alexsdad06 (8230) - Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample @ Jackie O’s. Pours dark brown with a medium sized tan head. The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruits with an increased spiciness from the Belgian yeast. The flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruits and spicy yeast. I thought this was decent enough, but still prefer the regular version better.
crajun (1142) - , Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2016 lowered from 4.6. still maintain that the 11/14 tasting was probably the best beer I have had.....since this was retired I traded and obtained 2; drinking the last one yesterday dated 6/12. That was too long to cellar as the beer had become too sweet. returning to original rate of 4.3...LOVE THE YETI!!!>>>>>>> rate 11/14. bottled 07/12. bumped from 4.3 to 4.6 might have been the best bottle of beer ever for me - odd in that there was little to no belgian influence after 2 years but the chocolate was out of this world in both aroma and flavor. smooth, minimal hops and roast but just enough to balance. incredible. will be aging a few after that - now on to the other yetis............................................. to Great Divide and the line of Yeti - will try this again as it might surpass oak as my fav; for now ranking this one tick below oak.
In comparing to the other Yeti’s:
still a black pour with beige head; aroma is a little more subdued with addition of belgian yeast aroma. Taste to me is more subdued and smoother than the other yeti’s - no alcohol in flavor at all (impressive for 9.5% alcohol). Taste is sweet up front with hints of belgian ale - spiciness popping up during taste.
I dismissed this as a crazy idea; but damn it works well. bottled on 11/18/2011.
travita (4739) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black in color, tan colored head. Dark. The smell is malts, coffee, roasty, chocolate, burnt, fruits, and good. The taste is sweeter, coffee, malts, burnt, roasty, fruits, spice, and good.
hopdog (10910) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Poured a black color, brown edges, and an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, fruity and some licorice. Tastes of chocolate, dark fruits, roast, coffee, and spice.
17thfloor (2443) - 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 (3918) - 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 (2290) - 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 (1965) - 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 (865) - 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.