ehhdayton (1188) - USA - OCT 14, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep rich black with a tan head. Nice coffee aroma with some hint of oak. Full bodied flavors of espresso coffee and finishes with a roasted bitterness.
drowland (7375) - Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma on this guy is loads of oak character - tons of vanilla, wood, and even some bourbon characteristics. The flavor is plenty of sweet, a bit of chocolate, and the finish is a whole hell of a lot of coffee. Wow the end of this puppy is bitter and dark coffee grinds.
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
GABF í09. Pure black with a thin, fine, dark brown head. Full, roasted aroma, with dark chocolate, brown sugar, and--what else--espresso. The flavor is more of the same with loast of roasted grain astringency/bitterness, some sweetness, and alcohol. Body is big and full with a mouth-coating texture. Itís been a while since Iíve the had the regular oak-aged Yeti, but I remember it tasting less commercial than this--and that was from the bottle. I think given some time to mellow in the bottle this beer could develop some additional complexity. Sidenote: "Breakfast Burrito" food pairing?!
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Poured a midnight black with a tan head. The aroma was coffee, cream, and chocolate. The flavor smooth, espresso, chocolate, dry oak, and vanilla. Overall, this was a great beer.
Beerdedone (3112) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a opaque black with a small tan head that left nice lacing. Aroma of espresso beans, chocolate and coffee. Rich smooth flavor of bittersweet chocolate, espresso, black coffee, dark roasted malts and has a hint of vanilla with a nice roasty finish. Excellent stout
Arayaga2 (1982) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with dense brown head. Aromas of espresso, chocolate, and sweet anise. Taste is intensely espresso with an astringent woody edge against the sweetness into the finish Carbonation is brisk. $10/22oz
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a rich, dark brown with a thin tan head. It already looks good! Aroma is good, but not what I expected. Thereís certainly a vanilla-ey oak, chocolate and maybe some coffee, but only a bit. The flavor was really about the same with a touch bit more of the coffee. The finish was dry and bitter. Overall this is an awesome beer and I canít wait to get more and their other styles.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Short rating. 22oz bottle. Just a little coffee on the nose. A bit of soy. Some rubber band. Plenty of chocolate and vanilla wood tannin. 9.5% asserts itself when nearing room temp. Not horrible though. Pours thick, oily black with a sustained dark, dark khaki head. The coffee, chocolate, vanilla and malt are actually in excellent balance on the tongue. Espresso and vanilla bean infused whole chocolate milk with some oak tannin for good measure. Creamy, viscous body that almost coats the tongue. Lightly bitter, green and slightly astringent finish. I really didnít want to like this beer... coffee beers are not my thing at all, but, damn... excellent stuff! Thanks Steven!
dankman (255) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2009
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Holy shit, I am stunned. I have never been a fan of the "Yeti" series of beers from Great Divide but this is licking inside the bottle good. It pours an opaque brown/black with a very small yet dark carmel head. Not too much on the nose, a bit of coffee and vanilla. The flavor is awesome, kind of like a malty chocolate milkshake with a bit of vanilla espresso tossed in (really damn good); mouthfeel is a bit thin but matches. Finishes a bit bitter like you were chewing on chocolate covered espresso beans with tiny bit of hops to boot. I would lick this off of a freshly paved road.
madvike (3149) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Pours black with a sexy tan head. Yeah. Surprisingly not a ton of coffee on the nose, and I really didnít get the oak, either. Smelled more nutmeg, vanilla, milk, and a bit of cinammon. Taste is deep, dark chocolate and surprisingly light coffee. I donít get the coffee until the finish, where itís pungent and bitter. Nice hops on the finish, too, along with some dark roast malt. Smooth and a bit thinner than I expected, but overall a fine, fine beer.