On the palate, this one sits about a light to medium on the body with a great sipping quality to it. The carbonation sits good for the style and for me. Bitter piney and roastiness rolls over my palate in a sticky sort of glazing.
Overall, definitely a good Double Stout that I would have again. Nice to finally have the horse before the cart, about time.
kkleu357 (599) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From notes on 3/30/15
On tap at Great Divide. Thick body. Very dark. Huge chocolate aroma. Lots of sweet chocolate taste with a nice alance of roasted flavor.
CH-303 (1677) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - APR 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Bottled 29/10-2014. Basically black, very dark tan head.
Aroma: Dark malt, burnt, coffee/chocolate.
Taste: Very dark malt, coffee, burnt, tar. Warming and very nice.
Bought: Drinks of the World (Bern), 355 ml, CHF 8.30
BottleHound (156) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 6, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle. Inc black color with small brown head. Aroma with lots of chocolate, pine and coffee. Malty, quite dry, well balanced flavour. Surprisingly long aftertaste.
GIJOE (972) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - APR 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with a voluminous, frothy, brown head that stays long. Copious lacing. Nose is huge malt with bold coffee and chocolate notes. Taste is bitter dark chocolate up front, trailing off to a slightly burnt toffee. Full body, playful carbonation. This is a tasty beast that stout lovers will enjoy.
mfhennig (154) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle into a tulip glass, pourís thick and black with a nice brown head, lotsa lacing on the glass. The toasty aroma was noticeable upfront. Flavors of coffee, caramel, cocoa. This is a huge beer, full bodied, thick and chewy without a lot carbonation. This thing lasts!
I will hope to find a BA version of this somewhere down the road. Until that happens, I will be hard pressed to find something better. WOW!
Douberd (3303) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout) 650ml bomber at home, served into a snifter, ABV 9.5% 2012 vintage.
Black as tar colour on the body, small dark brown head, thick and creamy, with good retention, leaving medium lacing on the glass.
Strong aroma that I can smell while my glass is sitting next to me. Vanilla, light alcohol, chocolate, cake, toasted malts.
Great taste, sweet. Same as the aroma, vanilla, chocolate cake, the alcohol not so notable here, toffee, light caramel, some hops even, roasted malts on the finish, coal.
Medium thick body, good carbonation.
Very good, even better when it warmed up a bit.
atatum1234 (21) - Rogers, USA - MAR 25, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorite smelling beers to date! Bourbon, dark chocolate, vanilla, wood, prune, Bold coffee. Pours like oil or molasses with a thick 2.5 finger, caramel head. Dry dark Chocolate on first sip with hints of Bourbon and burnt caramel. Dry, almost creamy finish. Booziness comes out as it warms. Incredible flavor depth and profiles. One could almost find any flavor of there in this beer.
shanoknowsfood (69) - Hawaii, USA - MAR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Whole Foods, Sarasota, FL. Black & beautiful. Strong & rich Roast flavor, with bitter chocolate and smoke. Cloves? Not my favorite, as the alcohol didnít hide the coffee very well...but overall not bad.
gregwilsonstl (1440) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black like oil. Side by side with oak aged yeti. Roasty. Toffee. Super good stout.