MirkoCaretta (12) - ITALY - OCT 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Darkness black with a very dark brown head, like Cappuccino :D. Aroma is coffee, bitter chocolate and hops! Very heavy body, itís like eat bread! Palate chocolate again, coffe, bread, toast, roasty a wonderful Imperial Stout from usa!
mufasa (11) - USA - AUG 5, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is my go to, easy to find imperial stout. I love everything about it. Pours very dark and has nice chocolatey notes.
Malone (11) - - APR 8, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Una delle Imperial Stout migliori, corposa, calda e avvolgente. Mai vista una schiuma cosž scura...
beechgurl (11) - Port St Lucie, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Itís the squatchiest beer youíll ever taste. Itís like drinking a big sweaty sasquatch, but in a good way.
gauguin007 (11) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Local specialty store in Seattle. One year in bottle. Room temp. in snifter. Opens with a poof and scent of pine hops. Deep dark chocolate color with gorgeous antique parchment colored foam. Ultra smooth texture and flavor of tobacco/dark roast coffee followed by resiny hops. Very rich yet smooth and balanced. Long aged-cigar/coffee/dark chocolate/pine tar finish. Everything one could want. Sublime brew.
christ0ph (11) - Hamar, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Black and thick as engine oil. Even the head is dark although it doesnt stay for long. Raw liquorice nose along with the roasted malt and hoppy finish. Just friggin awesome and balsam for the heart.
SoccerCoachSam (10) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - MAR 10, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Little or No Head, Motor Oil Appearance, Hop Aroma, Complex Smokey and Brown Sugar flavor, a Big beer
HopsWhisperer (10) - , North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I tried this during a RIS sampling evening at my house. My overall impression was that this was terribly over-hopped to the point that it tasted more like an IPA than an impy stout. Reminiscent of Stone’s 11th Anniversary Ale. And compared to the other RIS’s we tasted, this was my least favorite.
A: very dark, decent head and lacing
S: quite hoppy, some roasted and smoky overtones
t: much too hoppy for my tastes. while I expect there to be some roasted and hop bitterness, this was just not balanced well enough for my tastes.
M: Thick, but too much lingering hop bitterness
D: With so many other RIS choices, I wouldn’t spend the $$ on this again.
RichieMac3 (10) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 12, 2010
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
When I first cracked the bottle open it smelled really strong of chocolate. When pouring into a glass it looked pitch black and as if it was almost syrupy. Has a nice chocolate tan head. Has a great mouthfeel and what I would expect from an imp. stout. The taste is a bit on the roastier and dryer finish than I would prefer, but I would still take this beer anyday. This is my first try of anything from Great Divide and I can guarantee Iíll be going back for more. Possibly one of the barrel age yetiís.
IRBent (10) - Alabama, USA - MAY 2, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very pungent with a crisp and sharp bitter taste up front followed by a tinge of sour aftertaste. Highly rated by many here, but just not my thing. The best thing about it, after you get a few down, the high alcohol content kicks in hard and the taste that I dislike, simply no longer matters.