RATINGS: 1181   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EerieDrinks (128) - Malm, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2017
4 finger dark tan coloured head. Opaque black. Aroma is dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee, soy, oatmeal and lemon zest. Hints of caramel. Taste is dark chocolate, bitter coffee, cocoa powder, oak and chili heat. Low on sweetness. Dry harshness from cocoa powder. Medium thickness. Pretty big bitterness but not the kind I prefer. Overall: Was expecting this to be the greatest Yeti but Id much rather drink the regular and the Oak Aged over this. Not a fan of spicyness in my beers and it is quite prominent in this. The cayenne, along with a cloud of bitterness, covers the wonderful Yeti taste thats lying there in the background (and thats why this didnt recieve a lower rating). Honestly, this should be named "Chili Oak Aged yeti" because theres lots of that but barely any sweetness in this, which you expect from something with "Chocolate" in its name. Ohwell, rant over.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrik (747) - - APR 16, 2017
Flaska restaurant krokius. Oj rejlt fyllig Stout . Stor mngd fin torr mrk choklad samt rejl efterbeska. Ja man knner igen den "vanliga yetin" fast denna r ju godare. Chokladen tillfr nt fint. Men som sagt jkligt fyllig rackare. Lite frkyld i denna test. S kan behva uppgraderas lngre fram.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CObiased (477) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2017
Bomber bottled 3/18/2016 - pours super dark like tar with a thin brown head. Wonderful aroma of coffee, chocolate, loam, cocoa and roasted wood. Big flavors make a beautiful beer here - bitter dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted barley, boozy warmth and a burnt bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dahlstrom (372) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2017
UPDATED: APR 14, 2017 355 ml bottle from Systembolaget. APPEARANCE: pitch-black with a huge brown head. NOSE: strong aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, mocha, brown sugar, oak. TASTE: moderately sweet, long and bitter aftertaste, slightly metallic. MOUTH: full body, with a smooth texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aleksander9 (1570) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 14, 2017
Black with huge brown head. Spicy/metallic chili, oak, chocolate and vanilla. Hot, dry and fruity finish. A good beer, but ive had better beers than this today.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Turtles (2456) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2017
355ml bottle from Systembolaget. Pitch black with a large and creamy brown head, rich lacing. Caramel and toffee aroma, cocoa nib, red berries, roasted malt and vanilla. Full-bodied, soft carbonated, silky mouthfeel. Hard roasted taste, dark chocolate, black pepper, bitter cocoa, woody, red berries, vanilla and boozy notes. Warming and bitter finish with a nice peppery heat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (3437) - NORWAY - APR 12, 2017
From tap at P kornet with KH (Bryne) and BHK 12.04.17. Almost ebony. Foamy and dense brown head and lacing. Aroma of bitter pine and grapefruit zest. Bitter and good taste, with oak, dark chocolate, dark coffee, vanilla, bitter pine and bitter citrus zest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laakus (145) - Nossebro, - APR 10, 2017
Pours black with brown foam. Aroma is lots of chocolate and vanilla, some nuts and butter, roasted tones, Very smooth mouthfeeling, full and nice, great balance between sweetness and bitterness. Coffee, roast, some dried fruits. The finish is lots and lots of heavy dark cacao and very bitter in the end. Enjoyable but a true long zipper!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pedro_Pinho (233) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2017
UPDATED: APR 7, 2017 Ok! I had really big expectations on this one. Appearance as expected, check! Aroma is big with oak and smoke, check! Taste,... well, a bit too hard on the roasted malt. Intense coffee and the cayenne is there in the end. Good, but a bit overrated beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeersweden (651) - SWEDEN - APR 2, 2017
Aged in my beercellar for almost three years. Bought September 5, 2014.

The beer pours like thick motoroil, totally black with a one finger high, creamy, mocha colored head.

Nose: Dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, molasses, oak and a hint of vanilla.
Taste: Oh, so smooth! The years in the beercellar has made this beer smoother and softer. Chocolate, oak, coffee, cocoa beans, vanilla and brownie.
Mouth: Low, soft carbonation. Smooth, complex texture. Round and fantastic delicious!

This is a beer in a 22 oz bottle that has been matured to perfection!
So smooth, complex, sweet, dry, bitter... everything! Just love it!

Im glad I still have a few bottles of 2014 edition saved :-)

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