Stuu666 (2283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craigís. Pours black, tasty, sweet, bitter roasty coffee, oaky, chocolate.
HuskerTan (496) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A- Oak, roasty, alcohol.
A- Black color, black liquid, tan head.
T- Oak, woody, smoky, bitter chocolate, coffee.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, robust finish.
O- Maybe the best of the Yeti beers, tenfold smoother and more drink ability than the original Yeti. The oakiness adds a nice dimension and makes it smooth.
jbuskirk (443) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 5, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The Oak Aged variant of Great Divideís awesome Yeti boasts more complexity than the bare-bones Imperial Stout. You still get a huge dose of coffee and bittersweet chocolate but the oak becomes an excellent element in the already smoky character of the beer. Of course, nothing can stop that bracing hop finish with all of its earthiness and roasty bitterness. The Oak Aged Yeti proves that Great Divide has the chops to make an amazing ale even better.
beerbaaron (1242) - Arizona, USA - JUN 4, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft. Black with a nice creamy brown head. Lots of coffee. Espresso. Lots of chocolate. Dark chocolate. Some oaky notes with accompanying light dryness. Enough hops to balance everything. Nice noderate bitterness and roastiness. Great balance. Full body. Soft and smooth. Some alcohol warmth but no booze. Top notch beer.
ReeceG (52) - Iowa, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012 vintage had this side by side with the regular yeti, and although i enjoyed this beer it just wasnít as good as the regular to me. the oak taste was good, but it subdued the complex bitterness the regular gave me which was a slight detractor for me. overall damn good but the original is slightly better to me
thrashers2x (46) - Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big and bold. Coffee, caramel, chocolate, nuts, vanilla, butterscotch, raisins. Oil black. Not overly sweet. Great stout.
shorlin (648) - St. Johnís, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
From a small sample at a tasting. Pours a deep black with a rich dark tan head. Legs stain the glass. Aroma is vanilla, leather, cocoa. Taste is fantastic, rich, cocoa, coffee. Not as bitter as I expected, but still really bitter. Getting more oak in aroma than taste. Feel is full, long finish. Amazing beer.
hockeybeerguy (2079) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iíve actually had this before, but forgot to upload the review on this the last time I had it.
Hereís a bottle aged from 2011, November 14.
I poured this into a snifter.
The appearance was a nice dark brown close to black color with a super nice looking off white/tan foamy half fingered head that dissipates to a slight film coating the top of the glass. The tan lacing sticks finely to the sides of the glass in great strength.
The smell was a wonderful combination of woody oak, light chocolate, light vanilla and just a tad of booziness (wow, and this was a 2011 bottle).
The taste was sweet and hot (from the booziness) with a nice allocation of woody chocolate. I didnít get any aftertaste in todayís beer and canít seem to find my notes from 2012 to compare, but anyways. There is a super nice long boozy chocolate finish (now thatís what I call inviting).
On the palate, she sits about a medium in body with a super nice sipping aspect to it. The carbonation seems to have died a bit due to its age.
Overall, I do remember saying this the last time I had this and thatís the fact that I had this variant before regular Yeti - "the cart before the horse" perhaps. No worries, still a wonderful brew that I would love to have again and still I hope some day Iím able to have the regular version of this.
AdamJackson (2595) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber acquired in a trade last year. Huge fan of the yeti blends. split 3 ways with my neighbor. Pitch black pour, really nice 3 finger head sticky as hell. Nose is oak, white grapes, chocolate pie and rhubarb. taste is vanilla and dark fruit forward with chocolate and oaky burnt tannic tastes. Pretty darn good! Glad I held on to this for a while
bursprak (572) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bomber shared two ways. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Nose has lots of freshly ground coffee, dark chocolates and some light soy sauce. Taste is dominated by bitter coffee, some light vanilla notes and really dark chocolates. The ABV is not so well hidden. The bitter coffee took over a bit to much in my opinion.