tmoreau (4586) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2016
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and snifter served showing a black/brown hue, with a finger’s width of brownish tan head froth, and spots & patches of foamy lacing. The nose was roasted & chocolate, with combined notes of malt & wood that gave off a slight freezer burn scent, a touch of raisin sweetness, and a hint of soy. Full bodied, with soft but fair carbonation for the occasion, the taste was somewhat similar notes, retaining the pleasant maltiness & favorable raisin sweetness, but losing the freezer burn & soy. Included was a lingering, earthy bitterness with roasted astringency, complemented by finishing dryness, and mellow, alcohol warmth. Exceptionally tasty! annunz123 (963) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 12, 2016
Pours dark brown with tan foam. Surprisingly mild aroma for such a big beer, with chocolate and vanilla notes. Great bittersweet flavor--chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit. roast coffee bitterness and a LOT of alcohol in the finish. This is a great special occasion beer. fillepolo (1093) - SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2016
Bottle @ bishops arms marina, Helsingborg. Pours a dark colour beer with a small head. Roasted malts with chocolate, coffee, vanilla and slight notes of dried fruit. Dry bitter finish. Gaultier (1857) - SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2016
Bottle @ Bishops Arms Marina, Helsingborg 2/12-16. Roasted malty, chocolatey and smooth with some notes of dried fruits. Body is medium, the finish is bitter, roasted and chocolatey. Cybercat (6011) - Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2016
Pours coffee brown with a thick and rather persistent tan head. Aroma features roast malt, oaty, coffee and chocolate notes plus hints of dark fruit and molasses. Flavor delivers all that the aroma promises, only with more dark fruit and chocolate but less molasses. Viscous mouthfeel offers firm body, lively fizz, and some cherry in the finish. Follow the Yeti!
beer_queue (145) - California, USA - NOV 21, 2016
Aroma is rather minimal; only a smoky, roasted malt note come thru with a tiny bit of raisins to follow. Just smells like a basic imperial stout. Taste wise, it’s offering similar flavors as the nose. A lot of roastiness throughout the palate with some raisin sweetness. Very malty but still has a healthy kick of hops (as you’d expect from a Great Divide beer). Doesn’t change much after warming up either. Finishes with a lot of alcohol and some more dark fruit sweetness. Perfectly thick texture with moderate carbonation; dry on the finish. So surprised at how hoppy this is even after a year & a half; it also tastes a lot stronger than 9.5%! jercraigs (10731) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2016
2016-11-11. Black body with a modest creamy brown head fades. 3++ Aroma of roasty dark malt, hops and light alcohol. Flavour is fairly bitter up front, roasty sake malt, followed by hoppy bitterness amplified by moderate alcohol. Moderate sweet dark malt in the middle is muted. Smooth medium bodied palate, moderate carbonation. 7/4/7-8/4/16+ Bottle from Premier Gourmet, Buffalo. minihame2 (722) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2016
Pours black with some tan lacing. Aroma is roasted malts raisin, caramel, syrup. Taste is roasted malts, coffee, slightly bitter with a bit of hops, noticeable alcohol. Mouthfeel is oily, medium carbonation and medium body. It’s a good imperial stout. Voodoo (694) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Pours a deep ebony with a fair tan head which lingers a bit......aroma of coffee, slight mineral......taste is smooth, booze, chocolate, coffee, coffee bitterness, then finishes with booze. Quite chewy. tekstr1der (495) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 23, 2016
Pours black with lingering layer of brown foam that itself looks tasty. Roasty aromas combine with vanilla and some booze on the nose. Flavor is amazing and incredibly smooth. Sweet malt, some smokiness, dark chocolate, and what must be the oats rounding it out. Mouthfeel is creamy to an extreme, just the smoothest of stuff. Finish is remarkably clean given the dense palate. Excellent stuff.