hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2009 22oz bottle. Poured a dark black color with brown edges and a large sized off white head. Nice lacing left on the glass. Aromas of espresso, vanilla, chocolate, some woodiness, and roasty. Tastes of wood, some dark fruits, roasty, chocolate, and lighter vanilla. Coffee more apparent in the aroma and the oakiness was more in the flavor. Alcohol content well hidden.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at EBF. My second favorite of the series. Pours a black body with a tan roasty head. Lots of huge espresso coming out the nose, its rather brilliant in terms of aroma. However all that coffee doesn’t come out as creamy as i’d like, it was roasty and a bit cloying but not as much as some of the danish coffee stouts. A nice vanilla and some pine character. Decent.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - FEB 22, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
40th rating of this beer. Growler via trade with alexsdad06, I appreciate the hookup Brad. Shared with my buddy Paul. Pours a rich beautifal black with a big 2 finger light brown head. This beer looks amazing in my reidel snifter. Nose is wow, wow, wow, wow, huge espresso and coffee kick. Big robust imperial stout nose with a gnarly coffee bite. Taste is amazing, crazy espresso with a big time kick to the malt and a wonderful slick mouthfeel. Damn this is one hell of an amazing beer. I’ve always enjoyed the Yeti series and this one does not disapoint one bit.
iowaherkeye (2675) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - FEB 21, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from alexsdad06, thanks Brad. Black with a one finger tan head, good retention. The aroma has loads of coffee (as advertised), lots of dark chocolate, some roast and light oak. After it warms some hoppy pine makes itself apparent. Flavor is much the same with plenty of coffee up front, lots of chocolate and pine, and falls into a roasty dry finish, some alcohol present. It is a little tougher to find the oak, but it’s in there. Full creamy smooth body with low carbonation. Quite the tasty beer indeed--another winner from the Yeti family--all I need to do now is bust open the BA Yeti! Also, it looks like this is the lowest rated of the three Yetis so far, but I dunno if I actually feel that way. I shall rerate!
SSSteve (3551) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2009 pitch black under a huge foamy brown head with the appearance of motor oil. coffee(expresso), chocolate ice cream, touch of hops, roasted barley aroma. flavor is strong with chocolate, almonds, coffee, vanilla ice cream and wood. thick full bodied and creamy palate. one of the best palate i can think of in a stout or any beer for that matter. really great stuff.
Cybercat (2772) - Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2009
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Comes out of the bottle a rich opaque chocolaty sable with a thick brown head. Aroma is like a rich coffee and has a strong undertone of hops with a firm hint of chocolate, like a good IPA mixed with a fine mocha. Flavor has a strong coffee component, a hoppy overtone, and more than a hint of unsweet chocolate, with smoky and nutty hints. Texture is pleasingly smooth and thick, and finish is coffee-ish and a little hoppy. I thought there was no way to combine "stouty" and hoppy flavor - I am glad that I have been proven wrong!
Tmoney99 (9598) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from Party Town shared by shigadeyo.
Poured black color with a minimal creamy light brown head that mostly diminished with virtually no lacing. Moderate to heavy chocolate, woody and roasted coffee malt with a small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy balanced roasted coffee flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration.
This is a standout beer.
faroeviking (10299) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 18, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Pitch black colour with a nice creamy bit bubbly tan well lasting steady head. Very pleasant aroma of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Great filling mouthfeel. The flavour has a very good roasted maltiness with coffeee and chocolate, nice bitterness. Roasty bitter and dry coffee long lasting great finish.
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - FEB 16, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black body with a tan head, that leaves filmy lacing. Nice strong espresso profile up front in the aroma, which blends with a pleasant roastiness. There are touches of vanilla and licorice and perhaps a hint of oak. Strong roasted bitter espresso flavor, dry and almost chalky, bordering on gritty. Bakers chocolate, and a bit of vanilla also show. Dry and lingering on the palate, and not sticky.
Mette (224) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fad på Ølbaren. Sort med et brunt skum. Godt med kaffe , chokolade og humle i smag og duft. God.