GMCC2181 (1479) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2011 Bottle shared by wolf! and a couple bottle picked up at SL..... Poured into a snifter, motor oil black. Nice toffee colored head. Good aroma of espresso, chocolate and lots of roasted malts. Taste is close to the nose, lots of roasted malts, espresso and a big bitterness in the after taste the helps balance it but overall distracts for the taste. Average texture and carbonation level. Overall a solid impy stout.....
RSRIZZO (1841) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Color is a solid black with a thick dark brown head. Aroma is sweet with roasted coffee scent and a hint of chocolate. Taste is rich, sweet and roasted. Starting with a full body it goes down with a sharp feel. Finish comes on sweet then a big roasted coffee flavor and a full bitterness. After taste of burnt chocolate and some oak with a bold alcohol feel. Not as good as I thought it would be, its a little on the harsh side but may be better as it ages.
daknole (8006) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Brother Tuckers. Black pour with a nice brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, molasses and vanilla. There is also a hospital like aroma...hard to pinpoint. Flavor is toasty and roasty with coffee, chocolate, hops, and burned toast. This is a good brew.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Bottled 2/13/09 and consumed 2/27/09....drank as fresh as possible like any coffee beer should be. Pours virtually black with just the faintest possible glint of mahogany. A thick and foamy mocha colored head shows great retention, and also leaves sticky, ultra-thin, splotchy sheets of lacing all over the glass. Few imperial stouts look as pretty as this. The nose is quite huge, an avalanche of fresh brewed espresso showing alongside bold grassy and earthy hop notes, big dark cocoa, heaps of toasted oak and vanilla. Barley roast and burnt caramel play supporting roles. Hints of mocha and lactose lend a distinct creaminess the goes well with the coffee. Flavors are equally aggressive, yet sufficiently balanced. The espresso note can only be described as huge, and the bitter chocolate and darkly roasted caramel and grains go right along with it. Soft cream takes the edge off, balancing things out nicely. Vanilla from the oak is prominent, but not quite as much as in the regular oak aged Yeti. The mouthfeel is substantial but not full, smooth but not really viscous. If it lacks in any one area, palate would be it. Overall, this is a great beer, just like the other versions of Yeti. I think I like the regular oak aged the best, but this one falls right behind.
GodOfThunder (1241) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
WOW! This is damn good. Nose is filled with oak, even more than the regular Oak Aged Yeti. After a little warming, the coffee comes out in the aroma. The flavor seems to come in layers. First the oak, then a strong fresh brewed coffee flavor and the finish hits with an amazing chocolate sweetness. Oooohhh, that chocolate is good! Great finish. Great beer.
CheersMate (1296) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lovely black in color. Very thick while coming out. Nice big chocolate head. This beer looks great. A very nice pungent stout. There is this huge sweet aroma with this stout. There is this huge double/IPA bitter aroma. Just a nice outdoor aroma/feeling you get from this. Pine, wood, a lot of sweeet coffee/chocolate aroma coming from this. Just a nice complex aroma. One of the best aromas coming from this beer. Big bitter taste! Nice sweet taste as well. You can REALLY taste that coffee when you let this beer warm up. Very nice sweet/chocolate coffee taste. This beer is very bitter and very good. Overall, this stout is amazing. It is just very complex and very nice. You must try this beer.
TomDecapolis (4334) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - FEB 26, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep black with a wonderful creamy deep tan head that left tons of lacing. Great looking stout! Aroma of this wonderful coffee, vanilla and woody mix. Also getting some roasted malt, light floral and pine notes and a touch of caramel. Also getting some great chocolate out of the nose as well. Coffee profile is just about perfect. Flavor of the same great coffee, nuts, vanilla, milk chocolate, woody, earthy and very lightly hoppy with enough hop bitterness to balance out this big malty and roasty beer. Very smooth mouthfeel. Coffee is wonderful and not over the top in the flavor as well. Actually the more I sip this the more the bitterness becomes apparent...but I really like that. Well done Great Divide.
NachlamSie (2536) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
[Feb 19, 2009]
On tap at the brewery. Pours a sheer glorious black with a mighty tan head. The aroma is hoppy, surprisingly so. Tons of dark roasted coffee is apparent with dark chocolate. The palate on this is heavy and creamy. Iím hit with a massive onslaught of dry, roasty bitterness with hints at true coffee, meat, sharp pine bitterness, earth, raisins, chocolate. The oak takes a back seat on this one, thankfully so. Very, very good. The addition of coffee was the single most logical improvement on the already very fine Yeti and Oak aged Yeti.
dmac (3525) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at NOTB 2009. Poured a great looking deep dark black with a huge foamy beige head. Roasty aroma with notes of chocolate, slight espresso, and a touch of sweetness perhaps from the espresso. Medium to full bodied that drank like a glass of milk with light carbonation. Flavor of espresso was stronger in the flavor as well as notes of chocolate, vanilla and burnt coffee grounds. Above average beer that I will try again when the bottles make it to NJ.
DocLock (7201) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from Craft Ale House. Pours onyx (no light through even direct light) with 2-finger brown head. This beer looks as great as any beer Iíve ever quaffed...definitely a 5 for look. The nose is heavy creamy espresso, dark malt, molasses, and more espresso. The flavor is heavy espresso, and heavily creamy, with huge oaky dark malt, prominent hops, milky notes, and spirity notes, yet never cloying nor hot. I know for a 100% fact that raters are going to use the heavy espresso flavor as a means of downgrading this beer, yet I have to ask, "They achieved what they set out to achieve, they advertised honestly, so why the coffee-based downgrading?" My only question at this point, is the question of, "Which of these during a side by side, between the regular Yeti, the Oak-barrel Yeti, and the Espresso-Oak-Aged Yeti, will I enjoy more?" Get ya some, and get it now, before I drink it all!