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RATINGS: 1084   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigguns22 (721) - Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Pour is dark almost black with a dark tan head. Aroma is molasses and yeast with a touch of hops. Full body,sweet with very little carbonation. The touch of chocolate and hot pepper is cool and very subtle. Great beer.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jerm719 (130) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Big, thick, full bodied stout. Heavy roasted coffee, dark cacao. Sweet oaky vanilla. Nice balance with a good amount of earthy hops. Bit of alcohol. Very nice !

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cunningham (5322) - 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 bakerís chocolate, caramel, booze... it isnít distinctly different from the espresso oak aged version of Yeti, and thatís 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 itís glory. My palate isnít 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 bullís eye.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (4419) - 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 (57) - 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. MŁnchen, 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 (1559) - 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 (1207) - 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 (1329) - 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.


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