RoscoeJackson (377) - Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2010 a bold beer. smell was vanilla, malty, alcohol. taste went other directions. bitter, coffee, hops. march 5, 2009 batch. very good.
UPDATE: 2010 batch. TONS of oak and espresso. super roasty. the OAK/ROAST thing was pretty overwhelming this time around. great beer, but i prefer the regular oak aged yeti.
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to daknole. Coffee and vanilla balance in the aroma, with a healthy dose of dust-before-the-rain in the background. Brown-black pour, dark tan head, good retention. Flavor blends a dark, earthy coffee with a vanilla sweetness from the oak, any roasted stouty components are thoroughly in the background. Itís neither the best coffee beer nor the best barrel beer Iíve had, but it does blend those additives in a very nice harmony. Full bodied, smooth drinking, drowns the abv in a lot of flavor. Very nice beer.
beernovice39 (3237) - Montana, USA - NOV 18, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rating #250! This stuff was amazing! Bottle 2/05. Thick black pour, thick tan head. Thick coating of the mouth, great flavor and balnce!. Hope to find more.
nwiseman (193) - Norwich, Connecticut, USA - NOV 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared courtesy of awiseman on my birthday. Aroma is tons of coffee. Appearance is deep brown with a dark tan head. Tastes of bitter chocolate and roasted coffee beans, especially in the finish. A very good stout.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Black with thick beighe head. Aroma of oak, roast malt, coffee and chocolate. Full malty flavour with chocolate and coffee notes. Lasting lingering malt finish. Makes a good dessert by itself
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma light vanilla and roast malts. Pours a nice black and huge chocolatey head. Flavors of burnt malt, coffee and oak meld nicely Palate is medium and finish is espresso bean. Overall nicely done.
bvc (1180) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Pours a deep black with a thick and rich burnt tan head that leaves some sticky lacing. Roasty...slightly chard malt, coffee, molasses, licorice, oak, vanilla. Nice balance on the nose. Body is lighter than I was anticipating. Sweet and smooth up front with sweet dark fruity notes. Moves right into balanced coffee flavor and then some bitterness on the end. Also pick up vanilla oak notes throughout. Super smooth and drinkable with the abv well subdude. Nice stuff.
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 6, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 08 from W&CP. Pours pitch black with foamy tan head. Strong aroma of coffee over dark malts and chocolate. Flavor is relatively smooth and complex, strong black coffee, very slight undertone of dark red fruits, also slightly sour/acidic in the finish. I imagine this will only get better with age, too bad I donít have another.
BrianDorry55 (349) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2009
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber from Knightly Spirits...Ive been waiting to meet this beast for a long time...Pours black with a very thick brown head...about as intimidating as a real yeti...(maybe as intimidating as a real yeti aged in oak)...Aroma is sweet coffee and mollasses...and then...Love at first sip! Delicious! An Amusement park in my mouth! tons of roasted espresso, slight bitterness, burnt oak...i would take this as a dessert after my dinner every night (although im not sure it would compliment 3 blackjack tacos from taco bell all that well)...Thick smooth mouthfeel that can warm you up on a cold winter day....Go ahead and hate on me for the high rating...but this shit is damn near perfect in my book...
Collint (475) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
$11 Bottle, from Brusin Aleís Ashevegas. Pours a pitch solid black with an awesome dark tan head. Aroma is sweet chocolate molasess with a good note of coffee. Flavor is a sweet balance of coffee chocolate vannilla. Very good beer I like it a lot. Wish I could drink more of it!