TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - MAY 28, 2007
Almost a pitch black pour. Forms into a nice dark tan head that lasted a decent amount of time. Smell is great, full of chocolate and coffee. Taste is much of the same with the alcohol kicking in as it warms. xenthem0nk (101) - Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2007
22oz Pours black, hardly any dark tan head. Lots of roasted malt in the nose, coffee, and hops. Flavor is deep and warm, definately a sipper. Mouthfeel is fullbodied, not sharp, smooth going down. A great Impy stout. Better then its oak aged counter brew. rmussman (1701) - California, USA - MAY 26, 2007
Sampled in Boulder. A fantastic micro brew that comes out very dark brown and full of great hops and malts. A truly top notch brew. cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2007
Rated 11/11/06: Yeti, Yeti, Yeti....this is definately one hairy giant of a stout! Think this is from ’04 can’t be sure though. Aroma is silky smooth lots of mellow chocolate, raisens, plums, and tons of roasted malt with a touch of hops. Black pour with an ample head and some lacing what a great surprise for an imperial, for that I give it the tops. Mouthfeel is well blended and exceptionally smooth, just the right burn from the abv to round out another top score. Awesome flavor, I believe that this has been sitting for at least a couple of years. Incredibly mellow and well blended. Heavy thick malts with a complimenting sweetness matched by a trace of bittering hops. Great stout, great label, and well priced This is a must try. JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2007
Finally rating this one after several previous bottles. Pours black with a very dark tan head. Rich cocoa/chocolate aromas, with some roast, alcohol, and hop character present. Expected a heavier palate, so it’s very drinkable. Heavy bitter flavors abound from roast and hop origins. The bitterness is touched by the cocoa and provides balance. A great, accessible IS.
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2007
Finally getting around to trying this one. Yeti pours solid black into my snifter. It lets zero light through at all an actually makes my room darker. A 2 finger creamy brown head formed on the pour that fell to a cap with thick edges. Left lacing as it receded and continued to do so with each drink. A really nice looking beer.
I read on the bottle this beer had 75IBUs. The hop presence really comes through in the smell. Big floral hop aromas. As it warms I even get some mild grapefruit rind. Not as much roasted malt as I expected but this is a rather nice surprise. Mild roasted malts, very mild. Some caramel makes a showing as well. I’m really liking the smell of this stuff. It’s a hop bomb in a stout.
Mildly roasted malts in the flavor along with caramel malts. The roast comes through in the taste more than the smell. Roasted malts leave you with the familiar burnt coffee bitterness but this beer also finishes with an unfamiliar floral hop bitterness that lingers. Very good and unique.
Body is big but very smooth and creamy. A body like this usually tends to mean the beer is a sipper but the smoothness of Yeti makes this an easy one to put away. Hops cause the tongue to take a beating.
For such a big stout this is an extremely easy drinking beer. I could drink on this beer untill it put me to sleep.
Yeti is a wonderful stout. A very unique beer with the big hop addition. Reminds me somewhat of Alpha Klaus. Definately a pleasure to drink.
3/17/07 Viper666 (3290) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2007
Bouteille, courtoisie de Hogtownharry. De couleur noire et opaque. Nez de malt rôti, de chocolat noir, de café espresso, moyennement fruité (moyen de raisins, notes de prunes) aux notes boisées ainsi que moyen de houblon citrique, légèrement herbeux et résineux avec des notes de réglisse noire et d’alcool. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture riche, moyennement crémeuse et légèrement huileuse. Goût fruité (raisins, léger de prunes) légèrement boisé avec un goût amer de houblon citrique, légèrement résineux et aux notes herbeuses (présent toute la gorgée) et des notes de réglisse noire et de vanille lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute rapidement un goût de malt rôti aux notes brûlées, de chocolat noir et avec des notes de caramel toffee sucré (traces de sucre brun) parallèlement à un goût moyen d’alcool doux (légèrement réchauffant) puis en finale l’on assiste à un léger regain d’amertume de houblon plus asséchant, herbeux et citrique ainsi qu’un goût de café espresso. Post-goût long et moyennement sec, amer de houblon citrique, légèrement herbeux et résineux, de rôti, d’alcool, de café et de chocolat noir avec des notes fruitées (moût de raisins, pelures de prunes) et boisées. bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAY 21, 2007
dark opaque brown black with a brown bubbley head. nose of black licorice, choc, and expresso, sweet alcohol. big flavors of sweetness and fig up front. molasses and deep coffee grounds. alcohol burn. oak aged is a better beer for me but this one is quite delicious as well. a sipping beer. DeweyDell (159) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2007
Pours black with a thick, tan head. Smells like chocolate, coffee, a lot of dark fruits. I had this side-by-side with the Oak Aged Yeti and Great Lakes Blackout Stout... What surprised me is how much smoother in your mouth this is than the Oak Aged stuff. The fruitiness is a little overwhelming, but it’s still very drinkable. AOF (306) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2007 MY 100th rating, from my favorite brewery. Your not a man until you have had one of their beers. Jet back in color, two finger off white head. Coffee, roasted barley, brown sugar, cinnamon and sweet malt. Finishes clean and dry with a subtle sweetness.