tjthresh (1866) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JAN 28, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2006 Served in a snifter @ 59 degrees. Pours the color of Hershey’s chocolate syrup, with a creamy head the resembles an over cooked flan. Completely opaque, and dense. Truck loads of American hop aroma. Grapefruit, and evergreen to be precise. Burnt sugar, Carmel, dried fruits are apparent. Each drink is bliss. The hop character starts with ’shock and awe’ type attack, then a big slap of rich dark chocolate takes the middle, and finishes like a bitter cup of gas station joe with chocolate flavoring. Top that off with a mouth filling body, and a slight alcohol burn, and you have a staple beer for any stout lover.
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 28, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yeti Imperial Stout pours to an opaque, jet black color with a thick and creamy tan head, and a moderate amount of carbonation. The nose on this beer is packed with big aromas of citrus and pine paired with aromas of sweet malt, dark chocolate, and aromas of coffee. The palate is full on the tongue with lots of good sweet malt, dark chocolate, and mild roasty flavors. There is a nice underpinning of currant fruit flavors as well. Yeti Imperial Stout finishes with more big dark chocolate, roast, and currant flavors up front, then ends with some dark chocolate that leads into a piney/citric hop bitterness that linger.
This is a rich, flavorful, delicious, Imperial stout with lots of big aromas and flavors. As far as Imperials go, it isn’t exactly on par with classic examples of the style, but I have found the domestic(American) versions to be actually more to my liking ei Bell’s Expedition, Rogue Imperial or even Smuttynose Imperial. I would have liked a little more peppery alcohol in Yeti, but make no mistake, this is a huge beer, and one that should not be missed.
TomDecapolis (4569) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 25, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Fatty. Pours a dark brown with a small tan bubbly head. Aroma of caramel, dark chocolate and light coffee. Flavor of cocoa, alchol and light coffee.
imzugzug (103) - Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2006 I really wanted to love this. Unfortunately, I just thought it was mediocre. Great color, decent aroma, flavor was more hopped than I care for. Alcohol was very present especially as this warmed. Became bitter and astringent on the finish. Wasn’t too crazy about the aftertaste, just too bitter.
thornecb (4595) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark into a snifter. Mocha head dissipates with solid lacing. Roasted hop aroma. Jet black. Very smooth, velvety -- like hot chocolate then a sticky, long well-balanced finish. Very nice.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JAN 22, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to gputty for bringing this to our "stoutfest". Black pour with a medium brown head. Malty, sweet nose with caramel and brown sugar nose. Flavor is malty, roasty. Very interesting finish, as the sweetness immediately gives way for an intense bitterness. Slightly creamy, ultra smooth body. WOW!
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From 22oz. bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Nose is nutty, roasted malts, caramel and some other sweetness. Flavor has that sweetness upfront then knocks you down with bitterness. Palate is smooth though. This one will age well.
sfontain (822) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small sample at beer tasting at From The Vine in Lewis Center, Ohio. Dark black; tiny tan ring for a head. Aroma spicy, floral, alcoholic, and a touch of roast and coffee. Flavor just plain knocks you down: Absolutely huge and thick and malty; some coffee and chocolate; alcohol bite is present. Palate is full and sticky like mud. Lacks complexity, but a very big beer.
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 20, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle into beer mug. A lasting brown head greets you by sitting on the deep dark brown, opaque body. The aroma is a big dose of spicy, herbal hops mixed with some deeply roasted malty lovin’. The body is so full that it coats the tounge...you’ll have to scrape it off (not that you’d want to). I appreciated that not all of the balancing bitterness seems to come from the hops alone; some of it is from super-dark roasted malts. In the finish I noticed what seemed to be a whisky-like bite from the alcohol. My only problem with this beer was that as it warmed up some I got a slightly medicinal quality late in the flavor and finish. Other than that, a GREAT beer!
MacDaddyOJake (274) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one punched me in the face, and I wasnt ready for it! Maybe Im not man enough to handle it, as much as it hurts to say it. But this was a bit too strong for me. Very dense chocolate, coffee, caramel-roasty smell and flavor. A massive brew to say the least, not for amateurs!