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RATINGS: 968   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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Pours out thick, blackest black, one-finger, creamy brown head, oily lacing, from the bomber courtesy of mixmasterob (thanks, Robert!): Nose of light, bittersweet cocoa powder, green peppers, cayenne, an oaky vanilla presence, and solid roast. Flavors of pieces of warm chocolate, slowly melted by a continuous underlay of alcohol brought on by the oak, and a kicked up heat of cayenne into and throughout the finish. Full-bodied, prickly carbonation. Drinkability: Sweet turns roasty and bitter, with added elements of spice to kick the palate in high gear - and dare I say, extremely memorable. Pairing: Dark cocoa chili habanero chicken. Rebuy: Yes. #469 on 28062010, DG.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (2006) - 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 (1583) - 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 (985) - 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 (141) - 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 (417) - 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 (1200) - 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 (650) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (1523) - FINLAND - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle (thanks rex). Black. Dark dry chocolate. Full body. Nice’n’all. Intensive, stuff.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SnakeTown (486) - SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2014
Kolsvart oljig med stort mörkbrunt skum! Sjukt mycket doft av mörk choklad och kaffe! Smakar verkligen mörk choklad! ! Är väldigt fet och fastnar runt glaset! Grym öl!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (1167) - Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2014
[Tap / 2010 vintage] Supernova black, topped with a luscious, creamy looking, deep-tan head made of very fine bubbles. Super deep, chocolatey aroma with both milky sweet & richly bitter aspects hitting at once. Underlying aromas of wood chips, fudge cake, & a mildly creamy, vanilla drizzle. Big oak flavors on the palate up front, a hint of alcohol that’s quickly smoothed out by deep, dense, rich chocolate malts & bittersweet cocoa morsels that come crashing in. Tastes like Devil’s food cake or a Godiva chocolate bar, with wood. Sweet, but balanced & slightly bitter... Mild notes of nuts, char, & dark chocolate linger into the aftertaste. Herbal, lightly ashy finish that tingles the throat - the mild contribution from the cayenne peppers, I’m assuming. Carbonated well, creamy & smooth body. While it’s not my favorite Yeti variants, it’s certainly up there. Delicious beer, through & through.


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