StilleStorm (1210) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
DWF; Drunk at Cardinal. Bottle 650ML. Pours small black with a bobble creamy, somewhat lacing and moderate lasting tan head. Nose is heavy roasted malt, coffe, dark chocolate, dark fruit and wood, moderate liqorice and booze, light vanilla, sour tobacco and spice. Taste is moderate sweet and bitter, balancing with a lasting liquorice, salty and warming finish. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy, carbonation is flat.
k92488 (364) - NORWAY - APR 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
DWF. 0.65 flaske på cardinal. Mørk med brunt skum som forsvant for. Aroma tre, kaffe, sjokolade. Smak av tre, røkt, malt. Komplex men balanserte.
CraftBeerNick (1412) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650 ml Bottle at home, 28th March 15. Rating #1100. Purchased in Orlando, 2013, bottled 2012. Pours a great rich black drink, with a lovely fluffy head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, wood. Taste is rich and smooth, the oak comes through well and complements the base beer. Good bitterness, prevents this from been too sugary and sweet. Great stuff
CanIHave4Beers (3676) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 28, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
Pours black with a huge dark brown head.
The aroma offers some nice sweetness & roastiness. It’s got a good chocolate thing going on for sureAs it opens up a little bit of toasted marshmallow comes thorught. The oak is mild on the noes and the fruity hoppiness of yeti is a little more subdued in this one.
The flavor is pretty oak forward, not in a bad way... just in a surprising way. There is a nice hoppy punch to greet you with this beer akin to it’s un-oaked counterpart. The beer has nice dark fruit a good level of bitterness, some mild sweetness and a nice dark chocolate character all around. Honestly this one handles that whole big imperial stout without a big sweetness thing extraordinarily well.
Holmen1 (3926) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Kveldens siste på M2, nok en kveld med mange kjempegode øl og gemyttelig selskap. Svart med cappucinoskum. Superb aroma og smak, avrundet og lekker - en perfekt avslutning på aftenen. Ganske slank for sine 9,5 men allikevel fantastisk komples og balansert. Mmm, høykvalitetskaffe, lekker sjokolade og litt vanilje. Life is good. Stor takk til Sigmund og Cardinal.
dfinney23 (2391) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bittersweet chocolate, vanilla and coffee with amazing outdoorsy overtones, particularly in the aroma. Drink this out in the woods and your head will probably explode.
gregwilsonstl (1563) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Side by side with yeti. Lots of oak. Thick and black like oil. Traces of vanilla. Delicious.
Holmen2 (2200) - NORWAY - MAR 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 23.03.15. Black. Foamy and dense brown head and lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee and wood. Similar taste. Rather good. Soft mouthfeel.
Zakoon (370) - 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 (847) - Örebro, 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 Yeti’s 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 there’s also a kind of lingering bitterness in the background.