mabel (9245) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2011
[3892-20110819] Tap. Dusty chocolate powder aroma. Black body with a medium-lasting creamy brown head. Boozy burnt grains flavour has a lingering sweet vinegary finish. Medium-full body. Average. (6/4/7/3/14) 3.4
dnstone (3485) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2011
(@ Cole’s, Buffalo, NY)
Deep black-brown in color with a tan head. Aroma is chocolatey-roasty with a slight Belgian yeast tones. Deep chocolate-coffee with those Belgian yeast tones. Ibrew2or3 (8808) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Foil covered pry off bomber pours nice and dark with mocha head. The aroma offers up bold buttery dark chocolate fudge, dark roasted malts, some burnt malts and a rich chocolate milk shake, wow! The taste does not disappoint with chocolate, fudge brownie, dark roasted malts and sliding into a modest level of burnt malt notes. Swimming around the rich maltiness are light notes of Belgian yeasty spices. This stays yummy and rich right into the finish. It is strange that it’s like twice the price of the regular Yeti when it seems the yeast is the only difference. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2011
22, capped and foiled. Black with a dense and creamy tan head that falls away quickly. Loose spotty lacing. Big chocolate and spice nose, very integrated, like a deluxe gourmet chocolate bar that’s supposed to be that way. Thick creamy body, almost sticky but not quite. Chocolate, coffee, and dark roasty spices on the mid palate. Very convincing big stout. Could easily be a go-to big dark beer when the price is appealing. brokensail (16633) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 7, 2011
A: Pours a nearly impenetrable black color with a finger of white head.
S: Heavy on the roasted malt aromas with lots of chocolate and vanilla. There is some licorice and burnt sugar, too. I don’t really get all that much "Belgian" character from it. Mostly just the intense stout aroma.
T: Not much difference on the flavor. Sweeter than I seem to remember the other Yeti variants being. Lots of dark chocolate and molasses with a bit of licorice. There is a good bit of vanilla, a mild spice, and maybe some yeast.
M: Medium to full in body with a medium carbonation.
O: A nice beer, though not overtly "Belgian".
BeerandBlues2 (13697) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 6, 2011
Tap. Pours opaque with a medium, creamy brown head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy roast, chocolate, and nutty malt, light Belgian yeast, light smoke, oak, and earthy hops. Flavor is heavy nutty, chocolate, and roast malt, Belgian yeast and a sweet finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation. alexsdad06 (10639) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Draft sample @ Jackie O’s. Pours dark brown with a medium sized tan head. The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruits with an increased spiciness from the Belgian yeast. The flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruits and spicy yeast. I thought this was decent enough, but still prefer the regular version better. crajun (1259) - , Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2016 lowered from 4.6. still maintain that the 11/14 tasting was probably the best beer I have had.....since this was retired I traded and obtained 2; drinking the last one yesterday dated 6/12. That was too long to cellar as the beer had become too sweet. returning to original rate of 4.3...LOVE THE YETI!!!>>>>>>> rate 11/14. bottled 07/12. bumped from 4.3 to 4.6 might have been the best bottle of beer ever for me - odd in that there was little to no belgian influence after 2 years but the chocolate was out of this world in both aroma and flavor. smooth, minimal hops and roast but just enough to balance. incredible. will be aging a few after that - now on to the other yetis............................................. to Great Divide and the line of Yeti - will try this again as it might surpass oak as my fav; for now ranking this one tick below oak.
In comparing to the other Yeti’s:
still a black pour with beige head; aroma is a little more subdued with addition of belgian yeast aroma. Taste to me is more subdued and smoother than the other yeti’s - no alcohol in flavor at all (impressive for 9.5% alcohol). Taste is sweet up front with hints of belgian ale - spiciness popping up during taste.
I dismissed this as a crazy idea; but damn it works well. bottled on 11/18/2011. travita (5006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2011
Black in color, tan colored head. Dark. The smell is malts, coffee, roasty, chocolate, burnt, fruits, and good. The taste is sweeter, coffee, malts, burnt, roasty, fruits, spice, and good. hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2011
22oz bottle. Poured a black color, brown edges, and an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, fruity and some licorice. Tastes of chocolate, dark fruits, roast, coffee, and spice.