monkeychugg55 (1090) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2010 Bomber from The Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton, MO. Pours a thick black with a small brown to tan head than lasts as it warms. Leaves sticky cheetah print on the sides of my N.B. globe glass. The aroma is loaded with espresso and also has a woody element, with some chocolate, faint floral hops, and a lot of roastiness. The flavor is awesome. Lots of coffee all the way through, with coco, vanilla, roasty as hell malt, and oaky wood. This starts out somewhat sweet, but ends really bitter with coffee and dry wood on the finish. Thick and sticky in the mouth, with soft carbonation. The alcohol is only slightly detectable if at all. I wish it was available near my neck of the woods. arminjewell (9636) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Pours deep black with dark brown head, aroma is big hops and espresso. Taste up front is huge hops blending really nicely with big espresso notes leading into a mocha, caramel, and toffee finish that bitter fairly well. Excellent brew! Travlr (24667) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2010
Tap at Churchkey. Extremely dark brown, thick dark brown head, solid lacing. Aroma of Starbucks and vanilla beans. Taste has burnt espresso beans and dark chocolate, some oak. Very rich. rader58 (908) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAR 18, 2010
Pours the deepest black with a small dark brown head. Aroma of strong coffee, chocolate, wood, molasses. Flavor is molasses, strong coffee, vanilla. Finish is dry and lasting. nimbleprop (8377) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 16, 2010
On tap at Churchkey DC. Pours an opaque, viscous black with a creamy, lacing brown head. Aroma is coffee, nuts, chocolate, toast, milk chocolate. Flavor is heavy on the coffee, toast, grains, nuts, dark chocolate, a little cherry. Finish is super smooth, a little dry with some coffee bitterness through the end.
chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Tap - union jacks - black pour with tan head. Aroma of coffee dominates. Flavor of coffee, licorice, malt, and some alcohol. Really good - flawless for a coffee type stout. SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Thick black pour with a creamy tan head. Huge coffee aroma and flavor, along with roasted malt, vanilla, wood, and a hint of hops on the finish. Very good stuff. MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2010
My Bottom Line:Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Luxurious coffee and dark chocolate offer this Imperial Stout a generous flavor profile, leading to roasted malt bitterness and much satisfaction.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A tower of foam slowly crumbles into the brown-edged blackness.
-The cushiony carbonation is perfectly calculated with the dextrin levels, sculpting a very comfortable mouthfeel for a dessert brew.
-I can’t say this is complex, but the malt flavors and coffee beans, combined with the excellent mouthfeel, make for a very good Imperial Stout.
-The oak aging adds some personality, but it is overshadowed by the malts and coffee. And I think I prefer it this way.
22oz. Bottled on 02/13/2009. Wow this is good stuff, definitely my favorite of the various Yeti barreled beers. Pours a viscous black with a nice collar of tan froth that laces nicely. Strong aromatics with roasted coffee and dark chocolate dominating the nose. The flavor was somewhat different than expected with significantly less bitterness than the standard Yeti. Notes of espresso, ash, cocoa, vanilla and malt sugar with a mild bitterness in the background to keep it from being too sweet. Velvety and creamy mouthfeel that is neither thin nor syrupy. Carbonation is medium and the espresso and ash flavors linger in the finish. Alcohol is masked throughout. Surprisingly the beer isn’t much different after a year in the bottle than it was when I first tried it last March. Perhaps it is slightly smoother, but the difference is subtle. Dangerously drinkable and overall an excellent coffee stout. misterbeer (313) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2010
12 ounce pour on tap. A dark pour brown head .smells a little sweet and boozy .taste of coffee,chocolate, caramel, roasty, .Has a big bitter expresso cream finish