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RATINGS: 1165   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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4.4
   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 isnt very sweet - and I dont care. Actually, no, I like that it isnt sweet; it reminds me so much of mocha it isnt 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: Its 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. Thats good - this is so gorgeously savorable that I dont want this fleeting from the palate. O: Ive never had a less-than-good Yeti variant, and all but one have been fantastic. This, natch, is fantastic. While its not very drinkable, its amazing flavor means that I could savor this all day. Id buy a case of this, no problem.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tia (1933) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Tap at District 5. Very dark with mocha head and nice lacing. Smooth creamy chocolatey smell with dark fruit and a hint of vanilla. Flavor follows then has a little dryness for balance.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
argeru (40) - Hillsboro, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2017
22oz Bottle. Oily black pour, little to no head. Smell loads of sweet chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, cinnamon, oak, bit of musk. Taste that yummy cacao, feels very smooth, no booze or carb bite, almost as if it were nitro. Very good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighlanderOne (1264) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Poured from bottle. Aroma of cocoa, malt, slight vanilla. Appearance is stout black with dark tan lacing head. Tasting dry cocoa, molasses, vanilla, roasted malt, oak notes. Takes a couple of seconds for the pepper to kick in.. Palate is silky smooth and moderately spicy. . Overall, Im not a fan of spicy beers, but I do appreciate how well made this one is.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigbish (697) - California, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Such a great stout. You cant go wrong with any of the Yeti stouts and this is no different.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jokestereo (337) - SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2016
Pours pitch black with a light brown medium high head. Aroma; Roasted malt, chocolate, molasses, coffee and vanilla. Taste; Cocoa, molasses, roasted malt, coffee and vanilla.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (1165) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2016
A bottle on Black Christmas 2016 at 12 Kings. Pours an almost black with a dark brown head. Aroma is fruity, roasted seeds, some chocolate. Taste is pretty the same with a quite high level of bitterness. Good one.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanscourt (1381) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Easy to rate, immense amount of flavor. Not really as much a whiskey flavor as strong oak at the end.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dacrza (900) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2016
DATE: November 25, 2016... OCCASION: home from Black Friday with the parents and Jer... GLASSWARE: Duvel tulip... bought to celebrate the Yeti Recognition Week... black, intimidating body with a three-finger stack of creamy, thick brown head... creates high arches that sit atop columns... thick cocoa wafts through the nostrils, with vanilla and thick dough malts, and espresso bean--the coffee mystique is palpable... as promising as the aroma portends, the bliss is in the sipping--thick, warming and full-bodied dessertif... long, lingering aftertaste that maintains its chocolate essence... cocoa, chocolate, vanilla, sweet and toasted malts, and more chocolate--the cayenne puts the heat in this powerful, empowering bottle.... at 1 pint 6 oz., enough of a return akin to a bourbon... a massive stand-alone that is worth its price point...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1200) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2016
Aroma - cocoa, caramelized sugar, roast, alcohol, and iron. Appearance - the body is black, the head is a light brown and over 2+". Head takes some time to settle. Some draped lacing and alcohol cloying. Taste - has rich cocoa nibs, coffee, caramel, caramelized sugar, roast, marshmallow, molasses, and oaky alcohol. Palate - full bodied, sticky and creamy texture, the carbonation is average, the finish sweet and slightly astringent.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
emartell (352) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - NOV 12, 2016
Aromas a chocolate, caf y maltas tostadas. De color negro, corona de espuma abundante de buena retencin, carbonatacion media. Al paladar las notas a chocolate destacan sobre el caf, sin embargo no son agresivas y estan bien integradas. En boca es cremosa, aterciopelada, sedosa y exquisita.


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