topherh (1911) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - AUG 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is roast malt, chocolate, and a little coffee. Flavor is sweet and malty, chocolate, light roast and coffee.
drowland (6037) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
8/2/11. On tap. Opaque black pour with a nice creamy brown head that sticks and laces a ton. Rich aroma of chocolate, coffee, and definite yeast spiciness. Rich malty chocolate flavor with a hint of roast and definite fruity sweetness that I can only assume is from the yeast. Interesting and tasty!
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 31, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer makes it rain! Pours black with a dark brown head. Aroma is huge coffee. Medium sweetness with light bitterness. Can taste the coffee as well as chocolate and sweetness from the belgian yeast. Good silky thick body.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown/black with medium carbonation. Aroma of dark roast and vegetable. Flavor of dark roast, malt, dried fruit, coffee, milk sugar. Mouthfeel is silky, medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Overall, I enjoyed.....despite aroma.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to swalden28. Poured black with a beige head and some lace. Aroma was chocolate and fudge. Flavor was chocolate, fudge, coffee, and some slight belgian qualities. Body was medium with soft carbonation.
bblack99 (526) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Argonaut. Pours opaque black with a big dark mocha head that fades to a pale beige as it collapses, leaving streaky drippy lacing. Aroma is sketchy, with good notes of roasted nuts, coffee, and chocolate stomped on by some strange boozy Belgo action. Flavors are similarly wonky, with all of the good bits of Yeti one would expect with an infectious Brett-like character appearing near the finish that washes away the chocolatey goodness and introduces thin, dry peppery spice. Not exactly Yeti quality.
emacgee (4024) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours inky black with a nice chestnut brown head. Nose is roasty with notes of burnt popcorn and toast. Slightly rusty/metallic with some fruit skins. Roasty flavor with some cacao and chocolate and notes of burnt toast. Rich and velvety mouthfeel. From what I can tell the Belgian aspect of this comes through more in the palate and interaction with the dark grains as opposed to any ester/phenol presence.
tastybeer (1728) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour is deep black with a nice tan head, good retention/some lacing. Aroma is powdered sugar, dark fruits, some light chocolate/coffee but the roast is very muted. Taste is rich chocolate initially but finish is thin and watery. Palate is a bit astringent. I’d go for espresso yeti.
GT2 (8434) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 29, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
651mL thanks to tastybeer. The pour is a deep black with a modest brown head generated. Spotty lace on the snifter. Nose is pretty much all yeast phenols and lemon dessert cookies with powdered sugar. Sounds good but the nose is still off by quite a bit. Up front the taste is heavy and thick but on the finish it becomes very weak and watery. Gets thin and astringent with a taste profile of nori (seaweed paper) and soy. Poor palate. Probably not something to pursue for the Yeti lineup.
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msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating #1500. Figured I would try out the new Yeti. Pours near black with tan head. I remember the other versions having a much darker head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malts, dark fruits, spices, and yeast. Flavors of chocolate, tons of burnt and roasted malts, very light coffee, bit of yeast, spices, and some raisins. Finishes dry with some bitterness at the end. Not my favorite version, but this is still pretty good. Still probably one of the best foreign style stouts I have had.