Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by MetalHopHead6:
4.38/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Great Divide Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti is thick, smooth, and delicious, with just a hint of chocolate.
It poured black, with a very short creamy dark brown head. The flavor had a slight smoked wood character followed by strong black coffee and a hint of chocolate. The feel was rich, thick, and remarkably smooth. The alcohol provided a sting at the back of the throat and a wonderful warmth.
I was afraid this Oak Aged Yeti would have an over-powering chocolate presence; however the chocolate is subtle, natural, and only one of multiple layers of flavor. With the smooth feel, and alcohol-warmth, the flavor is well suited to a dessert beer, a late night relaxer, or a winter warmer.
Serving type: bottle
12-19-2010 20:14:01 | More by MetalHopHead6
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4.29/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
From a 650 ml bottle (bottled May 29, 2013) into a snifter.
A-A normal pour produces about a half finger of dark brown head. Seriously, the head is walnut in color, not just tan or mocha, but seriously brown. The head recedes immediately and leaves no lacing. The beer is virtually black in the glass and still.
S-The aroma of this 10-month-old bottle still has plenty of chocolate flavor, as well as a good bit of spice. The oak provides a bit of dryness that balances out the blueberry and fruit sweetness, as well as some soy sauce. There is a also a bit of black licorice. Nice and complex.
T-The taste has more roasted flavors than the aroma, but I still get a good dose of chocolate, spice (chili powder, not pepper or clove), some soy sweetness and some molasses. I also detect some malty tobacco as the beer nears room temperature. Bitterness is pretty mild (especially when compared to the hoppier Yeti variants).
M-The feel is medium to full in body and the carbonation is below average in volume. A nice fit for the flavors.
O-This is a tasty beer. It is complex and changes in your hand as it warms. It is a bit rustic on the palate and it lacks the creaminess of the best examples of this style, so I don't know that it compares to some of my favorite chili-choco-stouts (like Bomb!), but it certainly paired up with the vanilla ice cream I had for desert tonight.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2014 02:55:18 | More by spoony
Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
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