Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by nhindian:
3.75/5 rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
22oz bottle poured into a snifter. Split with russwbeck.
Tasted side by side with Espresso Oak Aged Yeti.
A - Similar looking to the other Yeti versions; dark, flat black, with a half-finger of dark tan head. The head has similar retention to Oak Aged, with it having lower retention than the Espresso version. Surprising, this version has a lighter head than both the normal, Oak, and Espresso offerings. Leaves a thin strand of lacing, less than the Espresso version.
S - The nose of this is slightly disappointing, as I am personally not getting a whole bunch more chocolate in the nose than regular Yeti. Has the distinctive, hoppy smell and the oak influence in the form of wood and a bit of vanilla is apparent.
T - Fortunately, the chocolate comes through more in the flavor than in the nose. However, considering the name of the beer, I was expecting much more chocolate here, as I've had other stouts that don't promote their beers as having big chocolate notes that have more chocolate than this beer. Still lots of hops and oak, but as it warms, this one has the least amount of wood taste of the three Oak offerings (which is a good thing). If the bottle didn't say this had cayenne in it, I would be hard pressed to notice it, but it does seem to leave a tingling in the back of the throat. Even still, it's more of a feeling than a taste.
M - Mouthfeel is thin, relatively light-bodied with low carbonation. As noted earlier, there is a feeling of the cayenne pepper in the throat after drinking a bit of this.
D - Drinkability is moderate. Overall I'd say this was my favorite of the Oak Aged Yetis as the sawdust feeling of oak in the flavor is minimized here. Unfortunate, as normally I like the flavors that oak and barrels impart, but this series just took to a new, uncomfortable level.
Serving type: bottle
03-24-2011 20:46:03 | More by nhindian
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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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