badgerben (4849) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black color with a medium head. Big espresso aroma, with some vanilla and charred oak. Really unexpected flavor... black pepper, spice, ash and smoke. Where the hell did this come from?! Very light espresso, a pinch of vanilla and some roasted malt. I’d put this in the same category as their Chocolate Oak Yeti: enjoyable, but tastes nothing like what the name would suggest.
Fred82 (2138) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber shared in hotel room after EBF
Appearance : Dark black with creamy brown head.
Aroma : Hops, roasted malt, dark chocolate. Some oaky barrel.
Taste : Roasted malts, hops, lots of coffee, some liquorice. Some oak barrel also. Finish is strong coffee with some hops and roasted malts.
Overall : Nice stuff. Lots of coffee but I like that.
portableparty (2279) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
poured deep black-brown with thick dark tan head. Aroma coffee, coffee and more coffee with rich chocolate after tones. Taste was strong coffee and milk chocolate with subtle barrel in there as well. Palate is full rich and chaulky finish. Very delicious and one to enjoy with others. This brew is done very well!
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Brick Store Pub 6/18/08: Pours an oily opaque black with a well-lacing rich light brown head that coats the glass as it subsides. Aroma of rich roasty espresso and dark chocolate with good woody oaky notes. Body starts with good fullness and dissolved carbonation with sticky dark caramel sweetness balanced with a bittersweet roasty coffee and malty oaky complexity. Finishes slightly drier and very oaky with lingering roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Nicely balanced, complex and assertive, yet drinkable. A great addition to an already great beer.
Beerdrinker79 (2008) - Idaho, USA - FEB 19, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2010 22 oz. bottle- Pours black with a huge chocolatey tan head, tons going on in the aroma, you got chocolate malt, coffee, bourbon, and woody, very appealing. The flavor is much more mellow than I was expecting, nothing overbearing, I hate when they call a beer a coffee beer and you don’t taste the coffee. That is not the case with this one, excellent high grade coffee flavors with subtle alcohol as the backburner. This is by far the best Yeti brew I’ve had, outstanding.
Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
there is a coffe smell, but it is a lot more subdued than I had expected. What really comes through is the wood smell and the roasted malts. Tootsie roll. Flavor is sweet and the alcohol is really warming. It’s not rough from the alcohol, and it’s not sugary sweet. Kind of tame. I was hoping it would taste better as it warmed, but that seemed to make it a bit more caustic. Bottle from Knightly Spirits, Orlando.
ROGUE (2182) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - FEB 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Pours a deep black with a big thick mocha head that lingers leaving big sticky lacing. Large aroma of coffee/espresso, caramel, roasted dark chocolate, vanilla and bit of oak. Big roasted malt flavor up front which gives way to the sweetness of the dark chocolate and fresh ground espresso. Somewhat bitter finish. Full bodied and smooth with good carbonation.
smith4498 (3506) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with brown head. Lots of coffee and chocolate in the aroma. Flavors of espresso, chocolate and roasted malts. I really like what the espresso adds to this beer. Full body with soft carbonation. My favorite of the oaked Yeti beers.
juiceisloose (1302) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber bottled 2/13/09 and aged about 10 months. Pours a pitch black color with a hint of mahogany at the edges. A thick and foamy tan colored head crowns the top and shows great rentention with sheets of lacing coating the glass. The aroma is big and shows notes of dark chocolate, espresso, toasted oak, and vanilla. Some roast, burnt caramel and cream blend nicely on the back end. The espresso seems to have been covered up some from all the chocolate and malts from being aged. The flavor follows with big dark chocolate, roasted malts, burnt caramel up front. The espresso comes through a little more along with the vanilla from the oak. Full bodied and smooth with balanced carbonation that leads to a lengthy bitter chocolate finish. The alcohol is hidden nicely as well. I definitely want to try one fresh next time, but as it stands it is still a great beer.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Full bodied dark brown pour with medium sized frothy head. Nose is surprisingly dull at least compared to expectations. Flavor, while nice and filled with espresso, malts, chocolate goodness, it’s definitly missing something. Overall, glad to have the opportunity, I think I’ll stick to the au nataral or ba versions.