A: Dark, deep brown. Full merengue thick foam, of light brown in color.
S: Main aroma notes are dark fruits (raisins and prunes) and chocolate. Some brown sugar and coffee in the background. Overall a very appealing nose that suggests big taste flavors to come.
T: First impression is dark fruits and sugars mixed with a clear alcohol heat. Other flavors in the background are coffee, licorice, and chocolate. Not as thick of a mouthfeel as I would have guessed. Good amount of carbonation, it kind of tickles in the mouth. A slight amount of alcohol burn in the after taste.
O: Overall, a very solid brew. Especially solid considering the bottle we drank was a July 2009 bottled date. It was definitely drinkable versus a fresh Oak aged Yeti. My final impression was a notch down because the alcohol and spiciness was a touch out of balance. But definitely a brew worth having ESP considering the price.
Pours black with a hint of ruby redness as I hold it up to the light. A lively tan head rises quickly and maintains for a short while before it settles into a thin layer on top. Good lacing.
Aroma is creamy and sweet. Sweet chocolate is the main scent with a dark fruit with a bit of vanilla.
Taste is milky and smooth with a nice milk chocolate flavor that works into a dark fruit flavor and with molasses on the finish. A bit of vanilla is noticeable as well. A bit of heat from the alcohol on the finish.
Big body with light to medium carbonation. Milky and smooth on the palate.
A very nice beer. This beer has aged well and has been a great lesson for me on how a beers character can change over time as it has been cellared. The heat on this beer has fallen out and made it very smooth and drinkable. A great beer with an amazing smooth balanced flavor! Try one!
Wow. This is 2.5 years old. It's aged well.
The chocolate has less chocolate aroma that the oak, the chocolate flavor is more pronounced in this version.
Everything is there, but it is smoother- still warm, but easier to drink. Yeti is immediately one of the best stouts I've had and this chocolate version earns it a drinkable 10. A rating I rarely give out.
"Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed. Then look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, 'It is better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than selfish and worry about my liver.'" - Jack Handy