toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - JUN 24, 2007
Side by side with the oak aged. Aroma of sweet coffee, chocolate, and vanilla, Flavors the same. I think this ones holds it own against the oaked version. lb4lb (2632) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2013 Black bour with a thick rich, sticky caramel brown head that lasted the entire time. Thick creamy lacing. Smells delicious. Coffee, chocolate, tobacco, graham cracker, roastiness. Taste is rich, thick, and coats the entire tongue with a powdery bitterness, similar to bitter cocoa powder. Long lasting finish with a good, thick mouthfeel. The high alcohol content was hidden well in my opinion, but is very slightly noticable behind the bright hop presence. Great beer. mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2007
POurs pitch black with a small light tan head. Very rich, thick malty aroma with some smoke as well. Light chocolate notes are detected as well. Taste is huge roast with a big chocolate finish. Really smooth and thick mouthfeel, a little bit oily as well. The roastiness is really there throughout this beer’s entirety. Just a wonderfully done imperial stout by an old favorite brewery of mine. Bravo. Strykzone (7715) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2007
Perhaps the most inviting beer I have ever seen. Just beautiful with its very dark color and incredibly thick, rich, and dark head. Aroma is almost as inviting and is full of malt. First taste brings roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and hops for tartness. Just wonderful! Mouth feel is smooth as a prom queen’s thighs. Yeti is an amazing balance of boldness and subtleness. This beer is so good it could be called inspiring. Drinking it is close to a religious experience. Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2007
Bottle. Black with a nice creamy head. The aromas are roasted, some chocolate and dry. Sweet. Full body. Nice after taste with some bitter notes in it.
Floback (550) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2007
Pours bricka brack black with no head or lacing, although the consistency of the beer itself adheres to the glass. Incredibly robust aroma and flavor. Nose is big hops, big malt, big chocolate, big pine tree sap; everything but the kitchen sink. Tastes like it smells. Huge body that envelopes the mouth front to back. The aftertaste lingers hard and apparent. Low carbonation. Not the easiest beer to drink as the taste is slightly overpowering, but a good all-around brew BigDaddyBlues (48) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2007
22 oz bottle purchased at From the Vine. There are so many different flavors going on here that my novice palate was on overload. Hops like I have never smelled or tasted in an RIS before. The bitterness never seemed to fade. Very appealing to the hophead in me. I will give this another try when I have more experience. The price was very attractive. ChainGangGuy (4932) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 17, 2007
Appearance: Pours a rich-looking, inky black body with a tall, tan-colored head. scottyw (46) - Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2007
Smell: Earthy, roasted malts with notes of espresso and rich, dark chocolate. Pine and citrus hop scents vie for attention.
Taste: Creamy, dark chocolate, anise, and dark caramel represent the sweeter side of things, while the roasted malts and resinous pine hop flavor brings the countering bitterness. Ends with a rather dry, roasty bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Full-bodied. Concentrated, oily mouthfeel. Ample carbonation.
Drinkability: A very solid, powerfully roasty beer.
Wow. Dark as night, but not heavy at all. First taste is a little sweet with a decent finish to it. Toasted malts with coffee and a little perfue hoppy notes make up the aroma. Toffee and Cola round out the olfactory goodness. Excellent beer, and that goes with saying that Imperial Stouts aren’t my thing. Great Divide is duking it out with Dogfish Head as my favorite Craftbrewer. jb (3426) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2007
Well the description says this is far different than the oak-aged, but I didn’t find it that different. Which is good, because that was one of the best beers I ever had.
This one too has a decent sized head for a high alc. beer. Looks very attractive with a tan head on a black beer. Aroma is a bit more subdued, mainly chocolate & malt. The palate is good, very oily, a bit sticky and hoppy at the end. I taste bourbon, oak and coffee. Very well balanced, very smooth.