Quake1028 (638) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2007
22oz bomber served in a shaker. Pours jet black, like oil, black as night. HUGE brown head, fizzy with tons of bubbles. Leaves some nice lacing on the glass as well. Impressive looking, intimidating and inviting, just like an Imp Stout should be. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, roasted/charred malts, hops, earthiness. Creamy, full roast on the fore of the tongue. Malts and toffee dominate the back of the tongue. Finish is bitter hops, coffee, dark bitter chocolate and some citrus notes. This is a BIG beer. Wow. A new favorite of mine. LDawg (72) - Rockport, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2007
Awesome. Full of flavor and aroma. Nice alcohol finish. One of my top choices for beer today. CheersMate (1343) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2007
Very pleased with this beer. Not as much as I was with the Oak Aged edition, but still a magnificent beer. Ink black, pours a nice and thick beer. The taste is definitely roasted coffee. The coffee taste is not accompanied by that burnt wood taste as the Oak Aged is. Also, there are not any sweet notes that I can really taste. I smell the sweet more than I taste it. I like this beer and it deserves a 99. Great job, Great Divide Brewery. mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2007
Bottle. 2005. Pours a pitch black body with a large brown-mocha head. Smells of heavy chocolate, green hops, toffee, and lots of resinous fruity hops. Tastes quite hoppy, and very flavourful by that account. Thick and chewy roasted malts with tame alcohol lingering.
Immensly palatable. pforei (338) - USA - MAR 17, 2007
750 Bottle. Tulip Glass. Black. Aroma is almost all chocolate and roasted malts. The hops are plentiful and make their entrance upon tasting. However the vanilla, chocolate, and coffee notes make this a sweet beer. The bitterness and alcohol come in at the finnish. Body is full, thick, and flat. Enjoyable.
FLnative80 (174) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2007
Bottle. 1 Pint, 6 Fl. Oz. Dark as night with thick, frothy, dark tan head. Dark chocolate, malty aroma with balanced, full bodied palate with creamy texture. Nice flavor with an even nicer finish. TampaBeer (257) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2007
Jet black, with caramel-colored head. Very attractive. Good roasted flavors. Not as good as the oak-aged Yeti for sure. steelers37 (62) - little ferry, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2007
pours black with a tan head. malty sweetness on the nose. big beer with chocolate and caramel notes and a slightly dry hoppy finish. can detect some alcohol at first but it mellows out nicely. this is a great beer lots of complexity with a nice balance. BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2007
I wasn’t as impressed with this beer as most other reviewers, objecting some to what I detected as a lack of maltiness, and an abundance of sour fruitiness in this beer.
It poured an inky black with a small tan head. Aroma was rather white wine-ish, and not very roasty (roasty being what you expect in an Imperial Stout). Flavor was a bit better, with lots of wine fruitiness up front with some backing roastiness, but not nearly enough to wash away the fruitiness nor satisfy my expectation from an Imperial Stout. Texture was good, but the winey quality made this beer not very drinkable.
I had this beer on-tap at Landmark 1850 Inn in Milwaukee. I have some doubts as to the sanitation of their tap-lines; nothing I drink there seems to taste as good as it should. Radek Kliber (7359) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 15, 2007
Bottle 660 ml
Dark brown almost tar black. Brown creamy head on top.
Smooth , rich juicy malt. Big well roasted grains. “The bitter darkness is the train “.
Aroma of Polish Baltic with tons of hops.
Full bodied ale , yet not heavy. Clean , smooth work lovely potency. Looking for big , bold strong ale look no further. You got all: hops, roasted malts , clean alcohol. This is a must try for any beer lover.