ilovedarkbeer (2676) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Thick black brown pour with a brown foamy head. Notes of liquor filled truffles, dark chocolate, banana, and some smoke. Thick mouthfeel. Just good.
48FanInCali (848) - California, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Pitch black pour with a small quickly decipating head. Nose mostly coffee, toasted malt, and a little yeast which is a little unusual for a stout. Taste follows the nose on all accounts. Bitter coffee finish.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle from Binny’s Downtown. Pours a black body with a thin, creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is dark fruit plums and raisins, molasses, roasts, and a good amount of Belgian yeast esters. Some old citrus hops, caramel, a light chocolate, and a touch of licorice. Flavor is similar. Dark fruits and molasses up front with a bit of a fudge chocolate, caramel, and raisin. The roasts come in during the middle as well as some Belgian yeast, but not as much as the aroma. Ends a bit ashy, yet sweet in the finish as this dries and gets a bit sticky with some molasses, figs, and more and more roasts in a lengthy aftertaste. Medium-full, creamy body with a light-moderate carbonation. Overall, I wasn’t overly impressed with this one. Sweet with lots of rich chocolate and molasses along with a nice dark fruit, but I didn’t find that the Belgian yeast added a whole lot. Lots of ashy roast in the finish, but this seems fairly simple at times. Definitely not bad, but I was hoping for more.
blipp (7777) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into a Chimay glass. Pours near black with a thin brown head. Chocolate and dark fruity aroma, with lightly roasted malty notes. The flavor starts with light dark fruits, spicy yeast and chocolate candy, moves to some light molasses-like sweetness, earthy notes and citric hops, and finishes with nice roasted malts and grains. Good stuff.
dchmela (2971) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber courtesy Lee. Thick black pour with a thick tan head. Roasted grain, Belgian esters, chocolate and Belgian yeast in the aroma. Big roasted grain, chocolate and coffee taste with nice Belgian yeast notes. Good stuff.
Newk (299) - - NOV 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured more of a dark milk chocolate color with a small foamy head
fairly pungent aromas of raisins, liqueur, chocolate and a good amount of malty aromas. Kind or port-like, but not fully there
good fuller body but lacking a bit. More attack based with a good chocolatey finish, but lacking a bit in the middle and with malt dominated flavors
Maybe this would’ve been better just on it’s own instead of next to both the regular yeti and the chocolate yeti. But, it wasn’t and it just wasn’t as good as the other beers while still being a very good beer in it’s own right
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
8/14/11 belgian yeti at pap.
viscous black. tan head.
Smells wet... A+F are yeti...(choco, red wine, roast, light smoke, alco) and fabric softener. spiciness from yeast is a nice change but not one im really liking.
fuller bodied. creamy.
Least fav of the bunch.... 7/5/7/4/14+
burg326 (5199) - Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Brass Tap, poured a hazy brown with aromas of roast, malt, chocolate and spicy belgium yeast. Flavors follow aromas, with a hint of oak, and a touch of hops.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Like all Yeti’s, this one pours an extremely dark mahogany to nearly black hue. It looks oily and viscous in the glass, as the short, fluffy head of mocha tinted foam fades to a swirly film with a bubbled-up edge. A slight stain of the glass is trailed by small, sudsy dots, but no real hard lace. Aromas are nicely balanced, sporting just as much coffee and dark cacao roast as it does fruity fig, caramel and toffee-glazed nuts. I get hints of cake and brownie, maybe even some toasted coconut. The yeast profile distinguishes itself as Belgian with its fruity spice and relative dryness (as compared to the base Yeti). Flavors pull together nicely, again balanced as can be, touching on dark chocolate, torched caramel, mocha, and stewed dark fruits. Yeast again imparts a hint of breadiness, fruit, and soft spice. It’s simple, yet effective, altogether. The palate is probably the biggest (and most pleasant) surprise in this brew. Expecting heavy residual sugar, I was almost shocked to find a relatively effortless body that has attenuated out quite nicely. There’s a creamy, aerated sort of feel that is certainly less hefty than the slick, oily Yeti’s that I’ve known in the past. All in all, this might be my new favorite Yeti variant. The inclusion of the Belgian yeast seems to have done this beer right. It is rare for me to really enjoy an imperial stout these days, but this one did the trick.
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma- funk, chocolate, malts, roasted notes, big woodiness present
Appearance- extremely black with a foamy off-white head
Taste- silky smooth texture, familiar Yeti qualities, namely the huge roasted malts, and twinge of hops, a certain funk adds a different quality to this one though
Palate- nice and thick, super full-bodied without being cloying
Overall- Probably my second to least favorite Yeti, just in front of the original, but still in my top 50. This series is unmatched, with taste and price. Great Divide have it down to a science.