JLAudio (282) - Crestwood, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the better oak aged imperial stouts. It has a ton of bourbon aroma and flavor, but almost loses it’s complexity from the regular Yeti as the oak tends to overwhelm this slightly overly carbonated beer. It has coffee, dark chocolate, molasses, and a nice hop backbone. I wish they could raise the ABV, as it would add depth. Still, outstanding beer.
Brandon1989 (336) - Euless, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer had a lot of smoke from the bottle. It poured a dark black with a very dark and thick khaki head that left a lot of lacing around the glass. This is definitely a beautiful beer. The aroma is dark roasted malts, earthy, woodiness, some faint chocolate. The taste is chocolate,dark roasted coffee, some vanilla, very sweet yet balanced with the hop bitterness. There is also a distinct woodiness i’m assuming that comes from the oak that is somewhat smokey. You also pick up a little bit of alcohol but it is hidden quite well for a 9.5% abv. This beer is thick, almost like oil. I was extremely impressed by this beer and would highly recommend.
Jorn69 (1241) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
@ Havregatan 150130. Bottle (650 ml) from Systembolaget. Roasted malty with woody and hoppy notes, lots of chocolate and coffee, vanilla, full body with an oily texture. The finish is long, dry, bitter and roasted with chocolate. A wonderful beer!
c_lee_burton (141) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a thick black with a huge dark tan head with nice lacing. Smells of roasted coffee and a oak bbq smoker. You get roasted coffee, sweet toffee, vanilla, and citrusy hops. The palate is full bodied but not overly thick. Finishes with a nice hop bitterness that’s sticky but not dry. Wonderful stout.
Alengrin (2630) - BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of Benzai, tasted at tderoeck’s place. Black colour, deep beige, creamy head. Deep chocolatey maltiness, chocolate cake, mocha, cold espresso, liquorice, toasted bread and - as expected - some vanilla-like oaky tannins. Big and thick, oily mouthfeel, profoundly malty with nuttiness and big black chocolate presence, spicy accents, strong and mouth filling roasted black coffee bitterness increasing towards the end; far away in the back, the oaky tannins appear again, but in a way more subtle than I got used to from oak-aged stouts, could have been a bit more for me. Nevertheless, this is clearly a big stout in all respects, flawless, impressive, deep and rich. Lovely.
Benzai (9168) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with tderoeck, 77ships and Alengrin @ Tim needs to get rid of his ticks tasting. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized dark brown head that lasts for quite a while. Aroma is malts, roasted malts lightly, coffee strongly. Taste malts, medium coffee, some roast, strong bitter. Medium to full body and carbonation. Pretty damn good, although I don’t get the oak aging that clearly.
MadRobin (2129) - Silver Spring, USA - JAN 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Churchill's Pub & Grill in San Marcos, CA.
Opaque, near black with a brown head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of smooth rich roasted malt, chocolate, wood, smoke, peanut butter cups and vanilla.
Taste of rich roasted malt, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, wood, bourbon and peanut butter cups.
Full/medium body and medium/high carbonization.
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TheGDBatPan (10) - Rolling Meadows, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I?m not sure why, but I really enjoyed this. I?m usually not someone for bitterness, or for non-coffee stouts, but this beer won me over on the first sip.
Pyrmir (3641) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle at Hasse. Midnight black with mocca head. Aroma of chocolate, sweet woody notes, oak, roasted malt, coffee and more chocolate. Taste has bitter chocolate, roasted malt, alcohol, sweet malt, oak and vanilla.
mike5326 (1038) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, huge frothy tan head. Strong chard malt aroma. Full body with a chard oak flavor and a full finish.
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Luvystypotables (841) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amazing aroma of vanilla, chocolate and coffee. Great looking beer pours and ebony color with a lasting tan well laced head. Creamy feel with a smoky, chocolate taste. Mildly bitter finish.