tectactoe (1716) - Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Kevin! Super black, oily pour with a deep, deep mocha head that rests as a collar and film. Aroma is sweet and smooth dark chocolate, a sweet creaminess, brown sugar, some milk, and a good amount of oats. Taste is roasty oatmeal and roasted malts, light dark cocoa nibs with a mild, milky underlying sweetness. Maybe just a touch of coffee beans throughout. Creamy mouth feel with a lightly bitter finish. Another Yeti variant, another extremely tasty & well-done beer. I prefer this to the original Oak Aged as well as the Belgian variants.
ilovedarkbeer (2279) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a black brown color with a bready brown head. Notes of roasted malt, dark chocolate, fig bread, chocolate liquor, and dry cereal. Hand of obvious alcohol presence.
obguthr (3767) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild coffee nose, some cocoa. Black pour, medium sticky tan head. Rich coffee, raisins, and charcoal flavor. Very bitter and resinous. Medium body, but intense, soft carbonation. Not my favorite Yeti, but still better than most.
ABUSEDGOAT (2361) - California, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour, small tan head that doesn’t last. Aroma is roast, chocolate, caramel, darker fruit. Medium to full bodied, choco-raisin flavor dominates with light alcohol in finish.
baraciisch (1812) - USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep black in color with light tan head... Aroma of dark chocolate, oatmeal, roasted malts, nuts, light booze... Flavor is creamy roasted malts, oats, dark chocolate, light coffee... Bitter chocolate finish.. Solid beer
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daleharshman (903) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From notes. On draft at Stone’s Bistro in Escondido on August 13, 2013. Pours mostly black with some brown highlights and a very thin layer of brown head. AROMA of earthy dark roasted malts, creamy milk chocolate, dark cafe au lait, with hints of breakfast oatmeal...aroma actually reminds me of breakfast with the coffee and oatmeal elements. FLAVOR of smooth dark bittersweet chocolate, mild coffee, a subtle nice grainy oatmeal, and a hint of dark fruit (raisins). Finishes with lingering bitter chocolate. Nicely soft on the palate, probably due to the oatmeal. The 9.5% ABV is completely hidden. This is actually fairly distinguished from the other Yetis...a softer beast indeed. (255, 897)
drjay44 (2614) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
651 ml. bottle. Bottled Jul. 10 2014. Pours a thick well retained, tiny bubbled, light brown head, with some lacing, over a clear, brownish black (SRM 35) body.....nose is dried fruit, including plum, raisin, hints of toffee/caramel, cocoa, chocolate, light coffee, mild herbal hops, balance to the malts......taste is lightly sweet, with hints of plum, raisin, light toffee/caramel, heavier chocolate, coffee, finishing dry with moderate hop bitterness, balance to the malts.....mouth feel, moderately heavy, very creamy body from both carbonation and oats, alcohol warmth quite present, slight acid and astringency. This is a lovely, rich, thick, creamy, complex beer. The addition of oats to the malt bill is a great step forward. BJCP 8/3/15/5/8
vtafro (3254) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Black pour with tan head. Chocolate, roasted, sweet and malty aromas and flavors. Finishes smooth but with some warmth .
19Ei8hty (1171) - Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
As of late I can not find the time to take tasting notes of each beer I sample. I would like to track and record my thoughts of each so I will just use the simple scoring rubric until more time is available.
swanmann (598) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours from the bottle nearly black with thick, luscious well-sustained dark khaki foam. It smells of mocha, caramel, raisins and alcohol. It’s full-flavored, a bit slick and velvety. Smooth and roast with chocolate and coffee, caramel and raisin sweetness gradually emerge and blend. It’s a bit syrupy and sweet when well chilled, but as it warms the roastyness lends itself very well to the fruit... Reeeeally good.
waolsen (1358) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. dark black pour with thin lasting tan head. another beautiful looking Yeti. alcohol heavy in aroma but also some sweetness. hard to put my finger on it. creamy and rich. I really like this one. The oats cut it a bit and the raisons add another layer. pretty damn good but that’s what you come to expect from the Yeti line.