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We toned down the hops a bit to allow cocoa nibs to contribute some pleasing bitterness, while vanilla notes from the oak combine with the cocoa to create an aroma and flavor akin to a gourmet chocolate bar. A dash of cayenne keeps things lively, adding just a bit of heat to the finish. A Yeti for summer? Hell yes.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
omikr0n (779) - Prague, - OCT 4, 2012
Opened to make my 200th rating a bit more special. Bottle. Pours black with lovely brown head that unfortunately disappears quickly. Aroma is chocolate, but also hops, roast and a bit of wood and crust. Flavor is cocoa powder, dark chocolate, bit of malt, bit of hops, bit of wood. It is bitter, but there is not a significant bitterness in the aftertaste. I really like how the cocoa and chocolate are absolutely present in the taste and aroma but do not make it a chocolate beer by any means. Alcohol is not present in the taste, but it warms you nicely going down your throat. Excellent beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (3324) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2015
Tap at Beer Junction, Seattle. Colour is black with brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate, dark chocolate, distant hints of coffee and roasted malts.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
UncleKorm (943) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Bomber bottle poured a black hue with a huge creamy lasting tan head and sticky lacing. Bold sweet roasty chocolate aromas. Initial flavor is moderate sweet with a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are strong bold roast, coca nibs, dark chocolate, vanilla and rum. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, and some warmth in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
simont1 (334) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2015
A bit fruity and coffee like aroma, much more clearer oak than the espresso version, a bit aggressive espresso chocolate like aroma with a clear plum apricot fruitiness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jesperhammer (3169) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2015
06-FEB-2015, bottle @Ulkløbben meeting, my place, from Systembolaget Emporia. Black with lasting Brown head. Chocolate, malt, oaked. Full body, soft carbonation. Definately softer than Yeti. Less hops? Fantastic drink:-)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cjmccahill (20) - Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Bomber to snifter. Pitch black with a thin dark brown head that fades to a nice ring around the glass. Nose is all chocolate. Thick feel, smooth, expected more choc in the flavor, but the bitterness and the oak played well together. Solid. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alpha10 (381) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2015
2015/02/07 - Pours a jet black colour with a thick, frothy tan head that lingers and laces nicely. Aroma is chocolate, lactose, roasted coffee, smoke and woody tones. Taste is semi sweet cocoa, roasted coffee, burnt malts, smoke, oak, vanilla and a home of pepper. Mouthfeel is slick and slightly oily with creamy carbonation and a bittersweet, mildly warming finish. Very enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GRM (3149) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
Sample, draught, during the Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savoured on October 2 2014; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of dark brown head, no lacing; nose: coffee, roasted barley, alcohol, light burnt barley, light ashy, slight chocolate; mouth: coffee, roasted barley, alcohol, light burnt barley, light ashy, slight chocolate, hops, finale in alcohol with presence of chocolate liqueur, full body, below-average carbonation, surprisingly bitter, lightly sweet, harsh texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Échantillon, en fût, lors du Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savourée le 2 octobre 2014; œil : noire, opaque, petit anneau de mousse brun foncé, pas de dentelle; nez : café, orge torréfiée, alcool, léger orge brûlée, léger cendré, très léger chocolat; bouche : café, orge torréfiée, alcool, léger orge brûlée, léger cendré, très léger chocolat, houblon, finale en alcool avec présence de liqueur de chocolat, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, curieusement amère, légèrement sucrée, texture râpeuse; en résumé : bien

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jw0406 (846) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2015
22 oz bottle pours a black color with a tan head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt. Full bodied, light heat at the end, delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickFifty (532) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2015
Black color, big and creamy brown head. Roasted malt nose, coffee, sour note, vanilla, hint of wood. Coffee taste, roasted, sweet fruity, high bitterness. Full body, soft carbonation, oily texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bobhund (439) - - JAN 18, 2015
Flaska köpt på Systembolaget Garnisonen. Doften är fylld av choklad, tonerna går åt mjölkchokladhållet. Smaken går i samma tecken, alkoholen märks inte alls. Kroppen är tunnare än väntat. Fin! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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