bp (838) - New York, 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 (2100) - 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 (626) - 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.
jake65 (3012) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - thanks oteyj. Pours thick black color with a huge, creamy milk chocolate colored head. Thick, weblike lacing. Sweet and chocolatey aroma, a little roast, and the bittersweet yeti hoppiness. Wonderfully smooth flavor is sweet and chocolate filled, light roast, and faint hops. Creamy mouthful. Lingering finish is smooth, chocolatey, and bittersweet. Very nice.
nickd717 (3780) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 26, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by photomike on BA. Thanks, Mike! Awesome appearance - pitch black with a large creamy brown head that lasts forever and leaves great lacing. Aroma is chocolate, roast, marzipan, coffee, and earth. Flavor is loads of mocha, reminiscent of Southern Tier Mokah, with roasted malt, caramel, oak, mild smoke, and a great cayenne pepper note. Complex and very tasty. Full body and smooth and creamy on the palate. Some bitterness lingers. This is a phenomenal beer overall.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 25, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours ink black with a dark tan head.
Nose is cocoa, faint cayenne, coffee, and hints of oak.
Taste is nice with that cayenne heat, dry cocoa mixed with a smooth creamy chocolate.
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle and served in my Expedition snifter: Basic near black with an initial huge fluffy beige head and good lace. The aroma is milk and bakers chocolate, vanilla, oak, roast, fig, molasses and earthy yeast. The taste starts very sweet with big chocolate overtones but the surprise comes when you are done drinking it and the sublime heat of the Cayenne suddenly shows up. Additionally there is an oaky, earthy, and coffee quality to this beer. The mouth feel is strange, chalky and syrupy but then that spice dries things out. The addition of the Cayenne pepper makes this interesting for sure but alas it is something I am not sure I would want again. I would rather have any of the other Yeti’s versions over this. That said, I bet this would rock with a good Mole Negro.
Miksu (5030) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival 2009.Pitch black color. Very sweet perfumed aroma with apple, chocolate and vanilla. Thick sweet, roasty and very oaky flavor with coffee, chocolate and warming alcohol. Chili bites in the back of the throat. There are some good aromas and flavors but this is again too oaky.
argo0 (12498) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 24, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Large brown head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some floral/earthy, chocolate syrup. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, floral/earthy, light alcohol. Syrupy full body. Didn’t notice the cayenne or the oak, but still quite tasty.
bhops (433) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good beer. Pours dark, thick head. Aroma was all chocolate and citrusy hops. Flavor was full and robust. Oakyness wasn’t too perceptible, but seemed to mellow out the beer. Good balance on this beer. Alcohol not overwhelming.