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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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2,310 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,310
Reviews: 816
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 146
Gots: 510 | FT: 24
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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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damndirtyape

Ohio

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

Served in a Libby stout/porter craft beer glass. Bottled on March 19, 2012.

Appearance: Pitch black, dark tan head which died down to a thin skin across the top. Big sheets of lacing.

Smell: Deep rich cocoa/bittersweet chocolate with just some barest hints of wood in there. With a swirl some licorice and vanilla notes come out as well. Like inhaling a freshly unwrapped bittersweet chocolate bar.

Taste: Bittersweet chocolate, hints of espresso coffee, vanilla/oak notes towards the end. I don't taste the cayenne pepper but I do notice its heat at the end of the sip. Like drinking a decadently rich chocolate mousse. Desert in a glass.

Mouthfeel: Very thick and creamy. Barest hint of carbonation.

Overall / Drinkability: Fantastic with a meal (port and black been enchiladas, peanut butter brownies) but is it's own experience as well. Rich, decadent, amazing. Alcohol is well hidden, but I did notice it so one tall glass was enough. A definite sipping beer and one worth savoring. Probably one of the best American Imperial Stouts I've had and just south of perfection.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2012 23:04:23 | More by damndirtyape
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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.

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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.
Mouthfeel: Got a snap and burn to it from pepper and alcohol then the creaminess comes behind. A bit like being slapped then hugged.
Overall: This is a darn fine stout. Just not particularly chocolatey I forgive the flowers and the sting. More socially acceptable than eating a can of chocolate frosting.
3.75

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

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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

S: chocolate, roasty, subtle peppery heat

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

M/D: Very smooth, appropriately low carbonation, full bodied, drinkability is average

O: another really good Yeti; well done

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A: Pours pitch black with a one finger tan head. Decent lacing.

S: Smells strong of chocolate, roasted barley, a bit of oak and a fair bit of booze.

T: Kind of harsh to start, the chocolate is there but its not particularly inviting. There are some hints of raisin hidden in here. Mellows as it warms, but still mostly tastes of bitter barley husks, wood and a lot of booze.

M: Decent body, nothing particularly noteworthy. What I expect for a big stout.

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A: black as you would want it with a creamy coffee-brown head that didn't grow too large in this pour, but came back strong with a swirl and did leave some good lacing.

S: chocolate and oak is what I mainly get, unsurprisingly, but only with moderate strength. There is some underlying coffee notes as well. As it warms, I get a bit of the vanilla.

T: to me, the wood provides a backbone for all the flavors that are perceived throughout the taste. The front taste is chocolate and vanilla, turning more into a bittersweet chocolate and cocoa. In one taste a did get a light spice bite near the end that I guess is the cayenne. I didn't notice it in every sip, but my tongue did tingle just a slight bit more as the beer neared the end of the glass. The beer is not very sweet, but it stays well away from being too bitter.

M: smooth and silky with the beer at temperature. A little bitterness does sneak in at the end to give a little tug and dry the palate.

O: the feel and smoothness, combined with a neutral sweetness worked well for me. I could have used maybe just a tad more sweetness, but I am really splitting hairs at this point. I didn't care too much for the regular Oak Aged Yeti (too much bitterness), but the addition of some sweetness for this version did the trick for me. This could easily be a new one to add to my must-have list when I can find it.

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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
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