TheBeerNinja (137) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours inky and black with a thick reddish tan head, that subsides but lasts throughout. Nose is some barley, but mostly hops. Overall taste is regular yeti just subdued and with spicy and vanilla like hints. Amazing what a little oak has done to this beast.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2006 Bottle. Easily my favourite beer at St Albans, even though i brought it along. This had loads of chocolate and roasty, oaky characters, some slightly dark/raisiny fruit, quite hoppy too, but they donít overpower the beer as much as they do in the regular Yeti Imperial Stout, a little spciy (Christmas sort of spice) in the finish. Delicious. Full bodied, complex, yet soft, with a finish that seems to last forever.
moody (12) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
If I canít get my Old Rasputin, this will do. A great taste and body. I do wish I could get this in a twelve ounce bottle. Twenty two ounces of a powerful beer is a bit of a commitment.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oily black body with a thin kahki head, that leaves behind some great lacing. Plums, roasted barley and vanilla highlight the aroma. The dry oaky feel compliments the stout flavors quite nicely. Pleasant notes of vanilla shine throughout this beer with espresso in the finish. Very nice beer.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - OCT 16, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the brewery: I have several bottles of this in my stash but Iíve never opened one and only sampled it at the brewery. Pours black with a brown head. Hoppy aroma with chcolate and roasted malt. Flavor is excellent: chocolate, roasted malt, oak, hops. Very full bodied. I love this beer.
FuntonBunton (61) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep black with a brown/maroon looking head. Smells like alcohol and hops. Chocolaty flavor, pretty strong, but smooth none the less. A little too strong for my taste in stouts, it burns the back of my throat like acid-reflux. Leaves an invigorating "panty-like" lining on the glass. Hints of coffee. Gets better with every envigorating sip that touches your lips. Head is huge watch out because if flows out like a volcano. There is a yeti stain on my carpet as we speak. :(
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours fully black with a thick brown head, thick intracate lacing on the glass. The aromas are chocolate, coffee, and some hops with plum and raisin in the retro nasal. The taste is rich roasted malts, plenty of hops, chocolate and some alcohol. This stout looked awesome in a Duvel tulip only enhacing the experience and it tasted as good as it looked. A great impy stout!
Nel (180) - Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
oh yeah. Pours out ridiculously dark with a rocking brown head. like the commercial description says intense chocolate and coffe flavor. Delicious malt flavor with a small hint of sweet alcohol. I want to stress how good the chocolate flavor is. It is pretty rockin. A great stout! get one if you see it.
Frank (3954) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really top notch stuff. Pours black w/ a nice lasting head. Seems less bitter than ordinary Yeti possibly due to age. Very smooth and rich--a bunch of chocolate, coffee and a touch of vanilla. Carbonation is just about perfect, thick and velvety. I donít really get much oak but whatever. Good beer is good beer.
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing, amazing, amazing. Thick like motor oil, creamy brown head. Smell is hops and oak. Flavor lasts and lasts, chocolate, oak, and a hoppy burn on the back of your tongue. This is a fantastic beer.