Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown. Chocolatey aroma with light coffee and bourbon. Sweet flavour - vanilla, bourbon, white chocolate, and more light roasty notes. Fair amount of hop bitterness remains in the finish to dry things out a bit, though alcohol also contributes.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours motor oil black with a thick brown head. Aroma is strong on the side of hops, wood, vanilla and a touch of alcohol. The flavor starts off with huge citrus/pine, then roasted/burnt malt along with chocolate, coffee, vanilla and oak. Lingering roasty, bitter hoppy finish. Didnít pick up any dark fruit notes like in other imperial stouts. Medium body, smooth texture and subtle carbonation - a little thinner than I expected. Good head retention. Really nice beer.
ceejmomeechmo (58) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2005 Big bottle...Poured an inky black with beautiful tan head. The head slowly faded to a ring, leaving great lacing. I listened to beeryum and drank this at room temp and I agree, it is much better at this temp. Aromas were rich, sweet chocolate and floral notes. I was a bit suprised there wasnít more oak in the nose. Flavors were of brown sugar and molasses leading to coffee and heavy malt. Again, I was diappointed that there was not more oak, but overall I was very impressed.
BeanDip (117) - Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice. Huge beer. Acts like it is going to be sweet, but it isnít. Finishes very dry. Chocolate, hint of spice and alcohol. Something almost sprucey in there at first. Canít see through this one at all.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz. Do not drink this guy cold. You get so much much more in flavor if this beer is cellar to room temerpature. Thick opaque black pour. Rich chocolate aroma, with nicely muted hops and hints of oak. Nice chocolate malt and roasted flavors, with hints of coffee, vanilla, oak. Nice medium bitter finish. Fantastic imperial stout.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 7, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great thick pour and black as night. Thin, swampy tan head with web cast lacing on the snifter. Aroma is rich milk chocolate, oak, triple-distilled whiskey, brown sugar and maple fudge. Enchanting and modest. Flavor is wood-fired, roasted pecans and unsweetened dark chocolate. Reminds me of a bakery that let flames lick a round of baguettes. Heavy, singed and slick on the palate. Malts reign supreme - one of the most roasted renditions Iíve had. Hops help to enrich the ensconcing presence. Finish is burnt, almond-buttered toast, and some bourbon remnants tacked on the end. A fine stout, worthy of imperial status and fit to present to our newly appointed czar, John Negroponte.
punkeedo (494) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - JUN 6, 2005
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
While it is the only Imperial Stout that Iíve ever had, it is most definitely the best stout that Iíve ever had. A very complex and drinkable brew, it had a creaminess with strong chocolate and coffee tastes and aroma. The head was a caramel/gray color that Iíve never seen before. I highly recommend this beer. Great stuff.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black w/ rocky brown foam. Roasty aroma of chocolate & coffee w/ piny hops & notes of vanilla, oak & licorice. Thick, chewy feel. Complex flavour of bitter chocolate, dark roasted coffee, licorice, & molasses, w/ notes of piny hops & oak.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Below is my review for the regular Yeti. The Oak Aged Yeti is similiar is appearance and mouthfeel. To the below, all the flavors are the same but rounded out a bit smoother. Some vanilla and port-like berry flavors mixed into the smell and taste too. Hints of bourbon. Other than that, no major differences. Would be more interesting to age though, I would bet it develops better than the regular.
Pours like motor oil. Thick, opaque black with a thick creamy brown head. Looks like a frothy milkshake. Quite lacy and tantalizing. Smells like milk chocolate with some coffee bitterness underneath.
Taste is a wave of roasty dark malt. Thereís a coffee bitterness that steps right up and bites you. Sweet malty chocolate, mily offset by that powerful mocha bitterness. The mouth is surprisingly creamy with that lingering coffee bean aftertaste. Tasty beer and surprisingly drinkable.
A newcomer to ATL and a welcome one. A fantastic imperial stout that takes no prisoners.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2008 I know nobody is gonna like this but I donít care, this was a big dissapointment, I really was expecting some vanilla flavor in it and there was none, it was very hoppy and bitter which took away any good flavor, it didnít really taste bad but didnít taste awesome like I expected, I guess I expected too much. It was just your normal average Imperial Stout, way too much money spent at $7 for 1 22oz. bottle. Wow how 3 years have changed. Black pour, big tan head. Aroma is big leafy green hops, and some wood. Flavor is coffee, chocolate and just a touch of roasted malts, then slams you with hops like crazy, ctrus and resin, plus minty northern brewers. What a damn hops bomb. Some oak lays in the background with a touch of smoke but no vanilla. Really abrasive with the hops, lay off will you?