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RATINGS: 1096   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorwart (2442) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Good sized milk chocolate colored head of very small and dense bubbles. Light carbonation and reduces slowly leaving a thick sheet of lacing. Rich chocolaty aroma with some light coffee, mlk chocolate, roasted grains and some saw dust. Color is a very dark brown with some crimson hues to it. Powerful flavor with lots of roasted grains, ash, espresso, dark chocolate and maybe a bit of oak late swallow that gives a bit of bit and tang to the brew. Moderate alcohol presence. A litle bit of bitterness acompanies the somewhat chalky mouthfeel. Finishes strong roasted grains and coffee. A very good, powerful and tasty impy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Poured dark brown, basically black with a nice brown head that was maybe one-finger tall. The aroma was a nice blend of chocolate, hops, pencil shavings and possibly some vanilla. The flavor was chocolate, hops, a touch of citrus and some welcome alcohol heat. The mouthfeel was full bodied without being oily or cloying. Really good. I liked the espresso version a touch better, but this is really solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomthompson89 (1934) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2010
Bottle brought by buddy Thomas. Pours a nice chocolaty brown with some beige head and lotsa big bubbles. nose is coco and choc with some coffee and booze. Flavor is sweet and Choclaty with some dryness as if you have a touch of coco on your tongue not my fav but would be worth a few dozen more tries

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Darkover (1528) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2010
Dark black with a big long lasting brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malt, some wood and alcohol. Taste is very rich and bittersweet. Full bodied with a long warming finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2010
Bottle at the brewery. Jet black with a black head that finally fades after a while. Oh my God. The nose is fine Belgian chocolate with some booziness. Indescribably good aroma. Taste is awesome, too. Not as thick as Bourbon County but amazing nonetheless. Semisweet chocolate, mild roast, vanilla extract. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Headbanger (3536) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2010
22oz bottle 1/12/10 (Coaltrain-Colorado Springs)-48° in Snifter-Pours black with a big tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Taste of chocolate and more chocolate along with some metallic. This full bodied brew is balanced very well and quite tasty and the cayenne creeps up on you on the back end. Great job.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrChopin (3726) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2010
Black with a thick tan head. Fruit nose with some milk chocolate. Heavy chocolate flavor that comes and goes through the other elements: fruit, hints of roasted malt, some alcohol. Empty, milky finish that has some minor burnt malt lingering about. The flavor has some subtlety, but there isn’t enough here to separate from others.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mora2000 (5931) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2010
The beer pours black, with no highlights when it is held up to the light. The head is not very large, but what head is there is brown in color. The smell is roasted malt, with chocolate in the aroma as well. The taste is of milk chocolate with some hints of vanilla which I am assuming come from the oak. As dark as this beer is, it is not near as thick as other stouts like Ten Fidy, which adds to its drinkability. There is no alcohol detectable in the flavor, but you do get an alcohol warming sensation even though you cannot taste the alcohol. This stout goes down so easy that I could see the alcohol sneaking up on you in a bad way if you weren’t careful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
railcat1 (701) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Bottle from Knightly Spirits Orlando,this was a good take off of original Yeti with lots of cocoa and vanilla with a nice spice kick in the finish,a nice beer for sure.CHEERS!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Pitch black with a small head, very imperial stoutish.. Aroma is moderately complex, with roasty chocolate notes dominating... Very flavorful, with the roasted bitter chocolate notes, creamy body, medium full bodied.. very very good, but i prefer the oak aged and the espresso to this version... The chocolate came on a bit too strong..

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