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RATINGS: 1032   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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - 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 isnít very sweet - and I donít care. Actually, no, I like that it isnít sweet; it reminds me so much of mocha it isnít 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: Itís 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. Thatís good - this is so gorgeously savorable that I donít want this fleeting from the palate. O: Iíve never had a less-than-good Yeti variant, and all but one have been fantastic. This, natch, is fantastic. While itís not very drinkable, itís amazing flavor means that I could savor this all day. Iíd buy a case of this, no problem.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kbudd19 (606) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle. 2013 vintage. Thick motor oil pour, stuff looks like chewy molasses, with a beautiful layer milk chocolate head, this stuff looks amazing in a glass. Aroma, sweet Jesus, the chocolate jumps out at you for sure, roasted malts, a hint spice, fuck yea. Taste is milk chocolate, thick mouthfeel, roasted malts, light spice, silky smooth finish with a bitter aftertaste that lingers. Well itís damn good, rich, smooth, balanced, the chocolate adds but doesnít dominate. Very very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vjohans (56) - SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2014
chocolate, leather, vanilla, alcohol, black, hazy, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
proxident (1) - SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2014 does not count
Lovely Brown foam top, sweet chocolate taste, with a slightly creamy texture and a bitter finish. Top quality all through the beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (862) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
Deep brown. Dark chocolate aroma, slight coffee and vanilla. Taste is dark bakers chocolate, a bit of a chocolatey cigar flavor, slight spice. Very good stuff. Thanks Tony!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (1936) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Black pour, thin head Aroma is vanilla, bakers choc, Flavour is coffee, roasted malt, vanilla, bakers choc. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamTheBarrel (458) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
650ml brown bottle with a foil sealed top, poured into a snifter glass. Appearance is opaque brownish black with a medium sized thick brown head with good retention. Aroma of rye sourdough bread, dark chocolate, vanilla and muscovado. Flavours of dark chocolate, vanilla, raisins, muscovado, roasted malts and some oak wood notes. Taste is light-medium sweet and medium bitter. Palate is full bodied, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Great Divide Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti is excellent overall, not overly sweet it has the character of bitter dark chocolate, also some heat from the cayenne.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlowOffTube (477) - Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Black.pour foamy tan head. Chocolate and vanilla and coffee aroma. Medium body light carbonation silky body. Chocolate vanilla and coffee taste some bitterness. I didnt get much oak which I wish there was more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wihlan (261) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2014
Flaska frŚn Systembolaget - doftar som en vanlig yeti fast med lite smygande chokladtoner. MŲrk som natten med brunt skum. Tydliga bršnda toner likt en vanlig yeti men trevliga chokladtoner.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beachmaster (131) - Oklahoma, USA - SEP 6, 2014
On tap. Pours a deep brown, with a moderate tan head which lasts and leaves good lacing. Nose is cocoa and oak, and the taste is similar, with cocoa predominant, but notes of vanilla arise toward the finish. Very smooth, well-balanced. Just a touch of semi-sweet chocolate bitterness. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigda83 (215) - Jamestown, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Pours a very dark brown, small foamy brown head. Aroma was very nice with coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and woody notes. Taste was pretty close to the nose with the oak coming out and just a faint hint of the pepper. Very good beer and well done.

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