Zakoon (223) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours pitch black with a creamy brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, cold coffee, vanilla and oak. Flavour is bitter chocolate, coffee and a little salty. Full bodied, oily texture, low carbonation. Finish is bitter and roasted.
Hopmaestro (452) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is heavy and dark chocolate notes combined with some licorice and wet wood. The taste is like the regular Yetiís long lost big brother coming home from a trip in the woods, with all kinds of stuff in the fur after wading through cold wooden creeks, tree branches and moist forest vegetation. Roasted but rounded and heavy malts, coffee, licorice. In the aftertaste the sweetness takes over more, but thereís also a kind of lingering bitterness in the background.
seehaferb23 (77) - - MAR 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
We had mixed feelings on this beer that cost around $9. Part of the reason was it was so unique.
Lawger (225) - SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Jet black with smallish tan head. Huge roasted aroma, slightly smoky or charred, some dark forest floor notes, chinese mushroom soy and a deep, dark fruitiness. Full bodied palate, big malty body, some sweetness and a rather big bitterness towards the long finish.
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wlajwl (4531) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is coffee, dark malts and a strong hint of acidity. The flavor is dark malts, coffee, mild dark fruit, chocolate and a mix of acidity and very slight sourness in the finish.
jsnicholas (361) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (22ox $10): Black with big brown head. Very roatsy. Taste is very coffee which some may love, but I do not. Pass on this.
furthur (400) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - FEB 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at share, big dark head, fades. Aroma coffee, cocoa, mineral, vanilla, cookies, plum, molasses. Taste coffee, tobacco, cocoa, anise, molasses, vanilla, salty, spice, oak. finish is dry, roasty and bitter coffee, anise and astringent oak. Palate is rich and thick, carbonation nicely subdued. This is quite good, but just a bit astringent from the oak I think.
coachd (285) - Missouri, USA - FEB 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great complex aroma of oak, tobacco, leather, roasted malts, coffee with cream, black licorice, dark chocolate and slight booze. Thatís a lot in one sniff. Interestingly, the aroma is not hoppy at all. Pitch black in color with a moderate amount of dark tan foam. Just beautiful. Taste is roasty with tons of oak and has an ever so slight burn at the end. Subsequent tastes uncover a god amount of hops, and a soy sauce flavor. Palate is outstanding. Just thick enough, just silky enough. Very well made. This would be a good cigar beer.
FestDecBeet (412) - - FEB 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Look: pours a dark black. Dark brown head with dark lacing. Can't see through at all too dark.
Smell: big chocolate. Oak. Coffee. Vanilla.
Taste: chocolate. Coffee. Vanilla. Lots of barrel.
Feel: oily mouth feel. Very thick almost gritty. Bitterness from the coffee.
Overall: great beer. Love the barrel flavors. Nice coffee that's not too overwhelming.
First drank: home 2:18/15
ARH (806) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, poured into a snifter. The aroma is mellow, but full and warm, with earthy notes of wood and smoke followed by milk chocolate and vanilla. The third wave of aromas comes through with a light fruity undertone. The beer pours like motor oil. Itís dark and opaque with a dark espresso colored, dense, small bubble that retains a thin fuzzy surface, a medium thick ring, and tons of sticky, dense, tight lace. The beer is a medium high sweet up front with a medium high bitter finish. The chewy texture is complemented by a fuzzy carbonation. The full, smoked malt body contains flavors of milk chocolate, cacao, and light fruit initially, then it finishes syrupy smooth, with a smoked quality, vanilla, wood. The aftertaste is dry and lightly astringent; a bit ashy with a light licorice flavor and dry resin quality. It tries to clean up, but thereís a distinct cigar tobacco flavor that dominates and lingers.