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.
1600Eman (11) - Dundee, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at BrewDog, pours pitch black, funky coffee, caramel liquorice nose. Creamy mouthfeel, slight rubber taste, coffee roast malt, caramel, sweet then slight bitter finish. Nice but expected more, little thin.
coachd (477) - Missouri, USA - APR 17, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of high quality espresso, oak, vanilla, booze, roast and some lactose sweetness. Appearance is a 5; all Yetis are a 5 with their dense black coloring and brown head of foam. Taste is more of the milk sugar from the aroma, a good amount of espresso but not bitter or overwhelming, oak and vanilla. Very smooth and only has a hint of hop bitterness at the very end. Great aftertaste, very drinkable. Good palate, a little on the thin side for a big Imperial Stout. This may be the best Yeti I have rated yet.
NoLedge21 (19) - Florida, USA - APR 9, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Roasted coffee beans; cacao beans to the nose. Beige head. Absolutely black. The beer is thick and falls with heavy viscosity. Malty, bitter coffee after-taste.
Homer321 (3771) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nose is super rich dark coffee, almost smells bitter. Pitch black with medium colored brown head. Very large in size. Taste is super dark chocolate, bitter, almost ashy. Interesting. A bit over the top and bitter.
bursprak (1913) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle split a few ways. Pitch black pour with an espresso coloured head. Notes of heavy roast, bitter coffee, some dark dried fruits, figs, caramel and some sweet vanilla.
snoot8726 (77) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - MAR 20, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Motor oil black pour with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Taste is dark chocolate and molasses with the espresso coming through on the finish. Very good brew.
Jmoody (1) - - MAR 19, 2016 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of my absolute favorites! A beautiful balance of coffee and sweetness that makes this a top 5 for me.
Vestergaard (1400) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Exp. march 1st, 2016. Pours a lovely pitch black with a small, dense, tan head. Aroma has lots of coffee, roasted malts, dark dark chocolate, tobacco, lots of maltiness. Taste is rather sweet, but all the dark, roasty notes balances it out. Lightly ashy, but without being too bitter. Doesn’t have the fruity coffee or the coffee acidity, which i miss a bit. Probably passed it’s prime this one. Still good though. Average carbonation, full body.
Klimaet (1348) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to bursprak! Thanks buddy. Pours pitch black with a medium mocha head. Aromas of coffee beans, roasty malts, dry cocoa, fudgey. Taste is very roasty, coffee, dry cocoa powder, light licorice, malty, bitter.
Nejhleader (1411) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2016
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
very nice. a nice creamy body. A good taste of coffee, tad bit of vanilla, sweet, bit of a roast malt. nice mild dark malt/coffee aroma.