msante79 (2244) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2008 Big and thick. Pitch balck with massive coffee and chocolate nose. flovor is chocolate , coffee, caramel with nice malty backbone. Tops of hops . Hides alcohol well and robust but balanced. One of my top 2 or 3 RIS. Could drink this all night. GuilTTy (2264) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2007
Very deep brown pour under a tall and thick burnt tan head with near solid curtains of lacing. Strong coffee and semisweet chocolate aroma. Rich flavors of chocolate, coffee, molasses, vanilla and a healthy hint of citrusy hops. Creamy and silky texture and a long mildly sweet finish. Alcohol presence is exceptionally well hidden. This a very interesting imperial stout in that it is quite well crafted and bold yet not particularly complex. For an impy, its actually refreshing. Absolutely worth a try. dchmela (3084) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2007
Pours out thick and black with a thick dark head. Chocolate, toffee, & expresso in the nose. I know even more flavors come out when this wams up a bit. Taste has a coffee dryness/biterness to it, lots of hops. Once it starts to warm up, you start to getting a piney, woodsy aftertaste. I also get a little white grapefruit, too. This is a real sippin’ beer, you feel that each sip is going to offer you something new and it usually does. Very complex, a carnival of flavors. Awesome beer from a great brewery. Knock over innocent bystanders to get this beer. glennmastrange (2924) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2007
Bottle. Deep aromas prevail in this beer. Toasted malts, perfumey hops and earthy yeast. Smoke, toffee and pepper were also noticed. Head is creamy, light brown has excellent lacing and is fully lasting. Color is opaque black. Taste starts sweet and a little sour then has a long acidic and bitter finish. Body is med/full, oily and creamy with a soft carbonation. Another great by Great Divide. Quevillon (3175) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2007
Bu au Mondial 07. Brune foncée, mince collet beige. Arome légé de café, peu malté. Goût de malte cafiné sec. O.k. miais j’aime mieux l’autre Yeti.
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - MAY 28, 2007
Almost a pitch black pour. Forms into a nice dark tan head that lasted a decent amount of time. Smell is great, full of chocolate and coffee. Taste is much of the same with the alcohol kicking in as it warms. xenthem0nk (101) - Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2007
22oz Pours black, hardly any dark tan head. Lots of roasted malt in the nose, coffee, and hops. Flavor is deep and warm, definately a sipper. Mouthfeel is fullbodied, not sharp, smooth going down. A great Impy stout. Better then its oak aged counter brew. rmussman (1701) - California, USA - MAY 26, 2007
Sampled in Boulder. A fantastic micro brew that comes out very dark brown and full of great hops and malts. A truly top notch brew. cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2007
Rated 11/11/06: Yeti, Yeti, Yeti....this is definately one hairy giant of a stout! Think this is from ’04 can’t be sure though. Aroma is silky smooth lots of mellow chocolate, raisens, plums, and tons of roasted malt with a touch of hops. Black pour with an ample head and some lacing what a great surprise for an imperial, for that I give it the tops. Mouthfeel is well blended and exceptionally smooth, just the right burn from the abv to round out another top score. Awesome flavor, I believe that this has been sitting for at least a couple of years. Incredibly mellow and well blended. Heavy thick malts with a complimenting sweetness matched by a trace of bittering hops. Great stout, great label, and well priced This is a must try. JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2007
Finally rating this one after several previous bottles. Pours black with a very dark tan head. Rich cocoa/chocolate aromas, with some roast, alcohol, and hop character present. Expected a heavier palate, so it’s very drinkable. Heavy bitter flavors abound from roast and hop origins. The bitterness is touched by the cocoa and provides balance. A great, accessible IS.