CheersMate (1312) - 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 (4546) - Milton, Delaware, 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 (2809) - 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 (4209) - 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 (8054) - 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!
hopdog (9189) - 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 doesnít come out as creamy as iíd 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 (3359) - 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. Iíve always enjoyed the Yeti series and this one does not disapoint one bit.
iowaherkeye (2696) - 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 itís 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 (3831) - - 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.