petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark brown black with a beige head. Aromas of rich bourbon, oak, and alcohol. Rich malt flavors of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and bitter roast. Holy crap this is amazing
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
650 ml bottle from Dchmelas super sixpack shipper. Thanks buddy! Black as night with a great creamy. Brown long lasting head. Chocolate, espresso smooth oak flavor. Bold! You will love this beer!
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The full intensity of the yeti with an added layer of oak. thick and bold like a hoppy/malty motor oil. Rich with chocolate and coffee tones.
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma- massive whiskey, roasted notes, chocolate, plums, figs, booze
Appearance- black with a whispy white head
Taste- huge whiskey sweetness upfront, caramel, dark fruits, roasted notes, alcohol heat, lingering whiskey on the backend
Palate- great body and nice mouthfeel on this one
Overall- So glad that I got to try this one. Superbly complex and thought-provoking. A rich, powerful BA stout that was a fantastic treat.
norsedoc (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at taproom. Big thick black beer with thin head. It leaves a brown sheen on the glass when swirled. Cherry, vanilla, and bourbon flavors. I doesn’t have that whiskey heat off-flavor like most barrel aged beers. Definitely a slow sipper.
Gusgus (227) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 11/1104, no year on the bottle, but probably -09 or -10.
Initially closed, not very expressive. Candylike sweet aroma, fruits, vanilla, hint of whiskey, but not the astringent ’tequila’-like roughness. Very smooth flavor. Sweet, balance between chocolate, vanilla, custard, citrusy hops. Impressively balanced and drinkable with great complexity.
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2011
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma:The aroma is subdued. There’s a little bourbon and dark malts, but not as much as I was expecting.
Appearance:The color is black and opaque. Nice thick head. Caramel colored head.
Taste:The bourbon isn’t that noticeable up front, but it’s definitely there on the back end. Dark fruits, raisins, plums, figs in the midtaste.
Palate:Hugely smooth beer. Medium to thick body. Good carbonation.
Overall:Excellent delicious and smooth beer, very well done.
drabmuh (194) - Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rarest of the five incarnation of the yeti, shared at a tasting recently. Very excited about this one.
Beer served in a tiny tulip. Beer is pitch black, even at the corners. Forms a brown head of small bubbles that leaves some lacing on the glass. I can’t tell the carbonation levels but at the interface of the glass I can’t see any activity. Doesn’t mean much though.
Aroma is hot. Lots of alcohol in there. What’s the % on this? 12? You can smell it for sure. Nice malt sweetness and some roasted stuff as well. I can’t really smell the barrel. I suppose that’s good.
Beer is medium to full bodied and pretty sweet. Would the sweetness go down aftertime or would it sour at all if left alone? Beer finishes slightly dry and there is a lot of boozy / subtle wood character. Overall the beer was good but I should have had it with the Oak aged side by side. So far that’s been my favorite.
Serving type: bottle
slowrunner77 (186) - reno, Alabama, USA - SEP 7, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
"ok, i really gotta get my hands on a plain old Yeti. I’m intruiged, as i’ve now had Yeti’s mellow little brother (oak) and it’s rebelious older sibling, the Whiskey Barrel aged. I liked the oak, although it was so mellow, i couldn’t rank it up there among the best of the impy stouts, but this one is a whole ’nother story. the jet black elixir has a massive aroma of everything from chocolate to vanilla to wood to whiskey to bitter hops to roasted malts, and the flavor is huge as well, although i was in disbelief that a beer this smooth could possibly be a 12.2% beer. I didn;t believe my friend, i had to check the label myself. Big sweetness balanced by hefty ibus...my kind of beer. among the best, if not quite at the top. (the feel was oh so close to a 10, and i wish i could give the flavor a 9.5 as well)"
alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
So happy I finally got to try this! Thanks a million Shane, you always hook me up!
Appearance is a really nice abyss black. Minimal head per usual on these barrel aged beers.
Smells of delicious stranahan barrel whiskey, chocolate and vanilla mixed with subtle oak.
The taste is very barrel faint, I get the whiskey on the back of the tongue but overall this beer is really smooth. Some coffee notes and vanilla in the taste. The chocolate comes through in the beginning and adds a nice twist to the finish. Really glad I finally got to try this one!