sauceyhops (104) - carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle generously shared by hapjydeuce. Pours jet black with no real head to speak of. The nose is actually a very pleasant balance of oaky-bourbon and roasty chocolate. The mouthfeel is very smooth but feels a bit thin. The flavor did not really meet the expectations set by the smell. The flavor is of watered down bourbon and light chocolate and coffee accents. In its defense, it did start to taste better the more i drank. Maybe it was just the ABV talking...
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle #390/470. Dark, black, head dies fast. Smells like whiskey, marshmallows, Hershey syrup, smores? The aroma is really strong and nice. Woody flavor, whiskey, chocolates, raisins, not much carbonation. I really didn’t want to pay the $26 but this was good although not as good as the barrel-aged ruffian.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-17-2008 03:56:14
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle - big thanks to acrdz for the trade; side-by-side with the regular and oaked yeti’s; pours thin and black with no head; tons of sweet whiskey aromas; drinks thin and silky smooth; almost no life here at all and compared to the others, many of the flavors have faded considerably; no roasted characteristics or coffee; i do love how smooth it is and one its own this is pretty decent; but next to the other two, this is easily the weakest
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - DEC 25, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared by IrishBoy. Black with a thin off white head. Aroma is very boubony, chocolate, roasty with light caramel. Taste is light oak, dark chocolate, light caramel, and cream.
Odeed (1776) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 23, 2008
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
(sample from irishboy).uberblack with a nice dark brown head that leaves heavy lacing on the glass.aroma is a mix of heavy bourbon,followed by vanilla,dark fruit,chocolate,and cocoa.flavor is wood,chocolate,vanilla,cocoa,and dark fruit.i know that "sour" is the new "cool" but this beer is seriously under rated.
IrishBoy (3824) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 22, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle from Ratman197. 198/470 Bottled 08/08. Nose of bourbon, oaky vanilla, and chocolate.
Black with a small cinnamon tan head. Flavor of oak, light bourbon, chocolate, and vanilla. Finish was chocolaty bourbon warmth. Excellent.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 18, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Man there must have been different barrels/batches of this stuff because the bottle I had was awesome and some of these reviews tear it a new one. Pours semi-viscous looking black with a good size, dense, creamy, light brown head. Nice lace down the glass. Smell BIG and sweet with vanilla and wood notes with some chocolate and lingering, biting booze. Still smooth smelling though. Tastes BIG and dark, sweet, chocolatey with some sweet, vanilla notes from the wood. Massive flavor, smooth bourbon notes. It is hot, but its a sipper anyway. Let it warm up gradually and drink slow. Full, thick, syrupy body but smooth with good carbonation.
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another one of the stalwarts that Beachbum1975 broke out on us. Great night.
Pours a murky brown in color. There is no head forming on the pour but there are very large bubbles all over the perimeter of the glass. Nose is a little boozy. Not quite a bourbon smell but just boozy and a bit of an alcohol note.
I agree with Shane that this needs to warm up to near or just shy of room temperature. The flavors really come through and it gets a fuller mouthfeel. Lots of oaky and chocolatey and whiskey coming through in the flavor. Nothing is dominating but they play off one another very well. Incredibly smooth on the mouthfeel. I do not mind the lack of carbonation. Matter of fact I actually prefer it in a beer of this nature. Easily the best of the Yeti series that Avery makes. Just wish this was more readily available and cheaper. I could find myself drinking this quite often.
hapjydeuce (933) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Brought back from Denver after GABF 2008. Shared with jarspag, sauceyhops, Katie and Jon. Black, oily appearance with no carbonation. Striking similarity to soy sauce. Aroma is packed with oak wood and smoky bourbon whiskey. Very pleasing nose. The flavor follows up a bit less impressive. Mostly strong whiskey with a slight metallic aftertaste. Maybe this has oxidized from sitting in the barrel too long. Palate feels watered down. Nice oak flavors hang on the aftertaste. Kind of thin bodied.
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured dark black with no head. Very hoppy sweet nose. First flavor was of licorice, but has a nice smokey flavor with hints of vanilla. A bit of the abv is noticeable, but not overpowering.Big finish that is sweet, than quite bitter. Nice beer.