ruffhauser (28) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blew back a bunch of samplers at GABF 2009. You wonít need to have morning coffee after a couple of these.
bconger (143) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 16, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark tarry black pour with a thick hot chocolate top pour. Dark mocha and toast on the nose. Nice, well-balanced coffee and cane syrup with powdered cocoa and green wood and EtOH on the fringe. EEEEE. Love it.
Ughsmash (7507) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber, bottled on 3/6/09. Poured deep brown with a thick, creamy cap of head that wasnít much lighter than the liquid. The aroma picked up rich, roasted espresso and a blend of chocolates accented by vanilla beans, oak, and more toasted brown malts.. darker spice and earthy hoppage as well.. balance was great! The flavor found espresso and molasses at the dense core with layers of vanilla and cocoa around.. oak and prickly alcohol warmed up the edges.. vanilla joined coffee on the lengthy finish. Heavier-bodied with great balance on the palate.. nice creamy feel, especially on the middle. Iíd love to see this more readily available.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - OCT 14, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep rich black with a tan head. Nice coffee aroma with some hint of oak. Full bodied flavors of espresso coffee and finishes with a roasted bitterness.
drowland (7868) - Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma on this guy is loads of oak character - tons of vanilla, wood, and even some bourbon characteristics. The flavor is plenty of sweet, a bit of chocolate, and the finish is a whole hell of a lot of coffee. Wow the end of this puppy is bitter and dark coffee grinds.
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
GABF í09. Pure black with a thin, fine, dark brown head. Full, roasted aroma, with dark chocolate, brown sugar, and--what else--espresso. The flavor is more of the same with loast of roasted grain astringency/bitterness, some sweetness, and alcohol. Body is big and full with a mouth-coating texture. Itís been a while since Iíve the had the regular oak-aged Yeti, but I remember it tasting less commercial than this--and that was from the bottle. I think given some time to mellow in the bottle this beer could develop some additional complexity. Sidenote: "Breakfast Burrito" food pairing?!
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Poured a midnight black with a tan head. The aroma was coffee, cream, and chocolate. The flavor smooth, espresso, chocolate, dry oak, and vanilla. Overall, this was a great beer.
Beerdedone (3204) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a opaque black with a small tan head that left nice lacing. Aroma of espresso beans, chocolate and coffee. Rich smooth flavor of bittersweet chocolate, espresso, black coffee, dark roasted malts and has a hint of vanilla with a nice roasty finish. Excellent stout
Arayaga2 (2102) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with dense brown head. Aromas of espresso, chocolate, and sweet anise. Taste is intensely espresso with an astringent woody edge against the sweetness into the finish Carbonation is brisk. $10/22oz
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a rich, dark brown with a thin tan head. It already looks good! Aroma is good, but not what I expected. Thereís certainly a vanilla-ey oak, chocolate and maybe some coffee, but only a bit. The flavor was really about the same with a touch bit more of the coffee. The finish was dry and bitter. Overall this is an awesome beer and I canít wait to get more and their other styles.