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RATINGS: 1199   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   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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miamibob (4) - Miami, USA - AUG 21, 2010 does not count
Beautiful black color with minimal head. Hints of chocolate, hints of vanilla, almost spicy,over the top awesome. Full bodied with hints of alcohol after taste. Was glad to see it available again. Was it re-released?

3.4
alexsdad06 (10281) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2010
22 oz. bottle shared by abankovich. Pours black with a medium sized beige head. The aroma was slow in coming, but eventually produced some roasted malt, oak, moderate sweetness and only a slight amount of chocolate (?). The flavor was roasted malts, oak, perhaps some dark chocolate with the alcohol being noticeable. The amount of chocolate coming through was disappointing. Medium plus bodied and not nearly as good as the regular Yeti. This was my least favorite of the Yeti lineup. I may try this again though since we had it very close to the Ballast Point Victory At Sea which was much better.

3.8
LinusStick (3447) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2010
A nice impy consumed in the heat of summer. Aroma was good. Nice oak with chocolate and a hint of sand. Pour was a stunning deep dark black with a dark tan/cherry head. Taste was very nice. Deep dark chocolate and roasted malt blend with the oak perfectly. It’s not as deep or as full as I’d like but still very good. The oak lends a nice vanilla and wood flavor that works well with the chocolate. Nice carbonation and a pleasure to drink.

3.6
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Dark - very dark, even a dark tanned head. Aroma is chocolate. The taste has plenty of oak flavor - even giving it a bit of a dry / tannin hit to it. But there’s chocolate and then the sweet stout taste too. It’s good, but I’d rather it back off on the oak a bit.

3.9
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Nose spicy, roasted malts and barley, caramelized sugars, chocolate , coffee. taste is sweet malt, chocolates, roast, wood, and either spices or bitterness. Great smoothe and heavy mouthfeel. Good beer just many huge flavors that are a little strange.

4.7
hopsessed (37) - Kansas, USA - AUG 13, 2010
chocolate, coffee, cereal, vanilla, woody, black, brown foam, frothy, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, soft carbonation, nice hot finish, love the subtle pepper heat

4.3
barak316 (107) - Elyria, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2010
Pours a viscous opaque black with a dark tan caramel head. Smells of chocolate and vanilla oak with a booze finish. Tastes of dark chocolate, vanilla and oak. It has a dry bitter chocolate finish with a boozy bitter aftertaste. Well constructed and complex beer.

3.6
Rando7 (779) - Iowa, USA - AUG 10, 2010
Bottle pour gives brown-black color with brief brown head. Aroma burnt chocolate, coffee. Taste cocoa, coffee, roasted malts, oak, ALCOHOL. Palate medium and smooth. Finish mainly alcohol burn and pepper. Alcohol very evident. Overall I liked this beer, but a little too oaky for me and the alcohol could have been a little more subtle. Still interesting and overall a decent beer.

3.8
RCrego (6) - Union, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2010 does not count
Bottle. You could smell chocolate pretty prominently. The appearance was super dark and thick with a dark brown head that died down quickly to be somewhat thin. The taste was very good: chocolate and coffe, slight bitterness. Palate:full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, bitter. I enjoyed this beer, paired well with some chocolate fudge I got.

4.2
rags2rags (149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2010
Bottle (22 oz) from Kenny Road Market, poured into snifter. Deep black color with a finger of thick brown head. The aroma is, as advertised, heavy on chocolate with hints of hops, booze, and malts. Flavor carries over the chocolate flavor and adds notes of vanilla caramel, and dark dried fruit. Full bodied with an oily mouthfeel. Wish I would have tasted more of the oak in the finish.


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