edgallow (2102) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Taste is malts, chocolate and a bit of bitterness.
slowrunner77 (3771) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"Awesome!!! Where chocolate yeti came up just a little bit short, this one did not. not very belgian right out of the gate. maybe that will change over time, but the chocolate roastiness of this beer is simply out of this world. the hops seemed to be toned down to the point that i question if this has the same ibus as original yeti. velvety smooth, no heat, and deeeelicious. if i really wanted a belgian i’d be disappointed, but as a stout - just amazing. THIS is what i wanted ommegang chocolate indulgence to be, and indulgent is the word that best descibes this beer. chocolate up front in the nose and flavor with a hint of fruity belgian yeast and spice only as it warms, and even then, pretty subtle. more sweet than bitter. one of smoother stouts i’ve ever had. 2012 - had 2 or 3 and it has not aged well. chocolate goes bye bye and yeast gets a little funky. not nearly as good as when fresh
ciaranc (896) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2014 Shared bottle at Borris House, Co Carlow. No notes, rated from memory. Shared bottle at Borris House, Co Carlow. No notes, rated from memory.
bth122 (1269) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big bottle.. Big roasted malt, vanilla, nut aromas, with some hints of Belgium yeast in background. Creamy texture. Cocoa flavors. Heavy body. Minty notes with some vanilla and clove. Pretty complex and good.
Lisowczyk (58) - POLAND - AUG 16, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Butelka ważna do 1.X.12 r. - degustowana styczeń 2014!
Rewelacyjna etykieta. W barwie smolista czerń. Piana niska, brązowa i drobnoziarnista. Aromat powalający! Wspaniały wachlarz nut czekoladowych! Od gorzkiej do mlecznej, aż do leciutkie kakao. Niesamowicie intensywna wanilia. Do tego rodzynki, śliwka, róże, odrobina nut rumowych. Czysta maestria! W smaku wanilia płynąca niesamowitą czekoladową rzeką (ponownie cały przekrój czekoladowych smaków od gorzkiego, po mleczne) pełną rodzynek, róży, ciemnych Średnio intensywna goryczka z nutą palonego słodu. Idealny balans, czysta perfekcja!
motelpogo (6700) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, prague alefest 2012, shared with mowbeer and evan. blackish with a lasting beige head; aroma of licorice, cocoa powder; sweet and chewy malt character with hints of brandy and port. pleasant but doesn’t rise to any great heights
klippx (54) - Solna, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Roasted malt aroma. Very dark brown head. Black body. Roasted toffee taste with a heavy hoppy after taste, hints if coffee and barley.
cpetrone84 (1434) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is black with a small amount of milky brown head. Nose has a light roast, hints of licorice and tobacco, and fruity esters. Taste has a bit more malt, light roast, some rich milk chocolate, a bit of sweet fruitiness in back. The Belgian yeast doesn’t really make a huge impact. May add some fruitier notes not typically in an imperial stout. It isn’t a sugary malt or a dark berry. Seems well attenuated, clean, full bodied, and moderate carbonation.
olio (6232) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle @ PBF IX.
Pours pitch black color with a nice large beige head. Roasted malts and some faint yeast notes on the aroma, some chocolate, cocoa, and some faint ashy notes. Roasted malty flavor, some chocolate, cocoa, some wooden notes and mild yeasty spiciness. I’d rather drink my Yeti without the belgian elements (though they are very faint here). Very nice anyway.
TBone (12567) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 650ml (BBE 2012, PBF IX)
Dark opaque color, brown head. Sticky toasted, some "vintage" cardboardish notes. Full-bodied. Sticky, toasted, vanilla, caramel. Belgian yeastyness gives some fruityness. Normal Yeti is better.
tiong (3782) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle @ PBF IX
BBE 01 OCT 2012 -
Pours pitch black with a smooth head. Aroma of roasty malts, yeast, some coffee, spices and chocolate. Taste is smooth, roasty and slightly yeasty with some coffee, chocolate and hints of spices. Finish is smooth, roasty and chocolatey with some licorice and coffee notes. Quite good.