DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - APR 25, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to BA’s Mikeandi, shared with Hop and Spin Doggy... Pours jet black with a brown head... Smells is vanilla, bourbon and some sweet cream...Chocolate and a little espresso bitterness comes through in the flavor with a bittter dry dark chocolate finish. Very smooth... This stuff is Jefe
Moggman (235) - Columbus, USA - APR 24, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours absolutely black with brown head and good lacing. Aroma is sweet espresso, chocolate. Flavor is dark roasted malts, espresso, chocolate, slight vanilla flavor in the finish. Smooth finish with roasted malt notes.
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dangerous beer! Be warned!
Pours luxurious black with deep brown head that has a sexy contrast. Aromas of espresso (of course), baker’s chocolate, and marshmallow are present. Sipping through the generous head is a lot like sipping espresso through the creamy crema - quite a sensory experience. Viscous body, dark roasted coffee beans, wet coffee paper filter, and slight chalky component are noticed on the palate. Finish is very long and roasty. Very drinkable for the style.
kazooka (55) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
coffee, caramel, roasty, alcohol, alcohol, soy sauce, raisin
black, minimal dark brown head, syrupy
full body, thin feel, flat, bitter, long finish
IrishBoy (3967) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 23, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from mcbackus! Nose is guess what; coffee, oak, chocolate, smoke, and a hint of vanilla.Black with a large, heavily lacing, dark tan head. Flavor is very woody, light bitterness, coffee, and chocolate. Finish chocolatey and lightly bitter.
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep black pour with dark brown head. Coffee aroma hits you during the pour.. The head is thick, like a frothy dessert. Taste is complex- roasted malt, coffee, slightly burnt malts, vanilla, wood. Leaves a lasting great taste in the mouth.- has a bit dryness, some sweetness, all around great taste.
PhillyBeer2112 (2660) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2011 Rerate: 2011 sampling showed no vegetal components, or even a notable contribution from hops. Mainly the aroma and flavor were dominated by the coffee and heavy caramel. Quite good and a pleasure to drink. Will up the rating from 3.7 to 4.1.
Weird smell. There’s certainly a vanilla-ey oak, chocolate and maybe some coffee. It also seems a bit vegetal, like stewed green beans or asparagus. Further in there’s some burnt char woodiness. Wow, very smooth and rounded in the mouth, but then the weird vegetal stuff comes back in the flavor, leading to a moderate astringency towards the middle, with a long slightly bitter oaky finish. I can get a little more coffee in the flavor but its still buried in there. Impressed with the palate but the aroma/flavor combo just leaves a bit to be desired, and its more one-dimensional than you’d expect. Maybe its because Yeti is already a pretty hoppy stout, the herbal nature of them hops is clashing with the coffee oak to create that weird vegetal character? As dark as ever though, with a heavy brown head and good lacing.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oily black color with a nice thick chocolate looking head. Noticeable espresso in the aroma but not overpowering. Also a good dose of chocolate and a hint of smoke. This one’s not as woody as the oak yeti but there is a wood presence. The espresso is there and there’s a solid dark chocolate presence as well. I can dig it.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 Oz bottle purchased at Rozi’s in Lakewood. Big foamy head on this stout. Woah momma is it big time foam. The aroma is actually not that relevant. It just smells like a mild stout. No special oak or coffee busting through there, I though my nose was broked. However, the flavor brings it home. The espresso adds this nice little layer to the flavor, but does so at the expense of the a little balance. This is like a drunken 3-way teeter-totter of oak, espresso and sugary stoutness. Not a bad beer, but could use a longer resting time with the wood to give it more earthy and less sugary taste. I must say, it sure does go down really well, which is nice considering the amount going on with the beer.
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a jet black with a huge foamy rich brown head. Aroma is huge espresso coffee, cocoa, licorice, roasted barley.
Flavor is espresso, roasted barley, chocolate, licorice, vasnilla, oak, and a touch of chocolate and hop bitterness in the finish.
Fantastic brew, the espresso is very well integrated and the mouthfeel is slick and creamy. Good stuff.