dlovell2 (1366) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is dry woody oak chocolate roasted malt. Flavor is unsweetened cocoa,dry oak, vanilla, coffee, dark roasted malt flavor with a hint of dried cayenne pepper.
jflopsu (886) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark black with brown head. A strong sweet chocolate aroma. Has a very sweet taste of chocolate and light oak, coffee, and bourbon. A very smooth chocolate beer.
AdiBeer (2399) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: chocolate, oak / wood, alcohol, cocoa. Appearance: black, small, beige, creamy head. Taste: heavy sweet. Palate: roasted malts, chocolate, molasses, remains very sweet throughout. Overall: fantastic Imperial Stout, excellent wood and chocolaty aroma. Bottle at BrewDog, Shoreditch.
TheJester (2244) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 mL bottle. 2011 vintage. Hops are gone, and carbonation seems down, but this is still a damn fine beer. Cocoa and oak dominate, but each of these offer a complex variety of flavours. Body is great.
Andrew196 (1155) - Katy, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Motor oil, beige, brown on the edges head. Very aromatic, powerful, Kahlua, cocoa, alcohol. A rolling wave of thick flavor on the tongue, dark roasted malts, rye, plums. Slightly effervescent in the finish....lingering breathy chocolate...so much milk chocolate. The beer is big....delightfully!
BroadestTom (261) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma oak chocolate
Appearance black, tan foam, brown foam,
Taste medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palatefull body, thick feel, long finish,
Overall a delicious imperial stout that hides the alcohol very well and the oak goes perfect with it
HuskerTan (1160) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - AUG 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- Cocoa, slightly charred, chocolate, mocha, oak.
A- Black color, black liquid, brown head.
T- Dry cocoa, slightly bitter, oak, chocolate syrup, brownies.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, robust finish.
O- A beast but a delightful one at that. Tons of chocolate and everything blending so beautifully. It was hard to find a lot wrong with this one. One of my favorite variants of Yeti for sure.
jbuskirk (930) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - AUG 2, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The Chocolate Oak Aged variant of Yeti is delightfully random-ass. While there are some Imperial Stouts that are playing with the spicy pepper/cocoa combination, I can’t think of many brewers that are throwing oak aging into that equation. This Yeti pours like chocolate syrup with dark brown foam. The aroma gives you a sense of all the craziness going on in here. There’s the usual Yeti note of charred malt, then there’s oak, pepper, and cocoa. Flavor features dark chocolate, spicy fresh cocoa, coffee, oak, hops (though the distinctive bite is somewhat subdued), and a little cayenne. Despite being a big, boozy beer with lots of complexity, Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti is ridiculously easy to drink. I don’t know when I’ll have my next opportunity to try a new Yeti Stout, but I can’t wait for the chance.
BucannonXC5 (1163) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Glass: 12-oz. pint goblet (I think)
From: Monkey Paw Brewing in San Diego, Calif.
Purchased: July 21, 2015
Consumed: July 21, 2015
Poured a pitch black color with 1-to-2 fingers of frothy, tan head when I got it. Great looking layered foamy spiderweb lacing on the sides of the glass. Average-to-above average retention on the top. (Sight - 4.25)
Smelled toffee, caramel, roasted nuts, hazelnut, espresso, vanilla, chocolate syrup, dark cocoa, some bitter black coffee malts and chocolate milk. (Smell - 3.88)
Got oak right away in the taste. Also toffee, dark chocolate, bitter coffee beans, hazelnut, roasty nuts, espresso, dark cocoa nibs, vanilla and boozy chocolate syrup. (Taste - 3.75)
Full body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter finish. (Feel - 3.88)
This was a decent beer, but a bit disappointing overall. I probably wouldn’t order it again on purpose. (Overall - 3.75)
3.81 86 B+
Johnstledger8 (350) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pitch black with a moderately lasting dark brown head. Good lacing. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, bitter roasted malts. Taste is of chocolate, vanilla, more bitter roasted notes, peppery kick is noticeable in the finish followed by a hint of the alcohol. Sticky oily texture, medium carbonation. Lovely.