RATINGS: 1191   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ACHops (1563) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2012
On tap @ Chucks 85th. Pours inky black, just shy of opaque. Thick mocha head. Aroma is chocolate and some oak. Taste is dark chocolate, charred malts, a bit of coffee, and slight spice on the back. Thick, coating, delicious. Truly a dessert beer. I liked the espresso oak aged version of yeti just a bit more, but hard to argue with this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (1538) - Linkping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2017
(355ml bottle from Systembolaget) Pours black with a big pale brown head and a little lace. Aroma of somewhat smoky pepper, a little spicy bite from the cayenne, lots of dark chocolate, bitter cacao, dry roasted malts, coffee grounds, earth, light conifer needles, a bit powdery. On the palate, extremely dry, unsweetened cacao nibs, cayenne, astringent roast, very light dark malt sweetness at first is quickly quashed. Finish is bone dry and then some, moderate cayenne heat, wood, powdery burnt bitterness, a touch of drying alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonmac (1191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2017
On tap at Republic Seven Corners before the Wavves show. Belgian snifter glass. Looks thick and chocolatey with over a finger of deep tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate and roasty, nutty characteristics. Taste envelopes the palette with a smooth, silky chocolate balanced well with an almost bourbon like smoke and alcohol bite. Love the vanilla component and agree with other raters that there is a hint of spice heat towards the end. Big and boozy. More bitterness than expected...dark chocolate playing its part. Like a dangerous dessert. Ill track down this yeti again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABS (1039) - Stokke, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2017
Bottle from Vinmonopolets BU. Pours black. Chocolate, coffee, leather, red fruit, some juniper flavour. Quite bitter. Some sweetness. Thick body. Medium carbonation. Some oak and herbs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Axile (119) - SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2017
Bottle from sb. Pours black with a big brown head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, liquorice, bourbon, vanilla and marshmallow. Taste is dominated by roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, liquorice with a nice chilitouch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rami_pl (3154) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 14, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking a Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti by Great Divide Brewing Company at Grochw Dziegciowy!!! On byl w beczkach nie po alko tylko swiezych? Sa fajne rzeczy w tle, spoko cialo, kwaskowate posmaki, niezle ale spieprzone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czlowiekmotyka (220) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 14, 2017
Surprise surprise aroma is chocolate dominant with a slight coffee (maybe more cocoa than chocolate). Lacks some thickness, sweetness is disturbed. Good but not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kapsel (289) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 13, 2017
Dziegciowy, pojawia się fajna czekolada, ale osobiście totalnie mi nie podeszło.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zoucrew102 (1756) - - MAY 6, 2017
Bomber, 2014 vintage. Rich roasted malt aroma with notes of chocolate, oak, vanilla and a bit of cayenne. Pours deep brown with a thin mocha brown head that has some retention and lacing. Starts with rich roasted malt and chocolate malt flavors to go with a full body and a smooth viscous mouthfeel. Finishes smooth with notes of vanilla and oak with cayenne providing a spicy kick at the end that lingers on the palate. Really nice imperial stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Samuel214 (1037) - SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2017
Flaska frn SB. Kolsvart, tjock vtska med hgt, fluffigt brunbeiget skum. Hrliga vlrostade toner frn grund-Yetin mter rejla inslag av choklad, vanilj och ek. En massiv, silkeslen kropp som stramas t ngot av ek-karaktren. Stora, brnda toner smakmssigt, med alkohol som vrmer p bra tillsammans med en chilihetta. Mycket vanilj och mrk choklad i smaken med. Riktigt trevlig, som vanligt med Yeti. Kanske inte favoriten dock!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NordicV (2322) - Malm, Sweden, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2017
I stort sett svart l med ett strre svart skum. Doft av mrk bitter choklad, kakao och mrka br. I smaken tilkommer chili, vilket snker betyget fr min del.

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