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RATINGS: 1130   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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.

Cbuk1013's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cbuk1013 (247) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Pours black with tan head. Smells of booze, chocolate, and fresh cut wood. The flavor is bitter with notes of both coffee and chocolate. Mouthfeel has the viscosity of oil. Didn’t pick up any heat until it got much warmer. Very good, not great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4168) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bulk_Carrier (3407) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daje (3332) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
linusb (608) - SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2016
Backlog Very nice chocolate stout! Loads of chocolate both on nose and taste. Some coffee bitterness as well. Very enjoyable!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (2471) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (4393) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2016
(Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Chocolate Oak Aged ) Bottle 650 ml at home, served into a snifter after letting it warm up a bit. ABV 9.5% Pitch black colour on the body with almost two full fingers of thick and creamy, dari brown head on top, with good retention. Aroma has lots of milky chocolate, light alcohol, light vanilla, some wood and olive pit, cocoa. Taste is nicely bitter, I expected it to be cloying sweet but that’s not the case, dark bitter chocolate, some roasted malts, cocoa powder, the cayenne barely notable on the finish of the sip, just enought to make things interesting, well hidden alcohol. Full body, good soft carbonation, mildly sticky on the palate. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Whatup14 (1408) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2016
Bouteille 650ml. Couleur noire opaque, mousse moka foncée riche et onctueuse laissant une belle dentelle. Arôme de malt torréfié, boisé, chocolat, cacao, léger côté épicé, cendré. Goût de malt torréfié, café, chocolat, alcool, cendré, houblon résineux. Carbonatation faible, corps dense, crayeuse.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingaugusta (180) - Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2015
Pours near black with a frothy brown head. Nose is dark sweet chocolate and a little coffee. Some hops on the front with a tame chocolate malt sweeping in. Backside is semi bitter. Alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (2239) - GREECE - DEC 28, 2015
650 ml bottle. Black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, licorice, caramel, wood. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma with some spicy notes. Medium to full silky oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ARH (1100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2015
22oz bottle, poured into a snifter. The aroma is tart cherry wood that mellows and reveals semisweet chocolate, dark fruits, and undertones of wood with some roasted notes. The beer is jet black and oily with a dark brown, reddish, dense soap head that has a mild, filmy retention and a good lace. The taste is highly sweet with a medium high bitter supplemental note. The texture is thick and sticky with a small fuzzy carbonation and full body. The taste is a dark, rich cocoa nibs and dark fruit blend with a finish that’s woody with notes of fudge, cocoa nibs, raisins, and nuts. The aftertaste is mildly chalky with dark chocolate and roasted nuts. It’s cloying and lingering.

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