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RATINGS: 1135   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.


JHeath99's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JHeath99 (1650) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours deep opaque black with a nice layer of toffee head. Aroma of intense chocolates plus hints of wood/smoke. Taste chocolate and coffee with a roasted taste throughout.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chinchill (3993) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2016
On tap at Barleys (SC). Black body with a fine creamy tan head that has moderate retention. Aroma of barrel aging and dark roasted grains with faint chocolate. Rich, well balanced flavor with excellent use of oak aging. Smooth, very full feel with lively carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
smaynard6000 (939) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2016
22oz bottle. Black in color with small brown head. Chocolate aroma with cocoa notes. Roasty chocolate flavor with vanilla and coffee. Full bodied, heavy and rich on the palate. Very good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
OrthoDoc (131) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Hop forward for a stout. Just like the regular yeti on the nose but adds a nice background chocolate note to the yeti goodness. The chocolate is there but definitely not upfront. Favorite part of this for me was the creamy smooth mouthfeel. A nice subtle variation of a stellar stout. If your looking for a desert beer this isn't it since the hops dominate the sweetness but a great offering nonetheless. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (2182) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Draft to taster at cappy’s pour opaque black with large dark tan head. Nose dark fruit, roasted malt, bakers chocolate. Taste roasted malt, chocolate, some molasses.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thedm (5495) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 28, 2016
This draft brew from a beer bar poured a head of foamy brown colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque dark black brown colored body and a poor lacing. The nice aroma was dark chocolate and chocolate. The smooth mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a strong mild roasted malt aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of semi-sweet roasted malt burnt malt chocolate brown malt and dark malt. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4237) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 10, 2016
On tap at Great Divide and then a bomber in Japan. Pitch black with a beige head. Soft cacao, umami and oak - enticing. The taste is dark bitter chocolate, smoke, oak and savoury goodness. Excellent.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bulk_Carrier (3469) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - APR 22, 2016
Bottled on March 17th, 2016. This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a dark brown color almost black color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated nicely semi-thin film of lacing running sporadic all around the glass. The smell had milk chocolate bouncing with a oaky/woody dryness all around it. Subtle vanilla slides in underneath. As it warms, some super light cayenne pepper does make a light presence. The taste was dry and milk chocolate sweet. Lingering sweet cocoa to heat-like aftertaste, nice. Spicy cayenne in the finish. On the body, this one sat about a medium on the body. Heat definitely helps it have a great sipping quality about it. Carbonation feels light enough to allow the heat and pepper become a bit drying with a decent stickiness about it. Overall, wonderful imperial stout that I would definitely have again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daje (3469) - NORWAY - MAR 22, 2016
Bottle at Kniven Bar, april 28th 2015. Thick black body with a goodlooking dark brown head. Massive of dark chocolate, tar, roasted malt. Taste of sweet chocolate, coffee, vanilla notes and oak. slight alcohol burn, rich aftertaste of all of the above. A very nice take on a solid beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
linusb (648) - SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2016
Backlog Very nice chocolate stout! Loads of chocolate both on nose and taste. Some coffee bitterness as well. Very enjoyable!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (2612) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Draft 10 oz pour at the Beer Junction for their chocolate beer week. Pours a jet black with a consistent tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate aroma, but a bit watery. Chocolate forward flavor, with a dominated roasted background. Very woody, and coffee throughout. Slight smoke in the finish. Overall a fun, tasty beer.


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