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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 19, 2009
THOUGHTS: Extremely chocolaty. Cayenne wasnít very noticeable at first, but soon my tongue and throat ha a slight burn going on. The cayenne made the beer memorable, and while the heat did grow on me as I sipped, I think it would be even better without it. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a very dark brown that was opaque black in the glass with a light brown head that mostly diminished, but left excellent lacing like fine lingerie. The aroma was moderate to heavy chocolate, lighter chocolate syrup and other chocolates and way lighter roasted malts, along with vanilla, alcohol, dark fruit and berries. The initial flavor was sweet, lightly bitter and lightly acidic; while the finish was very sweet and lightly bitter with a long duration. There was chocolate, milk chocolate, dark fruits, alcohol, light piney hops, spicy pepper, some roasted malt, vanilla, a little dark chocolate and some coffee. The full body was mostly oily and a little syrupy with fizzy carbonation and a lightly astringent finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (5905) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Black pour with a tan head. Minerally kelp aromas with black malts, mild cayenne. Frothy, full mouthfeel. Rich chocolate flavors with dark roasted malts, candi sugar with a medium to big hot pepper burn in the finish. great stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beernovice39 (3154) - Montana, USA - NOV 17, 2009
Bomber bottled in July of 05. Jet black pour tan thin head. Chocolate malt scent. Very smooth and balanced with a dark chocolate bitterness with a kick at the end that is spicy.. A beer both the wife and I enjoyed. Very hard to find here.....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drfabulous (4135) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Yup. Chocolate and stout. Very nice combo. Rich and sweet. Good pour with tan/brown head. Vanilla and slight bourbon notes. Tasty. Wife turned it down. Must make it through the bomber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentSteve (1640) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Thanks to the Ratman for sharing this, pours almost black with a dark tan finger thick head. Nose Sweet and peppery spice. The flavor is chocolate, roasted malt and a definite cayenne burn that lasts into the finish. Thin for an Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
matt7215 (2223) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2009
bomber at a kw group tasting. shared by jan primus. pours black with a tan head. huge hoppy yeti aroma. i didnt get much chocolate in the nose. the chocolate did show up mid palate and the finsh showed the hops and the cayenne. i think it would have been more enjoyable without the heat because each sip made the finish seem hotter and hotter. still a really nice beer overall, thx for the share jan!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4524) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2009
Bomber from Leukenís in Oldsmar. Pours dark brown/ black with a tan head. Nose is roast, oak, booze, vanilla, licorice, and earth. Flavor is earth, dark chocolate, cocoa, licorice, roast, slight barrel blending dry bits of cocoa. Medium-bodied and lingers with a dry barrel, chocolate, and boozy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (2989) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2009
strong on the chocolate, vanilla and mint. the flavor work all the way around. the palate is thinnish but the look is fantastic. great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4253) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2009
The aroma is very sweet with chocolate, burnt malt, molasses, and vanilla. The appearance is black with a foamy tan head. The flavor is like the aroma but also astringent in a bad way. The palate is smooth. Overall it smells nice but it does not taste that great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TAR (2517) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Mahogany-hued obsidian. Thin and compact khaki foam. Complex but merely decent nose of ink, blueberry skin, grapefruit, prunes, tar, peppery alcohol, seared fudge, vanilla beans, black licorice and raw/sugary/newly cut oak. Carbonation is snug and firm on the palate. Relatively thin-bodied. Slickly plumlike, initially, with an oily espresso-laden body. Surge of alcohol and cocoa lend dryness while fusing with the fairly intense cayenne bite. Grapefruit-hop twang remains merely suggestive, thankfully, so as to not obscure the vibrant ink, fruity esters and gooey liquefied-black-licorice tingle. Pungent oak generates ample vanilla which harmonizes with the wafery pale malt notes. Cayenne-induced fervor highlights the deep-rooted charcoal as it steadily heightens in intensity. Sufficient nuance lends itself in the form of nuts, toffee and tobacco, though the malt isnít particularly deep or textural. Closes with grapefruit bathed in chocolate which is hushed by drying notes of cocoa, oak and smoky char. Oak perpetually lingers and pummels the lurking subtleties. Overall I find the oak overaggressive as well as excessively pungent, flabby and sugary (as is the case with Oaked Yeti). Regular Yeti lacks the bells and whistles, and remains my favorite of the bunch as it is a fairly clean and well-focused showcase of malt.

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