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RATINGS: 1052   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   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.


cooplander's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2012
black color, aroma of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, flavors of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, dark fruits, burnt marshmallows, booze, pine, great creamy texture, loved the brew


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cimbasso (249) - - DEC 22, 2014
Sampled on tap at the SideDoor gastropub in Chicago. Very dark, almost balck, with a cream-coloured head. Aromas of choclate, and a huge milk chocolate hit when tasted. Very malty, with lots of roasted malt, coffee and (predominantly) chocolate flavours. This is a very dry tasting beer with a long, bitter finish with hints of ash. Difficult to drink much of this - it is so heavy on the palette and dry. Should be served in something the size of a demi-tasse. i would like to try the non-chocolate version.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dr_Fellini (550) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle to glass. Been in the bottle for a bit. Pours a pitch black color with a creamy medium brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, burnt chocolate, light coffee character. Flavor has a lot of burnt roasted malts, bitter chocolate, not much oak character if any, maybe because its been in the bottle too long. Medium body with a lingering burnt roasted malts. Decent. But probably much better fresh.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brentv (401) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 21, 2014
From botlle, black pour with small beige head and moderate lacing. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is the same, with a gentle bitterness and a medium full mouthfeel. Smooth and very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kindacold (213) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Pours dark brown, minimal head. Minimal aroma. Very dry. Lots of oak and dark bakers’ chocolate. Some coffee, and a bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jorn69 (1161) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2014
@ Beer tasting, Havregatan 141206. Roasted malty and dark chocolate with some light fruity notes, medium to full body with an oily texture. The finish is roasted with chocolate.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cory (350) - , California, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle. Dark chocolate on all levels, a little dry across the palate, just a hint of booze, it tastes like I imagine it?s like to lick a oak tree. Aromas ate molasses, cocoa, oak, dates, booze, smoke, a little hoppyness and ash at the end.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SKCwillie (26) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Favorite chocolate beer I’ve had to date. Dark black with a purple head. Taste slightly bitter dark chocolate with a sweet, pleasant finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpat2011 (12) - Oklahoma, USA - NOV 25, 2014
As the name implies, it's a lot like yeti, which is a good thing, but with more chocolate, which wasn't really an improvement in my opinion. Don't get me wrong, this is a great beer, but I just think the original Yeti is better.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ibrubeer (146) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Bomber bottle. Aroma is a little roasty, alcohol evident in the nose. Jet black, and opaque with nice light brown head that quickly dissipates. Wonderful taste! A touch sweet. Notice the wood aging, but it’s not in your face and is very nicely balanced. I love how all of the flavors combine perfectly. Notice the cayenne in just a touch of heat and tingling in aftertaste. Overall, a terrific imperial stout!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopmaestro (194) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2014
The aroma is pleasant from chocolate and vanilla, roasted malts and all the other classic smells you know should be in a good imperial stout. The taste is coffee, burnt malts and a lingering bitterness from the dark chocolate. I could have enjoyed a little more oak notes than I did, and I don’t catch any of the cayenne that is supposedly in this one? But... it is very good stuff, no doubt.


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