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RATINGS: 1135   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixmasterob (1044) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3454) - 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.

   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.

   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."

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Opaque black pour with a dark brown head. Full-flavoring consists of chocolate, coffee, prunes, roasted oak, and a little vanilla in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ewestern (257) - Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Black beer, dark brown head, nice lacing. Dark chocolate with a very slight alcohol aroma. Multitude of chocolate flavors mostly of the milk and dark varieties. Mild alcohol flavor. Smooth full bodied beer with a whiskey like finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (13508) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2010
Deceptively smooth chocolate imperial. Nice mocha mouth feel. Velvet texture. Toasted caramel bread nose. Jet black, as it should be. Rated 9/22/09

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2010
excellent brew. Chocolate notes are subtle but nice. I couldnít find the spice the label promised but this beer was really good. Donít pass on this one if you get the chance

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rustyham (1835) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2010
big bubbled brown head over a black body, aroma is incredibly sweet and milk chocolaty. Flavor is a lot more bitter than expected, but thatís a good thing. Black coffee and Dark chocolate with a little milkiness to smooth it out. This is complex but very easy to drink, if not a little sticky, though. The Yeti has never done me wrong! Bottle from Knightly Spirits, Orlando.

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