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RATINGS: 1202   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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
22 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a pitch black color. The head is a one finger DARK tan shade that retains itself quite well, if not brilliantly. Still, the dark head has a nice creaminess to it, and leaves behind some lacing on the glass. S: Holy onslaught of chocolate, Batman. The chocolate character isn’t very sweet - and I don’t care. Actually, no, I like that it isn’t sweet; it reminds me so much of mocha it isn’t even funny. The typical Yeti roastiness lies behind the bitter dark chocolate, and even the secret ingredient (cayenne pepper) can be picked up to an extent. Really, I can get just about every element used to make this - roast, hops, oak, you name it. T: To me, this is closer to normal Yeti than, say, the Belgian or (regular) Oak-aged variants. It starts with some fantastic roastiness, which is subtly augmented by some umami tones. The chocolate/oak/cayenne flavors appear near the back end, and all are strongly defined within each other. Both the chocolate and the oak are wonderfully subtle; the cayenne pepper on the finish, slightly less so. As someone who regularly cooks with cayenne, this is no problem whatsoever. I even note a kiss of piny hops. The way all the flavors dance around the palate is damn near enrapturing. M: It’s full bodied, creamy, soft, yet faintly dry on the back end. This is *slightly* thinner than regular Yeti, but not much. By no means is this easy to drink. That’s good - this is so gorgeously savorable that I don’t want this fleeting from the palate. O: I’ve never had a less-than-good Yeti variant, and all but one have been fantastic. This, natch, is fantastic. While it’s not very drinkable, it’s amazing flavor means that I could savor this all day. I’d buy a case of this, no problem.


3.6
weihenweizen (3826) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2017
Black with medium beige head. Aroma is chocolate, medium body, lower carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is chocolate and some lacing.

3.9
bursprak (3205) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2017
Bottle @ Dangerous Bottleshares, burb edition. Black pour with a dark tan head. Notes of cocoa powder, roasty, light coffee, some light chilli heat, vanilla and some light savoury notes.

3.9
BlazerT (1105) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUL 9, 2017
Nice, heavily roasted with just a touch of booze or maybe it’s just a cayenne. Dark, black chocolate, roasted, packed with malts, slightly herbal and earthy. In overall nice and smooth.

3.8
AnG_BrgNor (719) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2017
Bottle. Black with a small shortlasting head. Aroma is chocolate and malt. Not to much wood in tha aroma nut its more in the taste. There together with chocolate, malt and alcohol.

3.8
Klimaet (2594) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2017
Bottle @ Forstadsshare thanks to bursprak. Pours pitch black with a small dark brown saturated dense head. Aromas of earthy hops, caramel, bread, cocoa, light vanilla. Taste is light smoky, roasty, bitter, bread, light chocolate, subtle chili heat, ashy finish.

3.9
RasmusOtt (2764) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2017
Bottle thanks to bursprak. Pours black with a dark brown head. Aroma is pretty earthy with notes of chocolate, slight smoke, old sweet Malts and butterscotch. Pretty obvious that this is past its prime. Taste of roasted malts, dark chocolate, slight spice, some oak, earth and milky chocolate. Very old school and a bit past its prime, but this is still pretty solid.

3.6
Vighals (3983) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2017
Svart med høyt lys brunt skum. Lukter kakaopulver, sjokolade, tørket frukt, svisker og noe trevirke. Middels fylde. Salt lakris, middels bitter, minner meg noe om black IPA. Kaffe, mørk sjokolade og sitrusskall.

3.7
caesar (7156) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2017
Bottle @ Potjepalooza, 10 cl sample. Dark color, short frothy head. Aroma of cocoa nibs, bit vanilla and roasty malts. Bit dry and roasty in taste, cocoa nibs, bit vanilla sweetness. Nice.

4.1
sjogro (4146) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2017
Shared from bottle at Potjepalooza. Black with tan head. Big sweet roasted malts, chocolate malts, peppers, cinnamon. Moderate sweet and bitter, quite spicy. Medium body. Soft carbonation.

4
Maakun (5564) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2017
Bottle shared at Potjepalooza. Black with dark beige head. Lots of roasted malts, dark chocolate, cocoa nibs, vanilla, soft coffee, light booze and herbs. Over medium sweet and medium bitter. Over medium bodied. Nice.


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