beastiefan2k (4033) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2006 ’05 Bottle thanks to TheBeerCellar2. Pours opaque black with a brown medium head. The smell is overly hopped. I personally think too much hops can be a bad thing and in this case it gets in the way. Its just pretty much all hops and nothing else. The taste however is much more subdued. Well balanced, some hops, coaty, bitter, a hint of roast. The aging in the barrels and the bottle must have mellowed it. TPaliga (212) - Munster, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2006
Pours black and thick. Nice aroma of oak, malt, bitter chocolate, coffee. Feels a bit thinner than expected but flavors abound. Starts sweet and subtle. Nice bitter finish with malt, coffee and chocolate that lasts. Slight alcohol burn but not overwhelming. Great extremely drinkable Impy Stout. Christian (13753) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2006
UPDATED: APR 9, 2009 Black with a brown, lasting head. Burned malt aroma, licorice, tar, leather, wood. Full, rich, complex flavour, and in excellent balance too. Sweet then burned, then full wooden port flavour with some alcohol, and then a bitter finish, and a lasting sharpness - tobacco and acid from the oak. piscator34 (2574) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 7, 2006
Black in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas of dark fruit, roasted grains, and chocolate. Flavor wise, the milder fruits give way to more chocolate, along with some wood grain notesm vanilla, and a bit of coffee. There’s a late caramel kick as well. Heavy bodied with a long finish. Very remarkable in that seemingly every flavor note comes into its own without getting muddled. There is some superb balanence in this kick ass beer! Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 6, 2006
22 oz bottle.. jet black pour, thin tan head . aroma of sweet dark malt , coffee and licorice. the taste is blend of coffee, chocolate and roasted malts . good hop bitter and a nice alcohol burn , very smooth , very balanced , very very good .
Dutch70 (48) - USA - MAY 6, 2006
Roasted malts, coffee, vanilla, chocolate and light bourbon flavor....I love oak aged Imperial Stouts.....loved this one. zsb19 (168) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Bottle - Bours like jet black used motor oil with thin dark tan head. Aroma smells of hops with some sweet chocolatey notes. Palate is thick oily and silky smooth. Taste is roasted malty semi-sweet chocolate rounded out with a very nice amount of hop spiciness. Alcohol warms on the way down and doesn’t overpower. Overall this is a very balanced great tasting Imperial Stout. axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2006
Poured pitch black with a small beige head. I really liked the regular Yeti a whole lot better. I feel the oak flavor seems to bury a lot of what I like about this beer. The flavors just didn’t seem to meld for me. adrian910ss (2588) - Doylestown, PA, USA - MAY 4, 2006
22 oz bomber. Pours a pitch black color with a medium sized brownish beige head. Sweet aroma full of fresh rich chocolate,vanilla,oak wood, with hints of malt and roasted coffee. Taste is sweet with cocoa and hints of vanilla, bourbon,oak, malt, and roasted coffee. Excellent !! ceejmeister (7) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2006 does not count
Not for the faint of heart. This Stout smoothly delivers a lot of rich flavor. I expecially enjoyed the fullness of the hops. A creamy palate leads to a mellow and warm finish.