_angst_ (4500) - Göteborg, - DEC 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml bottle received in trade. Thank you rfraga7. Pours viscous pitch black with a frothy and creamy dark chocolate brown head that leaves lots of lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet and sour with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, lemon juice, mineral rich soil, caramel, resinous wood, boozy whiskey, dark grapes, alcohol, pine, bitter chocolate, lemon zest, acetic acid and hints of red wine vinegar. Taste is sweet, bitter and very sour with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, lemon juice, oily pine, resinous wood, bitter chocolate, whiskey, acetic acid, red wine vinegar, lemon zest, toffee, burnt cookies, mineral rich moist soil and caramel. Mouthfeel is smooth, oily tart, tiny mouth puckering and near full bodied. Finish is dry, tart and bitter with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, lemon juice, gastric acid, bitter chocolate, caramel, toffee, acetic acid and pine. Heavily infected... I didn’t expect this from an otherwise solid brewery.
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 8, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2015 bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are whiskey, roasted malts, chocolate, and vanilla.
MarcoDL (4141) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ ZZT 2016-1. Black oily pour. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, whiskey and roasted creamy malt. Rich flavor of soft chocolate, whiskey, vanilla, red fruit, creamy roasted malt and a long evolving finish. This is fantastic.
caesar (6644) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @ ZZT 2016-1, small sample. Thanks all for sharing! Dark color, medium frothy head. Aroma of loads of chocolate, cookie, vanilla, bourbon. Bit coconut even. Cookie and vanilla sweetness, slight bourbon booze. Great power, balance and complexity. Absolutely delicious.
77ships (8045) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thank you DutchDrebus! 750 ml. bottle sampled @ ZZT 2016-1. 2015 Vintage. Black super creamy mocha bubbles. Nose is warming molasses, sugar, low bourbon, whisky, sugar, faintly herbal. Taste is chocolate syrup, bit too boozy, booze going to bit plastic, roast, chocolate, brown sugar,… thick malt. Good but a bit too messy & boozy for me. I liked but not as intensely as the others did.
Martinus (4497) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jet black colour, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, vanilla, cacao, alcohol. Sweet flavour, cacao, booze, brown sugar. Quite thick. Sweet finish, vanilla. Nice!
(from 75cL bottle @ ZZT 2016-1. Thanks for sharing, Drebus cq Benzai!)
aleigator (783) - GERMANY - MAY 16, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ba yeti ’15 - Huge thanks to Emil for this!
Pours a night black color, with a small, dark brown, creamy head.
Smells of melted milk chocolate, bakers chocolate, cocoa nibs, toffee and licorice. Very chocolate forward, while not getting very sweet on the nose, due to pleasantly toasty malts and spicy, oaken, yet flowery, warming Bourbon.
Tastes of oaken Bourbon accompanied by milk chocolate in all its decadent facetts, with layers of earth, bakers chocolate, rock sugar, whipped cream and a spicy whiff of cinnamon. Mousee au chocolat gets enriched by oak chips and a well accentuated earthiness, relying on the omnipresent, smooth whipped cream. A flowery quality blends into soft, melted caramel, wood bark and licorice, tied together by a warming, dry zing from the bourbon, complimenting to the chocolate.
Perfectly integrated Bourbon addition, which shines among a luscious milk chocolate sweetness by adding a nice, mellow yet spicy oakiness.
ACHops (1360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ Brouwer’s for Back in Black. Listed here at the standard Yeti 9.5%. Pours thick viscous blackish dark brown with thin oily dark mocha head. Aroma is heavily roasty dark chocolate malt, rich coffee, big dry barrel flavors, light bourbon and vanilla char on the back. Taste is huge rich dark chocolate malt, molten milk chocolate, oak. Thick, rich mouthfeel. Huge fudgy chocolate flavor lingers on the finish. Among the best Yetis, and that puts this in an elite category.
DocJitsu (1688) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a thick very dark brown with a remarkably tall reddish-brown head. I usually pour impy stouts this aggressively and rarely get this great of a head. It finally settles to a one-finger, ice cream float-like, caramel head. Chocolate, plastic, dark roasted malt nose. Sweet immediately, but gets progressively dry and bitter. Chocolate, smoky, dark roasted malt. Charred oak, but no oaky vanilla that I can pick up.
toxichop (597) - South Gate, California, USA - APR 10, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Completely black with a very dark brown/reddish used motor oil type of head. Smells of bourbon, alcohol, figs, plums, nuts, and malt. Taste starts with bourbon and chocolate, a bit of vanilla, light dark fruits, with a warm finish. Mouthfeel is thick and oily, low on the carbonation. Overall I really like this one. Not a huge fan of Great Divide but lover their yeti series.
tmoreau (3714) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 750 ml., 2015 bottle, poured to my snifter displaying a black/brown hue, with light, ruby highlighting to the edges, quickly diminishing, brownish tan head foam, and a combination of foamy spots and leggy dots of lacing. The nose was roasted, sweet, treacle, dark fruit, and cocoa. Full bodied, and a bit syrupy, with similar notes, unusually good carbonation for the style, and medium, earthy & roasty bitterness. Not a lot of noticeable barrel influence, maybe a bit of tannic tartness, but nice warmth.