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RATINGS: 1148   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brandon1989 (497) - Euless, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2015
Pours a dark black with a thick khaki head that leaves lots of lacing around the glass. The aroma is oak, alcohol, chocolate, vanilla, and woodiness. The taste is woodiness and oak up front with some alcohol in the flavor as well and you pick up the chocolate and vanilla on the back end. I don't really pick up the cayenne in the nose or flavor.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Clarkdvm (456) - Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Draft. Mild aroma. Definite chocolate flavor but oak aged is lacking. Still great beer, just thought would be different

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
willisread (2460) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 6, 2015
Thanks to Jon for sharing the bottle. Pitch black with a small half-finger head of brown foam that dissipates fairly quickly. Big roasted cacao, milk chocolate and bitter espresso aromas on the nose. Lots of roasted cacao and bitter coffee on the palate. Medium body with average carbonation. Finish lingers and is dry, roasty and bitter. Roasted bitter bomb for sure.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nazzty (1271) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2015
Maybe this was opened too early. All flavors were not fully developed and some strong alcohol flavors dominate the palate.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bpreo (2529) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 2, 2015
They really don’t get any better than this. Oak aged chocolate Stout! Sampled at the McKenzie River Taphouse, Springfield, Oregon.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (483) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2015
650ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours pitch black with a decent beige head. Aroma is very pleasant with chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, oak, vanilla and a hint of dates and plums. Flavour is medium sweet and medium bitter. Full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation. Finish is woody, bitter coffee and chocolate.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mysticbrew (117) - - OCT 25, 2015
Pours a rich dark black/brown with a tar colored head with lacings. The aroma a rich roasted malt and coco. The flavor carries a huge chocolate/coco flavor without the sweetness. The malt notes are roasted with a burnt finish. The body is full to medium-full with a satisfying linger in the palette. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DubCInjun (37) - - OCT 21, 2015
Pours dark with a dark brown head. Thick, warm mouthfeel. Tastes of chocolate, licorice, coffee, and overall pleasure with a warm, smooth finish. Outstanding.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dodgrblu (731) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 18, 2015
22 ounce bottle from Ashland Oregon, jet black, thin mocha head, chocolate aroma, medium sweetness.


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