SG111 (672) - New York, USA - FEB 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 09/20/14. Pours pitch black (very dark) with a small tan head. Aroma is chocolate, oak, some coffee, surprisingly boozy Aroma. Flavor is rich dark chocolate, and a woody smoky finish. Longer Bitter coffee finish lingers thereafter. As it warms the smoky elements of the oak become more prominent. Fantastic. So good.
EvanFriend (448) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vanilla, coffee, and wood are prevalent, some smoke and chocolate milk in the background. Excellent beer.
tailen (13) - - FEB 7, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A bit more powerful than an ordinary yeti. Smoke, very dark and bitter chocolate. This one will probably reach 5 stars if you hide the next bottle for a couple of years!
tderoeck (6906) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
23/I/15 - 1pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ "I need to get rid of my Belgian ticks" tasting - BB: n/a, bottled: 30/X/14 (2015-99) Thanks to Benzai for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark brown to black beer, small aery beige irregular head, little stable. Aroma: sweet touch, caramel, lots of mocha, roasted, some coffee. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: little bitter, roasted, coffee, caramel, lots of vanilla, sweet touch, some dark chocolate. Aftertaste: bit of soy sauce, very roasted, bitter hops, alcohol, bit sugary.
wihlan (403) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Flaska från systemet - doftar som en vanlig yeti. Ekfatstonerna skiner igenom i eftersmaken. Silkeslen i munnen och försiktigt kolsyrad.
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mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice. Very nice. I prefer the espresso variety in a head to head. But I cannot complain about this one.
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Brandon1989 (444) - Euless, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer had a lot of smoke from the bottle. It poured a dark black with a very dark and thick khaki head that left a lot of lacing around the glass. This is definitely a beautiful beer. The aroma is dark roasted malts, earthy, woodiness, some faint chocolate. The taste is chocolate,dark roasted coffee, some vanilla, very sweet yet balanced with the hop bitterness. There is also a distinct woodiness i’m assuming that comes from the oak that is somewhat smokey. You also pick up a little bit of alcohol but it is hidden quite well for a 9.5% abv. This beer is thick, almost like oil. I was extremely impressed by this beer and would highly recommend.
Jorn69 (1892) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
@ Havregatan 150130. Bottle (650 ml) from Systembolaget. Roasted malty with woody and hoppy notes, lots of chocolate and coffee, vanilla, full body with an oily texture. The finish is long, dry, bitter and roasted with chocolate. A wonderful beer!
c_lee_burton (193) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a thick black with a huge dark tan head with nice lacing. Smells of roasted coffee and a oak bbq smoker. You get roasted coffee, sweet toffee, vanilla, and citrusy hops. The palate is full bodied but not overly thick. Finishes with a nice hop bitterness that’s sticky but not dry. Wonderful stout.
Alengrin (3686) - BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2015 Courtesy of Benzai, tasted at tderoeck’s place. Black colour, deep beige, creamy head. Deep chocolatey maltiness, chocolate cake, mocha, cold espresso, liquorice, toasted bread and - as expected - some vanilla-like oaky tannins. Big and thick, oily mouthfeel, profoundly malty with nuttiness and big black chocolate presence, spicy accents, strong and mouth filling roasted black coffee bitterness increasing towards the end; far away in the back, the oaky tannins appear again, but in a way more subtle than I got used to from oak-aged stouts, could have been a bit more for me. Nevertheless, this is clearly a big stout in all respects, flawless, impressive, deep and rich. Lovely.