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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,323
Reviews: 817
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 149
Gots: 515 | 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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cullen0013

South Carolina

4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 650 mL bomber into a Nonic glass.

A - Pours a deep, dark black with 2 fingers of dark khaki head, leaves rings of lace on the glass as it's consumed.

S - The nose is coffee, chocolatey goodness.

T - Dark chocolate bitterness with plenty of alcohol. Also a bit of cayenne in the finish.

M - Highly carbonated, yet velvety like a stout should be imho.

D - I'd have to classify this as a sipper, given its richness and potency.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2009 21:10:42 | More by cullen0013
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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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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.

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Appearance: Thin dark tan head black opaque body.
Smell: Floral notes, raisins, then cocoa, some alcohol. Almost disturbingly floral. Now I am disconcerted.
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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3.75

Not a bad stout, but if you are seeking a linear chocolate experience there may be better options out there for you.

Edit: And holy ABV batman! I may be a cheap date but after the entire bomber I am feeling somewhat ineh-inxot-polluted.

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A: Opaque jet lack with 1.5 fingerss width of dense dark mocha colored head, which has good retention before dissipating down and leaves lots of lacing

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T: cocoa, heavy cream, roasted malt, oak, peppery heat that slowly builds throughout the drink

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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
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