dmac (4677) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber from Spirits Toms River. Doing this one on memory from last night so let’s do it short and sweet. Compared to the regular Yeti the Belgian yeast in this one adds some fruity esters on the nose and flavor. while adding the fruitiness it seriously cuts back on the roastiness which is what an Impy Stout is all about. Sadly I prefer the regular much much more. You keep your fruity Belgian yeast out of my Impy Stouts Great Divide and I will keep my Yeti beer money supply out of other breweries pockets.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle to snifter. Very dark black pour, not too thick but very oily . Aroma had hints of chocolate, dark malts, and slight coffee bean. The flavor was very silky and incredibly easy to drink. The ABV is masked very well amongst the flavors.
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - AUG 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours a viscous dark brown with a creamy tan head.
Aroma: Chocolaty roast and faint but apparent spicy yeast.
Taste: Big dark chocolate roast. So very close to all the other variants of Yeti, you really don’t pick up a Belgian yeast profile.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, full bodied.
Overall: As mentioned, the yeast took a back seat to the monstrous roasted malt profile this beer shows in all it’s variations. With that said, this is very tasty, and might develop more character with a year or two on it.
cheap (4567) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap at the 1-4 the road. Big black oily pour with a choco moose head. Just a simple stout aroma for this brew, nothing over the top. Taste is much more mild than I expected. For 9+% ypu’d never know it. Rather easy going at first then the impy stout rudeness begins to set in. Mind you, it never really gets tremendously rude like many imp stouts but it still has a brain grabbing personality. Barely any CO2. Overall, a little better than expected. Bitter burnt finish that lasts for a while.
vyvvy (4661) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark with a sturdy soapy tan head. The aroma has milk duds, caramel, ice cream malt, roasty malt, green apple and dark berries. Medium full body that still has a bit of sharp crispness to it and has some semi-soft carbonation on the end. The flavor starts with smooth roasted malt, funky Belgian yeast, caramel, ice cream malt and cream. The finish has a bit of spicy hops poking through with the rest of the flavors. Good, but hoping for more with the Yeti series and a Belgian stout.
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2011 Poor is dark dark brown. Very little light brown head. Smell is slightly sweet semi sweet chocolate and leathery. Taste is leather soy miso and smoke. Pretty good.
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - AUG 12, 2011
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Purchased from Bottleworks. Black with an espresso head. Aroma is yeast, chocolate, roasty, alcohol. Taste is Roasty, alcohol, yeast, chocolate, mild espresso- Fantastic stuff. Want more.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black color with a tan head that lasted a while. Smells a lot like regular yeti with chocolate, roasted malt, nuts, and some fruitiness. Belgian yeast more appearent in the flavor giving spice and fruit. Slightly sweet, chocolaty, and smooth.
bb (7500) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Black beer with a tan head. Yeast and chocolate aroma. Chocolate and eyasty flavor with caramel and light roast. Medium-plus bodied. Chocolate and yeast lingers with caramel.
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours with a bitch black body and a lasting fluffy tan head. Decent lacing. Aroma showcases some belgian esters upfront followed by dark chocolate, roast, iodine, fudge, nutty brownies, anise. Rich and decadent chocolate cake, espresso and some alcohol. Flavors are rich, and chocolaty. A bit ashy and smokey (a negative for me). Elegant, raisins, estery, dark chocolate. Creamy, mouth coating, medium to light bubbles. Warming, good.
Pleasantly surprised by this, not bad!