radagast83 (3797) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 750ml bottle. Was completely unaware of this particular brew (thought it was just the Oak Aged Yeti, but was proven wrong quickly. Well, the flavor wasn’t all that different than that one, but it was pretty darn good, albeit a bit boozy (but like a good whiskey) for my tastes. Well it poured a near-pitch black color. Aroma has notes of coffee, vanilla. Flavor is boozy whiskey (as I mentioned before) with a bit of burnt, roasted notes.
burg326 (2772) - Florida, USA - APR 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 ounce bottle that poured jet black, aromas of chocolate, bourbon, earth, dark fruit, vanilla, and oak. Flavors are the same just a ramped up version of the aroma. As I drank, the blackness stains the glass, and made me wanting more.
Dfonorow (805) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is deep red/close to black with a thin ring of a head. Aroma is of oak chips, smores roasting over a campfire, and chocolate. Flavor is hugely malty with some slight hoppiness in the finish. Big whiskey booze notes. Chocolate malts, vanilla, and some slight caramel. Chewy and viscous with mellow carbonation, delicious.
claaark13 (7) - Indiana, USA - APR 6, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells of sweet malts with the slightest amount of barrel coming towards the end. Really needed to fight to find the barrel. Looks beyond fantastic. Nice rising head that recedes into good retention. Black with fantastic legs. Flavors are of sweet dark malts with a slight roast, light hop backbone and then some non-dominating whiskey in the finish. Good body.
peteinSD (1183) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
’11 bottle from Scott - thanks! Black pour with a dark tan head. Aroma is oak,whiskey,and the tart, fruit notes of an infection - awesome! Taste is dominated by a tart, balsamic note followed by light roast, and whiskey. Kinda reminds me of Lost Abbey Sinner’s ’10 with some whiskey. Pretty enjoyable for an infected beer but not what I had in mind.
poibag808 (14) - Hawaii, USA - MAR 26, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours motor oil black, aroma raisin/dark fruit with strong barrel/whiskey characters. taste is strong whiskey with ripe dark fruit upfront with a smokey finish. Its a great beer but my favorite is still original yeti.
OmegaX (1132) - Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks Daknole!! Nose is huge amounts of raisin with a slight smokey note. Plenty of bourbon/vanilla followed up by chocolate and plum notes. Wow! This is the way I like to see my impy stout - jet black with a dark brown, almost black head. Crazy! It stains the glass with every sip. Sticky and oily mouthfeel. Taste wise, I picked up a lot of sweet raisins, caramel, chocolate, a bit of bourbon, and vanilla. Awesome stuff here. I even got an earthy peanut-like taste from it on the finish as I neared the end of the glass. This is one of my favorite brews of all time. Cheers!!!
Chipalsa (1270) - Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to OmegaX for this one - I love the Yeti! Into a snifter poured a damn dark beer, and the head was dark as well. Aromas were full of whiskey and chocolate with a light coffee scent. The mouth-feel was thick and malty, while roasted malts and cocoa filled the mouth with a palate-assaulting kick of flavor. Undertones of milk chocolate and charred wood added to the complexity of this beer, and made this great sipper all the more enjoyable. Fantastic stuff, right here.
sherm1016 (998) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle, courtesy of ablackshear, split with a friend. Pours a thick, jet-black color with a dark brown head. Aroma is bourbon. Not much else. A bit syrup-like on the palate with soft carbonation. Flavor is sweet, chocolate, coffee, bourbon, roasted malt, vanilla, oak, with a sweet, bourbon finish. Holy crap, that’s good.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From notes. First reviewed 2/17/2011. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tasting glass.
The beer itself is a dark mahogany color with a dark brown edge. A small tan head retains well and leaves a bit of sticky lace on the glass.
The aroma is great and displays wonderful balance. Bourbon, roasted malt, some dark chocolate, vanilla, oak, a little extra unspecified booze, and some light coffee as an extra kick.
Whiskey brackets the rest of the flavors before and after. Roasted and chocolate malt, dark chocolate and cocoa, and a bit of vanilla and woody oak toward the end, leading into the whiskey finale.
Creamy, smooth, and full bodied. The bourbon warms the throat and stomach. The carbonation is on the lighter side, staying out of the way of the lush feel.
A great beer to barrel age. I have liked each variety of Yeti I have tried. This turned out extremely well.