superspak (6228) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2018
12 ounce bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 3/22/2017. Pours dense pitch black color with a 2 finger dense and rocky brown head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, whiskey, coconut, toasted oak, and dark bread; with lighter notes of smoke, charcoal, leather, tobacco, molasses, licorice, raisin, prune, cherry, pepper, pine, and roast/toast/oaky earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malts, whiskey barrels, and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of huge dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, whiskey, coconut, toasted oak, and dark bread; with lighter notes of smoke, charcoal, leather, tobacco, molasses, licorice, raisin, prune, cherry, pepper, pine, and roast/toast/oaky earthiness. Light-moderate roast/char and peppery/piney hop bitterness on the finish. Some bourbon/oak tannin spiciness. Lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, whiskey, coconut, toasted oak, dark bread, smoke, charcoal, leather, tobacco, molasses, dark fruit, pepper, pine, and roast/toast/oaky earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, whiskey barrels, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with an awesome roast/char/hop bitter/sweet balance; with zero acrid/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from hop/char bitterness and whiskey/oak spiciness. Medium carbonation and full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/velvety, and fairly sticky/chalky/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Alcohol is extremely well hidden; a mildly increasing warmth of 12.5%, with zero barrel booziness lingering after the finish. Overall this is an amazing barrel aged Russian imperial stout! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, whiskey barrels, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV; with the modestly hop/char bitter/drying finish. Perfect barrel integration, rich roasty/charred malts, and nice earthy hop presence even after the barrel aging. A highly enjoyable offering, and pristine style example. dzudohonor (339) - POLAND - DEC 13, 2017
Aromat bourbona, słodów palonych, czekolady, kawy, ciemnych suszonych owoców. Na języku dość fajne body, sporo kawy, gorzkiej czekolady, wanilia, likierowate, po czasie wychodzi dość sporo drewna na języku, alkohol pięknie schowany. Bardzo dobre piwerko. commonmac (1370) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2017
On tap at the imperial stout event at Republic. Small snifter glass. Black obviously. Assertive tan head. Nose has plenty of roasty chocolate notes. A hint of whiskey peat. Taste is more aggressively sweet chocolate than anticipated. A slight medicinal quality. Alcohol presence felt but doesn't overwhelm. Vanilla. Very smooth and chocolatey. Feels like dessert. Not sure its barrel aged characteristics come through enough. weihenweizen (4210) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2017
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle poured into a cup. Black with small- Aron is dry chocolate, medium body, medium carbonation, and good small-bubble lacing. Taste is dark chocolate and oak. kambei70 (1136) - - OCT 30, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2017 Black with a deep amber khaki head. Chocolate, vanilla, cream and whiskey aroma. Taste is like a combo of a chocolate and vanilla malt with big oak and whiskey flavors. Kinda like drinking burning fire wood, not smokey, just charred wood. Velvety mouthfeel and very dry.
Andrew196 (2040) - Katy, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2017
Black pour, fine dark tan head. Lots of wood and bourbon on the nose. More wood on the tongue, char, maple, caramel, vanilla. Very good. Hanuta06 (495) - Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2017
Serving: from bottle at Seattle International Beerfest.
Aroma: chocolate, bourbon and coffee.
Appearance: small, light-brown initial head.
Taste: lightly sweet, ripe fruit initial flavor and lightly sweet, bourbon finish with average duration.
Palate: full body with syrupy texture and soft carbonation.
Overall: excellent. Thisis12ptfont (1234) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - OCT 7, 2017
Aromas of dark chocolate, toffee, aged dark malts, wort syrup, coffee rinds, whiskey, rye whiskey, oak, barrel wood, nougat, leather and faint cigar smoke. Pours dark black with aggressive brown foam and lacing. Taste brings the classic Yeti stout flavors with dark chocolate, roasted black malts, syrupy chocolate, raisins, roasted barley, slight figs, chalky cocoa, plums and molasses upfront. Mid palate offers heavily aged dark malts, rye whiskey, whiskey spices, barrel wood, caramel, dark cacao, oak, black licorice and cigar smoke. Finishes smooth and dark with residual chocolate syrup, aged dark malts, whiskey barrel, oak and subtle vanilla. Overall, this is a fantastic blend of whiskey barrel and stout. The Yeti's original flavors are there alongside pleasantly aged malts and whiskey notes. Extremely decadent. MrTipple (7004) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2017
Sweet bourbon, dark, toasted malts, dark molasses, coffee and chocolate, harsh cacao. Hazy, very dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Light sweet and bitter. Bitter, dark roast cacao, dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, soft carbonation, full bodied. Nice Impy, quite punch, complex and intense, lacks balance. Keg at brewery barrel warehouse, Denver. Capa (3629) - DC, Washington DC, USA - SEP 27, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2017 Black with a dark beige head. Powerful dark malts, chocolate, whiskey, licorice, burnt malt. Slick and thick. Bold throughout. Very well done.