neongolden (882) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(650ml bottle from Systembolaget) Pours pitch black with a moderate, dense and long lasting mocha head and lace. Aroma strong on roasted malts, coffee, hot cocoa, earth, prune, light vanilla, burnt sugar, toasted wood. Fairly sweet with some hop bitterness and anise buried behind. Palate is sweet and rounded with milk chocolate, dark malt, molasses, vanilla, light woodiness and toast. Lightly toasted woody notes and vanilla more prominent towards the finish, which is drier and bitter with hop, roast, and some coffee grounds. Aftertaste very dry, bitter and woody. No alcohol. Medium-full creamy body with very soft carb, feels lovely in the mouth. This is not a huge bold stout in comparison to some, but the flavours are still rich and the balance is excellent. Very drinkable, not a wrong move, great stuff.
mikeyo1 (487) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. 2010 vintage. Black with a brown medium sized head. Sweet and roasted aroma with cocoa, delicate dark chocolate, figs, raisins, oak, vanilla, soy sauce and some background ink, but not yet too disturbing. Roasted taste, medium bodied(!) with dark fruits, cocoa, oak, dark cherries, some vanilla, Lovely, mouth embracing late oak finish then a dry roast bitter finish with some astringent notes. Lingering soy, leather and cardboard. While still very nice, it has peaked.
abergdahl (144) - SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled 2012, I drank it 2015..
Aroma has a lot chocolate, some burnt flawors and a hint of oak.. It is very black a thin bot solid brownish top...
A VERY complex taste, a lot of choclate, a lot of roasted malts.
Oily soft palette, bitter finish and very enjoyable..
lightbias (362) - USA - AUG 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I bought this bottle a while back, in South Carolina, when I got my chance. I’d been seeing lots of of Yeti, but didn’t know when I’d get my opportunity...there it was! I was very excited to find this variant and couldn’t wait to get it home. So many IPAs to be had before I could get to this, and I’m just finding it tonight, three months later. If you didn’t know it before; tonight is a good night for something dark. -- The bottle opened, the scent of baking chocolate and woody, earthy oak spill out of the neck, tantalizing my senses with a deep musky aroma. A bit of ash and warm vanilla; accents to a spicy hops bite. -- I pour the snifter half full and the scent floods my nostrils, the lush, dark aroma scintillating and sexy. Tenfold the experience, just in a simple pour. The dark, nut-brown liquid is capped with a soft, delicate foam, roasted cashew in color and consistent across the surface. -- The glass tipped to my lips, the thick brew finds every warm rift, slipping under my tongue and making a slow passage to every available part of my mouth, already moist with anticipation. A viscous and decadent feel, its an explosion of flavor, of aroma; the palate a soft, warm blanket of cream coating every exposed space and leaving no room for the flood created by the aromatic experience. As I swallow, the oak and alcohol leave themselves behind, a reminder of the taste, and a tantalizing lure to pull yet another quaff. -- This is a beautiful beer; lovely in aroma, visual, taste, flavor; the overall experience. I can’t believe that as close as I am to Denver, I had to find this in South Carolina. I’ll have to find a way back to another bottle of the Yeti. This was amazing.
rollerton (192) - SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from SB. A very well balanced Imperial Stout, with nice aroma and complex taste. Recommended!
mrttiimmoo (17) - FINLAND - JUL 16, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Linköping repslagargatan, flaska. Kolsvart med mörkbrunt skum. Arom som vanlig Yeti. Choklad kakao ek i eftersmaken. Fint beska lätt bitter i tonen. Tjock och len maltig på tungan. Ligger fint på läppen
ametras (937) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Black pour with a frothy brown head. Flavors are dark/milk chocolate, vanilla, oak and coffee with fruity and roasted notes. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, creamy texture.
GlasgowTAD (840) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours opaque black with a nice brown head. Aroma is roast coffee, sweet melting sugar, vanilla, prunes and a little hint of red wine. Taste is milk chocolate, cocoa powder, a hint of sweet molasses, some minute coffee notes, a veritable dose of vanilla and a slight bitterness which is cocoa like on the finish. Full bodied and softly caresses the mouth just like your favourite snuggle blanket caresses your Sunday hangover and makes you feel human again.
JBPortland (1294) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle pours oily black brown with small dark head. Nose is big brownie batter, chocolate, roast, subtle vanilla, dark fruit and char. Taste is similar with tons of fudgey brownie, chocolate, roast, with light vanilla, syrupy in a good way. Finishes moderately sweet with big roasty brownie, chocolate sauce, cake, vanilla. Awesome.
koleminer20 (1383) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle shared with ebone1988. Bottled 09/18/2012. The pour is a viscous oily black with a medium brown head and some great lace. The aroma is great. Lots of roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, and oak. Licorice comes through on the back end pretty strong and brings a good bitterness to the table. The flavor is very roasty. The malts are smashing you right in the face. The chocolate is much more reserved. The oak isn't there. The bitter licorice comes through on the back end for a little change of pace. The mouth feel is thinner than I want it to be. The carbonation is spot on, but it's just a touch thin. The aftertaste is roasty licorice and a little bitter. I love it
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