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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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bluejacket74 (1428) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2009
22 ounce bottle, bottled on July 16, 2009. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch frothy brown head. Head retention is good, lacing is excellent. It smells like roasted malt, dark and milk chocolate, oak and vanilla. The taste is similar to the aroma, with the addition of a burnt/charred malt and smoky flavor. Thereís also some hot spice in the finish that gets a bit stronger the longer I drink the beer, I assume thatís from the cayenne. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, itís rich and creamy with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, itís easy to drink but I donít think I could drink any more than a bomber of this at a time. I think this is a pretty good overall brew, I liked it a lot.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
luttonm (2537) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2009
Pretty deep pour with huge nose of sweet chocolate truffles. Choco nibs are perfect ingredient for this, which is ideally twisted by the pepper spices. Very interesting beer, tasty, subtle and mesmerizing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (2790) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2009
Old note: Bottle form Samís Sweet, oak and chocolate. Not as strong as Iíd of thought. Blackish brown color, good head, spotty lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Thick body, creamy mouthfeel, bitter dry finish. Well, I thought it came across as too much oak, seemed to mute other flavors on aroma, chocolate was stronger on flavor. didnít come together for me

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Solid black with a thick creamy brown head. Aroma is milk chocolate, alcohol, and a hop spice. Taste is sweet milk chocolate and this bottle has more alcohol flavor noticeable than the other Yetiís in a side by side tasting. Has a white pepper spicy finish. Very rich and flavorful.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2009
22 ounce bottle. One of the better chocolate stouts i have had. Great chocolate aroma and taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8819) - 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 (1434) - 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 (36362) - 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.


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