GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2011
This brew is a classic. All intended features shine well above average. What I like about this one is how drinkable it is. A serious I.S. yet classy and with finesse if you will. This will please the proponent while rendering a sense of ease and light footedness. I could have served myself a second bottle. A Yeti with a shave and tie. Beautiful beer, perfect. Lisowczyk (92) - POLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Butelka ważna do 1.X.12 r. - degustowana styczeń 2014!
Rewelacyjna etykieta. W barwie smolista czerń. Piana niska, brązowa i drobnoziarnista. Aromat powalający! Wspaniały wachlarz nut czekoladowych! Od gorzkiej do mlecznej, aż do leciutkie kakao. Niesamowicie intensywna wanilia. Do tego rodzynki, śliwka, róże, odrobina nut rumowych. Czysta maestria! W smaku wanilia płynąca niesamowitą czekoladową rzeką (ponownie cały przekrój czekoladowych smaków od gorzkiego, po mleczne) pełną rodzynek, róży, ciemnych Średnio intensywna goryczka z nutą palonego słodu. Idealny balans, czysta perfekcja! SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Pours pitch black with a small light brown head. Smells of roast, chocolate, and dark fruits. Taste is primarily dark fruits with a hint of chocolate and alcohol. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Great Divide Belgian Style Yeti Imperial Stout finishes with a mild alcohol warmth. Cybercat (6047) - Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Highly tempting aroma has firm tones of sweet chocolate and hay with a strong undertone of quality coffee and nutty, caramel and brown sugar hints. It pours a gorgeous opaque dark-chocolate brown with a respectable, if not persistent, light tan head that leaves quite a bit of lacing. Semi-sweet chocolate dominates the smoky flavor, which has coffee, nutty, molasses and licorice notes - quite the lip-smacker! Full-bodied texture is fairly fizzy, leaving behind a smoky, slightly sweet tingling finish. A must! Look for it, or trade for it! bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Snifter. Bottled June 2011.
Appearance: Pitch black with initial massive brown head and decent lacing for an Imperial Stout.
Aroma: Mostly smells like a standard RIS (chocolate, coffee, molasses, licorice) with just a touch of fruity, musty and spicy Belgian yeast.
Taste: Quite fruity overall, which plays very nicely over the roasted characteristics of milk chocolate, coffee and molasses. Ends slightly spicy.
Palate: Full-bodied but not nearly as thick as other Yetis. Silky, smooth and creamy with moderate carbonation. Somewhat dry finish. Not at all harsh for a fresh Imperial Stout.
Overall: Besides for the added fruitiness, this does not seem very Belgian. However, the yeast likely helped lighten and mellow the beer, as if it had been aged for years. Deliciousness incarnate.
calm_dreamer (160) - GREECE - APR 28, 2012
Nice foamy head of brownish color. Smell of caramel and chocolate and alcohol, same taste. Full body and after-taste. Top imperial stout Mugen (47) - ITALY - SEP 10, 2012
Miglior birra che abbia mai bevuto, e le stout nemmeno mi piacciono! Nonostante i 10° è talmente fine e fatta bene che non si sente tanto l’alchool. Perfetta kirkjharris (13) - Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2014
One of the best dark beers I have ever had. Pours super dark- looks like espresso with a good layer of crema. Little to no head on the beer. Roast malts, toffee and coffee flavor. Hoppy ending. Excellent beer. Enniskillen (2060) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 12, 2011
Purchased from Bottleworks. Black with an espresso head. Aroma is yeast, chocolate, roasty, alcohol. Taste is Roasty, alcohol, yeast, chocolate, mild espresso- Fantastic stuff. Want more. keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2012 Poured from a 650ml bottle bottled on Jun 17, 2011 into a tulip glass.
A: Opaque black or deep deep brown with a thin dark caramel colored head.
S: Very complex dark fruits and belgian yeast with chocolate roast smell. Rather strong as well.
T: Thick chocolate forefront which leads into a fruity finish with a slight spice note to it, similar to allspice. I can’t place my finger on the fruit unfortunately, but this is very tasty.
M: Thick and creamy without much carbonation.
O: This beer is very good, an excellent blend of thick chocolate with a fruity finish and spice notes. This is even better considering I’m enjoying it on a chilly deck watching the stars.