17thfloor (2439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a small frothy tan head. Aroma has some light roasty notes, stale piney hops, very simple. Crystal malt, hard roast, oxidized piney hops, bitter black malt, bit tannic, not really getting the Belgian part, just a light bit of plum, not a very good yeti. Medium body, glassy thin with prickly carbonation.
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - SEP 26, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a jet black brew with thin brown head. Scent is roasty with chocolate and dark fruit notes. Taste is dark chocolate with a hint of spice. Good stuff
patrick767 (3741) - 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 (1895) - 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 (825) - 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 (848) - 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 (10180) - 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 (3036) - 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.