elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an opaque, deep, dark brown. Head is a pillowy, medium brown that dissipates quickly and leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is a combination of roasted chocolate malts and alcohol. Taste is very much in line with the aroma--the bittersweet flavor of the roasted malts predominates, with some bright, almost fruity notes provided by the coffee. I didn’t smell the coffee, but I can certainly taste it, and it adds a great deal of character to this stout. Not overdone, but definitely present. Aftertaste is slightly of alcohol, but again, not too strong. Palate is somewhat thin, with lively carbonation--I would have expected something a bit oilier. Overall, I think this is a fine balanced stout. Although explicitly an espresso stout, the coffee plays a supporting role to the chocolate malts, which are the star of the show. But the interaction between the two, with a roasted flavor and a somewhat restrained presence of alcohol, leads to a stout whose whole is greater than the sum of its parts. My only disappointment here is with the palate, which I wish had a wee bit more body--but that’s a very minor point. Compared to the Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti, I do think this one is the superior brew. It’s more flavorful, less alcoholic, and somewhat more balanced. But do try both.
Padron4KM (580) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JAN 25, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
22 oz bomber, bottled on Dec 22, 2014.
Inky black pour, thick mocha head, sticky lace.
Roasted coffee dominates the aroma, but there is also vanilla, chocolate, charred oak. Flavor is just as good as the aroma. Coffee, sweet vanilla, bitter chocolate, oak, Bourbon.
Creamy mouth feel, well hidden alcohol, nice bitterness coming from the roasted grain and the oak tannins. I should have smoked a Padron Anniversario with this. That would have been an excellent pairing.
johnnymusky (368) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bomber....poured black with nice creamy head...nose is berries vanilla bourbon and smoked wood....mouth is beautiful with a smooth coffee vanilla and bourbon splash...very nicely done....awesome beer!
AbbeyRoade (413) - Missouri, USA - JAN 19, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Excellent brew!! Incredibly smooth and thick foamy body. Heavy roasted burned coffee black flavors. Excellent all around.
ABS (595) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at rickfifty’s place. Pitch black body. Centimeter thick brown head. Alcohol, wood, smoke, plum, toffee and coffee nose. Coffee, espresso, some vanilla, chocolate, sugar and bourbon, fruit and apple flavour. Very bitter. Thick body. Soft carbonation. Smooth.
Clownoisseur (284) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 vintage bottle, pours a dark brown, near black, 1 finger khaki head that fades into some spotty lacing. Aromas are espresso through the roof! Ground coffee, chocolate, vanilla, oak and cereal. Taste is fairly bitter upfront with a shot of espresso getting your attention. Lots of roasted malt, oat and earth make this a pretty chewy beer. A bit more chocolate, char, tobacco and vanilla swirl throughout the backend before a heavy dose of bitter coffee and a slight alcohol sting finish this one off. Solid beer, but not my favorite Yeti.
jandd1983 (2842) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of dark chocolate, coffee with some oak. The taste was of oak with dark chocolate, vanilla, espresso and roasted malt flavors. Very nice.
samsmith33 (435) - - DEC 31, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really nice. All Yeti i’ve had are awesome.
Aroma is dark roast coffee. Very peaty.
Appearance is dark black. Foamy brown head. Like carmelizing sugar.
Taste is bitter chocolate.
Feel is suprisinglt light and airy. Good carbonation for a thick beer. Velvety smooth.
Only knock is maybe a touch too bitter in the aftertaste, but other than that, perfect.
Prufrockstar (1209) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at mammoth. Clear garnet pour with basically no head. Aroma: chocolate, oats (because you can smell that, right?). Soft coffee, toast and grains. Taste: lightly sweet, grainy, coffee is weak, moderately roast finish. Full- body, slick texture, average carbonation. Overall: either they’ve been sitting on this keg for awhile, or this is just a disappointing beer. Either way, 1 tick and done.
Danyel (1126) - Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with rich tan head. Aroma is pruney, chocolate, vanilla, chocolate, sweet. Taste is dry, full- bodied, rich, chocolatey, smooth. Overall, a great coffee flavor without being overwhelming, rich, delicious.
kanerjus (52) - 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.