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RATINGS: 1130   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
planky84 (2722) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2010
Bottle at Chris Oís. Black with a tan head. Nice aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, oak, roasted malts, caramel, bit meaty. Flavours of dark chocolate, coffee beans, vanilla, chilli, raisins. Nice alcohol burn. Heavy choc filled spicy finish. Yum, yum!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (20217) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 22, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2014 bottle at chris -o ... deep black ... roast malt and coffee nose ... dry bitter chocolate roast ... some merican malts ... milk chocolate in linger ... little spice on linger... 3.7 bottle at home .... deep bacly ... roast malt and too much pine hop nose ... bitter chocolate front .. pine hop ... ligth spice ... ... big chcoolate ... ok bu tnot stunnign 3.8 Bottle at home... Deep black... Thin tan head... Massive chocolate.. Dark roast nose... Dark roast malts. Chocolate... Rich roast... Mellow soft chocolate roast

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mataichi (63) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2010
22oz bottle from CBX. Pours a thick, oily black with medium sized tan head. Get a nice, mild roasty aroma and bitter sweet chocolate too. Well balanced aroma as the smells hit you from a distance, but even with my nose in the glass its not overwhelming. The palate is not as thick as I was expecting and somewhat of a lighter taste then I was expecting. Taste of course has some chocolate notes with a bit of bitter, but it must be the oak aging that balances it out. Iím loving the feel of the heat from the cayenne in the aftertaste. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rader58 (865) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 21, 2010
Pours a dark thick syrupy black. Aroma of chocolate, molasses, roasted grain, earth and alcohol. Flavor is intense coffee, oak and chocolate. Subtle hints of vanilla and cherries.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChazMania (662) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Purchased on a trip to Colorado in late April, just opened today. Big aroma like a tootsie roll but not as sweet. Thick dark black pour with excellent lacing and small head of foam. The taste is very complex; there is the wood, chocolate, molasses, roasted stuff and its overall texture is thick and chewy. An excellent beer that makes me again wish that Great Divide had distribution here in So Cal.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixmasterob (1040) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2010
I am diggin this one. My fresh bottle (4/8/10) pours a solid black with a small brown head that fades but leaves some lacing. Aroma is dominated by dark chocolate, then some roasted malts. This here Yeti drinks really smooth with a nice creamy mouthfeel. I am not getting anything really from the hops. The dude at the bottle shop said that he felt some heat but I am not really getting that either. A damn good stout.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3404) - Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2010
There is a nice cocoa to this and a great roasty imperial stout to start with, but thereís a heat to this one that burns the throat a little uncomfortably.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Sweet find up in Michigan. Dry cocoa seems most dominant with bitter chocolate flavors and nose coming through from beginning to end. They cayenne they speak of is lost on me, but I love the concept. Woody, some vanilla notes.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2010
"Rich bitter chocolate throughout the nose and flavor. Backed by plenty of deep roasted malt, nuts and coffee. Opaque body with a thin, lasting brown head. Full bodied and tasty. All in all I would compare this as a scaled down version of Southern Tierís Choklat."

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 8, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2010 revisit on a bottle now three months old (bottled 4/8/2010). interesting experiment. the aroma has dropped some of the lactic qualities and the bright hops have now been integrated. flavor has mellowed a bit but there is still a ton happening here. alcohol is not nearly as biting but the fresh cocoa flavor has also fallen off. the first bottle tasted like I had dumped in fresh cocoa powder and mixed it in. not a milkshake any longer but still very tasty.

super fresh one month old bottle (bottled 4/8/2010) poured black in color with a thick real brown head that looks great in the glass. aroma has milky chocolate, medium roast, milder barrel wood, and a layer of hops that really popped in the first glass. coats the mouth well with complementing carbonation and does not get too thick. flavor has nice creamy chocolate, a bit of bitterness, more roast than barrel wood, and a noticeable alcohol heat. certainly a big bold beer but I think this is too fresh for me as the hops are too bright and there is definitely some heat.


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