radagast83 (7325) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. This Great Divide beer may be as near perfect as Great Divide can get the Yeti to be. The aroma is roasty, with heavy notes of coffee (espresso), chocolates. Alcohol presence is not too overpowering, but itís there. Boy is it there. Flavor is a rich, smooth one with chocolates, coffee, a touch of vanilla. Bottle warms quite well as consumed.
Vaiz (4279) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at the Beertemple, Amsterdam. Pours pitch black with a very creamy tan head that leaves so much lacing no spot of glass is left without the creamy head sticking to it. Aroma of coffee/espresso, chocolate, spices, cake and caramel, very well balanced. Flavor is smooth, coffee, slightly watery, chocolate, caramel, very bitter and with a long lingering bitterness. Slightly powdery yet surprisingly watery texture. Still, very very nice.
gator2683 (199) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - APR 4, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
black with nice brown head. earthy coffee aroma with a little vanilla. The roast malt and espresso flavor had a nice amount of hops for some bitterness.
Borresteijn (6380) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Beer Temple. Pitch black colour, beige-brown head. Aroma of hops, espresso, moccha, chocolate, hard roasted malts. Flavour is light sweet, chocolate, moccha, coffee, roasted malts, more milk chocolate in the hoppy bitter finish, some lingering espresso as well. Medium to fullbodied, sticky mouthfeel. Very good, best coffee stout Iíve had so far. Oak aging almost unnoticed, which is a good thing imo.
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap... Poured black with a medium, brown head. A great fusion of beer and coffee with lots of roast, coffee, mocha, chocolate, sweet, vanilla grains in there. Wood-like tones lent to a smooth, boozy finish.
aracauna (3501) - Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Funny. The first thing I notice in this espresso oak aged imperial stout is actually the hops. Bold and fresh, they complement the roast and coffee nicely. The coffee is evident, but avoids tipping into that ashy quality that can make other coffee stouts a little less pleasant. Great beer.
ttutony (848) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black with a brown head. Coffee and woody scents on the nose, but coffee really dominates. Strong roasted character on the palate with bitter coffee notes. Really, really good beer.
DialSquare (4293) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Love the Yeti and lean towards coffee in my stouts - so really looking forward to this one. Bomber from Liquor Loft. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee with piney hops in the background. Taste is nice mix of sweet chocolate malts and coffee bitterness. The espresso comes out a little more in the long even bitter finish. Texture is a nice thin to medium and oily. Very drinkable. Well balanced. Great stuff. Would love to sit all of the Yetis side by side for a proper comparison - but Iíll say this is my favorite.
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This batch of beer was bottled March 5, 2010. This is the fourth version of Yeti that I have sampled Ė only missing the barrel aged version Ė and like all of the others, it was very good. The beer pours black with a medium brown head. The aroma is strong coffee with some chocolate and some light hop character. The flavor is strong coffee with some strong pine hop character. There is also a little chocolate but not as much as was in the aroma. Thick, creamy mouthfeel and low carbonation. I have a 15-month old bottle of this as well that was sent to me by HopHead101 and I look forward to seeing how the beer, specifically the hops, age.
italianjohn (2892) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with a tan head sweet vanilla roasted oaky aroma and of course coffee ...... tastes just as good as it smells with sweet vanilla, roasted malts, coffee bean and a light oaky mouthfeel ...... very drinkable abv hidden well ..... the roasted dry bittersweet hop finish works well