OneBrewru (11) - - APR 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Barrel Aged Yeti pours midnight black with a dark mahogony head. Seriously, this stuff looks like motor oil.
Aromas of oak, fine tobacco, chocolate, coffee, and dried dark fruits pervade. This beer has quite a nose.
The woodsy oak flavor really comes through on this beer. This beer is smokey and rich with dark coffee and chocolate coming off strong. The dried dark fruits are still present, lurking in the background.
The mouthfeel is rich and sumptuous. Silky smooth with light carbonation.
Overall, this is a great beer. Definitely worthy of slow thoughtful sips. I couldnít have a bunch of these as it is a very strong beer in every sense of the word.
Beergeek23322 (2446) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11/26/2014. On tap. Black with a beige head. Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and bourbon aromas. Very well made robust stout with balance and complexity.
artmcd8 (1718) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at fobab. Pours a dark dark brown black with a light brown head. Aroma of vanilla, cocoa powder, bourbon alcohol aromas. Some nutty aromas as well. Taste is sweet with a bourbon heat. Medium thick body and a medium light carb. Could get lost in the shuffle but really well done.
rxeight (1474) - Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at fobab. Honestly, this was a dissapointment. Not sure if it wasnít good or just below all the other amazing beers. It has booze, but it tasted like well whiskey you get at a college town special. Seemed too thin for the barrel. Maybe on itís own I would appreciate it more. But at fobab, itís subpar.
haddon90 (1479) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 bottle. Pours a deep black color with a laced, tan head. Strong, whiskey presence with roasted coffee and malt. Strong, Yeti taste with a smooth whiskey finish. Some licorice in there as well. This beer definitely ages well.
Block (1481) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is sweet, chocolate. Medium body. Flavored of chocolate, roasted malts, a little coffee. A kick at the finish. Alcohol is nearly completely covered with a bit of whiskey coming through.
interkin3tic (6) - - OCT 7, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Caramel, chocolate, roasty. More had than Iíd expect. A little more roasted than Iíd prefer, but good balance. A little sweet. Raisin, smoke.
CanIHave4Beers (3338) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2011 bottle, courtesy of a kind soul... shared in a location remote of my dining room.
The beer pours black with a small head and decent lacing on the glass.
The aroma is rich and sweet with a lot of bourbon, a touch of licorice, some caramel, vanilla, and a whole bunch of deep roast reminiscent more of espresso than anything.
The flavor is very rich, nicely bourbon forward with lots of coffee like roastiness. Itís chocolaty with a good bit of vanillin from the barrel along with some toffee. Itís got some odd but pleasant notes of coconut & very light smoke. Of course itís pretty sweet, but itís still got that balance of bitterness that Yeti seems to hang itís hat on, even after 3 years in the bottle.
Honestly one of the best barrel aged stouts Iíve had, I went into it with 0 expectation, but holy moly this is nice.
Countbeer (4681) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle: Thanks to ... Vintage 2011: Bottle No. 2283: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Medium to smal brown to darker brown head. Pitch black body.
Aromas of wood roast, some bourbon/whiskey notes, dark chocolate, some malts roast and coffee tones, light vanilla, some bay leaf, light manure...
Flavour is thick and massive dark tones of dark roasted bitter coffee tones, dark chocolate, tar, roast, bitters, earthy tones, light dry, coffee beans, some bay leaf, some whiskey, some strong roast, light vanilla, wood roast...
Aftertaste is a mix of dark roast, dark coffee, light vanilla, earthy, wood roast, some dark chocolate....
Low carbo, light creamy mouthfeel, full bodied and a creamy close to oily light sticky light dry texture.
Massive dark roasty tones. Impressive!
RussianDragon (506) - - AUG 5, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle is 2011 vintage. Pours a near black with a wispy beige edge head and spotty lacing. Aroma is whiskey upfront, bitter chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor is same with hot booze presence throughout.
Thick and viscous mouthfeel, carbonation is muted, and a warming alcohol finish. From Johanson tasting notes 3/3/12.
AlmostBeerHero (13) - Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Love yeti. Love barrels. Love yeti in barrels.
Dark black with a tan head. Lasts longer than expected given booze and barrels. Coffee, Dark chocolate and oaky booze notes. Medium mouthfeel. Complex and balanced. Chocolate, coffee, oaky. Dances around on the tongue a bit. Lovely