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RATINGS: 1045   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8684) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 26, 2009
22oz bomber. Pours a deep drown almost black with a menacing, dark brown head that has good retention and leaves spots of lacing. Aroma is pears, Mayan chocolate. Mostly spiced, baked, Bosc pears. Taste really is just overwhelmed by cayenne pepper. There is a good authentic Mayan chocolate presence, but it gets lost in sort of the fruity sweetness of this beer. I donít taste any of the oak or vanilla in this. Sad.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jefcon (1418) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2009
Tarry black with a tall, tan head. Fluid aromas of yeast, bitter chocolate, malted milk and greens. First bitter bite, and a heated finish. Surprisingly light, with a distinct chocolate finish. Green, piney, vegetal hops are a bit of a clash with the delicate malt flavors. Though the beer could use more balance and less alcohol, it works as a light stout with a spicy hop presence.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ramenen (466) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - NOV 24, 2009
Drank it with my wife in a beautiful hotel in Antigua Guatemala. We paired it with a delicious sea salt and chili dark chocolate produced in Antigua. Smooth, light bodied, silky, chocolate, some bitterness not much, might miss the hops, but a great alternative.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2010
Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear dark dark red brown color with a large, creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty,roasted, burnt, chocolate, moderate wood - oak, light vanilla. Flavor is light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chilli - peppery burn finish, very dry. Body is medium, texture is oily - creamy and smooth, carbonation is soft. [20090922]
8-4-8-4-16

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ chrisos Back In The UK Tasting.

Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, dusty, wood - oak, moderate to heavy dark chocolate, vanilla notes. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, tobacco - wood, peppery - chili spicy burning finish. Body is medium full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20100522]
8-4-9-4-17

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Bomber. Pours opaque black with large, dense tan head that leaves a wall of lacing. The aroma is dark chocolate, vanilla, a little bit of soy sauce, oak, marshmallow creme, and a hint of licorice. The flavor is vanilla and chocolate right off the bat. It starts off rather sweet, but tones down fairly quickly. A mellow, creamy sweetness then comes in with the first real inklings of hops. The finish has a little bit of earthy bitterness to it, along with a noticeable oak character. Thereís something in there that I assume is the cayenne, but I would not have noticed it if I didnít know it was there. Quite a tasty beer.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Caskalefan (150) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2009
What the two gentlemen above me said. This is what I wish Southern Tierís Choklat had tasted like...drier than that fine brew, and more drinkable...the heat is very mild, but definitely livens things up, and helps dry out the residual sweetness. The balance is perfect, and so is the body...not too thick, but just creamy enough to carry all that flavor. The finish is extremely long, and terrific.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sjolles85 (104) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2009
This is one strange beer. Pours black with dark tan almost brown head. Strong oak and chocolate nose. The cayenne pepper makes your tongue and throat itchy.... Strange but fantastic brew!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thejon375 (410) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2009
Pours pitch black with dark tan head. Aromas of chocolate and oak. Great choc flavor up front with a spicy cayenne finish. Completely weird but awesomely amazing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2009
Bottle - Poured a very dark brown-black with decent lasting tan foam head. Vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts and plenty of oak aged goodness swirling around here. A great brew that has just a little bit of a kick to keep it interesting. Enjoyed this one!

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
StinkBall (157) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2009
Great color and appearance. Thicker head that lasts longer than most Imperials. Smells great. First smell is medium bodied malts and then the sweet chocolate. Taste is great. Has a milkshake quality. Nice bitter finish. Palate lingers. Cheyenne becomes noticiable the longer you drink this beer but it is never over-powering. Sweetness gets old quick. Nice beer at first but difficult to drink a lot at one time. Still a nice beer and unique taste.


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