RATINGS: 1197   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KajII (801) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2012
22oz Bottle. The pour was a deep dark black with an average (1-2 finger) medium brown creamy head that slowly diminished, down to a large puddle with a small collar and offered up some outstanding streaky lacing. The aroma was robust to say the least of a roasted dark bread malt and a strong leathery yeast with notes of dark bitter chocolate, dark roasted coffee, vanilla, a touch of molasses and a mild woody scent. The taste was quite roasty with a nice malty bitter sweet flavor that had a note of bitter chocolate and a bit of molasses from the start, with a big dose of roasted coffee and a slight alcohol presence towards the end. The flavor lasted an extremely long time following the swallow, with a bold mocha coffee taste and a slight alcohol warming sensation that left a bit of heat that hit the back of the throat. Mouthfeel was full in body with a smooth, dry, oily texture and a soft carbonation. Overall this was one fantastic brew, with a nice bold coffee/chocolate flavor with just a little heat left lingering on...

ttutony (944) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2017
Nearly black with a brown head. Roasted malt and chocolate with a nice oak backing. Bitter finish. Nice work

williamlantz (27) - - NOV 17, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2017 Black with tan head. Chocolate aroma, liquorice, burnt malt, whisky, dried fruits. Taste of cacao, coffee. Bitter. Medium body.

batneil (777) - - NOV 16, 2017
On tap at the brewpub. Pitch black with a brown head. Quite fizzy for a stout. Bourbon and chocolate flavours. Very good.

LLaurin (526) - Motala, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2017
Nose is rich and malty with lots of wine notes. Really dark with brown head and some oak on the nose. Taste is oak, light bitterness and some light salmiac. Palate is also ammoniumchloride with oily notes.

Lowenbrau (4727) - Asturias, SPAIN - OCT 25, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2017 1 pt 6 fl oz bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 25-10-2017.
Bought in Belgium.
BBD: not seen, nobody cares.
In short: bitter IStout.
Did I enjoy it: yes.
Pours black with noce frothy dark tan head. Moderate head retention, little lacing. Roasty, cocoa and strong coffee nose. Full bodied, soft carbonation, viscous texture. Taste is roasty, cocoa, coffee, with a little subtle hot aftertaste. Smooth, robust and enjoyable.

kraddel (8885) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2017
2012 bottle. Small gusher. Pours black, small ring of off white head. Smell is bit spiced, burnt, mild oxidation notes. Taste is full, dark chocolate, roasty, bit oxidation. Mild spised notes. Ok carbo, rather thin mf. Ok, not overly wild about it

angel77 (3866) - oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 13, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2017 Botella 66 cl de bierhalle Cortrique tomada en Oviedo Kraken 13..10.. 2017. Sin lote ni fdcpref legibles. (r1215). Color negro intenso con espuma beige oscuro persistente. Sabores intensos cacaos ligeros cafés vainillas y toque picante al final todo ello bastante bien combinado. Aumento de vainillas y cacaos con suaves lactosas al calentar. Cuerpo medio a intenso con buena sensación alcohólica desde el principio. Cierta densidad y algo espumoso. Bastante buena para repetir sin duda.

CraftBeerNick (2808) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2017
Tap at Roor in Oslo, 11th October 17. Pours black with a light tan head. Aroma is coffee, cocoa. Taste is dry and bitter, dusty cocoa, bitter dark chocolate. I had feared this would be sweet, but it's spot on, smooth, bitter. Great stuff.

tmrmwel (2274) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2017
Bottle. Pours pitch black, with a mocha head. Aroma is roasted malts with cocoa and coffee medium body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is burned malts, with coffee, cocoa and wooden barrels, as well as some hot peppery notes.

edenfrias (5) - PANAMA - SEP 24, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2017 Sedosoa, con olor a vainilla y sabor a cafe. La senti picante y algo amarga. Muy buena espuma. Una cerveza muy compleja y muy buena

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