StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - DEC 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love the Oak Aged Yeti, so this one was enjoyable as well. I would love to see how this one ages, as its just way too hot right now. Too much whiskey in both the armoa and flavor. Maintains Yetis oily texture, which was nice, but lost some of the thickness, which was not. Notes of chocolate, vanilla, and wood throughout. This one should age nicely, but for the ridiculous price, Id much rather just get the Oak Yeti.
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - DEC 6, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle, 286/470, with a huge thanks to the man BlackForestCO. Pours a seemingly thicker dark brown/black with a creamy one finger dark tan head, moderate retention and lacing. Aroma is vanilla, whiskey, although not overpowering or too forward, oak, molasses, and light milk chocolate. Flavor is more whiskey forward, but still works well, with vanilla, oak and more milk chocolate. Being a fan of BA beers, I found this to be quite nice. Thanks again Jake, you rock.
tjthresh (1863) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2008 100th Imperial Stout rating. Pours pitch black with a light brown head. Looks kind of watery though. There is a lot of alcohol aroma in the nose. The flavor sooooo hot. There is some chocolate and bourbon. Seems thin too.
TomDecapolis (4334) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 30, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Much thanks to hopdog for sharing this hard to come by bottle. Pours a deep black with a creamy/bubbly medium deep tan lacing head. Aroma of intense dark chocolate, whiskey, vanilla, oak, nuts, toffee, tobacco and some alcohol burn. Flavor of vanilla, oak, caramel, smooth whiskey notes, nuts, chocolate and light roasty notes.
egajdzis (5117) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[31/470] Poured an opaque black color with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, smoke, chocolate, vanilla, and sharp bourbon. Taste of bitter roast, dark chocolate, vanilla, raisins, nuts, and bourbony alcohol. Thanks for sharing Steve!
after4ever (5731) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750, capped and foiled, #226/470. Thanks, SuzyGreenberg!
Cracked alongside fresh Yeti and Oak Yeti. Pours jet black. Occasional garnet highlights. Headless, laceless, still. Big woody bourbon nose. Almost sour. Creamy, medium, still body. Not much of the base beer showing through--just watery, bitter whiskey phenols. Meh.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle labeled 31/470. Poured a dark black color with an averaged sized light brown head. Aromas of whisky, wood, some earthiness / dirt, roast, vanilla, and coffee. Tastes of whisky, peat, vanilla, chocolate, caramel, and brown sugar. Creamy and smooth body with the alcohol content fairly well hidden. Some what on the sweeter side. This one is definitely a sipper. I shared this with a couple of people and I’m glad I did - as good as it was, I would have a hard time finishing off 750ml all by myself.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 18, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
750ml bottle # 278, thanks to BerandBlues2. Very dark pour, head seems a lot tighter than the previous two. Clean aroma, not overwhelming at all. Wow, very smooth, nice vanilla and slight bourbon notes that really make this a good sipper. A little heat at the end in the back of the throat. The best of the three. Thanks Brad.
Beaver (1160) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml bottle, bottle 7 / 470 - bottled 8/09. Pours a dark black/brown with a thin brown head (even after a vigorous pour) that quickly diminishes to a thin dusting.
The aroma is sweet chocolate, molasses and whiskey.
The flavor is roasted chocolate with a lot of sugary molasses. It has a bit of strong alcohol in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with almost no carbonation.
Overall, this is not nearly as good as the regular Yeti. It has almost no carbonation, and is overly sweet and alcoholic. I can hardly taste the hops that I’m used to in Yeti. It’s a bit of a treacly alcoholic mess.
dalekliz (809) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 31, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared by wetherel at the Lost Abbey Sinners and Saints party. Pours a deep black, with a tan ring. Big aroma, of malt, bourbon, wood, molasses, and dark fruits. Huge taste starts sharp, of malt and wood, then picks up a thick sweetness, with bourbon and a bite of alcohol. Lingering sweet malt and bourbon flavors. Intense and amazing.