HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - APR 18, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber served in a snifter. Poured a deep brown/black with about a finger of fine bubbled tan head. Lots of coffee in the aroma also some piney hops. Rich and full bodied. Lots of chocolate and vanilla right off as well as coffee of course. The coffee is not overpowering as in some coffee beers. There is a fair amount of hop bitterness, that shows up in a dry finish. The chocolate and coffee really linger in the finish. To me one of the better coffee stouts. The coffee is not overly bitter. Great flavor from the oak.
BBB63 (6037) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle and served in my Expedition snifter: What a beautiful pour, pitch black with a super creamy head that one normally only gets with nitro or one of those damn widget thingys. The aroma has notes of espresso, chocolate, burnt toast, hazelnut, molasses, some oak and earthy esters, with a hint of piney hops. The taste is initially espresso forward with an overwhelming bitterness before the sweeter malts come about to play. Slightly fruity and lactic as well with a quick dash of oaky dryness upon the finish. Unlike the Beer Geek Weasel this does not have nearly as much depth of palate, the coffee is more dominate here. The mouth feel is silky smooth and the alcohol well hidden (until the morning after hangover). Well done overall and beer geek worthy but I must say I would rather have a regular Yeti or the Oak Aged Yeti over this.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a dark, dark brown color with a 3/4 finger thick dark tan head. Light lacing. Aroma is coffee and roasted malt. Flavor is roasted and doughy malt, and coffee. Didnít get much vanilla. Medium to full body. Finish is bitter and roasty. A nice beer.
scoth (506) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours extremely dark brown, completely black in the glass, no light gets in even around the corners. Big puffy two-finger tan head, good, lasting lacing. Fragrant, coffee grounds, bitter chocolate, oak, some dark fruit, and molasses. Thick, velvety body, just a little dry. Sweet and thick up front with dark chocolate, espresso, oak, caramel, and even some notes of leather. As sweet as it is, itís even more bitter, with some pine and a tiny bit of citrus.
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Papago. Pours a dark chocolate color with a thick mocha head. Smells of hops and oak. Tastes like this beer was made in a frying pan with flavors of grease, hazelnut, bakerís cocoa, espresso, and faint cream. Harmonizes as the temperature warms. Potent, yet nuanced.
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz gold foil topped bomber served in a snifter. This poured a dense, opaque black with a thick head of dark tan, cascading (almost appeared nitroed at first glance) foam that slowly settled into a lasting cap. A heavy coat of lace covered the sides of the glass. The aroma was classic Yeti, but with an even dose of fresh coffee. The rich chocolate and roasted notes were still there, with the espresso just adding another layer. The flavor was robust and included heavy doses of chocolate, coffee, molasses, roasted malt, and also some vanilla. Also some mild pine in the finish, but the hops were mainly there for bittering. The mouthfeel was full-bodied and a touch sticky. Light carbonation. I already thought Yeti was a great beer, and I love bold coffee, so this was right up my alley.
abcfan (720) - New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A little bit of a disappointment. Very nice coffee aroma and taste, but I would rather have original/oaked yeti over this one. Maybe it needs some age on it? Finish is very dry/bitter.
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 16, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Perfectly black body with an orange and medium tan head. The aroma was fresh green beans and with espresso notes. There was also some caramel character. The taste was toasted with some rich milk chocolate and espresso. There was also medium green bean character. I wanted to like this more, but the espresso doesnít mix well with the Yeti. After a while, it is like eating straight coffee beans. A disappointment that wasnít nearly as good as Yeti or Oaked Yeti.
Skyview (5209) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Picked up a single 22-oz bomber at Heritage Liquors in Maplewood, MN. Pours an opaque dark brown brew with a thick tan head that has nice retention and spotty lacing. Aroma of mostly coffee/mocha, dark chocolate, vanilla, a hint of citrus zest and molasses. Taste is full bodied, flavors of mostly coffee, toasted dark malt, chocolate, vanilla, and molasses. Finish has a slight metallic texture from the higher alcohol but still has a mild coffee aftertaste that slowly fades, then reveals a slight bitter aftertaste.
dogfish120love (944) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - APR 15, 2009
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pitch black with an incredibly dark brown lucious frothy head. the aroma is orgasmic and heavily laced with sweet chocolate and cofee. Flavor is primarily chocolate with a heavy cofee/ espresso presence