thetmaxx (899) - West Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 24, 2016
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bomber from tavour. Nice head. Aroma of roasted barley. Flavor has slight coffee and chocolate notes. Very much like a Russian imperial stout. Thick sticky finish that lingers.
CheersMate (1340) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle from the Northgate Total Wine. Seems like they’ve come out with new labels for most, if not all, of their beers. The 1st thing I smell, when I smell this beer, is Great Divide’s Yeti. In fact, looking at a lot of the Yeti clone recipes, I see similar ingredients. I’d imagine that the recipes are close, hence the very curious similarities between the two beers in all attributes. The aroma is quite pungent, and great smelling: roast, hints of ash, chocolate, licorice, pine, and syrup. The flavor is much the same, as the aforementioned. There’s a bit of a pronounced piny bitterness at first, but then it settles to a nice sweet chocolate roast flavor. There’s a lingering bitterness that holds, but it blends well with the sweetness to balance it all out. Where I think Yeti wins, however, is the texture. The texture here isn’t that of Yeti’s, and I prefer Yet’s texture a little more. The pour isn’t as inky, either, but this is still a solid, roast-forward imperial stout. Good stuff.
Capa (2627) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a tall, very dark head. Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, a bit of earth, and some hot booze. Full bodied with a mostly smooth, but slightly carbonated body. Finishes slightly molasses sweet with a bit of bittersweet chocolate and booze. Pretty solid Impy stout.
nealblind (1674) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark brown pour some dark tan head. pugent coffee, chocolate, soy aromas. Tastes slight citrus hops, chocolate. Astringent sour chocolate and roasts. also very sweet slightly creamy. a bit too much charcoal flavor.
fiulijn (18780) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 2, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Happy’s Market, Ellensburg
Black color with generous brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, not too strong. Good body, lean, the mouthfeel is rather dry among Imperial Stouts; good flavor of roasted malt with a hint of dark chocolate, a bit more roasty and ashy in the final; good alcohol management.
Nothing impressive, but well balanced, bold, highly drinkable.
monk191 (1736) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice fruity barleywine. Pours a bright red with a thick tan head. Smells of bright fruit and malts. Taste is creamy and very smooth, with strawberry, cherry and a watermelon jolly rancher finish. Had in the bottle.
BeerFunGuy (875) - California, USA - FEB 26, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rich deep ebony color with a short lived dark brown head. It has a mild aroma of coffee. It has a roasted flavor with a little bite but remains very drinkable. This one could be dangerous. But hey danger is my middle name. Love it.
maxwelldeux (4343) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a near black color with a moderate brown head on there. Nose is roasty and a bit sour like with a bit of licorice. Taste is a bit sweet and a little roasty, but has a bitter finish. I like it, as I like the style, but it’s nothing all that special.
jsnicholas (514) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (22oz $7.50) Black with tan head. Bitter sweet chocolate and coffee. Medium plus body. Some bitterness. Very nice.
luttonm (4527) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Uber, Seattle. Chocolatey brown. Smoky. Clean tasty flavor. Balanced for an imp stout, roasty. Not a standout but a real solid drinker