XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Received in a trade, bottle number 2211. Well, it's infected and is disappointing. It has some off medicinal and cherry like aromas and tastes.
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ryanfolty (1846) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
December 15, 2012 bottle via trade. Black pour with limited head. Unfortunately this is another infected bottle. You can start to get the aroma of what this BA impy stout should be, but then a nasty medicinal or ointment aroma takes over. Taste was an infected mess, just got worse as it warmed. 2011 vintage, bottle 2211.
BVery (6301) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle #2211. Dammit - infected bottle. Still decent. Dark oily pour, small soapy head. Roasty and sour - not as it was intended to be.
sonnycheeba (3562) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle of 2011 vintage. Pours deep, dark brown with thin, frothy tan head; short retention and good lacing. Aroma is roast and caramel malt, chocolate, whiskey, vanilla, dried dark fruit, and oak. Flavor is whiskey, roast malt, vanilla, chocolate, dark fruit esters, and light earthy notes; sweet, roasty finish. Medium-full body and low carbonation.
JohnnyJ (4362) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at Churchill’s SD Beer Week Yeti Event. Tasted along side other yeti variants and regular oak aged yeti. Creamy pitch black pour, small tan head. Low carbonation from the cask, but super creamy and smooth, like a whipped chocolate vanilla dessert. Flavors of milk chocolate, sweet cream, vanilla, smooth bourbon (no harsh edge), and oak. The vanilla/coconut sweetness of this beer was much stronger then the oak aged yeti, and the cask creamy body really complimented well. Nice!
Earlier Rating: 10/14/2012 Total Score: 3.9
Bottle. Black pour, tan head. Dark roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, with noticeable heat, some roasted coffee, and sweetness. Nicely done, but nothing new. Enjoyable.
mikem409 (1487) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2012
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. pours a beautiful jet black with solid tan head looked so damn good but sadly it was infected super sour baking chocolate with bourbon
tkrjukoff (4058) - SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 75 cl, big tnx to Greg. Pours black as night with a nice shortlived brown head. Aroma is heavy sweet vanilla bourbon dill roasted malts coffee chocolate dark fruits; so nice. Flavor is velvety oily and fullbodied. Fruity a bit boozy sweet in front, suprisingly not so roasted at all but getting more intense from the middle with vanilla coffee chocolate fruits and a good balanced bitterness finishing with a soft lingering aftertaste of bitter roasted sweet vanilla bourbon chocolate and coffee.
AdamJackson (2626) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
2011 Vintage. Enjoyed at home at 60 Degrees F in a snifter.
A - Dark midnight black viscous color. The head appears slowly and fades very fast. Mocha coffee colored head.
S - Smells fantastic. Huge loads of vanilla and espresso beans with undertones of dark mocha chocolate.
T - Huge chocolate and vanilla bean taste. Lots of roasted malts notes and spicy chewy sweet licorice. The finish is coffee and charred oak akin to a cheap bourbon.
M - Thin mouthfeel, medium body and very little carbonation. Thin almost like scotch feels on the tongue.
O - This is pretty delicious. The surprising sweetness is out of nowhere and so is the thin mouthfeel. Lots of vanilla which is pleasant. Overall, falls short.
SudsMcDuff (5830) - .....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.