Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2010
Bomber, bottled 5.10.10, enjoyed after a committee meeting. Pours pure black and viscous with a thick 3-finger frothy, dark mocha-colored head. Blebby brown lacing is left on the glass as the head recedes. Aromas of dark, roasty cocoa and coffee, alcohol, slight cherry and vanilla, and oak. Flavor is bitter cocoa and espresso beans, some spicy chilies, and cocoa bean and vanilla in the finish. Thick, creamy, and lively, with a spicy, dry finish. Very good. Bitter, but not overwhelmingly chocolatey, and the cayenne adds an interesting element. jcr (2784) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Bomber. Opaque black body. Frothy, brown head, slowly diminishing. Sweet aroma of chocolate, roasted grain, caramel with notes of resin, grapefruit and freshly split wood. Hint of alcohol and vanilla. The flavor is heavily sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Full body, creamy texture and little carbonation. Moderately alcoholic in the aftertaste. Cocoa flavor is pleasant, but the beer is overly sweet. Neither the hops nor the woody notes balance that. Above average, for sure, but a beer with a name as long as this one should be more interesting. BelgianBeerGal (4244) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2010
22oz Flower Mound bottle post-Turkey Trot. Really nice looking with a medium, brown head. Pleasant aroma with some dry chocolate powder, a little spice and vanilla. I liked the flavor since it did not focus solely on the "oak aging." It was bittersweet baking chocolate and the cayenne made it interesting. TheKing (11) - Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2010
Thanks to John for this one! This was an excellent beer for my first rating, so here goes...
Aroma: Strong aroma, could smell it the moment I opened the bottle. chocolate was immediately discernible, along with caramel and roasted coffee notes. slight hints of fruit as well.
Appearance: Poured a gorgeous jet-black, immediately giving rise to a huge dark tan, almost brown head. shows some dark reds when held up to the light.
Taste: Heavily carbonated, about as much as a coke. initial impression is of chocolate, coffee and alcohol. gives way to a mild sweetness and spiciness, and an aftertaste of hops
Palate: Sits heavy on the tongue, mouthfeel is slick and oily.
Bottom line: An excellent beer for my first rating. the spiciness in the taste was strange, but good. Could have used a little less carbonation though. I imagine this will be one of my better rated beers.
JAG55 (77) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Poured 22 ounce bottle: Nice aroma with the chocolate and really sets up the flavor. A deep dark brown almost black color very opaque with a tall milk chocolate head and good retention. Obviously chocolate taste but the spicy cayanne finish is amazing. Lightened hop bitter taste with some alcohol presence. Nice full body sits well on the tongue with an oily texture but a little abrubt on the finish with the cayanne. Really nice stout and one you want to sip and enjoy or the spicy finish can overwhelm. Great after dinner.
ketchepillar (1208) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 21, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2013 11/21/10. Bomber. Well. Like yeti, but with more chocolate. Mocha. Super rich. Super good. Obviously. 8/5/9/4/16 - 4.2
12/29/12. On tap at Falling Rock. Very disappointing. Messy. Fake Chocolate. Vegetal. A tad sour even? 7/4/5/3/12 - 3.1 GTAEgeek (2495) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2010
On tap at the Nook in Huntsville, AL. Pours pitch black with a huge light brown head. The aroma is similar to the original Yeti -- mostly coffee and bitter chocolate. The flavor is mellower and smoother, with notes of oak and vanilla. The palate is as extreme as ever; very heavy and thick, but a clean bitter finish. Overall, this doesn’t stand out much from the original, but is at least as good. beerbastard (844) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2013 Not my favorite Yeti stout. The oak overpowered the chocolate I was looking for. Spicyness at the end was weird. ( I do like to try new things) 11/16/2010. Changed my mind. Its a lot better! Full mouthfeel. Mixture of choclates and malts. Not too sweet. The oak is not present like it was earlier. Very good wolfenstein62 (48) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Loved the Espresso version, so expectations were very high. Color is black, head is tan in color, but not as thick as expected. Some chocolate comes through in the nose, but not much. Tastes like a Imperial Stout should, but more coffee than chocolate. Did not enjoy as much as the Espresso. jlruthven (612) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Bomber. Inky, oily black with a creamy brown head. Good, sheet-like lacing. Nose is beautiful: lots of coffee and chocolate, notes of burnt barley and oats, and an underlying spiciness. Chocolate is very subtle on the tongue, flavor profile dominated by the burnt coffee bitterness. Nice, gentle heat on the back of the palate from the cayenne and nutmeg. Still not as good as the regular Oak-Aged, but damn fine.