scoth (528) - 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, it’s 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, baker’s 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 (747) - 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 (5109) - 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 doesn’t mix well with the Yeti. After a while, it is like eating straight coffee beans. A disappointment that wasn’t nearly as good as Yeti or Oaked Yeti.
Skyview (5269) - 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 (1003) - 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
stankenk (130) - Maplewood, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with a creamy, beige head. The nose was espresso , chocolate, and some nutty notes as well. Comes across the palate as full-bodied and creamy with hints of carbonation. Lots of espresso, dark, unsweetened chocolate, oak, and subtle finish of vanilla. Quite a tasty brew.
Silphium (3179) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by badnewsbeers. Deep opaque brown body, thin tan head. Strong coffee nose with chocolate, heavy burnt caramels, charred malts, and bitter piney hops. Vinous, well-balanced body, with coffee and charred roast, on the dry side, but with enough residual sweetness to provide good balance. Medium body. Quite a nice beer.
tennisjoel (1182) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour is dark with a generous long lasting cocoa colored head. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, light oak, and a touch of roast. Not as overpowering on the coffee as expected. However, the coffee flavor is much more pronounced in the flavor of this brew, and adds a bitterness complimentary to the concoction. As with the regular oak aged yeti, complexity abounds in this brew. I think the expresso aspect mellows the oak aging a bit, which is welcome. Excellent brew here, another winner from Great Divide in my book.