deyholla (7315) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 8, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a black with a dark brown head that laced nicely. Aroma was full of espresso notes with a slight undertone of chocolate that brought out a mocha flavor. That flavor battled a bit with the oak, hop and alcohol notes on the nose. Flavor was full of espresso with a nice bite of alcohol. Nice and thick on the tongue.
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Savvy1982 and Macadem. Pours black with a mocha coloured head. Nice lacing. The aroma is quite hoppy and green with chocolate, coffee, soy sauce, herbs hiding behind the hops. This isnít what I was expecting on the nose. The taste is completely different from the aroma. Milk chocolate, coffee, bourbon, hops and oak. Mouth feel is thin. I like this, but I donít love it right now. It seems a bit boozy and a little sloppy. This bottle needed to age at least a year. But I see great potential.
Indra (2676) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 7, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz., bottling date Mar. 6th, í09. Nose is indeed full of espresso, along with notes of dark chocolate, alcohol, roasted malt, faint vanilla and cream. Opaque ebony color with a thick brown head that subsides, leaving some nice lacing as it goes. Flavor is a tasty melange of espresso bean, cocoa, oak, vanilla, spicy, earthy hop flavor, generous bitterness and peppery alcohol. Warming, creamy and smooth on the palate, finishing dry and with a rich, full body. Another winning variation on a theme from this brewer.
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle served in a clear pint glass. Pour was opaque with thick foaming dark head. Excellent lacing with this one. Nose is malt, coffee, roasted notes, vanilla, and caramel. Taste is much the same, but comes off, as well as finishes, much bitter then I was expecting. I could have used a bit less of the bitter factor, but it was a pretty decent brew despite this. The aroma was my favorite part of this beer.
wavers1 (909) - Notown, California, USA - SEP 2, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle courtesy of . pours a black viscous syrup with a nice 2-3 finger dark brown head thats very dense and creamy leaving lacing like a chocolate milkshake. nose is of huge roasting coffee, licorice, chocolate, caramels and other heavy burnt sugars. taste is of a thick coffee milkshake with some bitter coffee grounds in it. at this point iím expecting to find grounds in the bottom of this bottle! silky, sweet, bitter,very nice.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with hobbersr and macadem. Pours inky black with a fine dark tan head, good lacing. Nose is very hoppy, exceedingly so. This was a super-fresh batch, or an off bottle. Either way, big Three-C nose, pine plus cigar ash, roasted malt, coffee, hops really detract from the beer though. Must be far far too young. Palate is huge milk chocolate, hops are present, but restrained and acceptable. Roasted malt, coffee, a touch of oak on the finish, very tasty, shame about the nose though. Must get an older bottle to re-rate in future.
UltraViolence (23) - USA - AUG 29, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The Espresso Yeti acquits itself far better than the Chocolate Yeti. The original Yeti still reigns supreme. The Espresso does what it says on the label by whacking your palate with coffee flavor...some derived from the Yeti itself, the more forward coffee flavor derived from the espresso proposition. Very good...just not as good as itís ancestor/predecessor.
Macadem (103) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells of pine and hops, though tastes nothing like it. Pours dark, rich black, with a chocolate head. A bit of chocolate and coffee for flavor, pretty boozy, and feels like a big swig of boozy motor oil in the mouth. Damn good but doesnt knock my socks off.
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2010 1. On Tap at the GABF Colorado Convention Center, Denver 11/10/2008
Fruit and roast aromas. Small tan head. Black very strong in alcohol fruity and hoppy with a crisp bitter and slightly dry coffee roast finish.
2. On Tap at the Rake, Southwark 02/08/2010
Coffee roast aroma. Beige head. Black strong in alcohol and a little sweet on the palate with a hint of dryness and bitterness in a coffee roast finish.
Sonicdescent (384) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Picked up this long awaited bastard at Ds in Swissvale. Full disclosure: this beer on paper looks made for my tastes.
Look is pretty phenominal, black as night and a nice sized tan head gives way to a crown and lacing the whole way down the glass.
Nose is good as well, chocolate, coffee, wood, vanilla. Someone below wrote a coffee shop scent, I can see that.
Taste comes off rather successful as well, the familiar yeti taste which is an already great mix of chocolate, cream, and coffee with some oak and a ton of espresso. I donít think it is overpowering but it is prevalent. There is also a hop presence I never noticed in a yeti, likely because I have never had one this fresh.
Body is pretty thick and chewy with low to med carbonation.
Glad to have another bottle of this waiting in the wings.