Tmoney99 (12420) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Large rocky light brown head that lasted thru the brew. Aroma was a heavy molasses and coffee. Full creamy body. Flavor was heavy complex sweet with a light bitter finish. Good brew.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours a black, opaque, with a large creamy brown head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Full body, creamy texture, and bitter finish. Flavors of alcohol, roasted malt and a hiont of caramel. Soft on the tongue.
Beerhunter111 (12350) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml Flasche. Ins Glas ergießt sich ein schwarzes Bier mit geringer bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Schokolade, Kaffee. Geschmack röstmalzig süß nach Schokolade, Kaffee, leicht alkoholisch.
HenrikSoegaard (12054) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Creamy light brown good mostly lasting head. Dark brown colour. Fantastic chocolate aroma and flavor. Very oily palate. A very good imperial.
Christian (11983) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2009 Black with a lasting brown head. Rich and complex aroma of chocolate, licorice, port, dried fruit. Sweet flavour with all kinds of burned notes, followed by a solid hop bitterness.
imdownthepub (11965) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Euston Tap, Euston, London. Black with tan head. Full on roasty, burnt, sweet, caramel / toffee flavours. Overwhelming on the palate, tricky to enjoy in a pub like this would probably be better as a fireside warmer. Bitter finish.
FatPhil (11836) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle (Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam)
Black, brief tan head. Sweet, almost-chocolatey roasted malt aroma; some touch of hops just breaks through. Smooth palate, gentle carbonation. Quite a punch of burntness, quite charcoaly, and almost astringently bitter. The hops balance that interestingly with an almost sherbetty and bitter orange-zest zing. Becomes a bit sludgier and slimier in the mouth as it warms, makes me wonder if I’ll need a spoon by the time I get to the bottom. Rather lacking in subtlety, but it obviously wasn’t designed for subtlety (I don’t honestly think most of the Colorado brewers can do subtle, even if they tried). Finish is burnt, piney, and a touch metallic. And sticky. Pretty OK sipper, but not one I’d want any volume of. Alcohol quite bold, but surrounded by malts and hops it doesn’t jump out as being excessively boozy, just very big. Oak age it for the win.
jtclockwork (11810) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours oily black with dark brown head. Nose of chocolate , licorice, burnt malts, coffee and vanilla. Taste of vanilla beans, rich dark chocolate, licorice, burnt coffee and lightly smoked malts. Probably one of the best imperial stouts for the money (this and Expedition).
Ratman197 (11790) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a bottle of 2003 Maverick [the origanal name before Yeti] Imperial Stout I had in my cellar. Pours a dark opaque black with a big dark brown head that really hangs in there. Aromas of faint smoke, coffee, and chocolate.It has a smooth rich mouthfeel. Rich roast malt, and coffee flavors dominate with some chocolate and carmel. The bitterness has really dropped out from when it was fresh.
Pinball (11706) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft. one of the best stou’ts i’ve tasted. well balanced, looks great, tastes great - aftertaste keeps balanced, no weird notes to distract you from the goodies. The only letdown was a faint aroma i couldn´t really pick up.