dalekliz (823) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 9, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
400th rating! Growler, thanks to WeeHeavySD for sharing! Pours a deep black with a bubbly tan head that fades to a ring. Aroma of toasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and wood. Rich taste, a lot of coffee, with chocolate, a bit nutty, and toasted malt. Lingering rich burnt coffee flavors. Wonderful.
BeerandBlues2 (8984) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Boulder Strong Ale Festival. Pours opaque with a spare, rocky, dark brown head, diminishing with spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (coffee, toasted grain), average hop (perfume), heavy yeast (leather) with notes of prune, wood, and dates. Full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.
jkwalking05 (3368) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to bullzeye. Black in color with a decent brown head. Aroms is of coffee, roasted malts, hops, grapefruit, espresso. Taste is of hops, roasted malt, espresso, and coffee.
Aubrey (3411) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2009
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Start out with an incredible beer and add incredible coffee, and thatís what you have here. Very, very rich and roasty impy with a heavy sweetness and a strong bitterness to boot. Coffee and espresso flavors and aromas are very bold and aromatic. Quite a bit of dark chocolate, too. So really itís a wonderful blend of three things I love: stout, coffee and chocolate. Awesome stuff.
BMan1113VR (7769) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 7, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. I am a big fan of the Yeti lineup. This one needs a bit of time to mellow. Pours real thick and black, with a dark brown, creamy head. Glass coating and opaque in its darkness. Aroma is strong espresso, strong chocolate, coffee, and strong citrus and pine hops that are quite strong for what I was expecting. Taste: wow, tons of hops. They stick out like a sore thumb, and need to mellow quite a bit. Needs some age. Coffee is nice and strong, and the chocolate molds everything together well. Super syrupy mouthfeel (Yeti trademark), light bubbles.
mar (4590) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. pitch black pour with a ring of beige froth. nose of umm coffee.great on the palate with a huge coffee flavor.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a black with tan head. Aroma of coffee and espresso. Great dark roast and coffee flavor, sweet. Mouth feel is heavy body, silky, low carbonation. Great stuff!
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark thick pour. Aroma is fresh ground coffee, sharp bitterness, and a mild sweetness. Chocolate. Strong bitter flavor, its hard to tell if its coffee or hoppiness. Actually quite hoppy, although this is a fresh batch. Warm on the way down, alcohol is not hidden terribly well. Certainly not overly sweet, in fact its kind of lacking in that department. I think it could use more on the chocolate-sweet side, its a little out of balance with the bitterness. Pretty dry overall, very dark bitter chocolate finish. Not really picking up the vanilla. Overall the bitterness is a bit too much, and the alcohol is almost puckering after a while, which leaves the mouth dry. The more I drink this the less I like it .
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle. Ebony body with a tall brown head leaving thick lacing behind. Outstanding nose, big espresso, dark chocolate, faint alcohol. The flavor holds most of these same characteristics. Rich espresso flavor, dark bitter chocolate, tons of hops, and a bit of excess alochol. I would prefer less on the hops, I thought it was a bit to bitter. Small hints of vanilla and oak round it out. Just needs the alcohol and hop bitterness to settle.
LinusStick (2732) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Absolutely perfect beer. I canít ever give the highest score for any category (stupid OCD of mine) but in my ratings this is perfect. Aroma was delicious. Big and full dark espresso with dark chocolate. This aroma hits you like a ton of bricks. Pour was perfect. Deep black with a dark brown one finger head. Taste was full and big. Strong and deep dark chocolate/coffee with a roasted malt bitterness in the aftertaste. This flavor is out of this world. Nice strong carbonation rounds this beauty out.