Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on draft at Jackie O’s. Pours a dark brown color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, spicy notes and a fruity finish. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, honey, spices, nutty notes and an herbal hop finish. Medium bodied.
argo0 (12854) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Small tan head, brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some coffee/roast, nut, light orange. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, roast, coffee, faint spicy. Medium-full body, some stickiness, low carbonation. Tastes lovely, as the other Yetis, but minimal Belgian characteristic.
dyetube (1374) - Hurst, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from kegs and barrels. Pour black with a medium tan head that dissipates quickly. The aromas are milk chocolate, coffee, vanilla. The mouthfeel is dry and roasty with a heavy body and minimal carbobation. This was a great beer. Cheers!
bigbish (682) - California, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
J like the flavor of this stout. Very interesting and different from other shouts out there. Would buy again if I wanted to switch things up.
drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
doing this on memory but it poured dark with a decent tan head, tasted very good and the belgian yeast mellowed out alcohol. great beer
dmac (5208) - 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 (2486) - , 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 (5111) - 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 (5368) - 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.