TURDFERGUSON (4042) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2006 I must admit that I am still recovering from a sore throat and a bad cough as i am tasting this brew so my rating may be affected by my sore palate. Overall I felt this was a little too bitter, but i guess thats what can be expected from a imp. stout aged in oak. flavor is roasted malts, some coffee, and a semi-sweet (bitter) chocolate with a strong bite of hops at the end. A nice imperial, but not my favorite. Like i said, a little too bitter for my liking.
nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one has been sitting around for a month or so, I think itís time has come. Pours a opaque black with a awesome medium-dark tan head that fades to a bubbly film over the tar pit in my snifter. Whoa! The aroma is strong, smells like a wood yard! Heavy wood aroma, with some vanilla and some whiskey. The flavor has a lot of pine and vanilla, along with some bourbon, toffee, smoke, coffee, straight alcohol, some bakers chocolate but that is very subdued on account on the huge oak and vanilla flavor perhaps. More flavors seem to come out as it warms giving it a bit more balance than from when it was chilled. The body seemed a bit thin for the style, while this beer is in fact full bodied, there is no richness nor chewiness over the tounge and it finishes a bit dry...odd. Despite that it does become very roasty/toasty and holds a nice pleasant bitter coffee finish. Wow, this was one roller coaster ride of a beer...offensive...then complex and subtle...but still giving a good bite...even though it shouldnít. I only wish I would have bought a regular Yeti impy stout to compare side by side. Perfect way to finish off my St. Patricksís Day night...a dry Imperial Stout.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - MAR 16, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A huge aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, licorice, vanilla, and oak. Pours a deep rich black with a tan head. Complex mixture of flavors include coffee, vanilla, oak, and dark fruit.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2009 1. Barrel Draught from the jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 30/09/2005
Black rich on the palate and strong in alcohol. Slightly dry bitter roast finish.
2. On Tap at the Great Divide Brewing Company, Denver 13/10/2008
Some bourbon fruit and roast aromas. Small tan head. Black very strong in alcohol rich on the palate and fruity. A little dryness in a crisp and bitter coffee roast finish.
3. From the Bottle at Indulgences Etc, Denver 23/09/2009
Beige head. Big hop aroma. Very strong in alcohol and hoppy with a little dryness in a crisp and bitter roast finish.
rebelbrewer (125) - Lithonia, Georgia, USA - MAR 13, 2006
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Itís a freakin black hole. Hold your glass up to a light if you drink this and see if any rays pass through. My current glass is a St. Bernardus snifter. There was a nice brown head about a fingerís worth on the top of the beer when I finished filling up my glass from the 22 ounce bomber. The head lasted about 2 minutes and then became a ring around the inside of the glass. You canít see the carbonation bubbles rising to the top; remember this is a black hole.
The aroma is hops! Yeah! And you can also get the aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. To me this is one of the best smelling things I ever smelt. (Hell yeah!) Now Iíd say the hop smell is herbal and hits your nose well before you get the glass near it. If I sit here an inhale the bouquet long enough I can smell the alcohol and it is like rubbing alcohol. So, I quit doing that. Iím not even half way through this bottle and Iím feeling that 9.5% ABV. (Hell yeah!)
This one has a flavor whilst in your mouth and then as you swallow and then that aftertaste. In your mouth you can get a note of sweetness through the hops though there is a definite battle going on for your taste buds. I also got hints of the roasted malts and the chocolate malts. Now swallow it. Bang! Hops win! Hops win! In the end there is a bit of a bitter after taste on the back of the tongue.
The body of this stout is surprisingly light. I think the carbonation is just right. Iíd drink it if it were flat. Itís smooth and I could drink it all night. My only problem is that I only have 1 other bottle waiting in the wings.
The beerís overall ease of consumption is great! This is Heaven in a bottle.
It seems Yetis get better the older they get.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One hell of a beer. For a stout this damn strong, it has an incredible sweetness and smoothness to it. It goes down incredibly easy and has rich delicious chocolate and oat flavors.
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - MAR 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I thought this was good, but not 4.16 good. Taste is rich with choclate, coffee, with some nutmeg and cinnamon on side. Body was a bit thin and unenviting.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 11, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Not many beers are worthy of a 5 rating for appearance, but this beer is beautiful. Pitch black pour with a perfectly brown roasted head. Initial nose is quite perfumy and delicate for an imperial stout. Supple aromas of chocolate, vanilla, toffee, wafer cookie, raisin, and oats. Tons of black licorice aromas stand out for me, and is the trademark that makes this beer highly memorable and truly unique. Deliciously creamy texture presents the flavors in a comfortable manner. Sorting the ingredients in my mind, I picture piles of dark chocolate chunks, toasted cracked peppercorns that have been cooked long enough to remove the spice and leave the nuttiness, fresh unroasted peeled coffee beans, and whipping cream. The hops are lighter than expected and leave a tantalizing tingle on the top of my tongue. Final smack of bourbon and the oak namesake. Another greatly appreciated gift from Tom.
bmanning (142) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a thick, jet black with a large, dark brown head. Aroma is just about as good as you can get for an imperial stout. There are rich aromas of chocolate, espresso, hazelnut, caramel, toffee, raisin, earth tones, and citrus hops. Intense flavors slam the palate on the first sip. This beer is incredibly complex. Itís almost like a combination of an imperial stout and a scotch whiskey. The oak-aging really does wonders for the Yeti. The hops bitterness in the finish is great, and there are plenty of peppery spices to add to the already complex taste. This beer feels great in the mouth too. Definitely one of the best imperial stouts out there.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a beautiful 1.5 fingers chocolate brown head. Aroma of chocolate malts and vanilla. Flavors of wood, dark roasted malt, coffee offset by some peppery hops bitterness. Whisky like finish, some warming. Nicely done.