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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,331
Reviews: 818
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 149
Gots: 516 | FT: 23
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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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Thingus

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Live tasting poured into tulip...

Appearance; pours a beautiful jet black, with a one finger mocha colored head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving fairly minimal lacing and a thin film of head left.

Smell; chocolate, chocolate, chocolate... Imagine a chocolate lava cake, with hints of vanilla, and oak, the slightest hints of smoke and pepper.

Taste; chocolate!! Initial taste is a ton of bittersweet chocolate, that slowly fades, hints of vanilla and oak step in, and eventually fade, to be replaced with the slightest hints of pepper and spice on the tongue.

Mouthfeel; thick and chewy, smooth until the finish when an ever so slight peppery tingle shows up.

Overall; a great beer and an outstanding variation on one of my perennial favorites, I would absolutely buy this one again!!

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 03:08:21 | More by Thingus
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Missouri

4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Midnight black in color and impenetrable to light. A half inch mahogany head is sitting on top. Brussels lacing. Aroma of bitter roasted barley is intense but there's also a light sweetness from the chocolate and a light plum note. There is an intense bitterness from roasted barley. The back of the palate is evened out with a hint of sweetness from the chocolate and in the finish the bitterness appears again. The mouth is creamy and moderately carbonated.

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4.01/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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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4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled: 04/12/13
Drank: 07/24/14

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.

M- Medium thick body. Smooth and silky. Drying.

O- Yeti and Oak Aged Yeti are two of my favorite beers on Earth, but this one just didn't quite live up in my humble opinion. Don't get me wrong, it was very good, just not mind blowing. There was a noticeable lack of tropical hops and depth in comparison to the others, and the bitter chocolate seemed to dominate the other flavors. I would never turn it down, but I would choose many more above it.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2014 00:43:15 | More by tmm313
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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
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