Arayaga2 (2224) - 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 (1935) - 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 (2127) - 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. drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2007
22oz bottle, seemed pretty fresh. thanks to holdenn for this sample. tried next to oak aged yeti (again supplied by holdenn, he rules!). this poured very dark with small tan head. nose was dark chocolate, toffee, roasty, and grassy hops. flavor is very much of the same lots of dark chocolate and very grassy hops with caramel and toffee. alcohol was well hidden. carbination is medium-high. body is a tad thin. this regular yeti is more aggressive with chocolate and loads of hops when compared to the oak aged version. a lot more chocolately. it may not be as complex as the oak aged version but i’m into the super hopped up imperial stouts these days and this has that going on. very hoppy and dark chocolately indeed! i appreciate both beers but i think i prefer this yeti, a more hoppy and dark chocolately sibling. cyanescens (159) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2007
Drank a 12 ounce single. I’d never seen it before but I’ve had the Oak Aged Yeti on several occasions. This beer was a bit more aggressive, not as rich. I expected it to be very similar but it was fairly different. None the less, a very good Imperial Stout. Not as smooth as the Oak Aged, but still, an aggressive brew. yespr (48916) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 15, 2007
22oz bottle. Pours pitch black with creamy brown head. Aroma is coffee malty. Taste is malty followed by a subdued bitterness. Ends in a coffee and bitterness blend.