swedishfish (29) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 8, 2007
The color is a dark brown similar to dirty oil and I mean that in the most positive beer when comparing it to the beautiful appearance of the Yeti Imperial Stout. The beer has a dark tan head which I just dumped into my glass started with a nice head and dissapeared almost immedietly. This beer makes me feel like it’s December a fire is going and snow is coming down outside. Nice roasty notes at the end with chocolate leading the way. The 9.5% alcohol is evident but not over powering. I enjoyed this beer a lot and recommend it. Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 8, 2007
Pours a rich dark brown to black colour with a small disapating tan head. Aroma dances with the 9.5% alcohol content waving in a chocolate and roasted coffee malt presence. Initial taste brings the apparency of the alcohol. It begins mixing in the incredibly powerful blend of dark chocolate and coffee. Its next stage lays out the presence of the citrus hops, that await its deserved recognition. Finishing with a creamy, roasted, bitter chocolate and dry finish. A warm sensation. Body was medium with perfect matching carbonation. I really give this yeti some credit, well done. bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2007 Great imperial stout. I love the mouth feel on this one. It just coats the mouth like butta’ Scents of roasted nuts and malt, with a slight sugary smell underlying it. Taste is somewhat dry and nutty. Did not find any of the sweetness that was hiding in the aroma. For $6/bottle, definite buy. Arayaga2 (2188) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 30, 2007
Dark oil-change brown with only a tiny bit of light brown head. Aroma is rich and sweet with roasty malt and a tinge of sparkley hops. Taste and mouthfeel are very heavy, and there is caramel, coffee, licorice, and hops assailing my palate at once. Not bad, even at $8/22oz jefcon (1830) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2007
Draft. An oily, brown-black brew with a thin tan head. Despite the enormous hop presence, the standout characteristics of this beer are the hazelnut and chocolate notes. Fresh and tasty, not drying or too bitter, this is an elegant, even delicate beer that defies its weight and imposing alcohol content. Really a pleasurable brew. It deserves the same rating as the Oak Aged for showing itself in the raw and making the complexities of hop and malt work well without the benefit of aging and mellowing.
T2Tool (352) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - APR 27, 2007
Poured from a bottle, a very black color with a thick tan head. Had a very thick and creamy taste of malts and roasted grain. A rich chocolate taste really came through. Slightly bitter finish. Could really taste the alcohol in this beer. SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 20, 2007
At my 2007 Impy Stout Tasting. Vintage 2004. Pours black with a wild head: Light and dark marble-colored swirls. How is this possible? The hugely thick head just will not die. This tastes very sharp on the tongue. Big coffee here. Super thick and rich palate. Has a slightly detergent aroma. Head is so thick that it is like a dollop of ice cream in my beer. Milk chocolate finish. Aging worked well for this one. masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2007
Poured out of a bomber. Taste was coffee, roasty, some chocolate ending in a nice bitterness. Nice beer. hepburn82 (143) - SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2007
Tasted at the breck beer fest. Liquid chocolate, residual tar, and a little coffee in the finish. Mellow bitterness, balanced and strong. Not quite as refined as the oak aged but still an amazing stout. holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2007
22 oz bomber from West Lake View Liquors. We horizontaled (is that a verb?) this with its oaked brother. Pours with a creamy and soapy tan head on top of thick blackness. Its too cold at first and it takes a few minutes before that aroma comes out: bitter/sweet chocolate, hops, carmel, and molasses. Bitter chocolate, roasted, creamy, and green hops come out of the flavor. Next to the oak, this one isn’t quite as good, but its not that far off either. The oaked is richer and more complex but this stands on its own as a fine imperial stout.