Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Serving: 750 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours like old motor oil. Thick, jet black, and with a small dark brown head. The nose smells of chocolate liquor. The flavor has heavenly chocolate notes with a nice balancing roasted malt bitterness. It still leans towards the sweet side, but the high ABV helps dry things out on the back end. Oak, vanilla, and a hint of whiskey come out as it warms. Slightly warming on the way down but dangerously drinkable. I really need to buy more of this.
JStax (2563) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle shared. Pours a dark brown with a khaki colored head of foam. The aroma is boozy and chocolatey. Tastes roasty and boozy. Really nice. Glad this bottle wasn’t infected.
kbudd19 (364) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hats off to Chris for sharing this. Thanks man! Big viscous black pour, tan head, tons of oak and vanilla in the smell. The taste is oak, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts, with no heat from the booze. A great sipper and one rich stout, loved it.
Ferris (1865) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - Vintage 2011 - Oak, vanilla, soy sauce and chocolate. Jet black with a dark brown head. Oak, vanilla and dark chocolate. A very complex and beautiful.
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DenverLogan (745) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
From the big barrel at the 2013 anniversary fest.
Pours black with big brown head.
Aroma of dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, tobacco, bourbon.
Mild carbonation and moderate mouthfeel.
Flavors of chocolate malt balls, dark chocolate, malt liquor, light cream liquor. Overall very smooth with rich malt flavors and hardly the alcohol or rough edges I’ve experienced with the bottles of their barrel aged yeti. Very tasty and rich. Went back twice for more.
brystmar (1074) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
No year listed, apparently a few years old. Bourbon galore, plenty of roast, hearty alcoholic burn. Good, but doesn't grab me.
mikedR (865) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice. Super smooth stout. Barrel aged, but overly bourbony. Recommended!
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Hair6a11 (1255) - Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 Bottle; Pour is murky brown with a fine bubbled modest khaki head in this glass ; stick lacing present here - the nose is vinous, oak barrel treatment, earth and vanilla; the flavor profile is heavy on the dark fruits, vinousness- moving into the caramel, bittering chocolate, vanilla, whisky - with some souring character ultimately dominating here - someone mentioned infected bottles - and I wouldnt doubt that this bottle is in that category. Oh well.
jake65 (2513) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 2011 vintage: Deep brown pour with a thick brown head. Nose is rich; mostly vanilla and oak, a little bit of chocolate and espresso. Flavor profile is similar, but the barrel aging becomes more prevalent along with roast. Good, but loses a lot of the cocoa and espresso notes that I have come to crave from the Yeti. Phew, not one of the infected bottles that I’d been hearing about.
PhillyCraft (2762) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber bottle. Pours midnight black with very large tan head and a super oily mouthfeel. Carbonation was light to medium. Nose is chocolate roast, nuts, oak, and strong whiskey. Taste is rich fruit, choc, barrel, and coffee bean. Finish is long lasting and roasted the hell out. Rich and flavorful RIS.