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RATINGS: 1145   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5862) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2010
Bottle: Poured a deep pitch-black color stout with a heavy brown color foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of bitter back chocolate malt with light roasted malt notes. Taste is a very fine mix between some bitter black chocolate with notes of roasted malt and light dry roasted coffee. I couldn’t really detect the oak to be honest though. Body had a creamy texture which I quite enjoyed with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very well done and with some complexity and some great drinkability factor. Definitely something I would wish to have access to.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
exparte (59) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2010
22 oz bottle. Aroma of bitter chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, alcohol, earthy yeast and some spice. Color is deep, deep black. Pours a thick, rocky brown head that falls to a persistent half inch of lacy goodness. Medium bitterness with some residual sweetness. Thick and spicy on the palate with a lingering bitter finish. Perhaps a bit heavy on the oak for my taste but still absolutely delicious and surprisingly accessible. Highly recommended.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2010
22 oz bottle, June 30, 2010. Pours a jet black hue with a creamy/frothy dark tan head (2 fingers thick). The nose is roasted barley, cayenne pepper, dark chocolate, charred oak, a hint of vanilla, and green pepper as well. The taste is big on roasted barley, followed by oak, vanilla, extra dark chocolate, and a hint of espresso. Tastes very similar to a cayenne dark chocolate bar (imagine that). The mouthfeel is thinner feeling than Yeti, Espresso Yeti, and Oak Aged Yeti. Still very nice and perfectly carbonated. I will have to track down another one to cellar with all the other variations I have. Great impy stout once again Great Divide!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2010
2009, just over a year after bottling. Smells like fresh rubbed dark chocolate. Apparently you’re supposed to rub a fine chocolate bar before you eat it and release aromas. Or maybe i’m a sucker. Vivid and deep. Very black, with a dark tan head. Goodie. Dusty, heavy, low to the ground like a rolling fog, with a rumbling congealed chocolate base, oak tannins come through later with a gentle warm spice. Oh look at that, description lists cayenne. I’m not nuts. Now I’m loving this more. Great combination of flavors. All have their place, at times together, at times separate. Though it still finishes kind of sticky and that builds with each sip. Only real compliant.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Pours out thick, blackest black, one-finger, creamy brown head, oily lacing, from the bomber courtesy of mixmasterob (thanks, Robert!): Nose of light, bittersweet cocoa powder, green peppers, cayenne, an oaky vanilla presence, and solid roast. Flavors of pieces of warm chocolate, slowly melted by a continuous underlay of alcohol brought on by the oak, and a kicked up heat of cayenne into and throughout the finish. Full-bodied, prickly carbonation. Drinkability: Sweet turns roasty and bitter, with added elements of spice to kick the palate in high gear - and dare I say, extremely memorable. Pairing: Dark cocoa chili habanero chicken. Rebuy: Yes. #469 on 28062010, DG.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Bomber. Mmmm, rich, bitter chocolate flavors pound the tongue while a sweeter, milk chocolate aroma fills the nostrils. Perhaps it was power of suggestion, but I did notice it finishing with some nice spicy heat. This Yeti is good Yeti.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
arone12 (925) - Maryland, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Pours a dark motor oil black. Dark brown foamy head. Smells of oak blossoms, hops, chocolate, and coffee. Has a rich coffee taste with a nice burnt coffee taste. Has a bitter aftertaste with the blossoming oak tree flavor coming out :) This beer reminds me when I used to climb mountains in the himalayans back when I was a young lad. I once saw a large yeti that suddenly rushed at me from the forest! I almost peed my pants with fright! This beer really catches the essence of the yeti! Soo tasty! Higly recommened!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scottw86 (1162) - Maryland, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Poured black from a bottle with a stable tan head. Aroma is of chocolate malts, coffee, and .... blueberries? Taste is is slightly creamy. Strong flavors of chocolate and coffee. Finish is slightly sweet

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DialSquare (4238) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Big fan of the Yeti’s - been trying to track this one down for a while. Bomber from Liquor Loft. Too dark to really see - but let’s call it a black pour with a brown head. Aroma is roasty malts, alcohol, wood and chocolate. The taste is milk chocolate, vanilla/oak and light citrus. The heat does come through - a medicinal vodka type burn - not in a bad way, but a little different. Texture is on the thinner side for imp stouts, but still creamy. Nice warming vibe like all of the Yeti’s. I think the Espresso is still my favorite of these - but this is very good too.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Black with a creamy tan head. Big rich silky chocolate aroma and taste with a good oaky presence and vanilla notes.


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