Benzai (15607) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2012 Bottle at Cafe Buitenlust, Oirschot. Pitch black, opaque color, average sized creamy beige head. Smells pretty hoppy, grapefruit, bitter and some coffee. Very nice grapefruit, hops and dark fruits taste. Soft carbonation, medium body. [Score is a re-rate without comment. Old score: 8-3-8-4-14] bhensonb (15191) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 8, 2007
Aroma of dark roasted malt, backed by coffee and chocolate. Starts with a very strong, almost licorice, flavor. Ok, this could be "massive, roasty". I think there’s coffee. This is so massive that the chocolate gets hidden for the most part. It does not finish all that dry, and the hop is almost overcome by the toasted malt. That massive, roasty seems to be keeping the hop out of my taste profiling. There is bitter in the finish, but I’m not convinced it’s hop. Strong stuff. If there are stoutheads, this should work for them. Note: after some passage of time, I actually think I find grapefruit. Still this is dark roasted stuff. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2006
Bottle. A lot more squeezing than the oaked version, not so sweet. Still black with a brown head. Smell: coffee, chokolade. Taste chokolade, strong hop, roast malts, coffee. Again the taste of undesolved chokoladepowder, this dry chokolade flavour. gunnfryd (14872) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2006
Bottle. Black colour with a light brown head.Sweet roasted coffee and malt and hop in the aroma. Flavour is Sweet roasted coffee and malt with hints of hop. Bitter coffee finish. Ratman197 (14830) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2005
This was a bottle of 2003 Maverick [the origanal name before Yeti] Imperial Stout I had in my cellar. Pours a dark opaque black with a big dark brown head that really hangs in there. Aromas of faint smoke, coffee, and chocolate.It has a smooth rich mouthfeel. Rich roast malt, and coffee flavors dominate with some chocolate and carmel. The bitterness has really dropped out from when it was fresh.
DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 13, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2014 Re-rate 11/14: Bottle sample at a tasting at Stas’s place. Thanks zvikar. Black, brown head. Roast, coffee, dark chocolate, a bit of alcohol. Bittersweet flavor, a bit too alcoholic, with a bit of soy sauce. Full-bodied. 8/4/7/4/15=3.8
Scopey (14723) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2011
Bottle. Opaque black with a big bubbly brown head that disappears slowly, bubble by bubble. Aroma of dark chocolate and some coffee. A very nice sweet malty flavor with some roasted chocolate, caramel, a bit of coffee and hints of alcohol. Finishes bitter with a mix of roastiness and bittering hops. Medium to full-bodied. A very tasty stout. 8/4/8/4/16=4
On tap at the Cask and Kitchen. Colour; jet black with decent toffee-coloured head. Nose; intense freshly roasted coffee and cocoa. Taste; coffee, chocolate, caramel sweetness, menthol, wood, oily, lingering alcohol warmth. Mighty decent imperial stout. imdownthepub (14553) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2011
On tap at The Euston Tap, Euston, London. Black with tan head. Full on roasty, burnt, sweet, caramel / toffee flavours. Overwhelming on the palate, tricky to enjoy in a pub like this would probably be better as a fireside warmer. Bitter finish. djd07 (14496) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2009
Bottle as shown. Pours a very dark brown with a small frothy tan head that dimishes rather quickly. The aroma is a roasted malt with chocolate caramel and cherry. Decent spotty lacing along the glass. Thin mouthfeel with a rich roasted malt with oak and smoke flavors. Decently hides the alcohol with a nice bitter finish. A very good imperial stout from great divide. Borup (14485) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2011
Bottle from Superbest Bryggervangen, Østerbro. Balck with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, coffee and spice.