frankenkitty (1981) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I purchased this last autumn and it seems to have held up nicely. Pours viscous and nearly black with garnet highlights and a chocolatey-brown head that was slow to form and lasting, leaving sticky crusts of lace along the way. Deep, dark aromas are syrupy chocolate above lactose and alcohol (which can at times be harsh) with notes of flavored coffee interspersed. A syrupy mouth and swallow prolongs an alcohol burn on the way down, but the flavor is well worth it... with full-on candy bar replicate chocolate and caramel followed by hops which come off fruity, but more pruney than citric. Lingers bittersweet as the alcohol continues to warm. This is a great, big, bear of a beer better suited to the cold months of winter, but I turned the A/C way up today so Iím doing just fine.
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thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very fine stout. The Yeti pours very dark, with a great tan head. The aroma is malty, but the piney hops come through more strongly. The taste is very nice, warm, rich, and smooth. The malt flavors hit first, but the hops definitely are the finishing touch. A great combination of both in this very heavy stout."
yngwie (15566) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2010 Bottled. Jet black, even more black, and topped by a creamy tan head. Coffee, hops and hints of chocolate in the aroma. The flavor has a lot of sweetness and thereís roasted malt and coffee. Full-bodied and dry, with a finish of sweetness, alochol and some chocolate. The promised bitterness is well hidden, but thatís ok. This is a really nice beer, but if I could choose, I would go for the oak aged version. Rating: 8-5-7-4-16-4.0. 060704
Bottle at Patricks. It pours a pitch black, oily body and a small, dense, dark tan head. The aroma is intense and lovely. Licorice, molasses, some ashtray and quite roasted. Nicely hopped too, citrusy and piney. Well hidden alcohol. Itís full-bodied and oily, slightly warming. The flavor is much like the aroma. Lots of darkness and with a bitterness level suited for the beer. Sweet and burnt. Really lasting finish, a little too warming. A lovely beer, although not very well suited as the first beer after work. 101105
DCJack (182) - Alabama, USA - JUL 5, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2006 donít bother with me.
"Appearance: solid black color, dark as the Devilís skidmarkís, with a lush, bubbly roasted, dark tan head...beautiful, canít wait to lift it to my lips, ah, but first, to smell... Aroma: bittersweet espresso, rich cocoa, creamy, delicious, toasty, tasty, with further sensations of anise, molasses, dark rum, just lingering in association. Taste: Ah! Thatís what I like! Full-on flavor, thick mouthfeel, rich, tasty, coating the entire palate with this dark delight, a chocolatey paradise in the mouth. Not too heavy, either, not too overwhelming, not too dominated by alcohol, though it does slowly make itís presence felt, this is an exceptionally drinkable IS, almost surprisingly so. Even at 9.9%, itís not knocking me over the head with booze, not even halfway into this bomber, the integration is so perfect, it seems. Flavor never ends, and stews on the palate for nearly an eternity, for as long as it takes to enjoy this beer, which might be forever. Were I a Coloradan, Iíd stock up severely on this brew, and as Iím not, I can only lay back and enjoy it just this once! Like a blissfully bewitching Butterfingers in the mouth, this one, and not about to overtake any in my Pantheon of Imperial Stouts, it admirably takes up the rear!"
bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle and good night. Maybe my memory is deceiving me but I believe the Yeti pours a pit thicker than Speedway. I donít think it is quite as good as Speedway - but that would be splitting hairs. Very thick beer. The first sip is extremely heavy. Over the top richness. A fruity Imperial. I didnít think the coffee or chocolate taste dominated this stout - nicely balanced brew. Gives you something to think about.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2006
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thick pour with a big head. Chocolate aroma. Sweet flavoured stout. Lots of layered chocolate. Bits of coffee and charcoal. Decent bitterness, the hops come through nicely in the finish especially as it warms. Way too drinkable for 9.5%. Palate like a chocolate marshmallow. (I know, I gave it a higher rating than the Oak, maybe I had lower expectations but I do like it)
Reid (2092) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUL 3, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bought in a 12 oz single.
Great looking beer black with mahogany tinges round the edge..fantastic and huge light brown head.
Good roasty aroma, dark coffees, chocolates, burnt oats.
Nice smooth semi-sweet roasted bitterness, slight fruitiness,hints of alcohol and no more, a certain wine like flavor too..like a deep burgundy wine, becomes sweeter, hints of raw demerara sugar.
Complex beer indeed.
Great mouthfeel..keeps you guessing.
For its style this is quite drinkable, in that the alcohol is largely hidden..though it does tend to heat the belly after a while.
IrishRed1983 (33) - USA - JUN 27, 2006
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet licorice aroma mixed with a distinct whiff of alcohol, deep brown with small brown and white head. This stout is on the sweet side. Hints of dates, plums, toffee, maple syrup. Nice alcohol finish. Very drinkable.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a big head. Aroma is the usual dark malts with roast, chocolate, coffee and caramel. Flavour is blanced with the roasted malts and choclate with the nice heap of hops complementing the beer. Not as smooth as the oak aged but still very good.
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 22, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz. bomber, no date. Pours a black with a small tan head. The aroma reminds me of Gonzo Imperial Porter, though maybe a little thicker. The strongest aromas are chocolate, pine, and coffee. Dig deeper and I get some earthy hops, anise, molasses. Flavors are much the same with chocolate in the finish, and the piney hops coming in full bore right before that. Roasted malts thoughout. Full-bodied and silky, with soft carbonation. Very very good beer.