GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
[bottle at LCRBM] Black with a small tan head. Roasted coffee aroma, chocolate, fruity hops, citric, a touch of smoke. big body, finish is dry and bitter. very good.
Hunsell (403) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black beer with a brown head. Fruits and coffee-aroma, the better kind. Sweet taste, but overpowered by roasted bitterness. Very thick, chewy mouthfeel, alcoholic finish.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 24, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep black with a foamy, but fully receding mocha brown head. Nice aroma of coffee, chocolate, with a vinous character. Taste has a perfect bitter/sweet balance. Dark chocolate, mild roast, dark breads. Quite delicious.
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - OCT 22, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasting 10/22, picked up the bottle in Colorado in late March. It’s spent some time in the cellar. 22oz bottle. Served at 58° in my NB worthy glass. First cold spell of the fall is happening outside, we have misty rain and the temps will be nearfreezing. The beer pours completely black, perhaps a sliver of maroon at the top that is topped by a small mocha colored head that dies away to a ring of bubbles and a few fractals in the middle. The smell is roasty and hoppy. The malt seems to have the upper hand on the malt, at least so far. Both are huge. There is a huge mouthfeel. The taste is milk chocolate at first with a dash of espresso. The finish is pure, oily hops finally overcoming the malt onslaught. The hops are piney, maybe a little earthy. The creamy mouthfeel lasts until the end when the warming alcohol and hops leave it somewhat astringent. The aftertaste is roasty and piney. I can see where this beer has the sheer "bigness" to survive a stint in the barrel. Tasty.
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oily black color with a brown head. Aroma is sweet coffee and chocolate. Flavor reminds me of sweet molasses with dark chocolate and coffee. Very sweet but with a surprisingly bitter finish. I prefer the Oak Aged version.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Jet black with a rocky dark tan head, roasted chocolate, coffee, grapefruit and molasses aroma. Flavor is mostly burnt chocolate with some slightly astringent alcohol notes and a fairly decent hop finish. Pretty good.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 18, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle: Pours a deep opaque brown black. Dark brown/tan head. Roasted grain, coffee, chocolate, intensely flavored nose. This is awesome. Big burly imperial ready for the cold weather. Molasses, dark fruit, dark chocolate, coffee, motor oil, tobacco, burnt caramel and toast. Thick viscous mouth feel, full bodied. Huge citrus, pine resin hopped up finish. Juicy! A great imperial in my opinion. I liked this bettter the the Oaked Yeti, but thats just me I guess. AWESOME!
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at LCRBM. one of the best at the tasting session. aroma: pine, resin, hoppy. taste: resinous, coffee, chocolate, a little earthy/smokey, bitter and hop( all in a very powerful taste explosion, from the begin till the end). very good....
tsp (113) - DENMARK - OCT 18, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle 6 fl.oz.) One of the greatest stouts I’ve ever tasted. Powerfull bitter notes from the hops, and sweet delecious notes of chocolate and caramel/coffee. Pours completely black, with a nice lasting off-white head. It’s definately not the last time I’ve tasted this great beer!
SudsMcDuff (7973) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours as black as the night itself..Big Brown head, Great lacing!!! Big cocoa smell at first... not 2 sweet..not 2 bitter, goood! has a sweet roastiness to it that leaves good bitters behind in the yap.coffee+ bitter cooking choc flavours:::Has some heat in the back of the throat, probably due to the high abv, but not noticable in the taste, masked well, but a delicous brew with a black roasted kick! .........where is this "yeti?"