patrick767 (3724) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft - Pours black with a lingering tan head. It has an assertive roast chocolate aroma. There’s a big chocolate malt flavor with plenty of dark roast taste, a bit of licorice, and apparent Belgian yeast, particularly in the livelier carbonation than is found in most imperial stouts and a light underlying fruitiness. Delicious!
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - SEP 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Funky notes in the roasty body. Middernag swart with medium beige head. Roast aroma. Lovely. Worth seeking out.
Goodgrief (1844) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - SEP 23, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. Man, this was REALLY good. Dark pour, ruby red highlights, fluffy head and great lacing. Rich cocoa and roast flavors with a great complementary fruity twist. Rich and full in the mouth. Excellent.
rader58 (815) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Pours a dark black. Aroma of chocolate, toffee, vanilla, coffee and a slight hint of coriander. Flavor is coffee, spice, chocolate, dried fruit. Overall a nice stout that has a hint of spice and fruit, but I prefer the other incarnations of the Yeti to this one.
abcfan (811) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good brew. Pours black with a fluffy tan head. Aroma is coffee and alcohol. Taste is coffee, chocolate and belgian yeast. Dry, slightly roasted finish.
FudgeSociety2 (311) - Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The Belgian yeast takes over more than it compliments the beer. Added fruit notes and and baker’s chocolate powder flavor come out of it. Somwhat noticable hops in the background. Not as good as the original Yeti and gets somewhat old halfway through the bomber.
hopscotch (10009) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… Pours tar black with a small, creamy, well-tanned head. Fair retention. Spicy, fruity, chocolaty nose – pear and a hint of clove. Full-bodied and creamy with laid-back carbonation. The flavor is sweet, milk chocolaty, a touch fruity and a little spicy. Bittersweet finish.
LinusStick (2969) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
My least favorite Yeti yet. I am not a big fan of using Belgian yeast in a beer that is not a Belgian style and this is no different. Aroma was deep roasted malt and coffee. Pour was a deep dark brown (near black) with a thin tan film for a head. Taste was nice. It was like a coffee bean covered in rich dark chocolate. Mouth feel was a little thin. Nice bitter coffee aftertaste. The Belgian yeast comes up in the aftertaste and add a spice and bubblegum flavor that, in my opinion, should not be in an imperial stout. Not a bad beer, though. Light carbonation.
mikesaum (618) - Newark, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated on 7/7/11, thick black pour, brown head, aroma is strong booze, chocolate and coffee, and the yeast is also quit present in aroma.very odd flavor,way off from what I was expecting,normal impy stout flavors are ther, rasty coffee/chocolate etc, but the belgian style yeast puts way too much funk in this brew for me. Im willing to try this again, but this first time, I am dissappointed.
jefcon (1472) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fresh aromas with the sweet phenols of a tripel and the rough-hewn yeast of a saison. The raisin, milk and then dark chocolates, and cafe-au-lait flavors of the beer then come as a bit of a surprise. More careful tasting reveals little Belgian touches in the beer: smooth finish, slick palate, clean, citric hops, and a delicate floral note right in the heart of the profile. This is unquestionably an American beer, but it tastes like a first generation version of stout. Really interesting and delicious.