ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 Bottle - Thanks StFun! - Pours a thick dk brown with a small beige head...aroma is cocoa malt, roast and a bit of heat...flavour is very nice, cocoa, coconut, sticky malt, the back of my throat is a bit burny and I donít know if itís the sugar or the alcohol, but that is the only thing I hate about this beer, like acid reflux premonition...at any rate, I have a hard time comparing Yetiís against each other, so Iíll just maintain that they are all very good...
sridleyGTR (23) - Golden, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz served in snifter. Opaque black with a thin tan head, and it looks to have moderate carbonation. Dark chocolate is accompanied with pepper and musty wood aromas. Soft, creamy mouthfeel with a syrupy stickiness. Flavors of dark chocolate yield to bourbon and vanilla. The red pepper (read the bottle Ė itís in there) shows up in the aftertaste, and although subtle, it intensifies as you get deeper into the glass, and lends an interesting burn to offset the other flavors. Tasty brew, but give me the regular Ďol Yeti and Iím an even happier camper.
BroSpud (1684) - , Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large bottle. I love all the Yeti stouts. This one doesnít quite reach the level of some of the other Yetis though it is still quite good. Not as much chocolate taste as I would expect for something labeled a chocolate stout. The oak flavor is more noticable.
Hank1980 (942) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured dark brown with a small dark tan head. Aroma of dry cocoa, milk chocolate, roasted malt, light coffee, vanilla. Taste is similar, with the oak being a little more subdued than other oaked GD brews. Mouth is on the light side of imperial stouts. Finish is lightly bitter and smooth. Overall, a nice brew.
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewery on 7/18/09: Pours jet black with heavy mocha head. Distinct cocoa aroma with molasses hiding behind it. Very sweet chocolate on the tongue. Then, the dark molasses and oak flavor hits second. Then, this finishes with a very slow cayenne burn. Not too full bodied and gains increasing complexity with warmth.
Note: this had significantly more cayenne than when I tried it from the bottle a month earlier. Iím anxious to let a few of these bottles age for a few years and see how it develops.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours with a deep black color. Aromas of cocoa and chocolate and a bit of wood. Nice chocolate flavors, the pepper comes through in the finish, but very subtle. Well rounded beer.
Drake (8339) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle at the Relentless Thirst Gathering in Richmond, VA, 8.29.09. Pours a dark brown color with a small head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and vanilla. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate and leafy hops. Medium bodied.
malrubius (1682) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle in snifter. Black with light brown head and lace. Wood chocolate wet earth mushroom coffee aroma. Rich chocolate woody vanilla coffee with subdued fruit and strong chocolate bitter warm finish. Rich texture. Great, but not as great as regular oak or regular Yeti. As Espresso Yeti also proves, Yeti can not be improved upon.
UltraViolence (23) - USA - AUG 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Too much of a good thing. Youíd think the chocolate added to a fine, upper echelon beer like the original Yeti would be a slam dunk. But itís not. Chocolate interferes with the taste, and a fine beer loses value. Stick with the original, which is almost unbeatable.
hopscotch (9103) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!Ö Midnight-black ale with a small, creamy, light brown head. Great retention. The aroma offers lots of dark chocolate and espresso, a lesser note of vanilla and a whisper of cayenne pepper. Ultra full-bodied and extremely velvety with prickly carbonation. Leans on the sweet side of balance. Very chocolaty with subdued espresso and an even more subtle blueberry note. Dark chocolate, blueberry, cayenne finish - bitterness remains as sweetness fades - dries out a touch and numbs the tongue. World class brew!