CamdenD (1118) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 31, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very smooth and velvety imperial stout. The oaking seems to mellow the hops that dominate the normal yeti, and I think it’s a good thing. This is a true dessert beer with attitude. Beautiful.
shadey (1996) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with dark ton head. Nice lacing. Smooth mocha aroma. Some alcohol. Flavor is full bodied and rich. A little too much alcohol. Still very high quality.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty sweet nose, coffee, chocolate, milky, faint notes of alcohol and some oak. Comepletely black beer, wonderful big and thick dark tan head on top of this black fluid. Flavor starts sweet, chocolatey, loads of coffee, touch of oak, ends in a bold hoppy bitterness with a nice burn of alcohol. A really nice beer!
Zeswaft (1482) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A pretty awesome imperial stout. Tons of sweet coffee and chocolate. Smokey flavors too. Not really a big difference from the regular Yetti. some sips you can taste a woody flavor but nothing that sets it apart from the other one.
jrob21 (2935) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 27, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
subtle oak and vanilla character into Yeti’s already intense chocolate, roasted coffee malt flavor and hugely assertive hop profile.
fly (1438) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Take all the finer aspects of the GD Imp, dress it up, pimp it out, shave the corners, fluff it up, lay it down, roll it over and call it home. This has character and more with a round mouthfeel like velvet. Enjoyable times ten turned up to feedback level.
Maddog (463) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2005
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is as good as imperials get. Huge, malty, complex with a dry finish. This Imperial is huge in body, taste and power. A must buy, I tried these unfortunately in bottles at the Great Divide brewery in Denver. One kick ass brew.
BeerandBlues2 (10836) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 24, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
22-oz. bottle. Pours black with a tall foamy tan head and wonderful creamy lacing that lazily droops in the glass as if its weight is making it fall. Vanilla and coconut aroma initially then oak and spicy alcohol with sweet fruit hops on the nose. Oak and toffee flavors begin and then lead you to medium roasted caramel malt with light coffee and sweet fruit with hints of vanilla and coconut. Dark and smooth body, very nice mouthfeel.
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - JUL 23, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - I really sat and took in the aroma on this one and I’m glad that I did. A very interesting aroma it has. Big chocolate up front, maybe a touch of smoke. Then comes a hint of vanilla and the oak. Very nice! Dark as night with a small, but creamy and tightly bubbled beige head. Flavor-wise, the coffee comes across first. I then notice the creamy mouthfeel. Nice! Some chocolate comes out next. The second pour from my bomber found a nearly 1-inch deep head that looked like you could scoop it with a spoon. I don’t get a bunch of the oak anywhere but in the nose, but this is one of the best beers I’ve had for a while and - I believe worthy of #300.
clingman71 (297) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2005
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2005 Bottle, at the brewery? Great Divide is a small production brewery. they gave an excellent tour, but are only equipped with a few of their beers on draft. they were happy to open up bottles of anything that we wanted to try. The Oak Aged Yeti is very big as Russian Imperial Stouts are and should be, but... it has a smoothness that I haven’t tastes in other RISs. It has excellent flavor. The oak gives an already great beer a nice twist.