patrick767 (3718) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
sample from bottle at the brewpub - Pours black with a tan head. The aroma is roast malt and a big chocolate blast. Flavor is the same along with plenty of dark chocolate and hops bitterness. It’s full bodied and very tasty. Strangely I didn’t really notice the peppers. I’d thought cayenne would have jumped out at me.
TBone (13637) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black color, some brown head. Suprisingly not much chocolate in the nose: wood, coffee and vegetables. Woody, coffee, vanilla, dark malts, chocolate and some milk in the flavor. Warming alcohol. Somewhat papery aftertaste.
oh6gdx (21858) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught@SBWF2009. Deep ambery brown colour, small brown head. Aroma is chocolate, mild notes of wood as well as some slight roasted notes and coffee as well. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, alcohol and mildly burnt notes. Quite syrupy notes as well.
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber shared with a friend. Pours a deep black color with some mahogany at the edges topped by a small, foamy tan colored head. Some drippy spots of lacing line the glass. The aroma just exhudes with rich dark and bittersweet chocolate with just a touch of roastiness in there. The flavor is just chocolate forward as the nose foreshadows. Rich dark and bittersweet chocolate melted and blended together with some light roastiness and hints of vanilla from the oak. I didn’t get much of the cayenne spices but maybe just a dash of it on the finish. The flavor is definitely like a gourmet chocolate bar. I don’t think I have had a beer with this much chocolate in it. Full bodied and silky smooth on the mouthfeel with balanced carbonation. This dark chocolate just lingers on the finish and gets a bit too sweet with the more you drink. This is a rich, decadent dessert beer for sure, and one that is very good in small doses. A chocolate lover’s dream beer.
Svesse (6756) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2012 (Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival, 19 Sep 2009) Black colour with frothy, brown head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, black coffee, liquorice and toasted grain. Malty, roasted taste with loads of dark chocolate and cocoa, some coffee and roasted oats. Full body, smooth mouthfeel. Fairly dry. Decent cocoa bitterness. Very nice beer, almost in par with the other verisons of the Yeti, but with a chocolate twist to it. 8/4/8/4/16=4.0 Rerate: (Bottle 4 Aug 2012) Pitch black colour with dense brown head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, dark rye bread, prunes, a touch of espresso and spices. Malty, roasted taste with lots of dark chocolate and cocoa, dark rye bread, prunes, vanilla and a slight cayenne/chilli burn in the finish. Distinct, but fairly gentle, cocoa bitterness. Almost full body, slightly sweetish. Well balanced and very tasty. Excellent beer.
Prometheus (160) - Bamberg, Bavaria, GERMANY - OCT 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank it from the bottle.
Fairly black in color. Little bit of foam.
Coffee, chocolate, caramel, oak.
Smooth and creamy body.
nearbeer (4022) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 2, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber, bottled Jun 15, 2009. Opaque black with a sticky and lasting half-inch of creamy foam. Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, oak and caramel. Flavor is milk chocolate, coffee, caramel and a finish of peppery oak, cured tobacco and alcohol. A little sweeter than expected at first, but the finish is long enough with peppery hot cayenne and earthy oak to make you want more. Heavy body is smooth and creamy, sticky and chewy, but still manages to finish tingly and slightly dry. Great contrast from the ultra-malty chocolate front to the tingly, dry finish. This brew is the only reasonable explanation for why the Aztecs are supposed to have liked bitter chocolate and hot pepper beverages :)
presario (4817) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 30, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle. Am I splitting hairs if I say I am missing all the great things about a big Imperial Stout that are hidden even if they are hidden in a great chocolate stout. I think the oak is bludgeoned aside by the big chocolate taste. There is no coffee. It is a completely different beer from the regular and oak aged Yetis. However it is a delicious chocolate concoction. A thick brown head on black beer with a great sweet chocolate pudding chocolate ice cream flavour. A good amount of alcohol in the nose and in the flavour. Nice hairs to split!
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2009
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
For a Yeti this tasted unrefined. The cayenne ruins it for me. The beer is just waay too hot, I got heartburn backlash after the third sip I took, and this is coming right off of Yeti, Espresso Yeti and Oaked Yeti. I mean it tastes like I’m drinking pepper juice. The yeti is a background agent in this brew and that is a very disappointing thing considering it is one of the family. Onto the chocolate: chocolate? I wouldn’t have been able to tell this beer was made with more chocolate than any other imperial stout. Its chocolate flavors are simply background and barely noticeable, the way choco flavors come out in stouts made without real cocoa. Overall I was pretty disappointed in this one being that it’s from my favorite lineup of stouts...
Kinz (3450) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black, deep tan head looks like a milkshake. Aromas of roast and dark chocolate. Flavor is dark chocolate, some roast notes, a hint of coffee, and some spicy heat on the finish. Nice, although a bit more burn from the pepper than I would have liked in my beer.