Scipio (591) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I saved this bottle for several months to share with my brother for when he came into town. I must say that it lived up to my lofty expectations. Pours very black with an almost reddish looking, dark tan full head. Aroma is robust and impressive. It contains plenty of chocolate to go along with oak, licorice, vanilla, and coffee. The taste is very rich chocolate, and lots of it. Perhaps like chocolate cake, however with some coffee and vanilla mixed in. Despite how much chocolate is in here, somehow this really isnít sweet. And that might be the best part of all with this one. Bitter, especially at the end. Full bodied, as one would expect, with an oily texture. Subtle, yet noticeable carbonation. Alcohol content hides itself well. This certainly doesnít feel like its as strong as it is. Altogether, this has just about everything that you could hope for in a big beer. Being tasty, well made in every respect, potent without hitting hard, you will really impress most everyone by pouring one of these.
redbeard3 (13) - - DEC 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jet black pour and a little amber foam. Big coffee flavors without any harsh bitterness sometimes associated with coffee beers. Slick, full mouthfeel. Warming and rich.
jsquire (3228) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark beer with a foamy brown head that left nice lacing. Bright coffee bean nose. This is a densely layered beer with strong green coffee bean bitterness, bitter chocolate, vanilla and oak characteristics over a nice strong malty imperial stout. The coffee adds to the base beer rather than overpowering it. Very nice variant.
rdixon77 (352) - Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Super nice and robust coffee stout. Aroma had a lot of oak, vanilla, and slightly bitter coffee. Taste followed with super smooth coffee and dark fruit flavors. Nice.
jeremugohio (82) - springboro, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of vanilla oak and espresso. Same with tatse. Sharp vanilla oak bits turns to espresso maltiness. Nice bitter warming finish with a lingering coffee flavor. Very delicious.
skmikeg (612) - Poway, California, USA - NOV 10, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Urge. Pours a pitch black with a two finger khaki head with nice lacing. Aroma is of espresso, roasted malts, oak, dark fruits, vanilla, licorice, and a little booze. Taste is similar to the aroma but has even more robust espresso and oak notes. Has a medium-full body with a super creamy mouthfeel and a moderately bitter, long finish. Overall, another great Yeti that is as good as the original.
RespertFTW (342) - Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark black with nice medium reddish brown head. Chocolate and oak aroma. Taste is chocolate and raisin. Very smooth.
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Mittenator (872) - Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Near black with deep, tan head. Lots of espresso, malt, chocolate and wood aromas. Dark chocolate and raisins. A bit tannic.
ineedbeer (419) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle from January, 2011.
Aroma has an initial sweet chocolate aroma but this quickly recedes leaving a moderately strong, slightly green, coffee aroma. Light aroma of oak chips with a hint of alcohol. Some faint dark fruit aromas also present.
Pours a nice black color with a thick mocha head with average retention that recedes to the edges where it lingers. A thin film remains on top as well. Light lacing and moderately small legs.
Flavor is slightly sweet and chocolatey with a light green coffee note upfront. Mid palate has hints of dark fruit, but then roasted coffee notes take over and dominate the finish. Moderate bitterness with a light oak character. As you drink more of it you adjust to the coffee and the chocolate becomes more apparent as well as the light oak and vanilla notes.
Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Medium low astringency with medium low alcohol warmth.
Overall a fairly enjoyable coffee stout, but it sure has a lot of coffee to it. Iím looking forward to visiting the brewery this weekend. I wish the roasted coffee notes were a bit lighter so the other flavors could be more noticeable.
Bule (425) - California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle pours a thick black color without much head. Intense coffee flavors with some bitterness but nothing too harsh. Very refined. Good roasted malt and hop flavors.
DesertDevil (326) - Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap (2012 keg) at Flannyís during a Great Divide tap takeover. As expected, big espresso (almost fresh-roasted bean) and dark chocolate aroma with some biscuit and light oak. Pours dark flat black with a dusky mud-colored head. Big, bold taste of strong coffee, intense roastiness, vanilla, some oak tones, and fairly bitter, earthy hops. A bit of cayenne heat is present in the finish for the first few sips, but it fades somewhat midway through the tulip. Other than the heat, the finish is dry and roasty. Itís a nice variant of an already-nice brew.