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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,322
Reviews: 817
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 149
Gots: 515 | FT: 23
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout is another revered incarnation of our legendary imperial stout. 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. Another great Yeti? Hell yes.

(Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 05-30-2009)
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Reviews by Dope:
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4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I figured I'd do an aged review of this one since I've had a bottle sitting around a while. Bottle is from May 28th, 2010 so almost 4 years old.

A: Pitch-black pour with a very tall and very dense dark brown head. Great head retention as it slowly, slowly, slowly fades away. Lacing is not as substantial as a fresh bottle but still quite a bit. Impressive after 4 years.

S: Lots of chocolate, as you would expect. Sort of a bittersweet chocolate. Light dark fruits join it. Sort of a brownie-like aroma really. Aroma is much more subtle than I remember - typical of an aged brew in my experience.

T: Bittersweet chocolate and lots of it up front. Chili powder joins quickly with a surprising bit of bite to it in the middle. No real lingering heat, just a slight bite. Lingering chocolate into the aftertaste with hints of oak. Chili pepper starts to add up if you sip it a few times in a row. Very nice.

M: Medium heavy, smooth and silky. Goes down easy.

O: Interesting, I definitely like this aged versus fresh. My earlier review noted soy sauce and such. None here. This is straight mexican chocolate. Bittersweet chocolate with just enough chili powder bite. Age seems to have smoothed this one out, no sign of alcohol with well integrated flavors. Just spicy, chocolatey goodness. Delicious.

Review from 08-25-2012

Bottle is dated Mar 28 2012

A: Pours pitch black with a big, thick and dense dark brown head. Fades slowly, leaving thick and fluffy tendrils all over the glass. Head has a cool two-tone look as it fades. (4.5)

S: Roasty for sure with espresso and chocolate. Anise and meaty soy sauce. Some mild dark, dark fruit floats in and out. Just a touch of oak. (4)

T: A little soy sauce, dark chocolate and oak up front. The other flavors depart, leaving pure bitter dark chocolate in the middle. Chocolate remains all the way through the aftertaste. There is a bit of char, oak and anise in the finish. Mild earthy hoppiness to boot. I get a decent burn in the aftertaste too, not overly strong but it's there. Big, roasty stout in general but the chocolate is definitely at the forefront. A touch boozy. (4)

M: Heavy and full mouthfeel. (4)

O: I am a big fan of Yeti. One of the best easily accessible imperial stouts out there. This is my first foray into the variants and it's a nice one. Definitely heavy on the bitter dark chocolate and I happen to enjoy both the style and dark chocolate so I especially enjoyed this one. The little bit of chile pepper heat is a nice addition as well, can't go wrong with hot peppers and dark chocolate. YUM. (4.5)

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2014 04:05:16 | More by Dope
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Pours a big, thick, dark brown head with excellent retention and long, fat lacing down the glass. Brew is almost perfectly black.

Big aroma of roasted barley and chocolate, in some order. Strong caramel malts and a hint of oak.

Very nice, roasty, smooth, rich stout. Lots of dark cocoa, and fistfuls of roasted barley. A hint of overripe dark fruit on the back-end. A little bit of cream, vanilla, and charred oak, but very minor. Very nice peppery heat on the back-end, as well. Slightly earthy hops provide some balance. The dominant flavors are without question roasted barley and chocolate.

Smooth, thick, creamy mouthfeel, lively without sting, no foaming, and almost no alcohol heat. Long, sticky retention.

This is a very tasty dessert-style stout, but it's dark and roasty enough - and the chocolate blended so well - that it could just as easily serve as a breakfast stout. Very tasty and well-crafted stout.

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A- Pitch black with a 1 finger, dark khaki head. Good lacing and legs.

S- Chocolate, oak, band-aid, and a touch of pepper and vanilla.

T- Dark chocolate, coffee, oak, slight booze and a light touch of vanilla. Roasty finish with some grapefruit rind mixed in. Dry Baker's chocolate aftertaste.

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Taste: A little bit of hops, a little bit of malt. Oak and some not well hidden alcohol. Pepper. A wash of coffee then a whole lot of bittersweet chocolate that put a big grin on my face.
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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
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