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RATINGS: 1069   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.


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
22 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a pitch black color. The head is a one finger DARK tan shade that retains itself quite well, if not brilliantly. Still, the dark head has a nice creaminess to it, and leaves behind some lacing on the glass. S: Holy onslaught of chocolate, Batman. The chocolate character isn’t very sweet - and I don’t care. Actually, no, I like that it isn’t sweet; it reminds me so much of mocha it isn’t even funny. The typical Yeti roastiness lies behind the bitter dark chocolate, and even the secret ingredient (cayenne pepper) can be picked up to an extent. Really, I can get just about every element used to make this - roast, hops, oak, you name it. T: To me, this is closer to normal Yeti than, say, the Belgian or (regular) Oak-aged variants. It starts with some fantastic roastiness, which is subtly augmented by some umami tones. The chocolate/oak/cayenne flavors appear near the back end, and all are strongly defined within each other. Both the chocolate and the oak are wonderfully subtle; the cayenne pepper on the finish, slightly less so. As someone who regularly cooks with cayenne, this is no problem whatsoever. I even note a kiss of piny hops. The way all the flavors dance around the palate is damn near enrapturing. M: It’s full bodied, creamy, soft, yet faintly dry on the back end. This is *slightly* thinner than regular Yeti, but not much. By no means is this easy to drink. That’s good - this is so gorgeously savorable that I don’t want this fleeting from the palate. O: I’ve never had a less-than-good Yeti variant, and all but one have been fantastic. This, natch, is fantastic. While it’s not very drinkable, it’s amazing flavor means that I could savor this all day. I’d buy a case of this, no problem.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RollE2k (34) - SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2015
Rating from 2010 bottle, drank in jan 2012. Aroma is pretty much mostly aloooot of dark chocolate. Apperance.: pitch black, with a medium head. Taste: When its cold, it’s a bit fizzy and a little chocolate. With temperature you feel the oak-aging, and a great cayenne aftertaste gets obvious. Overall, it doesn’t get much better than this. Its a great beer hands down. Although the 2012 bottle was levels below then 2010, so i don’t know if there is alot of quality differences between the years?

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gregwilsonstl (1228) - Missouri, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Very dark. Thick tan head. Thick milk chocolate body. Coffee. Some oak. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (3370) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2015
Tap at Beer Junction, Seattle. Colour is black with brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate, dark chocolate, distant hints of coffee and roasted malts.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
UncleKorm (977) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Bomber bottle poured a black hue with a huge creamy lasting tan head and sticky lacing. Bold sweet roasty chocolate aromas. Initial flavor is moderate sweet with a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are strong bold roast, coca nibs, dark chocolate, vanilla and rum. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, and some warmth in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
simont1 (345) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2015
A bit fruity and coffee like aroma, much more clearer oak than the espresso version, a bit aggressive espresso chocolate like aroma with a clear plum apricot fruitiness.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jesperhammer (3299) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2015
06-FEB-2015, bottle @Ulkløbben meeting, my place, from Systembolaget Emporia. Black with lasting Brown head. Chocolate, malt, oaked. Full body, soft carbonation. Definately softer than Yeti. Less hops? Fantastic drink:-)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cjmccahill (25) - Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Bomber to snifter. Pitch black with a thin dark brown head that fades to a nice ring around the glass. Nose is all chocolate. Thick feel, smooth, expected more choc in the flavor, but the bitterness and the oak played well together. Solid. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alpha10 (390) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2015
2015/02/07 - Pours a jet black colour with a thick, frothy tan head that lingers and laces nicely. Aroma is chocolate, lactose, roasted coffee, smoke and woody tones. Taste is semi sweet cocoa, roasted coffee, burnt malts, smoke, oak, vanilla and a home of pepper. Mouthfeel is slick and slightly oily with creamy carbonation and a bittersweet, mildly warming finish. Very enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GRM (3180) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
Sample, draught, during the Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savoured on October 2 2014; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of dark brown head, no lacing; nose: coffee, roasted barley, alcohol, light burnt barley, light ashy, slight chocolate; mouth: coffee, roasted barley, alcohol, light burnt barley, light ashy, slight chocolate, hops, finale in alcohol with presence of chocolate liqueur, full body, below-average carbonation, surprisingly bitter, lightly sweet, harsh texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Échantillon, en fût, lors du Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savourée le 2 octobre 2014; œil : noire, opaque, petit anneau de mousse brun foncé, pas de dentelle; nez : café, orge torréfiée, alcool, léger orge brûlée, léger cendré, très léger chocolat; bouche : café, orge torréfiée, alcool, léger orge brûlée, léger cendré, très léger chocolat, houblon, finale en alcool avec présence de liqueur de chocolat, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, curieusement amère, légèrement sucrée, texture râpeuse; en résumé : bien

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jw0406 (857) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2015
22 oz bottle pours a black color with a tan head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt. Full bodied, light heat at the end, delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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