TomDecapolis (4221) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 30, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Much thanks to hopdog for sharing this hard to come by bottle. Pours a deep black with a creamy/bubbly medium deep tan lacing head. Aroma of intense dark chocolate, whiskey, vanilla, oak, nuts, toffee, tobacco and some alcohol burn. Flavor of vanilla, oak, caramel, smooth whiskey notes, nuts, chocolate and light roasty notes.
egajdzis (4896) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[31/470] Poured an opaque black color with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, smoke, chocolate, vanilla, and sharp bourbon. Taste of bitter roast, dark chocolate, vanilla, raisins, nuts, and bourbony alcohol. Thanks for sharing Steve!
after4ever (5287) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750, capped and foiled, #226/470. Thanks, SuzyGreenberg!
Cracked alongside fresh Yeti and Oak Yeti. Pours jet black. Occasional garnet highlights. Headless, laceless, still. Big woody bourbon nose. Almost sour. Creamy, medium, still body. Not much of the base beer showing through--just watery, bitter whiskey phenols. Meh.
hopdog (7652) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle labeled 31/470. Poured a dark black color with an averaged sized light brown head. Aromas of whisky, wood, some earthiness / dirt, roast, vanilla, and coffee. Tastes of whisky, peat, vanilla, chocolate, caramel, and brown sugar. Creamy and smooth body with the alcohol content fairly well hidden. Some what on the sweeter side. This one is definitely a sipper. I shared this with a couple of people and I’m glad I did - as good as it was, I would have a hard time finishing off 750ml all by myself.
Hophead22 (2742) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 18, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
750ml bottle # 278, thanks to BerandBlues2. Very dark pour, head seems a lot tighter than the previous two. Clean aroma, not overwhelming at all. Wow, very smooth, nice vanilla and slight bourbon notes that really make this a good sipper. A little heat at the end in the back of the throat. The best of the three. Thanks Brad.
Beaver (1061) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml bottle, bottle 7 / 470 - bottled 8/09. Pours a dark black/brown with a thin brown head (even after a vigorous pour) that quickly diminishes to a thin dusting.
The aroma is sweet chocolate, molasses and whiskey.
The flavor is roasted chocolate with a lot of sugary molasses. It has a bit of strong alcohol in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with almost no carbonation.
Overall, this is not nearly as good as the regular Yeti. It has almost no carbonation, and is overly sweet and alcoholic. I can hardly taste the hops that I’m used to in Yeti. It’s a bit of a treacly alcoholic mess.
dalekliz (776) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 31, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared by wetherel at the Lost Abbey Sinners and Saints party. Pours a deep black, with a tan ring. Big aroma, of malt, bourbon, wood, molasses, and dark fruits. Huge taste starts sharp, of malt and wood, then picks up a thick sweetness, with bourbon and a bite of alcohol. Lingering sweet malt and bourbon flavors. Intense and amazing.
Eladerman (77) - Newburgh, Indiana, USA - OCT 28, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2012 This is another American Micro brewed wonder. An excellent RIP..right up there with Hoppp’n Frog Oatmeal RIP. Left Hands Oak agd RIP and Stones RIP. A big beer with incredible balance and hints of chocolate malt, with a subtle sweetness of vanilla, dark sugars, anise, expresso, and a hint of hops for balance. Great Job Great Divide!
Ratman197 (7614) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle poured a translucent dark brown nearly black with a small lingering ring of brown foam. Aromas of cocoa, vanilla, carmellight wood and a hint of whiskey. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of vanilla, milk chocolate, roasted malt and light whiskey with a smooth malty finish.
zathrus13 (1628) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating #1100. Pours black, with a brown head. Aroma is whiskey, vanilla, roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Flavor is whiskey, vanilla, wood, licorice, roasted malt, and chocolate. I’m liking this one a lot, but if you like your bourbon/whiskey on the lighter side, this probably isn’t for you.