fordest (2421) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - DEC 22, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle sent to my by Santa! Thanks Santa! Dark dark stuff with brown head. Aromas of chocolate, and just a bit of coffee. Flavors were more chocolate with some oakiness in there. Coffee and roatiness too. Very hoppy finish made this a pretty darn good beer.
My Santa rocked!
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz - purchased in Boulder May 2004 - Aroma is milk chocolate, roasted coffee, vanilla, oak, and hops. Pours black with a small brown head and great lacing. Flavor is a lot roastier than the aroma. Coffee and chocolate slowly fade to leave a coating of vanilla on the tounge. Palate is sticky and bitter. A nice warming brew on a cold winters night.
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2005
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. A beautiful black pour with a tan haed. A nice sweet taste of malt and coffee. A very nice oak flavored finish.
jonas (6723) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, tasted in parallel with the regular version, both provided by the generous and hospitable Mads Berg, tak Mads!
Completely black, brown head.
More subtle wooden aroma, wooden cognacy flavors as well.
Hops come over less citrussy.
Slightly smoother, probably due to
longer lagering times.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The expected dark, dark color and dark tan head. Pretty fine lacing. Warm biscuity maltiness with some vanilla and lightly roasted coffee (and milk chocolate) in the aroma. Initial sip is full and creamy and extremely roasty/smoky, though it stops short of overwhelming. Spicy evergreen bitterness coats the roof of your mouth. Supple vanilla figures prominently here. Nice stuff, and deserving of its status.
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black with a large, brown, lacy head. Smells of chocolate and dried fruits. Deep, dark chocolatey flavor with hints of roasted coffee, wood, and alcohol. Smooth, slick palate. More complex and subtle than its cousin the plain Yeti. Excellent stout.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - DEC 15, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick dark brown appearance, excellent head formation. Strong licorice aroma with dark fruits. Not overly strong but thickish palate. Dark chosolate, hazelnut, prunes and raisins witha heavy citrus in the finsih.
Bov (11866) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 15, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
bottled, thanks to fiulijn for bringing me this one from Denmark - pitch-black coloured; the initial brown tainted foam disappears quite quickl< but leaves some lace; huge roasted aroma of black chocolate, chestnut and dried prunes with some notes of alcohol and wood too; oily, sticky and full-bodied; a powerful bitterness announced the very long, dry and malty finish where more chocolatey, hoppy and fruity notes are met - what a fantastic beer !
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What a great stout this is! RICH roasted malts with their burnt caramel/toffee base...Mixed with a prominent oak wood/vanilla highlight...toped by a serious alcohol burn. Nicely done!
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - DEC 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(at Yeha05) Pitch black, beige head. Surprice to me, A quit fruity and light aroama. grapes, milkchocolate and burnt dark sugar. Creamy mouthfeel and tastes of port, figs abd loads of coffee. Not that warm i finish, could have been nice though.