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RATINGS: 1083   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mbgrayson (603) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Pours super dark, with a nice chocolate colored head. Aroma of malt and dark chocolate. Taste of hops, chocolate, and oak-vanilla in the palate. Avery rich and good brew. Complex, and drinkable. Thumbs way up!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cunningham (5319) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2015
As usual a black body with a big beige head. Looks good. Coffee and rich chocolate in the nose. Full body. Tad sweet and an ok bitterness. Soft carbonation. Oak, chocolate and coffee in the flavor. Hmmm I just did not fancy this one to much. It was light in an unusual way. The flavor disappeared to fast. Normally it hangs around in my mouth for a long time and keep on growing.
[Bottle from Systembolaget web order in Sweden]

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darwenus (612) - Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2015
Pours thick and black as midnight. The head is huge, foamy, and a maroon/brown color. The aroma is baker’s chocolate, caramel, booze... it isn’t distinctly different from the espresso oak aged version of Yeti, and that’s not a bad thing at all. Like the espresso version, this one is sweet and rich up front, but not sweet enough to make me tired of it. And that familiar, bitter explosion at the end is there in all it’s glory. My palate isn’t discerning enough to tell a lot of difference between this and Espresso Oak Aged Yeti, but I love them both. No complaints. Great Divide just keeps hitting the bull’s eye.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (4417) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Aroma is chocolate, stout yeast and mild earthiness. The flavor is chocolate, dark malts, dark fruit/vinous, and a tart/acidic finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RuNpali (56) - FINLAND - MAY 2, 2015
After tasting the oat meal Yeti, this seems as a bit toi bitter, which of course was the meaning by the brewery. Excellent quality and a very good IS but I was expecting mire dark chocolate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonas (6033) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 26, 2015
Bottle, thanks Nor! Light boozy chocolate praline and cigar aroma. Black, purple shine, brown lace. Somewhat phenolic and boozy start, tobacco, pepper,a bit harsh, nice dark chocolate aftertaste though. Medium full body, dry mouthfeel. not my favourite

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1558) - Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2015
Bomber thanks to RespertFTW. Near black with a mocha head and thick. Chalky and malty with mild chocolate. Oaty and thick. Strong malt.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1205) - Iowa, USA - APR 25, 2015
Appearance is black tan creamy head , lots of lace. Very chocolatey aroma sweet bitter malt, rich dark caramel, toasty buiscuit. Hint of booze and some licorice or anise. Little bit of pine with floral fruit. Taste is fairly dry but rich, chocolate, somewhat boozy, dark malts, medium toast, medium malt sweetness, dark fruit, mint, fairly alcoholy in finish, as it warms it gets a bit strong. Taste of finish gets worse as it warms.Little bit of oakyness in this as a woody dryness and pretty big on rich dark cocoa. I like the taste of this but not the finish. Maybe age would change my mind.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danyel (1319) - Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with deep tan head. Aroma is very milk chocolate, sweet, hints of roast. Taste is full bodied, medium carbonation, rich, bitter finish. Overall, good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalumeaux (282) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - APR 22, 2015
Poured from bomber black pour with a 2 finger creamy chocolate head. Aromas of dark malt chocolate oak caramel and a hint of alcohol. Taste is creamy milk chocolate toffee dried fruit hints of oak and a nice burn of alcohol. This is a nice smooth beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (2136) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 18, 2015
Black pour with a two finger, creamy to soapy brown head that has great retention and leaves some pretty nice lacing. Aroma is roast, dark chocolate, oily toasted grain, slightly burnt chocolate chip cookies, roasted nuts and cooked dark fruits. Flavor is milk chocolate, roast, toffee, earth, dried dark fruit, light, fruity and earthy vegetal notes (the cayenne, maybe), a touch of smoke, dry licorice and a hint of husky grain. Heavy body, creamy, oily and syrupy feel, medium carbonation, moderate boozy warmth. Really good stuff overall.


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