papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUL 17, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2005 Black color with a fluffy dark tan head. Aroma is rich milk chocolate. Flavor is rich chocolate, latte, vanilla, a touch of sweet coffee with a lightly dark chocolate bitter finish. Palate is rich, smooth and creamy.
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
BCTC. Thanks for sharing this with me! Black is back. This time the nose is oil and oak, tarry & fruity. flavor is a bit woody and alcoholic, cherries, burnt burnt goodness mixed up with some molasses. Yum!
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Surdyks in Minneapolis. I waited for months, and really wanted this to be my favorite beer ever. I love the way the regular Yeti overpowers yet seduces me with everything that is right and fitting for a testosterone-driven dark stout. The oaked version, however, I reluctantly must report was a bit sweet, a bit on the artificial-tasting vanilla flavor, and a shade buttery on the palate. With the gorgeous pour and the hospitalizingly rich body, It is still a great brew, and the abv and hop power it hides so well (yet celbrates) is well worth hoisting a glass. Well done, but Iím stocking my cellar with the regular Yeti.
jaymobrown (1699) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Super thick dark pour. Simliar in texture to an Expedition stout. Tan head. Dark. Caramel, chocolate, molasses. Nose reminds me of chocolate milk. Sour, bitter, coffee flavor. Lively. No real oak aged flavors. Some roasted nut notes.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
WOW now this is a grat imperial stout. Pours out black with a dark brown head. Flavor is intensely malty and chocolaty. aroma is supurb and well worth the 6.50 a bottle.
allfreej (552) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 7, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2010 An incredible Imperial. Very dark pour with a nice tan head. Lots of chocolate, licorice, and coffee in the flavor, and a very full mouth feel. Definitely one to seek out
Bottled Jan 06 2010.
Appearance: Black pour, dense, persistent, tan head. Ruby highlights. Decent lacing.
Aroma: Intense aroma of cocoa, coffee, roasty malt, and a nice, bready yeastiness.
Taste: Roasty malt, earthy, coffee, bakerís chocolate, dark cocoa, oak, vanilla. A nice amount of hop bitterness to the finish with a little alcohol warmth.
Palate: Full, slightly viscous, mild carbonation.
Overall: A well-balanced, eminently enjoyable Imperial Stout. Imperial without being too extreme in any particular characteristic.
omhper (20182) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, thanks JCW!
Very black with beige head. Woody licorice aroma. Sweet and extremely rich with loads of chocolate, licorice and menthe. Despite the intensity of the flavours sweetness takes the upper hand in the finish.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate, and treacle in the aroma, completely dark brown, good sized cappuccino head, streams of lace. Flavour starts with a huge coffee hit, bitter chocolate next, with some woody notes then a chocolate truffle finish. Rich, full bodied, balanced in spite of itís abv. Majestic offering!
Many Thanks to Ralph at Volo for bringing in fine beers like these!!
Indra (2673) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 2, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz. bottle. Engaging and complex aroma, full of roasty maltiness and possessing traits, in various degrees, of dark chocolate, wet, loamy earth, definite oak, vanilla, butterscotch, espresso, a dark, an almost burnt sweetness and some spicy, fruity hops. About the darkest possible black color, only lightening to a deep brown around the edges when held to a bright light, and with a lasting, fine cap of brown foam and intricate lacing. Flavor profile is roasty and bitter to start, seeing some rather powerful hop flavors enter the picture about midpoint and finishing with a flourish of luscious, lightly sweet, creamy dark chocolate and coffeeish maltiness, marshmallow, more woody tones and peppery alcohol. Plenty of fine effervescence and warmth on the palate with a requisitely full body. Thoroughly enjoyable and really quite a different creature than the standard Yeti.
ross (2104) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours out thick and dark black. looks like ruined motor oil. upon smelling there are hints of the oak, chocolate, smoke and malty undertones. taste is big and bold, somewhat hoppy, but much more smooth than the regular yeti was. this is a dangerously drinkable imperial stout that went down with ease. something i would try again, and come to think of it, im pretty glad i have another bottle of this. really awesome stuff.