jb (3248) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Beautiful looking, very dark, very dark tan head. Rich mocha/cocoa nose, some roasted malt. Rich palate too. Oily and silky 1st, then burnt/charred malt, a bit dry of a finish, the oak comes through at that point. I don’t get a complexity of flavors. Good though. DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2010
On tap at Capone’s. Pours a pitch black with a thin mocha head. Aroma is chocolatey malt with some burnt notes. Taste is a dark, slightly bitter chocolate, with some very nice hop notes. A good amount of carbonation, slightly more fizzier that I was expecting. peteinSD (1469) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 11, 2010
Bottled June 15, 2009. Heavy malt, some caramel, cocoa, and a slight spice in the aroma. Vanilla is minimal. Taste is up front cocoa, accompanying bitterness, some spice heat underneath, and a lingering dry chocolate/bitter finish. Easy drinker and quite well done. AskForJenny (1086) - Ontario, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2010
22oz dated 10 May 10 - Black liquid under dark brown head, oily look. Dark chocolate, booze and malt on nose. Rock solid, strong structure and shades of flavor over time. Just a trace of hops. Nice. EinStein (52) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2010
From a bottle into a snifter. Deep brown with a dark tan head. Aroma is heavy on chocolate, flavor is bittersweet chocolate and a bit of roastiness. A bit overcarbonated. Overall a very solid and delicious stout that I would definitely buy again, but nothing mind blowing.
mjmcend (209) - USA - AUG 29, 2010
2008 bottle. Lots of chocolate, spice, heat, smoke, and coffee in the nose. Jet black with thin head. Taste of chocolate, dark chocolate, with the cayenne pepper sting. Good hoppiness and the peppery spice really comes through on the aftertaste. dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Bottle pours deep brown/black with a dense and rocky beige head. Aroma is milk and dark chocolate with some supporting roast malt and oak to round it out. Flavor shows the same with some additional vanilla and the cayenne is definately present and contributes and interesting dynamic to this beer. It’s probably one of those love it or hate it type things but seems to be working for me. Overall body is full, moderately sweet, and finishes bitter/spicy. Interesting and a good way to finish off my yeti session. cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 28, 2010
22oz bomber sharing is caring after work. Pours dark chocolate in color with a lush brown head. Great roasted chocolate aroma, nothing overly sweet. Palate follows wonderfully really more bitter than I thought but that’s what I enjoy the most in a chocolate stout. Awsome summer version of yeti and my favorite of the series. Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2010
This poured a very dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma was lots of deep dark roasted malts, some coffee and some dark chocolate. Flavor was very dry and roasted, really no sweetness from the chocolate at all, and the light heat from the cayenne in the finish was a bit strange but overall a good beer. FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2010
Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a pitch black color with an enormous foamy very dark brown head that lingered and produced good lacing. The aroma was toasty with notes of cocoa and vanilla. The flavor was very dry, roasty, smoky and woody with some cocoa and coffee that were overwhelmed by the roastiness and bitterness. The finish was long, bitter, roasty and smoky. Fairly full in body. Incredibly disappointing!