Scipio (754) - 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.
al53 (93) - FINLAND - MAY 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with beautiful, rich dark brown head.
Aroma is wood, liquorice, chocolate, vanilla and coffee.
On taste there is coffee, wood, vanilla, hint of bourbon, chocolate, cocoa and maybe some dark fruits.
Mouthfeel is so freaking rich and smooth, it feels like you can actually chew it, one of the best I have experienced.
Espresso comes more in finish, with some hoppy bitterness, vanilla and chocolate, and adittion there is bit tobacco ash. Medium dry.
This has just taken me by suprise, it’s just so incredibly well balanced and smooth, there is strong aromas and flavours, but nothing overpowers other. This is what I call breakfast stout, huge IS!
jbuskirk (576) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAY 17, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
There aren’t many beer releases that can compete with the following and praise given to Great Divide’s Yeti series. I’m inclined to say that each one is deserving. Take Espresso Oak Aged Yeti, for example. It pours like sludge (except with an even darker color) and has a fluffy, cocoa-colored head. Smells reveal burnt malt, tobacco, slight acridity, espresso, and woodsiness. And the taste? Roasty, smoky, oaky, earthy, and probably other -y words I can’t identify. Despite the intense flavors, mouthfeel is creamy smooth. Now that I’ve had this Yeti release, I’m left with a question. The question isn’t Should I have this again? but What should I pair with it when I do? Breakfast fare as per its suggested food pairings? Or a bold, dark cigar? Decisions, decisions.
HuskerTan (732) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A- Tobacco, roasty, smoke, woody, cocoa, subtle coffee, leather.
A- Black color, black liquid, dark brown head.
T- Tobacco, leather, subtle smoke, oak, subtle espresso, roasted.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, strong finish.
O- Not a whole lot of the espresso notes here in the nose or taste as I was expecting. You get the regular Yeti with the oak age here and just subtle additions of coffee. The big noticeable thing is what seems like tobacco and leather. Not what I wanted, but still excellent.
Cunningham (5345) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black as the darkest dungeon with a creamy beige head. Ok lacing. Loads of espresso in the aroma. Also some oak and chocolate. Thick oily stuff with a smooth mellow carbonation. Good balance between sweetness and bitterness. Actually a pleasant round sweetness. Dominant espresso in the flavor also. And some chocolate, oak and mild fruity. Powerful evening sipper.
[Bottle from Systembolaget web order in Sweden]
esp0r (2323) - NORWAY - MAY 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with daje, Simonsen & edvard at The "Esp0r #2000 Weekend in The Woods" 2014
Jet black, massive dense dark brown head. Smell of oak, espresso, coffee, roast, dark malts, quite exquisite. Heavy sweet, more coffee, espresso and roast, quite oily texture, a touch of sour, exquisite feel. Moderate bitter. Totally this is just a splendid beer
Erikh04 (141) - - MAY 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber shared with Brian. Great aroma. Smooth finish. Don't taste the coffee much.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
markducommun (330) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark opaque black brown, deep tan head. Deep roasted espresso, dark berry, earthy. Bitter with some small amount of sweetness. Heavy, long ass finish. Excellent.
ibrubeer (181) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Aroma of roast, bitterness, and a touch of wood. Dark brown color, with dark brown head, and tight bubbles with great lacing. Tastes like a terrific imperial stout, with perfect bitterness, roost character, and light wood flavor. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Overall, a great beer! Doesn’t taste like 9.5% at all!
ColovianTrader (409) - - MAY 1, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rich, bitter dark chocolate and espresso dominate this one. Undertones of toast, toffee, brown sugar, rich malts, oak and hints of raisins. Coffee and tart finish. Creamy without feeling too heavy. Fantastic!
Roger60 (91) - - APR 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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