matt7215 (2246) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bomber at a kw group tasting. shared by jan primus. pours black with a tan head. huge hoppy yeti aroma. i didnt get much chocolate in the nose. the chocolate did show up mid palate and the finsh showed the hops and the cayenne. i think it would have been more enjoyable without the heat because each sip made the finish seem hotter and hotter. still a really nice beer overall, thx for the share jan!
markwise (4544) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Leuken’s in Oldsmar. Pours dark brown/ black with a tan head. Nose is roast, oak, booze, vanilla, licorice, and earth. Flavor is earth, dark chocolate, cocoa, licorice, roast, slight barrel blending dry bits of cocoa. Medium-bodied and lingers with a dry barrel, chocolate, and boozy finish.
Palidor19 (3008) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
strong on the chocolate, vanilla and mint. the flavor work all the way around. the palate is thinnish but the look is fantastic. great stuff.
nick76 (4282) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is very sweet with chocolate, burnt malt, molasses, and vanilla. The appearance is black with a foamy tan head. The flavor is like the aroma but also astringent in a bad way. The palate is smooth. Overall it smells nice but it does not taste that great.
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mahogany-hued obsidian. Thin and compact khaki foam. Complex but merely decent nose of ink, blueberry skin, grapefruit, prunes, tar, peppery alcohol, seared fudge, vanilla beans, black licorice and raw/sugary/newly cut oak. Carbonation is snug and firm on the palate. Relatively thin-bodied. Slickly plumlike, initially, with an oily espresso-laden body. Surge of alcohol and cocoa lend dryness while fusing with the fairly intense cayenne bite. Grapefruit-hop twang remains merely suggestive, thankfully, so as to not obscure the vibrant ink, fruity esters and gooey liquefied-black-licorice tingle. Pungent oak generates ample vanilla which harmonizes with the wafery pale malt notes. Cayenne-induced fervor highlights the deep-rooted charcoal as it steadily heightens in intensity. Sufficient nuance lends itself in the form of nuts, toffee and tobacco, though the malt isn’t particularly deep or textural. Closes with grapefruit bathed in chocolate which is hushed by drying notes of cocoa, oak and smoky char. Oak perpetually lingers and pummels the lurking subtleties. Overall I find the oak overaggressive as well as excessively pungent, flabby and sugary (as is the case with Oaked Yeti). Regular Yeti lacks the bells and whistles, and remains my favorite of the bunch as it is a fairly clean and well-focused showcase of malt.
GMUcrew7 (576) - Mason, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thick, oily, black with a booming dark caramel colored head that leaves behind a nice lacing as it dissipates. Aroma is sweet and mostly cocoa. The flavor is very diverse, the oak is instantly noticeable, followed by a mild chocolate and the unexpected and unique cayenne spiced finish. As I continue to drink this the cayenne intensifies, this beer should be called a mole stout. Great smooth and thick body, certainly an unique and interesting brew, not as good as the regular Oak Aged Yeti but worth a try.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to daknole: Pours a mostly opaque black with mahogany edges and a frothy, spotty-lacing beige head. Aroma of sweet dark caramel and chocolate with some toasty oak and piny hops. Starts with a rich dark caramel and chocolate maltiness with some fresh oaky tang before a warming peppery finish. I’m particularly sensitive to the cayenne pepper which masked any lingering roast or dark chocolate flavors, but the effect seemed to fade as the beer warmed up. Overall pretty well made.
bp (815) - Queens, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: pours a dark black with a thin tan head, aroma of coffee, chocolate, malt, oak, taste is bitter coffee, dark chocolate and spice (i guess from the cayenne), not bad but I think it could do without the cayenne.
holdenn (2083) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle pours a dark black with a thin off white head. Chocolate, molasses, and roasted malts in the nose. As it warms up spices reveal themselves with an earthiness. Sweet chocolate molasses flavors with a sticky palate more of the earthiness and oakiness and that odd spice in the finish. The cayenne becomes strong and overbearing as this nears room temperature. Good beer, just overdone with the spice. My least favorite of the Yeti versions.
scoth (546) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours thick motor-oil brown, with a two-finger walnut-brown head, very fine and lasting lacing. Rich malty aromas of espresso, chocolate nibs, molasses, toast, oak and a little bit of grass. Full bodied, zesty, smooth, dry and warming. Dark chocolate, molasses, espresso, vanilla, and a slight accent of hot cayenne in the finish that builds as one drinks. Mildly dry and medium bitter throughout the palate.