JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2009
Blackish color with a big coffee aroma that packs lots of roast, espresso, lighter oak, and dark chocolate and really fills the nasal passages. Flavor is roasty & creamy with lots of coffee, some sweetness, chocolate, and a decent bit of oak. Nice, but its not quite at the top of its class (certainly no BGB Weasel) ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2009
Bottle. Glad I found some of this the other day in Charlotte. I’d been looking for it for a while now. Pours out a black color with a brown head on it - no shock there. Smell is coffee, roasted malts, espresso, some chocolate, no hops, no alcohol, great smelling beer - reminds me of founders Breakfast Stout. Taste is smooth and bitter, not the hop bitter, but coffee bitter. Roasted smell, thick, and good. Reminds me alot of founders with an added bourbon flavor yet not enough bourbon to be considered the KBS. This beer is good, but it is my new philosophy that not all beers develop over time. Drink this fresh, now, it is as good as it will get. More time and it could turn into a bourbon bomb. greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 9, 2009
22 oz bomber. Pours midnight black with a big frothy brown head, and a lot of lacing. Aroma is as the label suggests,espresso, also hints of chocolate. Flavor is similiar, bitter chocolate, light notes of vanilla, strong oak, and of course coffee. Creamy mouthfeel and I definitely could feel the aloohol warmth. The only suggestion is that this beer needs to age for a while, it is still a bit rough around the edges. jlruthven (612) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2009
22 oz bomber, poured into a tulip glass, just slightly chilled. Pours up a viscous, oily midnight black with dark brown head that lasted forever. Nose is nearly all espresso, with some bitter cacao. Tastes enormously of coffee and the darkest coco, with hints of vanilla, oak, pipe tobacco and leather. Mouthfeel was a bit thin, but this is an otherwise extraordinary brew. Bukowski9 (129) - Piqua, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2009
Bottle pour.Aroma is coffe,choc,hint of vanilla.Dark black with a nice light brownish white head.Taste is coffee,oak,sweet and malty,nutty,Good flavor balance,doesn’t linger too long,alcohol is decently covered.Really good stout.
robforbes (2260) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2009
pours a jet black with a large brown head, and great lacing.
smell is of coffee, cocoa, some nuts, and roasted malts.
taste is creamy yet dry, dark and milk chocolate, espresso, touch of vanilla, and some licorice, ends dry and slightly bitter. MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2009
[Bottle] Pours pitch black with a smallish brown head. Aroma is acrid coffee beans, roasted barley, and some vanilla. Flavor is super acrid, lots of bitter chocolate and barley, some vanilla and oak, and the finish is straight up coffee grounds. Super rich mouthfeel, really nice and velvety. BroSpud (2233) - , Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2009
Large bottle. Had to try this after enjoying the (non-espresso) Oak Aged Yeti and really enjoying it. This one too is extremely good with alot of complex flavors. I think I really do need to drink this side by side with the other Yetis to taste the differences. I think I may have actually liked the non-espresso slightly better but they are both very good. matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2009
A beautiful pour, black and heady... Great mouthfeel, but too damn hoppy and bitter for a Coffee Stout. The Coffee is muddled with the lupulin bitternss causing disjointed flavors on my palate. I want to dig it but I don’t. I truly like the GD beers; however the massive amount of bittering hops fully destroyed the espresso presence, simply, too much boldness in one bottle. ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2009
Bottle. Pours black with a brown colored head. Aroma is dark choclate, roast, coffee, maybe ahint of oak. Flavor is choclate, coffee, burnt sugar, vanilla, metallic, hitn of oak. Palate is full bodied, mild carbonation, finished massively bitter, almost too bitter for my liking. Found this annoying metallic taste throughout that I just couldn’t overlook, and distracted from the beer. Decent, but flawed IMO.