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RATINGS: 1159   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2011 pours black with a thin brown head and thick lacing. aroma is strong with notes of chocolate, alcohol and candy. taste is spicy. notes of oak, chocolate, anise and licorice are apparent. finish is very spicy and bit boozy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2930) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Black pour tan brownish head with a good amount of lacing ... lots of chocolate in the aroma .... mostly a cocoa taste with roasted malts and coffee with a bitter oaky roasted pepper finish .... roasted and pepper flavors come out more as it warms, but it is a well put together stout

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2010
Pours a black color with a caramel colored head. Has an aroma of dark fruit, vanilla, chocolate, and pepper. Short sweet start with malty chocolate in the middle and a strong pepper finish. The pepper becomes too damn dominant, especially when it warms. Its a shame. I had high hopes for this brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2010
12 oz tap served in a pint glass. Pour was oily jet black with an inch of tan head. Nose is dark chocolate, hops, dark fruits, and roasted malts. Taste is the aforementioned, but there is some spice to it. I kept thinking it was really weird that I was getting spice, because I didnt know at the time that peppers were a part of the brew process. While this brew wasnt bad, I really wasnt into the spice or elevated hop levels. I prefer my imperial stouts to be maltier and also, leave the peppers out!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (6026) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2010
Bottle: Poured a deep pitch-black color stout with a heavy brown color foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of bitter back chocolate malt with light roasted malt notes. Taste is a very fine mix between some bitter black chocolate with notes of roasted malt and light dry roasted coffee. I couldnt really detect the oak to be honest though. Body had a creamy texture which I quite enjoyed with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very well done and with some complexity and some great drinkability factor. Definitely something I would wish to have access to.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
exparte (59) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2010
22 oz bottle. Aroma of bitter chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, alcohol, earthy yeast and some spice. Color is deep, deep black. Pours a thick, rocky brown head that falls to a persistent half inch of lacy goodness. Medium bitterness with some residual sweetness. Thick and spicy on the palate with a lingering bitter finish. Perhaps a bit heavy on the oak for my taste but still absolutely delicious and surprisingly accessible. Highly recommended.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2010
22 oz bottle, June 30, 2010. Pours a jet black hue with a creamy/frothy dark tan head (2 fingers thick). The nose is roasted barley, cayenne pepper, dark chocolate, charred oak, a hint of vanilla, and green pepper as well. The taste is big on roasted barley, followed by oak, vanilla, extra dark chocolate, and a hint of espresso. Tastes very similar to a cayenne dark chocolate bar (imagine that). The mouthfeel is thinner feeling than Yeti, Espresso Yeti, and Oak Aged Yeti. Still very nice and perfectly carbonated. I will have to track down another one to cellar with all the other variations I have. Great impy stout once again Great Divide!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2010
2009, just over a year after bottling. Smells like fresh rubbed dark chocolate. Apparently youre supposed to rub a fine chocolate bar before you eat it and release aromas. Or maybe im a sucker. Vivid and deep. Very black, with a dark tan head. Goodie. Dusty, heavy, low to the ground like a rolling fog, with a rumbling congealed chocolate base, oak tannins come through later with a gentle warm spice. Oh look at that, description lists cayenne. Im not nuts. Now Im loving this more. Great combination of flavors. All have their place, at times together, at times separate. Though it still finishes kind of sticky and that builds with each sip. Only real compliant.

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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Bomber. Mmmm, rich, bitter chocolate flavors pound the tongue while a sweeter, milk chocolate aroma fills the nostrils. Perhaps it was power of suggestion, but I did notice it finishing with some nice spicy heat. This Yeti is good Yeti.


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