brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2004
Smooth dark silky body with light tan head. Wafting aromas of roasted and chocolate malts. Malty beginning swept from the palate as the hops arrive amid a faintly astringent toasted malt finish. FudgeSociety2 (311) - Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2011 Jet black beer. Beautiful coffee colored head. Aroma is not huge, but I love it, chocolaty, woody, malty. Well balanced. Coffee flavor. Great example of a well done Imperial Stout. Phenomenal beer. My favorite beer at the time of rating. WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2008
A big tasty stout that doesnt really stand out in the crowd but doesnt carry anything that detracts from the taste. There is a touch of dark natural sweetness that is great and doesnt come from being yeasty. A good dark thick pour at a tasty price. quiznoaz (310) - Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Deep black oily pour, dark head, though it quickly dissipated. Huge aroma of chocolate, malt, coffee, and a touch of mint. Lots of dark chocolate, coffee and some lingering hint of spice. Very nice. smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - NOV 6, 2006
pours jet black with dark tan head. roasty, sweet chocolate, touch of smoke, and a bit of burn in the nose. mouth is a little fizzy for what i like in russians. flavor is roasty with some cocoa, malty sweetness, and hops dryness and alcohol burn. totally solid but not my favorite one.
dalfaro86 (309) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAY 1, 2016
Pours a black brew with a small brown head with moderate to poor retention, aroma is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and hints of citrics, full bodied, well balanced, smooth, creamy texture, flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a dry bittersweet finish and a long afertaste ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Poured a pure jet black with a finger of tan head. Aroma on this one is very strong on toffee and roasted chocolate-like malts. Taste is a dual assault of some strong bitter chocolate and piney hops. There is also a hell of a lot of toffee. Full bodied. There is certainly a bit of citrus as well on the hops, but the pine is stronger. The alcohol lingers a bit stronger on the aftertaste, especially as the beer warms up. The toffee, while expected in a stout, tends to have a bit too strong of a presence here and drowns almost everything else on the aftertaste. While this is still an excellent brew, the amount of toffee it keeps it from being (in my opinion) a top tier imperial stout. andyhite (308) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - MAR 8, 2007
22oz bomber. is there any other way to have a beer than, after pouring a glass, knowing you have a nice little refill at the bottom of the glass? here i have a thick molasses-esque hue with a foamy and glistening cargo-brown head. sticking my nose in this beer couldn’t have been more appetizing. simply from the aromas i gathered it’s a creamy thick stout with multiple layers of complexity that could surface with the right audience. at the forefront there are thick caramel malts, as well as creamy bittersweet chocolate. peeling back a layer, there’s a mily element that mixes with nature; spruce, pine, and dirty earth. and on the tail end, there’s a pleasant, though faint, island fruit (mango, passion fruit, starfruit) aroma. the taste leaves me taken aback. perhaps on the top 3 of best impy stouts i’ve ever had a chance to experience. everything that is in the aroma is also present in the taste. In addition, the pine blends with a touch of oak and molasses, and finishes rather dry (for a stout) and complemented by the nicities of chill spice. though a stout, not as heavy as i would have originally thought. the hops are definitely well configured into the beer as well, as it’s not overly hopped but also very detectable, even to the younest of palates. the mouthfeel increases Yeti’s drinkability, but be forwarned...it’s a high alc. possibly a perfect stout. Odde (308) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2009
thick lacing and a light brown head rest atop the dark cola body. a hoppy bitterness rises forth over the malt base. Yeti doesn’t have the thickest mouthfeel for an imperial stout, but its not too thin, either. Worth trying again. soyorganic (307) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2008
Bottle: Pours a black color with a huge tan head. Nice molasses type aroma. Taste has a wonderful sweetness, but not over the top like I thought the Oak Aged version was, with the stout bitterness. This is a wonderful beer.