SudsMcDuff (5649) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
well- excited to try this, until the first pour.. has started to show signs of infection... pours black .. decent foam ,. . tar and tartness, someone mentioned cheese, i can see that too .. . probably just gonna get worse .. . but as far as infected stouts, ok .. . . i used to paint the lines for the football field, i wasn’t that good at it...
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle that I picked up at Liquor Mart in Boulder, CO a few years ago. 2009 Vintage, Bottle #955/1104. Pours a black body with a finger-width, dense, creamy and frothy, very dark brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves tons of lacing throughout. Gorgeous beer. Aroma is pretty damn awesome. Rich and roasty with a really nice barrel character. Caramel, chocolate, a light toffee, and some dark fruits with the roasts remaining in tact nicely. Not an explosion of barrel, but really well balanced. Oak, a light vanilla, and a solid whiskey note. Flavor is just as nice. Very rich and thick up front with caramel, chocolate fudge, dark fruits, and a good amount of roasts. Barrel aging comes on nicely and balanced with lots of oak, a light vanilla, and a good amount of whiskey that grows into the end. Dark fruits also creep in a bit more towards the end and blend really nicely with the rich, roasty, big malts. Finishes a touch thinned from the barrel as this dries nicely with a bit more of the oak and whiskey coming out. Lengthy aftertaste with the whiskey getting a bit hot, but not boozy. Mostly full, smooth, mouth-coating body and a very light carbonation. Overall, a really well done barrel-aged imperial stout that is drinking very nicely after 3+ years. Lots of barrel notes, but very well balanced with a rich malt backing and solid roastiness. Excellent.
AmEricanbrew (5516) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with tan head. Deep roast malt, earthy, woody , vanilla, caramel aromas. Medium body. Coffee, vanilla, dry wood, dark chocolate, dark pit fruit flavors--good.
RasmusOtt (949) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vintage 2010. Shared by Vestergaard. Big thanks! Pours black with a nice big creamy brown head. Aroma has lots of chocolate, cocoa beans, roasted coffee, liquorice, mellow smoothness overall, oak and vanilla. Rather textbook. Taste has roasted malts, liquorice, dry wood (oak), some hops in the back, cocoa, cigar, vanilla and billiard table. Pretty nice textbook barrel aged impy.
ReggieDunlap (2898) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 batch...released in 2012...bottle #3337. Pours pitch black with a thin dark mocha head. Aroma is oaky with dark fruit and dark roast...very light oxidation. Flavor has nice roastiness, coffee, molasses, and loads of vanilla...great whiskey notes. Mouthfeel is medium/full with a warming dark fruit/whiskey finish.
drfabulous (3575) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 thanks to adnielsen. Bottle 1781. Big chocolate dark pour with tan head. Whisky in nose and taste. Sweet ant sticky. Molasses. Chocolate. Coffee. Oak. This is the big beer it’s billed to be (alliteration a la Stan Lee!). Great stuff.
FullObs (133) - Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, recent vintage acquired in trade. Med bosy thiiner than the other yeti varieties. Lots of whiskey heat, a little too much actually but still working with an outstanding base base makes this still enjoyable. Corked havlfthe bottle with a wine saver and went back the next day and it was even better. Pretty good, but pricey at $30.
jcartamdg (1602) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark black with a thin mocha head. Aroma of hot whiskey and oak. Drinks smooth for what it is. Chocolate and bourbon. Pretty nice.
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fletchfighters (1003) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Forgetfu for the bottle
A-- Poured black, pretty much motor oil black. Dark brown leather one finger head that quickly falls off to milk chocolate colored film. Get same reaction on swirling. fast running ABV legs on the sides of the glass and just bits of lacing here and there. Thinking the body is a bit thin with the fast legs.
S-- Buttery Carmel, Vanilla, milk chocolate, whiskey, and wood. Flavors mesh very well. ABV is in the nose but the Carmel and vanilla is just yummy. No coffee though. What I like most about the Yeti smell.
T-- Whiskey, wood, Carmel, vanilla, chocolate, and alcohol. The alcohol is not in a bad way though. Enhances the flavors and makes this more complex and richer.
M-- I will draw some parallels to some massive shiraz’s I have had here. The beer sticks to my gums. Very numbing of the gums due to the alcohol. That is good though. Slightly thin body but makes up for it in feel. Rich, thick, chewy and heavy. Still lot of whiskey, wood, vanilla, dairy milk chocolate, and Carmel but also do get appearances of coffee and with dark fruits here and there. Bits of bitter coffee and whiskey finish are a good touch.
O-- Has some flaws here and there and the Alcohol is a bit overbearing at times. Reminds me way too much of a good shiraz that is just in your face. Still pretty easy to drink though. Still get the base beer and Yeti is to me the best Imperial stout on the market (ok, bit of a homer). Very good barrel treatment. Still ageing very well and will be good for a while. Quite happy to have had this.
anders37 (15300) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate aroma. Roasted malty woody chocolate flavor with weak sour hints. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate finish.