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RATINGS: 971   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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, - JUN 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours a pitch black color with a tan head. Aroma is super chocolate forward, with a hint of cayenne, some roasted malt, coffee, oak, vanilla and some dark fruit notes. The flavor follows the nose with lots of chocolate both dark and milk chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, oak, vanilla, dark fruits and a hint of cayenne. The body is full with a dry mouth feel. Overall another fantastic Yeti variant!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rocbyter (1860) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - APR 22, 2014
Bottle aged for 2 to 3 years. Moderate sweet chocolate aroma with a light amount of malty wood. Black color with a small brown head. Sweet throughout with a very light alcohol burn in the finish that lasts.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gkeh (138) - Texas, USA - APR 19, 2014
This is heaven on the tongue. Aroma is: dark fruits plumb, currant, maybe raisin, smoke, woodiness, oak, roasted malts, chocolate. Incredibly complex aroma. Pitch black pour, dark brown head that lasts very long. The taste follows the aroma well, lots of woody oak, mild bitterness, mild alcohol, chocolate, roasty malts. Everything is amplified here: the flavors, aroma, appearance... its all kicked up a notch compared to other stouts. It’s a home run brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClarkVV (3863) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2014
UPDATED: APR 22, 2014 Draught at Tip Tap Room, 4/13/14
Looks like a Yeti...huge tan head is thick and creamy and tops an enormously black body, seemingly opaque. Retention is strong.
Roast seems most prominent here, quite dry, ashen and with tons of vanilla in tow. House yeast character is there too, adding a touch of plastic-like phenolics. Dark chocolate notes are not overdone nor is there too much oakiness or even booziness. Not quite as much vinousness (prunes, raisins, plums and such) as I’d like, but with the cocoa nibs contributing a lot of the charactter, I wasnt really expecting a lot of vinousness.
Tastes like the Yeti of old...still that massive viscosity and yet well-attenuated. Chocolate character is sweet but tempered by the dry roastiness and light citric hoppiness. Barrel character is held at bay by the huge chocolate gooeyness and seems to have just a sourdough-like oakiness that comes off a bit redundant with the dark chocolate and roast bitterness. Certainly in your face and not subtle in the flavor department but still somewhat endearing. I dont know maybe that’s just nostalgia as Yeti is one of my old favorites. Good, if somewhat a little too aggressive (and phenolic).

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (2042) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 16, 2014
Bottle - Dark chocolate and chilli. Jet black with a brown head. Dark chocolate, the chili is very subdued but there and a slight bitter finish. A little boozy but still quite nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (1591) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle 650ml. Pours pitch black with medium brown head. Good lacing. Aroma is of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, smoke, alcohol, resin. Taste is of chocolate, coffee, bitterness, fruits, resin. Palate: Creamy mouthfeel. Full bodied. Overall: Good roast features. Tasty. Almost drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (999) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle shared by Albatross, thanks! Pours a dark brown with a light brown/beige head that leaves some lacing. Nose is of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee. Taste is on the sweet side with some milk chocolate and vanilla flavors. Carbonation is higher than I’d have expected but body is still full so that’s OK. Overall a good IS although I can’t say if it was really an improvement over the original Yeti.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
metalhead0043 (142) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2014
22 oz for 11 bucks. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is huge chocolate, roasted malts and an oak backing. Taste is similar with a slight hop bitterness on the back end. Body is heavy, creamy mouthfeel. Overall an excellent Imperial Stout. Highly recommended.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (426) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2014
Bomber. Pours chocolate brown with a 3 Musketeers center head that dissapears quick. Aroma of chocolate, oak, a touch of coffee. Taste follows nose, with vanilla, slight vegetal. Dry oak finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bacterial (1205) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Cask at Firkin Fest 2014. Dark black pour with a tan head. Really nice chocolate nose, a bit less in the taste. Nice stout.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (656) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2014
At Great Divide with Stephen. Pours black with grey coffee small head. Aroma is big chocolate, smooth roasted malt. Taste is rubber tire, barrel, rum, chocolate malt, smooth roasted malt.


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