jtclockwork (10892) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deceptively smooth chocolate imperial. Nice mocha mouth feel. Velvet texture. Toasted caramel bread nose. Jet black, as it should be. Rated 9/22/09
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2010
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
excellent brew. Chocolate notes are subtle but nice. I couldnít find the spice the label promised but this beer was really good. Donít pass on this one if you get the chance
Rustyham (1800) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
big bubbled brown head over a black body, aroma is incredibly sweet and milk chocolaty. Flavor is a lot more bitter than expected, but thatís a good thing. Black coffee and Dark chocolate with a little milkiness to smooth it out. This is complex but very easy to drink, if not a little sticky, though. The Yeti has never done me wrong! Bottle from Knightly Spirits, Orlando.
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured dark rich, thick creamy head. Aroma of sweet chocolate, light vanilla and raisin. Rich malts, very little hops, with a definite spiced finish, which I was delightfully surprised.
DigitalMan (193) - Idaho, USA - MAR 19, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Motor oil with rich dark creamy head. Smells like a stout should. Chocolate (or coffee) usually isnít my style, but the flavors here all work perfectly. Rather than causing wincing from bitterness, the chocolate is more like a milkshake. I think I can feel the heat of the cayenne on my tongue. Good stuff.
TheAlum (6297) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2010 22 oz bottle courtesy of a previous mreusch trade and cellared for a bit. Thanks, Matt! Pours a thicker black brown pour, opaque, with a pretty dark brown head that is moderate in size, sticks around a decent amount and cakes, laces below average in quality, surprisingly. Aromas are a combination of sweeter caramel malts, chocolate, vanilla, the roasted malts are there, but not as powerful, some oaky vanilla tannins mix with a light floral hopping (Lighter than standard Yeti, but still pretty firm) cacao, coffee, and semi-sweet cocoa. Pepper might be there, but it isnít as obvious as other "Heat spiced" stouts Iíve had. Initial is fuller, thick and a bit chewy, full on the palate with roasted malts coming in a bit more, roasty coffee, and sweeter smooth chocolate and caramel malts, vanilla tannins from the oak play into the beer well, as the sweet and bitter chocolate take a big element in the beer, smoothed out vanilla and caramel, roast sits towards the back with light bitterness and a very well executed cayenne pepper heat that lingers a bit and travels down the throat into the finish. The nose was a little off for me, the flavors were spot on though, not a big beer in that regard but quite tasty, vanilla and chocolate mixing smoothly, proper bitterness, and very nice heat from the pepper. Thoroughly enjoyed. A more powerful aroma and perhaps a bit more gusto in the flavor department would have put it in 4.1 territory. It just didnít leave much on the palate for itís ABV and size, as the heat travelled down the esophagus and left a fairly clean palate, a bit sweet and a touch roasty. A great beer, regardless.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great Divide Brewing Company--Chocolate Oak Aged YETI Imperial Stout--Decadent--Lusciuos- Aged On Oak Chips With Cocoa Nibs And Spice Added--2009 22 oz. Bottle. 9.50% ABV--75 IBUís. (3.75 / 5.0) Stout--Imperial--Lacy rich espresso head. Opaque dark obsidian black color. Chocolate Oak Fig Hop front. Rich mild creamy sweet big oak bourbon chocolate espresso body. Hot EtOH hop spice taste bud destroying bitter end. Dry unbalanced body. Over the top Imperial Stout. Too much. Sampled 8/8/2009. 2 @ $10.99 Each.
mitchgt (65) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Who doesnít love brownies? The most like pure cocao of the chocolate stouts Iíve tried. Oak-aged Yeti as Ovaltine. LIke this beer.
Fred82 (2115) - Quťbec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Charles Liquor shared in hotel room after EBF
Aroma : Barrel, vanilla, some hops ans spices. Some chocolate but not much. A bit smokey.
Taste : Spocy, roasted malt, coffee, hops and chocolate. Finish dry , hoppy with roasted malt.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Pours out in an opaque black color with a dense brown head. Rich aroma of wood, peppery alcohol, dense black chocolate, mild vanilla and burnt sugar. Full-bodied with rich warming notes of wood, sticky dark chocolate, roasted nuts and vanilla. Full and chewy mouthfeel. Long bitter and warming finish of wood, black pepper, black chocolate, salty licorice, resin and black pepper. Quite extreme, flavorful and tasty but I still prefer the original version. Looking forward to sample the Espresso version, though.