PatBateman81 (178) - Caserta, - FEB 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 66 cl @ Karhisma Birroteca (Piedimonte Matese, Caserta - Italy). Best before 02/15/12, so I think has at least 1 year aging. Well, I had a freshier one many times ago and my impressions are that aging increase its balance. Yetis normal version is totally hopped, dry and herbaceous, while young Espresso Oak Aged suffers from coffee influence. This one, on the contrary, puts in the middle: aroma is completely rich. You’ll find citrus, orange, blood orange, coffee beans, chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, burned sugar, ashes, licorice, roots, pineapple. Body is heavy BLACK with a solid cappuccino foam, and gives you a viscous taste full of roasted and burned malt with the classic Yeti sharpness and fizzness; add some dark fruits, cocoa, vanilla. Moreover, finish introduce a good complexity. The dryness of whiskey, resinous as pine, moka and licorice notes again, dark chocolate and lasts long. In the end, finish the entire 66 bottle is so hard, but just for the body strength; alcohol doesn’t stun you and it’s very well hidden. So, we are in front of a great example of coffee IRS.
SpringsLicker (3115) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a bottle in my cellar.
Pours black with a mocha head.
Aroma of dark roast malt, espresso,chocolate.
The flavor is complex and combines all the aromas in a play of flavors.
Rich, full bodied and creamy.
tmoreau (2284) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co. for just a short time, dispensed to a snifter with a black/brown hue, good persistence to the healthy layer of brownish tan head froth, and wavy/web-like cling to the lacing. The nose was quite roasted, with espresso, malt creaminess, light barrel induced vanilla, and light wood & char. Full bodied, with a noticeable, earthy hop bitterness & tanniny bite, continued roastiness, and a touch of cocoa on the back. The finish was dry, woody, dusty, and somewhat astringently abrupt, but my palate didn’t necessarily mind the abuse.
Cool_Bond (1214) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jeez that incredible aroma of espresso you get. Absolutely delectable taste of coffee, dark malts, oak and a bit of roasted malt. Bitterness to the aftertaste is tough but really good and enjoyable. Fills the mouth very well and forever. I have only one word for this beer: Enjoyment! Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.
jackfrost9p (240) - California, USA - JUN 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorites. Very smooth and drinkable. Coffee, chocolate, vanilla and molasses notes are very noticeable.
TheJestersBeer (2032) - SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very dark brown, with a brown head.
Roasted, complex aroma, coffee beans, chocolate, oak, vanilla, ashes, hops.
Off-dry, full bodied, high bitterness, creamy CO2,
Rich, complex taste, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, oak, hops.
The coffee lends a far bit of acidity, leaving the beer slightly harsh. Impressive, nevertheless. (2014-06-15)
ARH (294) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2014 On tap, poured into a 6 oz imperial pint-style glass. The aroma is very rich and sweet notes of caramel, vanilla, chocolate nibs, nuts, and oak. Espresso is noticeably missing from this profile. It pours a pitch black color with a dark brown bubbly head which doesn’t retain well - only a medium light ring remains - but leaves lots of messy lace. It’s highly bitter, with a medium malty sweet undertone. The beer is a full, rich, malty body with a thick, chewy texture and a good amount of soft carbonation. The espresso is very strong at the finish with some nuttiness, figs, and chocolate, as well as a hint of citrus peel. The strong espresso note sticks around in the aftertaste.
knickskicks (684) - - JUN 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour, fluffy tan head. Nose is huge espresso and chocolate, wood. Taste is big espresso, wood, chocolate. Creamy mouthfeel.
WillRunForBeer (545) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Ale House. Pours nearly black with a beige head. Aroma of dark coffee, vanilla. Taste follows nose, along with licorice. Oak in the finish is really nice.
Inbreak (1875) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
08.06.2014, 0,65l bottle @ home, courtesy of Cunningham:
Nice dark brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet roasted, espresso, vanilla, dark sugar, oak, dark malts, hay, caramel, milk chocolate, hops, hints of ashes and licorice. Taste is dry and sour-ish roasted, sour espresso, burnt grain, burnt caramel, hops, oak, hay, ashes, cocoa, grass, vanilla, dark malts. Longlasting bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Nice, but as usual with most Yetis, it’s just too burnt and ashy.
Stuu666 (1371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, lots of coffee, chocolate, some woody vanilla, bitter.