iep (230) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2007
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Almost black bodied with a large tan head and LOTS of lacing. Strong C-hops in the aroma, with some liqourice, chocolate and coffee. Taste of dark pure chocolate, coffee, burnt sugar, sweet whipped cream, STRONG hoppiness, and more espresso and bitter chocolate in the (extremely long) finish. Immense mouthfeel, very thick. Not much carbonation, but certainly enough. World class stout.
leeburg (230) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 27, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2007 Trying this a few weeks after the Oak Aged Yeti. Very dark brown pour with a light brown fluffy head. Malts, roasty chocolate and fruit. Flavor huge on the chocolate. It’s more bitter hop than bitter coffee, and I agree with its own description of citrusy and piney hops. Thick and smooth, very well balanced. Should have tried it side by side with the Oak Aged, but for a $3 difference, I would probably buy the original Yeti more regularly. One of the sweeter imperials, but since I like sweet stouts too, it gets a high rating from me.
toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - JUN 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Side by side with the oak aged. Aroma of sweet coffee, chocolate, and vanilla, Flavors the same. I think this ones holds it own against the oaked version.
cthomas2390 (228) - Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour with almost no head. Straight up chocolate and coffee on the nose with a bit of raisiny sweetness. Huge, sweet chocolate and molasses flavors very appropriate to the style. Thick body with little carbonation.
Welley_Alves (227) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - MAR 5, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Chocolate, café, com um corpo denso. Final seco, com amargor do lúpulo dividindo espaço com o malte torrado. Álcool extremamente bem inserido. Incrível!
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dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A massive brew here in many senses of the term - assertive, complex. An oily black hole of a beer with a capping of brown foam - this thing even has some legs to it, that is how thick it is. Massive notes of roasted malt backed up by chocolate, burnt sugars and a faint tinge of alcohol. Definitely detecting some citrus as well, perhaps grapefruit. The beer basically invades your mouth on first sip: chocolate, coffee, profound burnt sweetness that all melds quite well into a decisive and distinctive bitter finish. Almost abrasively bitter, the sweetness of the front of this brew is balanced so sublimely by the dry finish.
Mogwai (227) - Askeby, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2007 Bottle. Really dark colour. Foam has a slight red colour. Smells: coffee, but I also smell berries/fruit, which, looking at the other ratings for this beer, makes me wonder if I had the right one!! Fantastic taste of roasted malts, liquorice, chocolate. After swallowing it, I had a slight smokey flavor in my mouth. REALY good beer. Enjoyed it immensely. Must try it agan. Soon. Please.
mixinnixon2000 (226) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. excellent stout. full flavor of malts and roasted caramel and chocolate. love the additional hops presence. the best part is that it is readily available year round in Chicago.
Dezzilu (226) - Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great smelling beer in the bottle, with strong chocolate and toffee showing through: just like the commercial description, huh go figure. The flavor is HUGE, and shows off the abundance of hops. The finish met all expectations by being incredibly smooth and satisfying. This style of beer is really easy to appreciate, and this beer in particular makes me happy to be a beer drinker, and rater. Cheers.
Phatz (225) - Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: This beer pours such a dark brown that it appears black; but with strong deep red hues, almost suggesting mahogany. It has a dark sienna head that is so tight and creamy it almost seams like memory foam. The lacing is remarkably thick. What a beauty!
Smell: Dark red cherries and unsweetened chocolate, caramelized malts, a hint more of red, then a bit of toffee and some creamy coffee ice cream scents fill the nose with this enticing aroma that left me salivating profusely.
Taste: The taste is filled with dark roasted malts nearly burnt (ashy), plenty of coco and espresso, some toffee and caramel, and a very pleasant dollop of cream (reminiscent of a shot of Bailey’s Irish Cream). The flavor may be best described as earthy; the combination of burnt malts, leather, and charcoal meeting some subtle green hops, and a mild tart attribute keeping it balanced but *bold!* The front end is pure smooth dark sweetness and the finish is a bit chalky and dry; exactly what is needed to keep the beer nicely balanced. The aftertaste left me with a very pleasant lingering flavor of mocha on the breath.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, and very creamy this big beer is heavy and chewy in the mouth but very easy to put down the throat. A bit of a chalky charcoal feel on the swallow but otherwise very creamy.
Drinkability: Okay, so this is definitely a beer to sit back, relax and take your time with. Tonight we had a wicked thunderstorm. I could not have been happier watching the lightning and sipping this Yeti Imperial Stout. When it is cold and miserable, this beer will no-doubt lift your spirits and warm your insides! I highly recommend!
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