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RATINGS: 1098   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (4622) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Aroma is chocolate, stout yeast and mild earthiness. The flavor is chocolate, dark malts, dark fruit/vinous, and a tart/acidic finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2008) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Draft at Good Dog. Opaque pour with a light brown head that left lace. Deep but temperamental chocolate flavors. Semi-sweet cocoa mixed with Ambesol. Coffee grounds. Good amount of khaki lace. Strong charcoal grill flavors. Smores. Dry ginger root. Bright chocolate liquorice. Browned banana. Black peppercorns. Nice expansive beer. Betters expectations.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cunningham (5667) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2015
As usual a black body with a big beige head. Looks good. Coffee and rich chocolate in the nose. Full body. Tad sweet and an ok bitterness. Soft carbonation. Oak, chocolate and coffee in the flavor. Hmmm I just did not fancy this one to much. It was light in an unusual way. The flavor disappeared to fast. Normally it hangs around in my mouth for a long time and keep on growing.
[Bottle from Systembolaget web order in Sweden]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsnicholas (375) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2015
Bottle (22oz $9.50): Black with one finger brown head. Aroma still has the coffee of the regular Yeti. Taste is still more coffee than chocolate. Somewhat bitter. Full bodied. Good but too much coffe for me.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Abner (179) - Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours a thick black with a half-inch mocha head. Strong aromas of cocoa and roasted malts, some alcohol after it warms. Tastes similar: cocoa, bitter chocolate, roasted malts; the roasted malts lingering in the finish. Moderately bitter. Full bodied and thick; soft carbonation; bitter finish. Iím really enjoying it alongside an extra sharp cheddar (Tillamook).

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darwenus (648) - Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2015
Pours thick and black as midnight. The head is huge, foamy, and a maroon/brown color. The aroma is bakerís chocolate, caramel, booze... it isnít distinctly different from the espresso oak aged version of Yeti, and thatís not a bad thing at all. Like the espresso version, this one is sweet and rich up front, but not sweet enough to make me tired of it. And that familiar, bitter explosion at the end is there in all itís glory. My palate isnít discerning enough to tell a lot of difference between this and Espresso Oak Aged Yeti, but I love them both. No complaints. Great Divide just keeps hitting the bullís eye.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hman43 (607) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2015
It pours black with no much head. It has aromas of chocolate, oak, and licorice. There is plenty of cocoa and chocolate flavors with oak on the palate. The carbonation is lively. A touch of vanilla is in the flavor as well.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RuNpali (59) - FINLAND - MAY 2, 2015
After tasting the oat meal Yeti, this seems as a bit toi bitter, which of course was the meaning by the brewery. Excellent quality and a very good IS but I was expecting mire dark chocolate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonas (6103) - Garching b. MŁnchen, GERMANY - APR 26, 2015
Bottle, thanks Nor! Light boozy chocolate praline and cigar aroma. Black, purple shine, brown lace. Somewhat phenolic and boozy start, tobacco, pepper,a bit harsh, nice dark chocolate aftertaste though. Medium full body, dry mouthfeel. not my favourite

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jerm719 (133) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Big, thick, full bodied stout. Heavy roasted coffee, dark cacao. Sweet oaky vanilla. Nice balance with a good amount of earthy hops. Bit of alcohol. Very nice !


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