_angst_ (2556) - Göteborg, - DEC 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml bottle received in trade. Thank you rfraga7. Pours viscous pitch black with a frothy and creamy dark chocolate brown head that leaves lots of lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet and sour with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, lemon juice, mineral rich soil, caramel, resinous wood, boozy whiskey, dark grapes, alcohol, pine, bitter chocolate, lemon zest, acetic acid and hints of red wine vinegar. Taste is sweet, bitter and very sour with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, lemon juice, oily pine, resinous wood, bitter chocolate, whiskey, acetic acid, red wine vinegar, lemon zest, toffee, burnt cookies, mineral rich moist soil and caramel. Mouthfeel is smooth, oily tart, tiny mouth puckering and near full bodied. Finish is dry, tart and bitter with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, lemon juice, gastric acid, bitter chocolate, caramel, toffee, acetic acid and pine. Heavily infected... I didn’t expect this from an otherwise solid brewery.
gendv138 (973) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle during RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting at Schlafly Tap Room. Black with tan head. Aromas of whiskey, chocolate, roast. Tastes of whiskey, chocolate, slight dark fruit, a bit of vanilla and oak. Full body with a dry finish. Aged well for 3 years.
williamstome (818) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black pour, minimal brown head. Mild whiskey aroma, well ballanced flavor, with big chocolate and whiskey notes. Quite smooth. A great beer but honestly not as good as the standard yeti.
thrashers2x (46) - Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A big beer with big flavor. Coffee, caramel, vanilla, raisin, clove, coffee with a nice roasted flavor. A great stout.
auee92 (11) - Lawrenceville, USA - APR 10, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: chocolate, coffee, roasty, alcohol, soy sauce,
Appearance: black, minimal head, tan foam,
Taste: light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness,
Palate: light body, thin feel, oily feel, slick feel, soft carbonation,
Overall: Very good Imperial Stout, very drinkable and hides the 9% very well.
tricyclist (657) - Florida, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this awhile back and again tonight. Was better then, but still good now. Plenty of booze on the nose and a little oxidize. Caramel and roasted malt. Flavor is similar with nice muted booze notes and caramel finish. Really drinkable with a nice full body.
hockeybeerguy (1461) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rcvd in trade. Reviewed from notes.
The appearance is a pitch black body with a two finger tan foamy head that when it dies leaves some nice clingy foamy lacing in rings.
The smell has some chocolate and coffee coming through in a woody sort of way. Light vanilla enters in as it warms up.
The taste is bittersweet through previously mentioned flavors.
On the palate, it sits about a medium to heavy and demonstrates that its not that sessionable. Carbonation is barely there leads to a nice smooth feel all around.
Overall, so though I got this in a trade, I feel like I had the cart before the horse since I didn’t have the original Yeti, no worries. Id still have this again and this is very good for its style as well and also am hoping Id be able to find original Yeti someday.
RobertDale (3270) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml. bottle. A big thanks to James! Pours a thick black with a small reddish brown head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, vanilla, and whiskey. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, whiskey, vanilla, dark fruit, and wood. Exceptional balance. A joy to sip on.
DrElectrico (10) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Full bodied smokey espresso flavour. Delicious beer. Pours with a close to black ’crema’. Must do it again.
Christpuncher (939) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really smokey stout with a bitter finish. Pours almost black and does not smell like much. Really smooth had this acre.
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AirForceHops (2939) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle vintage 2008, bottle count 446/470. Got this in a trade with bu11zeye, thanks a lot!! I am drinking a collector’s item; I believe I will keep the bottle. Nose is incredibly smooth bourbon oak and vanilla followed by hints of chocolate and sugar. Flavor is really good considering how much age it has. Whiskey, vanilla oak, chocolate, and raisins. The carbonation is nearly flat but… it’s a 5 year old bottle, I can forgive that. In retrospect this should have been opened about 18 – 20 months ago but this drinks really, REALLY well. Top Notch, and bad ass.