keepersj12 (3019) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Intriguing for sure. This may grow on me in time. Maybe its still a bit too early for an Imperial Stout, I may have to rerate in the winter. It had a very nice roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, toast aroma from a black pour with only a minimal head. The flavor had the same as the aroma along with some fruit, maybe cherries. Nice long lasting finish with a warm feel on the throat.
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Snifter. Bottled June 2011.
Appearance: Pitch black with initial massive brown head and decent lacing for an Imperial Stout.
Aroma: Mostly smells like a standard RIS (chocolate, coffee, molasses, licorice) with just a touch of fruity, musty and spicy Belgian yeast.
Taste: Quite fruity overall, which plays very nicely over the roasted characteristics of milk chocolate, coffee and molasses. Ends slightly spicy.
Palate: Full-bodied but not nearly as thick as other Yetis. Silky, smooth and creamy with moderate carbonation. Somewhat dry finish. Not at all harsh for a fresh Imperial Stout.
Overall: Besides for the added fruitiness, this does not seem very Belgian. However, the yeast likely helped lighten and mellow the beer, as if it had been aged for years. Deliciousness incarnate.
zach8270 (4003) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draft @ Tap and Mallet - Rochester, NY) Dark black pour with a thick tan head. Roasted malt aroma with a very mild fruity undertone. Didnít catch much in the way of spice. Flavor is roasty and fruity with some wine-like notes and a very subtle and light touch of yeast. Didnít really get much Belgian yeast, but the stoutís still really nice.
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ redlight redlight. Spicy chocolate on the nose. Pours black with a tan head. Funky flavor, i feel like the Belgian yeast clashes with hops and bitter dark malts. Not favorite
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
opaque black , small tan head, nice lacing though no retention... roast cream fruits belg yeast creamed coffee... lively creamy medium body warming on the back end... very very fruity dry finish belg yeast roast coffee, but the fruitiness dominates... dry dry finish... odd, worth trying but not as refined as the other yetis
thirdeye11 (5914) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draught) jet black with tan head. Nose of chocolate malt, fudge, and a hint of raisin. Taste of raisin, dark chocolate, caramel, other dark fruits. Interesting take but maybe the weakest of the yetis.
adrian910ss (2490) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a black cola with a thick and creamy light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, and Belgian yeast. Taste of chocolate, roasted malt, Belgian yeast and cocoa powder.
shimmergloom (8) - St. Catharines, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2011 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thinner than I expected, not a full mouth feel for a stout or Imperial. Coffee nose, not very bitter.
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radagast83 (6338) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Poured a dark, black color with a medium sized tan head. Aroma is roasted, notes of dark chocolate, touch of Belgian yeast. Flavor was coffee notes, chocolate, touch of funky Belgian yeast, roasted malts. This one was highly drinkable, enjoyable. The Belgian character was a lot more mellow than I normally expect from a "Belgian style" beer.
MacBoost (1648) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chocolate in the nose. Pours a dark brown with an off white head. Pure chalky chocolate milkshake taste. This beer is really chocolatly and slightly sweet. The Belgian yeastís presence is felt in the texture, if that makes sense. This is a solid stout, if a bit under attenuated. Good stuff.