retinadoc (150) - - APR 26, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft. My new all-time favorite beer. I will have to re-calibrate my ratings, to accommodate this beer. A dense, sweet, complex mixture of coffee, chocolate, and malt flavor. Intense flavors. Slightly astringent finish, buffered by the overriding sweet flavors and aromas. Will give a 4.9 overall rating, to accommodate an as-yet un-tasted more perfect beer.
Likeburning (149) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - DEC 15, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark nearly black color tinted red ever so slightly, a milk chocolate colored head floats atop. Tastes like it has some coffee/chocolate hints with a little bit of a roasted flavor.
Codythegreat (149) - Carrollton, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark opaque black with a dark brown head. When they said it was an onslaught on the senses they weren’t kidding. It has a very malty taste with a bitter after taste. I drank this out of a shaker.
sbroome (149) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
If this was a tad cheaper, my weight would certainly climb.
Black, thick and big. Tan head invites you in to a nose of roasted dark chocolate and carmel. Very expasive stout that leaves itself open for interpretation, such as definate roasted malt and toffee with some mild molasses. Some say coffee, however being a coffee-beer lover, I didn’t get it. It’s a little more hoppy than you would think a imperial stout to be. One of my all-time favorites. Thank you, Great Divide.
possumjc (149) - Charleston - Mt Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a deep dark chocolate brown with a thick frothy mocha colored head. The aroma is great with strong notes of coffee and chocolate. Thick texture. Main flavors evoke thoughts of thick black coffee and dark chocolate. There is a nice balance of hoppy finish. I have had the Oak Aged Yeti too but it was a while back. This one is outstanding and makes me want to revisit the Oak Aged.
rags2rags (149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. bottle into snifter. Pours almost black with a finger or so of tan head. Aroma is huge with roasted malts and a little bitter chocolate. The flavor is chocolatey with a touch of coffee and dried fruits that finishes with a wonderful caramel flavor that lingers on the palate. Yum.
joechristenson (149) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Absolutely opaque and chocolate brown teetering on black, this is a beautiful beer. Not much head, but it’s mocha frothy. The aroma is chocolate, roasted malts, and bitter sweetness, along with pronounced citrus hops. Oily, tingly, and thick, this beer is a joy for the tongue insofar as the palate goes. For a beer drinker of my limited experience, the flavor of this beer is more baffling than it is inscrutable. While I certainly appreciate tasty hops, the pineyness of the hops in this beer make for a strange complement to the bitter, roasted sweetness of the chocolate and coffee malts. The dry, bitter finish is nothing to complain about, but I would love to try a sweeter version of this brew.
ROBC3366 (148) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark inky color with slight tan head. Smells of toffee and caramel and tastes like roasted chocolate malt. Extremely well done.
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performula (148) - Heart of the Rockies, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours nearly black. Not a lot of carbonation. Smells like alcohol more than chocolate. The proof is in the pudding. Chocolate, coffee, and roast flavors. Very smooth slick texture once swallowed. Nice lasting finish, bitter at the end.
gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2005 Guiness on steriods. Dark. Rich. Strong charred flavor. Complex flavor. A bit much for regular drinking, but I nice treat every now and again.