tricyclist (986) - Florida, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this awhile back and again tonight. Was better then, but still good now. Plenty of booze on the nose and a little oxidize. Caramel and roasted malt. Flavor is similar with nice muted booze notes and caramel finish. Really drinkable with a nice full body.
Bulk_Carrier (2438) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rcvd in trade. Reviewed from notes.
The appearance is a pitch black body with a two finger tan foamy head that when it dies leaves some nice clingy foamy lacing in rings.
The smell has some chocolate and coffee coming through in a woody sort of way. Light vanilla enters in as it warms up.
The taste is bittersweet through previously mentioned flavors.
On the palate, it sits about a medium to heavy and demonstrates that its not that sessionable. Carbonation is barely there leads to a nice smooth feel all around.
Overall, so though I got this in a trade, I feel like I had the cart before the horse since I didn’t have the original Yeti, no worries. Id still have this again and this is very good for its style as well and also am hoping Id be able to find original Yeti someday.
RobertDale (3916) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml. bottle. A big thanks to James! Pours a thick black with a small reddish brown head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, vanilla, and whiskey. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, whiskey, vanilla, dark fruit, and wood. Exceptional balance. A joy to sip on.
DrElectrico (10) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Full bodied smokey espresso flavour. Delicious beer. Pours with a close to black ’crema’. Must do it again.
Christpuncher (1634) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really smokey stout with a bitter finish. Pours almost black and does not smell like much. Really smooth had this acre.
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AirForceHops (3958) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle vintage 2008, bottle count 446/470. Got this in a trade with bu11zeye, thanks a lot!! I am drinking a collector’s item; I believe I will keep the bottle. Nose is incredibly smooth bourbon oak and vanilla followed by hints of chocolate and sugar. Flavor is really good considering how much age it has. Whiskey, vanilla oak, chocolate, and raisins. The carbonation is nearly flat but… it’s a 5 year old bottle, I can forgive that. In retrospect this should have been opened about 18 – 20 months ago but this drinks really, REALLY well. Top Notch, and bad ass.
hallinghansen (2187) - Odense S, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Cecil Late Fall Monster Tasting. Trade with I can’t remember who, vintage 2008. Black body with a small brown head. Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, oak, sweet caramel, light boozy. Well balanced.
Plovmand (6752) - Helsinge, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Cecil Late Fall Monster tasting. Pours deep black with a creamy brown head. The aroma is bourbon, vanilla, roasted malt, sweet fruit, and cocoa. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of vanilla, cocoa, chocolate, oak and light coffee. Great balance.
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KingCecil (2066) - DENMARK - NOV 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Cecil Late Fall Monster Tasting bottle no# 194/470 vintage ´08… It pours pitch black with a very small tan head… vanilla, roasted malt, bourbon, coffee, hoppy and licorice, milk chocolate …. very nice!
DesertDevil (607) - Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 bottle. Aroma of subtle whiskey, sharp blackstrap molasses, and anise. Pours a medium black. Quite mellow taste of smooth bourbon, dark chocolate, biscuit, some burnt marshmallow, and slight vanilla. All rough edges are smoothed out. Medium body; lightly carbed. The beer shows signs of slight oxidation. Good brew, but not nearly worth the price.