Wordsworth (135) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick black color with a foamy khaki head. Tastes of roasted malts, chocolate, and a hint of spice with a hoppy finish. Delicious and easy to drink.
Douberd (2910) - 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 (11) - 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 (60) - 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 didn’t hide the coffee very well...but overall not bad.
gregwilsonstl (1228) - 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.
jmdjamis (2) - Maine, USA - MAR 21, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The Yeti Imperial is a delightfully balanced medium to heavy bodied stout with a robust introduction of mildly sweet toffee flavor and a pleasant smooth smoky finish
heavy (2218) - Split, CROATIA - MAR 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aug ’14. A 0.355 l bottle from Systembolaget, Upplands Väsby. In the absence of local imperial stouts I finally went for this classic. It was cheap, too. Poured pitch black body with small brown head atop. First sniff revealed coffee, licorice, some caramel, even lemon. Complex roasted aroma along with secondary notes like cinnamon, overcooked fruits and some volatile notes with it. Flavor was lightly bitter, both from spicy herbal hops and roasted coffee-like malt. Pleasant maltiness generally, wide palette of flavors here, ranging from caramel to fruits and even vanilla. Full bodied with long coffee dominated finish, that showed some herbal and citrus character, too. Very good imperial stout, did not exactly blow me away, but it’s definitely a true classic.
astanford (21) - California, USA - MAR 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
caramel, chocolate, toast, roasty, coffee, barnyard, leather, earthy, woody, black, cloudy, minimal head,]full body, thick feel, average carbonation,
nihtila (1167) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16.1.2015. Keg. Thick black beer with brown head. Aroma has plenty of roasted malts, and coffee and cacao. Palate is very smooth and oily. Taste has velvety roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and plenty of hops. Heavy but not too much, highly enjoyable.
pacv27 (53) - - MAR 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black in color w/ dark tan head 3 fingers in depth. Aroma is dark roasted malts, coffee and cocoa nibs. Taste follows the aroma with a big hop presence in the back end. Silky smooth mouthfeel.
sdg (98) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black color, brown head - aroma of strong black coffe, coffee beans, dark chocolate, some hints of caramel, earthy hops - light sweetness and medium bitterness - full body, creamy and smooth mouthfeel, soft carbonation - long bitter finish with aroma of roasted coffee beans.