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RATINGS: 1069   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickFifty (576) - 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 (441) - - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
WABeerFiend (274) - - JAN 16, 2015
Bottled date of 03.19.14. Poured into a tulip on 05.30.14. A: Midnight black with no red. 3 finger brown head that retains well and looks like pudding. S: Vanilla, cocoa, espresso, oak. T: Oak woodiness dominates. Cayenne pepper and chocolate are subtle. M: Creamy. O: The oak was way overdone in this one. The cayenne pepper was strange and did not go well at all with the rest. At 9.50% ABV, this did not need any more heat. The chocolate base was good, but was barely there. This was completely unbalanced, so it went down the drain. I couldn’t get the awful taste out of my mouth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Florya (581) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: Dark, medium brown head. Aroma: Mild fruits, some coffee, mild smokiness, heavy chocolate tones. Palate: Full body, thick texture, low carbonation. Bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leini (1099) - SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2014
650ml bottle. Pitch black body with a medium brown head. Roasted malts, cocoa, vanilla, dark chocolate, coffee and some alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHopster (866) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Bomber bottle at Craig’s house. What a choice for after dinner on a cold night. It has it all, flavors of chocolate combined with a rich malt and warming alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RoNo (76) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle shared with Jonathan, non-Rate Beer. Black beverage with brown foam that quickly disappears. Slight aroma of smoke and cocoa. Slightly oily mouthfeel and flavor of vanilla, cocoa and lightly roasted coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cimbasso (328) - - DEC 22, 2014
Sampled on tap at the SideDoor gastropub in Chicago. Very dark, almost balck, with a cream-coloured head. Aromas of choclate, and a huge milk chocolate hit when tasted. Very malty, with lots of roasted malt, coffee and (predominantly) chocolate flavours. This is a very dry tasting beer with a long, bitter finish with hints of ash. Difficult to drink much of this - it is so heavy on the palette and dry. Should be served in something the size of a demi-tasse. i would like to try the non-chocolate version.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dr_Fellini (702) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle to glass. Been in the bottle for a bit. Pours a pitch black color with a creamy medium brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, burnt chocolate, light coffee character. Flavor has a lot of burnt roasted malts, bitter chocolate, not much oak character if any, maybe because its been in the bottle too long. Medium body with a lingering burnt roasted malts. Decent. But probably much better fresh.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brentv (450) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 21, 2014
From botlle, black pour with small beige head and moderate lacing. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is the same, with a gentle bitterness and a medium full mouthfeel. Smooth and very nice.

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