ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 24, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009 Bottle - Pours a viscous almost black with a small tan head...aroma is that distinguishable yeti malt, coffee, cocoa...flavour is dark malty, the espresso is great and not overpowering, and I thought that it had a way larger vanilla oak presence than the Oaked Yeti...gonna be amazing a year from now...
phukktifano (159) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a thin yellow brown head, aroma is of mocha,chocolate and malt. Taste is coffee with an aftertaste of bitter mocha.
Nephilium (1416) - Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2009
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not a big aroma on this one. Hints of coffee, roast, and chocolate. Pours an opaque black, with a huge milk chocolate colored head. The flavor is where this one is at. Strong roast, with the touch of vanilla from the oak, balanced with a touch of hop, then fading to a nice mocha finish. This is one fine beer.
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured black with a large brown head, nice lacing. The aroma is of malt and coffee. The flavor is sweet with roasted malt and strong coffee. Medium bodied, very creamy. Slightly bitter finish with long lasting coffee. Very good!
Beerman6686 (4713) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a dark dark brown almost black with a light tan head. Aroma was lots of coffee and burnt malts. Flavor is really burnt coffee and some smoke. Hard to handle a whole pint of this stuff but pretty good.
LtDan (1796) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAR 22, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Oak, whole coffee beans. Appearance: Dark brown with barely any head. Flavor: Espresso, earth, wood, vanilla and a touch of smoke. Palate: Thick and silky. Overall: Better than the Great Oak Aged Yeti sans the Espresso. Really impressed, glad I had a friend to share this with me, as it is strong and filling.
lb4lb (2555) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in trade from 7ways. Thanks!
Pours very dark black with a short lived tan head. Smell is chocolate, fresh oak, a bit of vanilla, and only mild coffee aromas and a touch of alcohol. Taste is rich, and chocolatey with a strong fresh oak flavor and hop bitterness to it. Very mild coffee flavor in fact, and very similar to what I remember of the Oak Aged Yeti, with lots of oak, hops and chocolate. Rich body, and soft yet prickly carbonation. Another very solid beer in the Yeti series, but I found this too similar to the Oak Aged Yeti and it didn’t have enough espresso to really distinguish itself as much as I hoped for. Still a great beer.
Juancho (239) - Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Brick Store Pub. Pours black with a thick dark brown head. Looks like old motor oil pouring into a pan for changing... Thick and satisfying the flavors are dominated by coffee and vanilla from the oak, there is a faint hint of hops. Very nice, but a little less oak would have made this perfect IMHO. As usual...very solid stuff from Great Divide !!
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Draught and bottle samples) Pours an opaque black (brown edges) with a medium-sized tan head. Aroma of grapefruit, coffee, roasted malt, and dark chocolate. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, and hops (citrus).
Juelze (1139) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to CaryTheDude for the trade. Pours a deep dark brown color with medium frothy tan head. Aroma is of light coffee, chocolate, light vanilla, hops and some dark fruit. Taste is wood, vanilla, alcohol, hops, chocolate, alcohol and light coffee. This beer, to me, is a mess. The hops are too intense and mess everything up. This could have been a great beer, but for me, the hops screws it up. Not bad, but not what I was expecting.