OKplus (673) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - Motor oil black with a creamy mocha head showing good retention.
S - Yeasty chocolate, roasted coffee beans, vanilla, woody booze.
T - Bitter sweet chocolate malt, vanilla, coffee beans, toasted yeasty brown bread clings to the sides of the tongue. Not getting alot of fruit but moderate floral hops with minor hints of apples and prunes. Hops dry out the Esspresso oils and sweet malt that coat your mouth on the finish.
M - Medium creamy body, a little more boozy than regular Yeti as it warms.
Adds more complexity to an already perfect beer. The fruit didnít come out as much as Iíd hoped for. Good but I would just go with regular Yeti.
Serving type: bottle
TheGB (458) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a nice brown head. Light aroma of some malt. Nice taste of malt and chocolate with some nice Belgian characteristics.
kevinator (556) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good but probably my least favorite of the Yeti clan. Nice roasted malty aroma but with a Belgian yeast tinge. Great dark color with a sustainable tan head. Full and oily palate with higher carbonation than expected. Roasted malt flavors but with the fruit esters and Belgian yeast as described. Iím not sure the flavors complemented each other all that well. Having said that, still an above average imperial stout.
MartinT (7288) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
Gorgeous chocolate flavors are surrounded by roast and a citrusy touch in this most personable Imperial Stout.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam sits atop the blackness.
-The light acidity in the finish works well with the chocolate notes.
-This is not as corpulent as the regular Yeti.
-Mouthfeel is fluffy, nicely carbonated, which turns the flavor profile to a chocolate mousse.
xblanchard29x (15) - Alabama, USA - NOV 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
__Rb81 (9) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home (650 ml). Dark brown to black with a tan head. Aroma of yeast and chocolate with roasted malts and some alcohol. Creamy, chocolate, roasted coffee, yeast, and a warming, full after taste. Great beer, hope to meet the other Yetis as well.
Gachupines (745) - USA - NOV 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black with a small head. Aroma is dark chocolate and a bit fruity. Very rich nose. Flavor is big chocolate and roasted malt. Notes of dark fruit and a bit of spice. A touch on the sweet side, it gets a bit cloying after awhile but those first few sips are impressive.
BigHoss (150) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 1 pint, 6 FL.OZ Bottle. Color is dark brown with a small beige head. I smell coffee, dark fruits and chocolate. I taste all the same with malt and alcohol. Excellent. ...
NikkTwist (1235) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Eulogy. Pitch black pour with khaki foam. Rich roasted dark chocolate backbone. Cold espresso. This "Belgium" version has some odd notes that are not quite working for me. Palm fronds. Crystallized ginger. Cilantro. Floral honeycomb. It is still a Yeti - so obviously still good - just not as good as most other versions.
RichTheVillan (1615) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from BrewDog Birmingham; black pour with tan head, chocolate and roast malt aroma, taste has roast malts chocolate some yeast esters, dried dark fruit, slick oily mouthfeel.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A roasted chocolaty Belgian dark ale with an intrinsic spiciness. Good but I prefer its popular sisters.
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed when many month of age.
The look: Black body topped by a medium tan head with medium retention.
In long: Nose is roasted, notes of cacao, a certain cloves-like spiciness, coconut, distant fruitiness. Enjoyable big thick body that doesnít feel so heavy thanks to a lively Belgian style carbonation, nice mouthfeel here. Nice foamy cake maltiness, sensation of a coconut cake covered with cocoa icing, a sip of highly roasted black coffee, an intrinsic yeast-related cloves-like spiciness. More spiciness in the comeback, this time nutmeg-ish. No alcohol presence whatsoever. I really liked most of this beer but its inherent spiciness did not work for me, just like about any spiciness or spices in a chocolaty roasted black ale. A pretty good beer but inferior to the regular Yeti and its Oak Aged sister. Pretty insulting that I only drank 0.0000000001% of the world supply of beer and Iím considered an alcoholic.