DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours out thick, blackest black, one-finger, creamy brown head, oily lacing, from the bomber courtesy of mixmasterob (thanks, Robert!): Nose of light, bittersweet cocoa powder, green peppers, cayenne, an oaky vanilla presence, and solid roast. Flavors of pieces of warm chocolate, slowly melted by a continuous underlay of alcohol brought on by the oak, and a kicked up heat of cayenne into and throughout the finish. Full-bodied, prickly carbonation. Drinkability: Sweet turns roasty and bitter, with added elements of spice to kick the palate in high gear - and dare I say, extremely memorable. Pairing: Dark cocoa chili habanero chicken. Rebuy: Yes. #469 on 28062010, DG.
tdmuel (80) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours nearly pitch black with a tiny bit of red getting through on the edges, and a bubbly mocha head. Dark bitter chocolate on the nose, hints of oak and coffee, roasted malts and a touch of vanilla. Great taste, lots of oak up front, there’s a good bit of earthy bitter chocolate, lots of roasted malt and a bit of vanilla. Very well balanced, maybe my favorite of the Yetis.
kcorum10 (93) - Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with thin tan head that quickly disappears. Aromas of chocolate, oak, and a hint of cayenne. Strong chocolate presence along with vanilla, oak, and a smidgen of heat.
Bestbrew1 (46) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I like this one a lot especially when I have the smell of a wood fire to go with it. It can be a little boozy which was expected out of a RIS but overall this is a great beer and is worth a try.
EtTuCthulhu (396) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 14, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is an opaque black color with a small brown head that fades to a ring at a medium pace, and the aroma is reminiscent of cocoa, roasted malts, and a hint of espresso. The taste is divine with its superb balance of mild bitterness, mild umami, and mild sweet, and the palate combines a oily texture, bitter finish, full body, and soft carbonation.
drostj (72) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAY 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Rocket City Brewfest. Dark brown, almost black with a thick creamy head and a rich aroma. Smelled of roasted coffee and peat. Rich flavor - dark chocolate, coffee, malt, some vanilla and a bit of spice. Ric, full feel in the mouth; slightly bitter aftertaste with a hint of pepper.
aenima (55) - Askim, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This one is the best yeti. Wood, vanilla, chocolate, roast and coffe in both taste and aroma.
SmokeyDaBear (42) - - MAY 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very dark with a extremely dark head. I taste hints of hops, chocolate, and oak. Beer is very full in the mouth. Has some lacing.
tgncc (2287) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice aroma of both sweet and bitter chocolate, vanilla, roast. The appearance is deep black, light brown head. The flavor is chocolate, vanilla, licorice, wood, roast. The finish is roast, vanilla, pepper, light booze. Medium/thick in body. Creamy mouthfeel. Nicely done.
maxwelldeux (2220) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 2012 vintage. Pours a thick and near-black color with a moderate tan head. Nose is a little chocolatey with some dark fruit elements to it. Taste is slightly sweet, but nice and roasty. Interesting.
Marheb (1167) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Apr 2011): moins agreable au nez que les 2 autres mais probablement celle qui a le mieux préservé sa complexité au niveau des saveurs.