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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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2,309 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,309
Reviews: 816
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 146
Gots: 509 | 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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Reviews by erz316:
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erz316

Indiana

4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

650ml bottle, bottled on june 15th 2009. poured into old speck pint glass.

A - big big head, good brown colour, maybe its a dark tan. the foam is pretty creamy. the body is a solid black with a bit of light getting in at the bottom, which produces a ruby and cola coloured light. the head lasts a good long time.

S - a very potent nose. big roasted malts, and chocolate dominate the nose, while a light yeastiness and caramel fall into the background. one can even catch a glimpse at the fresh smelling hops. its a good smelling nose, and it has all of the right parts, but it just isnt that interesting.

T - they werent kidding when they said chocolate. the initial taste is a cocoa powder, bitter, and roasted malt mixture, and some very spicy alcohol at the back of the palate. that alcohol is quite spicy and kind of messes up the whole sweet chocolate thing going on. wow, yeah, that is really spicy, like a pepper or a hot pepper almost. the chocolate is indeed decadent and luscious. maybe this intense spicyness is some residual oak notes with vanilla? there is definitely vanilla somewhere in the mix, but defining where that spice is coming from is difficult. oh, they added cayenne. well I guess that explains it. intesting effect the pepper has on the brew. kind of a south american take on the chocolate I guess, mixing in cayenne and all. anyways. the finish is a great mix of vanilla, oak, roasted malts, and chocolate. the aftertaste is very hot and spicy with a bit of residual chocolate and hop bitterness. I really like the way they added cayenne, makes the brew very very interesting and fun to drink.

MF&D - the body was too light for the style, but having the cayenne added to the mix changes the game:I wouldnt want to be drinking an incredibly thick brew if it was this spicy. that would be too concentrated. the drinkability is also going to suffer because of the cayenne: this is not a brew of which I would want ot have more than one glass or bottle.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2009 23:13:34 | More by erz316
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Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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tmm313

Georgia

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.

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

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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Roxie_B

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3.63/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2014 03:03:23 | More by Roxie_B
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zac16125

South Carolina

4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on: 4/9/13
22oz bottle into a chalice

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

Serving type: bottle

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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Florida

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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Massachusetts

3.18/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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.

O: Ultimately disappointing. Not a horrible beer, but not one that is particularly well balance or well incorporated, especially with regards to the oak and chocolate. Entirely too aggressive and harsh for what should be a decadent and comforting beverage.

Serving type: bottle

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South Carolina

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cjgiant

District of Columbia

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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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