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RATINGS: 1021   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 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
scoth (492) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Pours thick motor-oil brown, with a two-finger walnut-brown head, very fine and lasting lacing. Rich malty aromas of espresso, chocolate nibs, molasses, toast, oak and a little bit of grass. Full bodied, zesty, smooth, dry and warming. Dark chocolate, molasses, espresso, vanilla, and a slight accent of hot cayenne in the finish that builds as one drinks. Mildly dry and medium bitter throughout the palate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (2600) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - OCT 28, 2009
Bottle - thanks oteyj. Pours thick black color with a huge, creamy milk chocolate colored head. Thick, weblike lacing. Sweet and chocolatey aroma, a little roast, and the bittersweet yeti hoppiness. Wonderfully smooth flavor is sweet and chocolate filled, light roast, and faint hops. Creamy mouthful. Lingering finish is smooth, chocolatey, and bittersweet. Very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickd717 (3480) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Bottle shared by photomike on BA. Thanks, Mike! Awesome appearance - pitch black with a large creamy brown head that lasts forever and leaves great lacing. Aroma is chocolate, roast, marzipan, coffee, and earth. Flavor is loads of mocha, reminiscent of Southern Tier Mokah, with roasted malt, caramel, oak, mild smoke, and a great cayenne pepper note. Complex and very tasty. Full body and smooth and creamy on the palate. Some bitterness lingers. This is a phenomenal beer overall.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 25, 2009
Pours ink black with a dark tan head. Nose is cocoa, faint cayenne, coffee, and hints of oak. Taste is nice with that cayenne heat, dry cocoa mixed with a smooth creamy chocolate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6011) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 25, 2009
Bottle and served in my Expedition snifter: Basic near black with an initial huge fluffy beige head and good lace. The aroma is milk and bakers chocolate, vanilla, oak, roast, fig, molasses and earthy yeast. The taste starts very sweet with big chocolate overtones but the surprise comes when you are done drinking it and the sublime heat of the Cayenne suddenly shows up. Additionally there is an oaky, earthy, and coffee quality to this beer. The mouth feel is strange, chalky and syrupy but then that spice dries things out. The addition of the Cayenne pepper makes this interesting for sure but alas it is something I am not sure I would want again. I would rather have any of the other Yeti’s versions over this. That said, I bet this would rock with a good Mole Negro.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miksu (4947) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2009
Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival 2009.Pitch black color. Very sweet perfumed aroma with apple, chocolate and vanilla. Thick sweet, roasty and very oaky flavor with coffee, chocolate and warming alcohol. Chili bites in the back of the throat. There are some good aromas and flavors but this is again too oaky.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11443) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 24, 2009
22oz bottle. Large brown head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some floral/earthy, chocolate syrup. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, floral/earthy, light alcohol. Syrupy full body. Didn’t notice the cayenne or the oak, but still quite tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhops (428) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2009
Good beer. Pours dark, thick head. Aroma was all chocolate and citrusy hops. Flavor was full and robust. Oakyness wasn’t too perceptible, but seemed to mellow out the beer. Good balance on this beer. Alcohol not overwhelming.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2009
(Bottle from Weber St Liquor in Colorado Springs, CO). Black color. Medium size head that is light brown in color. Light chocolate aroma. Chocolate/cocoa and oak flavor. Long duration. Smooth finish with light alcohol. Creamy texture. Moderate carbonation. Good lacing.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brenn79 (1501) - Idaho, USA - OCT 22, 2009
22 oz. bottle- Pours pitch black with a tan 1 inch thick head, excellent lacing. Aroma is of bourbon and oak chips, flavor is of bourbon, chocolate and roasted barley. I thought it would have more of a chocolate flavor, but the strong alcohol flavor kind of overpowers it.


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