Martinus (4741) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2017
Jet black, mocha head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, molasses, hint of soy sauce. Bitter flavour, coffee, sweet brown sugar hint. Finish hops and coffee. Nice!77ships (11482) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2017
(from draught @ Gollum, Antwerpen)
200 ml. draft @ Gollem: USA Beerweek(end) #2. Expensive affair. Regular Yeti was way back the first RIS I ever tried, instant love so this is nostalgia. Black with thick very dark creamy mousse head. Nose is big roast, more bitterness than expected, thick molasses, syrupy, sweet dates, sugar with huge roast, roasted, not really getting the oak unless if they burned it or something. Taste is mix of bitter roasted coffee and molasses, sweet syrupy molasses with strong bitterness, bitter mocha, bitter espresso, huge roast, mocha. Thick molasses, bitter mocha body, touch boozy finish. Far more bitter than I prefer but very nice all the same, very thick roasted molasses structure. Palme (4857) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2017
0.6l bottle from somewhere I’ve completely forgotten. I have Actually been keeping this for a couple of years waiting for an occasion. It never really came so om just popping it now. It says it’s bottled on Jan 2012. Looks like in pouring black motor oil in the glass and it has a really big and impressive looking super dark and heavy lacing creamy head. Flawless. Lots of aromas in this. It’s so dominated by dark chocolate and dry cocoa powder but it also has a kinda sweetish fudge like sweetness. I had to leave the glass for a while and when I came back I has just popped completely with all these vanilla woody lovely aromas. It reminds me a bit of this really fantastic home made dark chocolate pudding I once made with extra vanilla pods and a shot of dark coffee and rather pricey dark chocolate. It’s just amazing to hold against the nose. Oh my this is good. It’s so thick and pleasing in the mouth. A bit like drinking double cream just added small prickling bubbles, and the flavor! Damn, this is roasted this. I’m so pleased that it actually still tastes extremely clear of espresso. That dark bitter and really flavorful little cup of espresso that always goes away much to fast, just this time I have a full bottle of the that flavor. Lots of dark chocolate and chocolate pudding in the taste also. I get a clear flavor that this has been oaked but it’s as far off from being mouth-drying as you can get. Almost velvety. Also it never gets to much because it, despise it’s age also has a strong hop presens all the way. The aftertaste is of the kind that never stops. So roasted and flavorful. Reminds me of the first time I had George. This one just blew me away. Fantastic! 08.04.2014 UNCCTF (588) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2017
On tap. Opaque black, big tan head. Aroma of dark coffee, molasses, maybe some toffee. Big coffee flavor, super smooth finish for 9.5%. Loved this one. crajun (1276) - , Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2017
have always loved the yetis. Loved. had this one twice and for some reason (changing taste buds?) not feeling it. bottle aged 2 years - 1/7/2015. too much burnt/overcharred taste. bitter hops. still a yeti but least favorite one. need to try the regular one again.
Joakgust (1502) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2017
Bottle. Opaque black brown beer with a large beige head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, coffee, chocolate, molasses and grains. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, espresso, chocolate, herbs, molasses and coffee. Well balanced. Dawsemeister (50) - - DEC 31, 2016
The aroma is fairly subtle, but the coffee is present. Once this is in your mouth though, the flavour explodes! Lots of coffee and malty chocolate, with warming brandy notes and lingering hops. It is all very well balanced, so no one flavour dominates, making this complex and moreish stout. UXO (1896) - CANADA - DEC 6, 2016
Appearance: solid unrelieved black with one fat finger of dense creamy dark brown head, excellent retention and lacing. (5/5) Aroma: milk chocolate, coffee, roasty malt, dark fruit, grassy. (8/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, high bitter. (8/10) Palate: full viscid body, moderate carbonation, lingering bitter and slightly astringent warming finish. (4/5)
Damn. Big and bombastic, with enough of a battle royale going on between the sweet and bitter (with the added sideshow of the espresso/coffee) that you’re completely distracted from the high ABV. And when I say "milk chocolate", I ain’t lying - the head smells and tastes (and feels!) pretty much exactly like a chocolate milkshake. This is really good, verging on great, but I can’t help but wish I had tried the non-espresso version first. Not just because I prefer to try the original before trying variants, but also because in this case I think the espresso might be adding some astringency to the finish that otherwise might not have been there. I rather suspect the base beer has enough complexity that the added coffee notes weren’t strictly necessary. Ah, well - maybe on my next trip to the Excited States. (17/20) Batavi (400) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2016
Fles gekocht bij Vinotake Waalwijk, uitgeschonken in een To Øl Teku glas. Gitzwart van kleur, met een volle, romige lichtbruine schuimkraag. Intense aroma’s van espresso koffie, vanille, melkchocolade, bruine suiker, een beetje dessert achtig, en ook wat meer aardse tonen van eikenhout en tabaksbladeren. De body is dik en olieachtig, met tonen van espresso, vanille, eikenhout en zachte tonen van donker fruit als rozijnen en vijgen. Het
mondgevoel is crème achtig, maar toch niet zwaar. Licht zoetig, en heel gebalanceerd in smaak, met een duidelijke hopbitterheid en licht ziltige tonen. Zeer goede koffie Imperial Stout, mooi in balans met meerdere complexe lagen in de aroma’s en smaken. wombat23 (2149) - Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2016
Shared 22oz bottle. Pours almost black, dark tan head, very thick. Aroma of roasted malt, espresso, oak, Taste is intense with roasted malt, espresso, chocolate, oak, and vanilla. Moderately bitter finish. Excellent.