Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by Douglas14:
4.05/5 rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
The COAY pours out a super black color with one of the darkest heads i've ever seen! The head is nice and thick but doesn't have much lasting power. It does leave excellent lacing though. The nose is mainly RIS with lots of fresh oak and just a touch of chocolate, which in my opinion is the perfect amount (for all additional spices...if you can pick it out it's too much!!!). So the oak is way too much. It has a fresh oak/pencil shaving character that I cannot stand when it's this strong. The flavor is identical. Too much fresh oak. I don't remember the oak yeti having this flavor way back in the day...maybe they changed their oaking technique...you do what you gotta do.
Underneath all of the oak and cocoa nibs, I can tell it's such a MARVELOUS beer! Yeti will always stay close to my heart and for that I love tasting the different variations of it. It would've scored MUCH higher but that harsh oak flavor really takes away from it :(
I still love you little brother Yeti.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2011 04:15:17 | More by Douglas14
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3.45/5 rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
A: pours pitch black and some light-brown head. Strong lacing and no transparency
S: Really not too much on the nose even after teased quite a bit; disappointing. Sweet chocolate is all I can gather
T: Super chocolate punch and too much for me to really enjoy. Dominated the palate and taking over everything else except some coffee for me.
M: heavy and not very drinkable for even a stout.
O: Sad to say I was not too happy with this beer as it was more of a chocolate beer than oak or any other balanced flavor profile.
Serving type: on-tap
04-21-2014 21:46:23 | More by SavvyStudent
4.64/5 rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Served from a bomber bottled on 3/19/14
A - pours a wonderful dark black with a quarter inch of thick dark tan foam which quickly fades to a light lacing mainly kept to the sides of the glass.
S - Immediate hints of dark bitter chocolate quickly joined by a sweet vanilla bourbon oaky characteristic which fades leaving only the chocolate and a hint of alcohol behind.
T - Think dark chocolate with a hint of oakiness, but not too much of either balanced with a nice malt bitterness that leaves you wanting more. The cayenne notes at the end are so subtle and yet somehow pull everything together beautifully.
M - fantastically viscous and smooth, no real alcohol comes through on the mouthfeel, just creamy and smooth all the way.
O - spectacular. Reminiscent of a KBS type beer. I would not be at all surprised if this improves more with age as the chocolate fades just a little and the oak evens out more than its already fairly smooth texture. I couldn't keep myself from trying what is now one of my favorite beers of the year, but I certainly look forward to cracking another bottle some months from now and seeing what has happened to this masterpiece. Overall this is one of my favorite styles of beer, and they nailed it.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2014 22:42:50 | More by topace
4.66/5 rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Great Divide Brewing Company - Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti, poured into a Craftgeer snifter.
Look - Pours a thick viscosity dirty oil black with a nice sized mocha head that dissipates quickly. Good rings of lacing.
Smell - Molasses and chocolate. Roasted malt. Dash of hops. Slight peppery hints.
Taste - Rich and creamy chocolate and roasted molasses. Some bitterness from a small amount of hops. Nice faint peppery finish, not overbearing at all.
Mouthfeel - Heavy-bodied with medium carb. The pepper builds a bit as you drink it but it never gets extreme like some horrible pepper beers I have tried. Warm and boozy. Great drinkability.
Overall - Great brew, I love that they don't ruin it by overdoing the pepper. This is a carefully crafted and tasty as hell brew.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2014 16:09:59 | More by JMScowcroft
Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 2,014 ratings.