ross (2073) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Glad I found some of this the other day in Charlotte. I’d been looking for it for a while now. Pours out a black color with a brown head on it - no shock there. Smell is coffee, roasted malts, espresso, some chocolate, no hops, no alcohol, great smelling beer - reminds me of founders Breakfast Stout. Taste is smooth and bitter, not the hop bitter, but coffee bitter. Roasted smell, thick, and good. Reminds me alot of founders with an added bourbon flavor yet not enough bourbon to be considered the KBS. This beer is good, but it is my new philosophy that not all beers develop over time. Drink this fresh, now, it is as good as it will get. More time and it could turn into a bourbon bomb.
greenhorn1 (803) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bomber. Pours midnight black with a big frothy brown head, and a lot of lacing. Aroma is as the label suggests,espresso, also hints of chocolate. Flavor is similiar, bitter chocolate, light notes of vanilla, strong oak, and of course coffee. Creamy mouthfeel and I definitely could feel the aloohol warmth. The only suggestion is that this beer needs to age for a while, it is still a bit rough around the edges.
jlruthven (541) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bomber, poured into a tulip glass, just slightly chilled. Pours up a viscous, oily midnight black with dark brown head that lasted forever. Nose is nearly all espresso, with some bitter cacao. Tastes enormously of coffee and the darkest coco, with hints of vanilla, oak, pipe tobacco and leather. Mouthfeel was a bit thin, but this is an otherwise extraordinary brew.
Bukowski9 (129) - Piqua, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour.Aroma is coffe,choc,hint of vanilla.Dark black with a nice light brownish white head.Taste is coffee,oak,sweet and malty,nutty,Good flavor balance,doesn’t linger too long,alcohol is decently covered.Really good stout.
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a jet black with a large brown head, and great lacing.
smell is of coffee, cocoa, some nuts, and roasted malts.
taste is creamy yet dry, dark and milk chocolate, espresso, touch of vanilla, and some licorice, ends dry and slightly bitter.
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle] Pours pitch black with a smallish brown head. Aroma is acrid coffee beans, roasted barley, and some vanilla. Flavor is super acrid, lots of bitter chocolate and barley, some vanilla and oak, and the finish is straight up coffee grounds. Super rich mouthfeel, really nice and velvety.
BroSpud (1666) - , Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Large bottle. Had to try this after enjoying the (non-espresso) Oak Aged Yeti and really enjoying it. This one too is extremely good with alot of complex flavors. I think I really do need to drink this side by side with the other Yetis to taste the differences. I think I may have actually liked the non-espresso slightly better but they are both very good.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A beautiful pour, black and heady... Great mouthfeel, but too damn hoppy and bitter for a Coffee Stout. The Coffee is muddled with the lupulin bitternss causing disjointed flavors on my palate. I want to dig it but I don’t. I truly like the GD beers; however the massive amount of bittering hops fully destroyed the espresso presence, simply, too much boldness in one bottle.
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with a brown colored head. Aroma is dark choclate, roast, coffee, maybe ahint of oak. Flavor is choclate, coffee, burnt sugar, vanilla, metallic, hitn of oak. Palate is full bodied, mild carbonation, finished massively bitter, almost too bitter for my liking. Found this annoying metallic taste throughout that I just couldn’t overlook, and distracted from the beer. Decent, but flawed IMO.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - APR 7, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours solid black with a thick brown head. Cocoa and roast aroma. Very heavy feel with a lot of bitter espresso and also a sweet creamy milk finish.