Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by drrone:
4.56/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a bottle dated March 28, 2013
A- Pours a completely opaque black fluid. It produces 1-2 inches of brown/tan head, that faded slowly and left a decent amount of residual lacing.
S - Hmmm, I'm going to go with chocolate and coffee. Yep, very nice bitter chocolate balanced nicely with rich coffee, with an oak presence and burnt malt. Yummy.
T- Similar to the nose, but it really outshines the smell. The balance is really quite good. The chocolate is the most prominent, but it is not too sweet. The coffee and chocolate are bitter, but not overly so. The oakiness is faint and there is a touch of vanilla in there too.
M- Drinks very smoothly, with a chewy taste, but goes down well with a nice aftertaste. Subtle carbonation. The alcohol is noticeable ,but it doesn't detract from the overall balance.
O - Excellent beer. I have always heard good things about this beer and the compliments are well deserved. I think its strength is the delicious richness that is so well balanced with the bitterness. It has a good amount of complexity and it is well worth trying.
Serving type: bottle
08-07-2013 03:03:47 | More by drrone
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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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