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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GRM (3274) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jw0406 (903) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickFifty (657) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bobhund (124) - - 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

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
WABeerFiend (321) - - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Florya (771) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leini (1267) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHopster (907) - 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.

3.9
   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.

4
   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.


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