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RATINGS: 1021   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TH28 (104) - - JUL 27, 2013
Appearance is black with a thin, creamy tan foam cap that dissipated rather quickly. Aroma is dark chocolate, with vanilla notes also from the oak. Taste is dark chocolate thatís surprisingly sweet and gives way to vanilla and bourbon. Mouthfeel is medium for the style with little carbonation. This beer avoids being syrup like, which is good. Finish has a nice hop bite and leaves a warm, dry chocolate/coffee taste on the tongue. After about 5 minutes, I feel the pepper heat on my lips and tongue. Interesting.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mtdewa1 (294) - rome, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Aroma is chocolate. Dark pour khaki head. Taste is chocolate, vanilla and a harsh oaky taste. Smooth and good. Thicker mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcclainc50 (171) - New York, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Pours a very dark brown with a dark brown head leaving heavy lacing. oak aging is in the nose of this beer, with notes of chocolate. Very mild chocolate flavor with strong oak aging, slight astringent coffee flavor with a bit of alcohol at the end.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hickman53 (2) - Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
Great looking beer. Very deep, brown appearance with frothy, chocolate head. Aroma is chocolate and oak, but could be stronger. Taste is lots of chocolate up front, but this beer is more complex than just chocolate. Earthy leather, oak, and booze throughout. Lots of sweet sugar and some vanilla. The carbonation is a bit strong, but overall a really good bear.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andresvendsen (195) - - AUG 1, 2014
En riktig goding. Älskar chokladen. Har nog någon kvar av den tror jag. Great Divide när dom är som bäst. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
CpyNPrnT (358) - Indiana, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Aroma of chocolate, espresso, taste is nutty, lots of chocolate, definite awesome oak taste that compliments the chocolate. Very good!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
coachd (92) - Missouri, USA - JUL 13, 2014
On tap at exit 6. Aroma delivers what it promises (oak, chocolate) but it could be stronger. Also I am getting some malt and wheat/grassy/earthy aroma. Looks great. Pitch black with thin brown clingy head. Tastes roasty, hoppy (but not as much as other yetis) with a great oaky chocolatey aftertaste. Palate is thick enough, a little too carbonated. Alcohol is well hidden, overall very well crafted.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (4692) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Deep pitch black coloured body with a very oily touch on top and a nice large three centimetre tall rich brown head. Aroma of rich chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, oak, prunes, raisins, alcohol and quite a bit more chocolate. Very full-bodied; Super strong chocolate, alcohol and roasted malt notes throughout with some vanilla, oak, raisins and earthiness noticeable. Aftertaste shows a little smoke and mushroom flavour with a lot of roasted malt, tons of caramelised sugars and a good oak and earthiness. Overall, a very nice imperial stout with a lot of chocolate flavours and a very nice yet somewhat subtle oakiness that makes the flavour a bit dry. A great deal of complexity and of course, a lot of alcohol throughout. I sampled this 65 cL bottle direct from the source at the brewpub in Denver, Colorado on 07-June-2014 sampled after hockey on 09-July-2014.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tantore (13) - Alabama, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Loads of vanilla, coffee, chocolate and malt on the nose. The palate follows through with the same except there is a lot of bitterness. I would have rated it higher if it had just a bit more sweetness. Good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RussianDragon (424) - - JUL 11, 2014
22 oz bottle. Iíve had this at the brewery multiple times, but Iím finally sitting down this evening to reflect on this great beer that Iíve admittedly overlooked at times. Pours a dense black with one inch of lasting tan head that settles to an uneven wisp and uneven lacing. Light only barely passes on the edge of the glass, with a slight hint of ruby hues displayed. Aroma is chocolate malt, slight oak and vanilla, and a hint of cayenne heat. Flavor is roasted malt, spicy notes (spicier than I remember it being!), oak complexity, and a sweet chocolaty finish. Alcohol is well-masked with the full flavor. Medium to full bodied, with moderate carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (963) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle shared at the Syb Pig. Snifter. Pours black with a dark tan head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, cocoa nibs, cayenne, and roasted malts. Taste is similar with the sweeter chocolate first and then the chilis coming through at the finish. Nothing overwhelming...just subtle. Thick and creamy. Also finishes with a little vanilla. Full body and moderate carbonation. Good beer.


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