emacgee (4613) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours inky black with a nice chestnut brown head. Nose is roasty with notes of burnt popcorn and toast. Slightly rusty/metallic with some fruit skins. Roasty flavor with some cacao and chocolate and notes of burnt toast. Rich and velvety mouthfeel. From what I can tell the Belgian aspect of this comes through more in the palate and interaction with the dark grains as opposed to any ester/phenol presence.
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour is deep black with a nice tan head, good retention/some lacing. Aroma is powdered sugar, dark fruits, some light chocolate/coffee but the roast is very muted. Taste is rich chocolate initially but finish is thin and watery. Palate is a bit astringent. Iíd go for espresso yeti.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 29, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
651mL thanks to tastybeer. The pour is a deep black with a modest brown head generated. Spotty lace on the snifter. Nose is pretty much all yeast phenols and lemon dessert cookies with powdered sugar. Sounds good but the nose is still off by quite a bit. Up front the taste is heavy and thick but on the finish it becomes very weak and watery. Gets thin and astringent with a taste profile of nori (seaweed paper) and soy. Poor palate. Probably not something to pursue for the Yeti lineup.
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msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating #1500. Figured I would try out the new Yeti. Pours near black with tan head. I remember the other versions having a much darker head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malts, dark fruits, spices, and yeast. Flavors of chocolate, tons of burnt and roasted malts, very light coffee, bit of yeast, spices, and some raisins. Finishes dry with some bitterness at the end. Not my favorite version, but this is still pretty good. Still probably one of the best foreign style stouts I have had.
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has lots of chocolate, dark dried fruit and a hint of the Belgian yeast used. Flavor seems sweeter than the regular Yeti with the yeast offering a lightly spicier and fruitlet note. Good stuff.
Ktwse (4104) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not my favourite Yeti but still very good. Pours as black as all of them, with a minimal tan head. Maybe slightly thinner than the regular Yeti. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, but the belgian yeast adds caramel, more dark fruits and alcohol. Alcohol is also more present in the taste. Sweeter than the ordinary Yeti with less of the coffee and more raisins. Palate is as great as ever.
temporrari (397) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at The Dash-In. I have always been a fan of Yeti. Add a Belgian yeast and I canít imagine things not turning out great. Perhaps it was served so cold it muted the Belgian character, but I really didnít notice any. I might have been a touch imbibed as well. It was chocolatey and very smooth. As it warmed I thought for a moment I detected some spice... But I really canít be sure. If I go back and itís there Iíll order it again, but I think Iíll start here instead of finishing with it. Tasted good in any case!
norsedoc (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a active tan head that falls after the first sip. Fair lacing. Nose of blackberry and cocoa. Thinner than the regular Yeti. Some spice and dark fruit to go with the sweet roasted malt. It gets much better as it warms.
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brownish black with tan head, aroma has notes of chocolate, coffee, roast, some dark fruit, touch of slight fruity esters. Taste is really nice, rich chocolate and toffee notes, some bitter espresso, dark fruit and roasted malt, tiny touch of fruity esters, but really just adds a slight bit to the beer.
HonkeyBra (4036) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a dark brown, near black, with a thick tan head. Big dark chocolate aroma, with some caramel, from which the Belgian yeast peaks out showcasing pepper and some estery notes. Flavor has a lot of dark chocolate. Some chocolate syrup. There is also some caramel, peanut butter. Some mild pepper and hay. The Belgian notes in the finish are kind of off. Full bodied, mild carbonation. This gets really weird towards the finish.