Scipio (720) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I saved this bottle for several months to share with my brother for when he came into town. I must say that it lived up to my lofty expectations. Pours very black with an almost reddish looking, dark tan full head. Aroma is robust and impressive. It contains plenty of chocolate to go along with oak, licorice, vanilla, and coffee. The taste is very rich chocolate, and lots of it. Perhaps like chocolate cake, however with some coffee and vanilla mixed in. Despite how much chocolate is in here, somehow this really isn’t sweet. And that might be the best part of all with this one. Bitter, especially at the end. Full bodied, as one would expect, with an oily texture. Subtle, yet noticeable carbonation. Alcohol content hides itself well. This certainly doesn’t feel like its as strong as it is. Altogether, this has just about everything that you could hope for in a big beer. Being tasty, well made in every respect, potent without hitting hard, you will really impress most everyone by pouring one of these.
kanerjus (59) - orimattila, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
paras juomani olut. vahvat maut, espressoa, suklaata, paahto hyvin pehmeää ja hillittyä. runsas ja makea muttei kuitenkaa sokerista tai äitelää mihin tälläiset oluet yleensä sortuvat. 0.66 pullo putoaa ilman että makeus häiritsee vaikken tykkää makeista oluista. aivan fantastista tavaraa. jos jotain parannettavaa väkisin kaivaa niin vaahto ei kestä kovin pitkään ja tuoksussa voisi olla vielä enemmän monimuotoisuutta.
jsnicholas (249) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (22oz): Black small brown head. Major coffee smell and taste. This tastes just like an espresso but cold and with carbonation. Since coffee is not my thing I do not think I will try again, but if you like coffee......
Hopmaestro (194) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
aroma is fairly complex from coffee beans, roasted malts and wet wood. The taste isn’t as smooth as the standard Yeti, it is more harsh and sharp, but there is some vanilla and chocolate notes underneath. It is both smooth and harsh at the same time. There is also notes of figs, nuts and wood. Oh, the complexity. Sadly the sting from both the coffee and some alcohol notes wins the race, and it is not as enjoyable as the standard Yeti.
daje (2609) - NORWAY - OCT 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Systembolaget Passagen shared with esp0r, edvard and Simonsen at The "Esp0r #2000 Weekend in The Woods" 2014. Black body with a big brown head. Thickbodied. Aroma of roasted malt, espresso, vanilla, oak. Complex robust coffee taste with dark chocolate, ash, subtle hops, great balanced, oak in finish together with vanilla and coffee. Great.
Simonsen (725) - NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaske fra dags hyttetur. Svart oljeaktig konsistens mørk beige skumtopp. Smaker brent malt, kaffe, sjokolade. En fullverdig stout. En smaksopplevelse
Bullit (4030) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 6, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Royal Liquor, Encinitas, CA. Black coloured, with a medium sized brown head. Nose is roasted malts, massive chocolate and coffee, mocha, oak, and a hint of vanilla. Flavour is roasted malts, bitter coffee, chocolate, oats and oak. Creamy and rich. Slightly alcoholic when warming up.
c0fein (240) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
660ml bottle @ MBT. BBE 02/15. Thanks alkoholocaust!
Strong straight espresso aroma and flavour. Excellent!
DocMcGrain (21) - Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fantastic, and something I need to keep in the fridge year round. It smells like oak, tastes like coffee, espresso, and a smooth porter all rolled into one. I can't drink more than 1 or 2, but those are an absolute treat.
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LearninBeer (395) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled on March 5, 2009. The aroma is malts, caramel, coffee, roasty. Pours black with brown frothy head, fully diminishing with excellent lacing. The taste is medium bitter. The body is full, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish bitter and long. Very Good, Damn Good!
kevinator (1060) - The Colony, Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Magnifique! Another great spin on a great beer and style. Strong roasted malt and coffee aroma. Very dark like black coffee. Hold the cream and sugar. Thick, oily and coats the mouth. Maybe a little grainy as well. Strong roasted and toasted flavors up front with a lingering bitterness and acidity from the espresso. Chocolate flavors as well. A must try.