talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2006
Pours like the original, black with dark tan, lasting fluffy head and nice lacing. Nose is suprisingly a little disappointing with the earthy, flowery hops are up front followed by roast, wood, and slight chocolate, vanilla, and anise. Soft, round, chewy, full, and suprisingly smooth palate. Taste is much different from original; less hop bitterness, less roast flavor (but still there), chocolate and vanilla now present, even a sweet malt taste. But the best part is the heavy oak flavor and the tennessee whiskey tinge that is, well... awesome (being a JD drinker). Long sweet, malty, oak finish with a slight alcohol warmth. The warming has made me like it even more than the original; more complex and the whiskey flavor really increased the drinkablilty. If you have tried Yeti, and like a rounder, less roasty, more wood-like, whiskey flavor, you will love this. One of my favs. slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2006
22 oz. Aroma was a bit more supressed than I hoped, but very good... DEEP malt aroma w/ alcohol backbone. The taste is insane!, the complex blend of beer, whiskey (bourbon), and wine even. Well I’ve never had the reg. Yeti yet this beer is complex beyond words, and would def. replace Rogue Choc. as my "spoil yourself w/ a great 22 and an amazing bowl on a rough afternoon" stout. Oh well. Brawley’s in Charlotte. dwyerpg (6493) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 6, 2006
Smells and looks wonderful. Hoppiness and thickness throughout. The oak aging seems to almost have had a bourbon effect - just a wonderful heavy stout. Actually seems lighter than the original. RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2006
This beer offers a strong aroma of vanilla, roasted malt, and coffee. This beer fills the glass with a thick black liquid that settles under a thick mocha colored head. This heavy beer spreads well throughout the mouth depositing a dry bitter taste. The flavors that can be detected are hops, vanilla, coffee, and oak. pivo (2689) - GERMANY - MAR 1, 2006
Roasted, coffee nose. Opaque brown color, tall foamy rocky head. Pours like oil. Big sweet chocolate malt, with hints of bourbon sweetness. Characoal notes and an espresso finish. Thick body. Big beer. Unique. The alcohol intensifies everything nicely. Good job.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2006
Pitch black. Thick, light brown head. Hops hit me in the nose from two feet away. Along with the hops are roasty malt, vanilla, coffee beans, oak, licorice, dark chocolate, and just a mention of alcohol. Same flavors. Order of appearance: oaky vanilla, roasty malt, coffee, chocolate, licorice, hops, subtle alcohol. Aftertaste mirrors the flavor with roastiness and alcohol accentuated. Full, smooth, viscous body. Excellent imperial stout. YogiBeera (2569) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2006
Thanks so much arnoud for bringing this to the airport while pivos stopover in Newark - you rock man! Pitch black color with a light brown rocky huge head - last forever. Roasted malt, cacoa nibs and wood nose. Also some charcoal. Nutmeg in the beginning, followed by Tabacco, roasted malt and a long lasting and very intense espresso crema taste. Smoothes down as it warms up. Nice! barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2006
(draft) I’ve never been a big fan of oak aged brews, but the oak undertones of this are subtle enough that they’re hardly noticeable. Just enough chocolate and coffee flavor to almost mask the alcohol burn, but not quite. Pretty good. kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2006
St Albans (05): Deep black with a brown head. Sweet chocolate aroma, with oaky vanilla notes too. Very smooth soft mouthfeel. Lovely sweet chocolate flavour, with some woody notes and vanilla pods. Molasses and liquorice flavours too. Good stuff, cheers duff! Mads Langtved (2240) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2006
Black appearance. No head. Roasted and slightly smoked. Finsih is mederately hoppy and soft. Great imperial stout. Slighty sweeter than the ordinary Yeti. However I don’t think it’s better than the original.