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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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - APR 23, 2011
Finished up a tasting recently with this brew. Ended up splitting the bottle three ways into snifters. The brew had a finger worth of dark coco colored head sitting on top of a black bodied brew. The head laced perfectly in the glass, it’s a beautiful stout. You get a great amount of coco nibs coming at you in the nose. I didn’t get much in the way of wood or barrel at all I even asked another Geek with me and he couldn’t pull any either I think the coco is just that strong. The flavor was perfect for a chocolate stout. This one is done right. The brew wasn’t sweet milk chocolaty but reminded me of a good piece of dark chocolate with a little pepper spice thrown in. It had a great mouthfeel to it thick and coating on the tongue. I enjoyed this brew and after a few sips I sparked a good cigar (JDN Antano dark Corojo) to go with it and this brew just worked perfectly with it. Serving type: bottle

   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?

   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.

   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.

   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

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jesperhammer (3249) - 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:-)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cjmccahill (24) - 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

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GRM (3179) - 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

   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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