doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2006 One of my favorites. Big dark head, excellent lacing, and dark, dark, dark. Aroma is of chocolate, oak, and vanilla. There is some hops bitterness, but not too much to overpower the oakiness. This one feels real warm going down. I’ve had the non-oak Yeti and it’s very much different than the oak aged. Drinkability is good if you want to linger over a nice bottle for a looooooong while. I don’t think I could drink more than one of these in a seating. y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - MAR 31, 2006
i just wrote a fat ass rating on this. but i wasn’t fucking logged in. its black and thick and looks like pure motor oil head is thick. palate is wonderful, creamy and smooth. but thick as hell. flavor starts with oak and then turns to vanilla & chocolate leaves coffee and hops on the palate at the end of its life. i love this shit. tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2006
Very black and think- almost no head at all. Mild aroma of coffee and earth. Flavor is very roasty with notes of cocoa, chocolate , a hint of whiskey and some light hops. Finish is quite dry and smooth. Very very nice. GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2006
Pours black, no froth with ample residual effers. Smells like granite and espresso. Full throtle on the nectar. Flavors of roasted espresso, sweet cocoa, tar, tobacco, resin, and steak. I could actually taste candybar chocolate, just not as sweet. A defined vanilla essence shows itself on the finish. The finish itself is a might long with a slightly resinated bitterness. Alcohol is well hidden. Overall; a complex and decadent brew that is well ballanced. I highly recommend this to all the Imperial Stout lovers. xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2006
Bottle. Well, it looks like a regular yeti. It’s got a silly strong aroma - pear vanilla yankee candle factory wonka-eque stout perfume. Intense flavor - vanilla, fruits, tons of cream, chewy palate. Late in the finish you find some coffee - still much more subdued and complex than yeti - and far, far superior to the un-oaked Yeti.
mkgrenwel (619) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Roasted malt all over the place. Chocolate and coffee are huge. Very very bitter. Not as smooth as I expected with the oak. Actually a bit thin flavored. Creamy, but slightly thin mouthfeel. Some oak in the back. Pine at times. Smooth vanilla. No alcohol at all. The more I drink, the smoother it gets. That thinness is being filled in as well. The beer just keeps growing on me.
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2006
A very nice sipping beer. Shame that no one else wanted to sip it, b/c I ended up finishing the whole bomber in a bit of a hurry b/c everyone wanted to go to bed and I didn’t want to leave it until morning. Incredibly, an oaked beer that isn’t overdone. Some dark bitter choclate melds well with medium oily vanilla flavors and almost, maybe, some nutmeg. Fading into coffee and strong, assertive roastiness. Almost no licorice or prune flavors are another plus. Nice body, heavy yet mellow alcohol presence. mddawso (89) - Normal, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2006 Pours a thick dark black with a dark tan head. Absolutely no light got through, an absolutely gorgeous beer. The taste was unique of anything I had ever had before. There was everything you could expect in a stout with the coffee and chocolate, but added the taste of oak. It really is indescribable. This is an asolutely incredible stout. Definitly worthy of the top 50. I would even put it on the top ten. And 9.5% alc? I couldn’t taste it but don’t ask me to walk the line/ henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - MAR 21, 2006
The bottle poured a viscous black beverage so black that the most intense light can not begin to pierce it. There was a small, tan, creamy head that lasted throughout and left wonderful lacing on the glass. Just like its Great Divide cousin, the head resembled the froth on top of a perfectly made cup of espresso. The aromas were beautifully complex with the hop character coming out on top giving it an almost sherry-like quality. Chocolate and coffee were plainly noticeable as well. The body was very full with soft carbonation and a syrup like smooth texture. The oak aging has smoothed out the rough edges and can just be made out in the flavor which started off moderately sweet (dried plums?) and slowly changed character during the long finish to a light bitterness (coffee and bitter-sweet chocolate) accompanied by a slight alcohol warmth. BitchesBrew (716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2006
[bottle] Pours a dark ruby/brown color- nearly black. Aroma is excellent- fruity sweetness and definitely oak. Favors are exceptionally smooth. Chocolate, mild roasted coffee, dark fruits like plum and fig. Finishes long and smooth, with oak and hops remaining. An excellent brew that definitely lives up to the hype.