frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2005
Pours fully black with a thick brown head, thick intracate lacing on the glass. The aromas are chocolate, coffee, and some hops with plum and raisin in the retro nasal. The taste is rich roasted malts, plenty of hops, chocolate and some alcohol. This stout looked awesome in a Duvel tulip only enhacing the experience and it tasted as good as it looked. A great impy stout!
Nel (180) - Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2005
oh yeah. Pours out ridiculously dark with a rocking brown head. like the commercial description says intense chocolate and coffe flavor. Delicious malt flavor with a small hint of sweet alcohol. I want to stress how good the chocolate flavor is. It is pretty rockin. A great stout! get one if you see it. Frank (4236) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2005
Really top notch stuff. Pours black w/ a nice lasting head. Seems less bitter than ordinary Yeti possibly due to age. Very smooth and rich--a bunch of chocolate, coffee and a touch of vanilla. Carbonation is just about perfect, thick and velvety. I don’t really get much oak but whatever. Good beer is good beer. Sregnar35 (1033) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2005
Amazing, amazing, amazing. Thick like motor oil, creamy brown head. Smell is hops and oak. Flavor lasts and lasts, chocolate, oak, and a hoppy burn on the back of your tongue. This is a fantastic beer. larsam (127) - Southampton, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2005
Rated @ Stockholm beer festival. Black with light brown head. Huge beer! Vanilla is the first thing to reach your nose. The flavour has a very pleasant blend of vanilla, chocolate and coffey. The immense maltiness is balanced by the noticable (!) 75 IBU. Dangerously good...
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - OCT 8, 2005
Impenetrably dark. Huge roast and espresso aromas. Nicely done with a kiss of vanilla on the finish. Compared to the regular Yeti: creamier and more refined, deserves a cigar and a fire place. HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2005
What a beautiful beer! I wouldn’t love it so much, but I got to share a bottle with some of the guys at the brewery and it was FREE!!! Now I’m at home and objectively tasting it. And its sooo good. The oak melds so well with everything else. What a nice beer....I can’t give a good description, but if you don’t like this-you’re, well, you’re just plain crazy. That’s all I can say. Oak aged Imperial Stouts...the next big thing I think. Oh wait, they already are!! puzzl (3264) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2007 Lets start with the pour, eh? I managed to get a good centimeter head above the glass with this thing... wow. Pitch, pitch black, with a very dark, ultra-creamy head. Unbeatable. Aroma is really killer, with lots of maltiness, dark fruit, vanilla, maybe a little grape, chocolate, brown sugar and cinnamon, roastiness. Palate is super-creamy, rich, thick... couldn’t ask for more. SpringsLicker (3677) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 7, 2005
Here’s the problem. My tongue is kinda burned from the other night, and I feel I’m missing complexity in the taste. I’m sure its there. For the most part, I taste a bit of chocolate, coffee, and a lot of bitterness. Too much bitterness, which I’ve been tasting in all beers of late, probably because of the burnt tongue. I’d love rerate this with a more functional palate, but at $10 for a bomber, that’s asking a bit much (especially for a college student). Still, this sits as my highest rating to date. It’d probably be a 4.8 or even 4.9 if I could give it a full evaluation. I’ll keep it on the list.
This pours with a large, long-lasting tan head over an opaque black beer. There is more head on this after an hour than many Imp Stouts have at the pour.
The aroma is complex with toasted nuts, molasses, dark chocolate and coffee.
Smooth complex and warming. The big bottle suggests this is one to share with someone who deserves a good one. Very well done. hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2005
Black as the night. Looks like engine oil. Has a thick, creamy Yellow/beige head. Aroma from wood, tar, raisin, plum, molasses. Some coffee is sensible too.
Thick, fullbodied, warming alcohol flavour, with notes of tobacco, dark chocolate and hops. Somewhat salty finish. I didn´t think that it could get any better than the regular Yeti........but......This one is really tasty.