CMUBEERMAN (426) - - JAN 13, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark and wet. The head is firm and stays for a very long time. Aroma is very muted...too muted. However, after drinking half the bottle some more robust hints of coffee and earth come through. The taste is awesome. Very roasty and chocolate...not much coffee when compaired to its peers. Mouthfeel is very rich and oily.
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - JAN 12, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick, viscous black brew with a nice oak hit. It has a complex coffee flavored malt bite and enough hop bitterness to accent the chocolate, roasty flavors. The vanilla shows through more than a lot of oak aged beers Iíve had. Smooth, velvety mouthfeel. All around this is some complex, tasty beer.
Quiver (140) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - JAN 11, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Jet black...like motor oil... yea yea yea... What makes this Imperial stout different. The head was unbelievable. Head was so thick you could make sculptures with it. When you finish a pint, you have lacing from the top to the bottom of the glass. The taste is very complex... has very defined roasted coffee and chocolate. awesome subtle oak and cedar flavor from the oak aged. The first part of the glass had a slight alcohol/hop burn... but quickly faded into a lovely sweet maltyness. Every sip brings a little different flavor. Some sweet, some fruit, some chocolate, some hop, some roasted coffee,, some hazelnut....tasted the alcohol a little too much.. but a I wonderful treat none the less
jtxx (149) - san antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2006
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow. I was really expecting to be disappointed..glad it was the exact opposite. Just looking at it makes salivate. Lacing is thick, clinging to the glass.
Well worth the $7.99
pentaz (1264) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, this is definetly one of the best stouts Iíve ever tasted! Very very very smooth pleasing chocolate taste. Later it getís hoppier. You just canít stop drinking it! Very expensive in Denmark thoug.
Sofajoern (146) - DENMARK - JAN 10, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2006 Solid black - looked almost tarlike when poured from the bottle. Thin brown head. Fantastic almost dessertlike aroma of chocolate, espresso, vanilla (?) with a good kick of hops - I could probably spend days smelling this.
Everything from the aroma is doubled in the flavour except the hops, of which there is much more. Fantastic lingering aftertaste that lures you into another gulp.
Iíve only had three sips now and Iím already in love - when the glass is empty Iíll probably marry this one.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jet black, tan head, lacing, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, very nice... taste is chocolate up front, roasted malts, vanilla, and a touch of hops in the finish. Incredibly smooth and silky mouthfeel.
Tried this at the same time as regular Yeti and there was a noticeable difference.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 8, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I have had this one 3 seperate times and had 3 different experiences with it. This last experience is the only one I have notes on and the worst experience with it. Poured black with a dark brown head. Aroma was bitter chocolate, coffee, some wood notes, and grassy hops. Silky smooth across the tongue. Flavor was bitter chocolate, coffee, some caramel, and finished with hops. This one tasted a lot closer to the regular Yeti. I would rate this specific sample a 3.6, but the rating I am entering is going to be my average experience with the beer as a whole. At its best I would give it a 4.5.
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours oily black with slight tan head. Nose is ver nice. chocolate yet vinous in character with roasted malt sweetness. Extremely smooth mouthfeel with velvety chocolate and licorice notes. Alcohol blends well. Bittersweet finish. Great beer.
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle obtained in a trade with <a
href=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?U target=blank> piscator34, thanks Kris. Deep black in colour, large lingering tan coloured head, lots of lace. The aroma was quite malty (dark chocolate), roasty, licorice, vanilla and oak. The flavour was quite sweet upfront, very roasty, rich chocolate cake, vanilla. Very bitter mouthfeel, large body, medium carbonation. Finishes roasty, lingering, burnt and dry. Very nice.