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RATINGS: 1144   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.

Pastor's rating

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Klompfstock (1) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2016 does not count
Dark, almost black, with a disappointing thin head. Chocolate, coffee and roasty aromas, though with a too apparent alcohol in the nose. Full bodied, creamy with rich chocolate, coffee and roasty flavors . Heavy bitterness with a slight and refreshing tartness. Rather fizzy for a stout but make this heavy and rich brew even more enjoyable. Long finish with bitter coffee and cocoa tones as the dominating components.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (666) - HUNGARY - AUG 3, 2016
Átlátszatlan színű főzet koromfekete, fahéj színű habbal, igen csinos küllemű imperial stout. Az alap verzió okozta sokkszerű benyomások ezúttal is korai, sörfronton tapasztalatlanabbnak számító időszakomban zúdultak rám, e téren némi jártasságot szerezve manapság több kell egy sörtől, mint az átlagon felüli minőség, hogy igazán meghasson a dolog. Ez esetben is megfelel az ital minden, imperial stoutokkal szemben támasztott elvárásnak, miután a feketeség ömlik mind illatából, mind ízéből; csokoládé, kávé, pörkölt, tölgyes jegyek garmadáját zúdítja ránk. Íze telt, robusztus, valódi behemót, az igazi trükköt pedig a pikáns, bizsergetően csípős végjáték jelenti. Több az átlagosnál, de már-már unalomig ismert, persze fantasztikus karakter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1903) - - JUL 25, 2016
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are velvety dark chocolate, roasted malts, and a creamy finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (5000) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2016
Pours a dark mahogany brown with fluffy tan head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, and some woody notes. Flavors of bitter chocolate and some astringent chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (1286) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2016
Dégustée en fűt. Liquide ŕ la robe noir, opaque et sirupeuse surmonté d’un onctueux collet brun de micro-bulles d’une densité rappellant la mousse au chocolat. Un look des plus appétissants pour tout amateur de dessert. Au nez, un aspect végétal issu du piment de Cayenne se combine parfaitement aux arômes de grains rôtis et de légčre fumée, allégeant ainsi les parfums durs de la Mčre Yéti. Mouthfeel trčs soyeux ŕ l’attaque alors que le cacao enrobe mon palais en prévision de la cavalerie pimentée qui s’annonce. Ce côté mi-sec me plaît beaucoup bien que le liquide ne manque aucunement de corps. Longue finale dominée par le cacao amer en harmonie avec des épices chaudes et pimentée. Un verre suffit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
OminouSC2 (424) - SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2016
Black color, dark beige head. Aroma of cacao, chocolate, dark roasted malt and wood. Taste of chocolate and a slight tingly heat from the cayenne. The sweet malt and robust, bitter cacao creates a very balanced taste with a dark roast finish that lingers on forever. Love it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepatrickman (778) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 6, 2016
On draft in Kittery, ME. Reminded me of cocoa powder -- there’s a rich, chocolate flavor that is pretty pronounced, and there’s also a distinct and pleasant dryness at the end. Much better than the base Yeti.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mike5326 (1607) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, medium off white head. Medium malt syrup aroma. Medium body with a with a sweet malt flavor and a full finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (1611) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2016
A subdued aroma of smoked malt, pours a dark black color with a lasting well laced tan head. An oily feel with a smokey chocolate malt taste. A very bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chinchill (4202) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2016
On tap at Barleys (SC). Black body with a fine creamy tan head that has moderate retention. Aroma of barrel aging and dark roasted grains with faint chocolate. Rich, well balanced flavor with excellent use of oak aging. Smooth, very full feel with lively carbonation.

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