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RATINGS: 1091   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisSc (409) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2015
10oz tulip on tap. Minneapolis. Pours dark black. Brown head. Aroma is heavy in chocolate. Alcohol. A little oaky. Taste is chocolate bitter. A little sweetness underneath. Body is full. Soft carbonation. Velvety mouthfeel. Long finish. Pretty decent. A little one dimensional.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frothmeister (629) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2015
1pt 6fl oz bottle. Pours a glugulous black with a thin dark cocoa coloured head. Molasses, raisins, brandy, dried fruit, vanilla, caramel, and light citrus on the nose. Taste wise, LOTS of molasses, brandy notes, medium heat, a light hit of chili powder, and dried fruits that lead into more molasses with some very strong espresso notes, light ash, roasty malt, and some heat and decent bitterness in the super long finish. Not disappointing by any means, but I’m picking up ZERO chocolate, and the only oak I’m getting is in the nose. Go with the original Yeti, and have your face blown off.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RollE2k (45) - SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2015
Rating from 2010 bottle, drank in jan 2012. Aroma is pretty much mostly aloooot of dark chocolate. Apperance.: pitch black, with a medium head. Taste: When its cold, it’s a bit fizzy and a little chocolate. With temperature you feel the oak-aging, and a great cayenne aftertaste gets obvious. Overall, it doesn’t get much better than this. Its a great beer hands down. Although the 2012 bottle was levels below then 2010, so i don’t know if there is alot of quality differences between the years?

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gregwilsonstl (1364) - Missouri, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Very dark. Thick tan head. Thick milk chocolate body. Coffee. Some oak. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (3868) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
UncleKorm (1050) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
simont1 (401) - 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.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jesperhammer (3468) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2015
06-FEB-2015, bottle @Ulklřbben 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:-)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cjmccahill (38) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alpha10 (418) - 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


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