Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by phisig137:
2.7/5 rDev -35.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5
A- Gentle pour reveals the deepest black I've ever seen in a glass, capped by a 2 finger thick, lucious, creamy head of dark brown molasses color. Good retention, and hefty lacing. Beautiful.
S- Lots of char and alcohol, but not a whole lot else. Only a touch of caramel, and maybe mocha pop through on the nose. Fairly uninteresting.
T- Oddly mild flavor considering what this beer is supposed to be. Milk chocolate dominates up front, with a touch of vanilla. Not particularly sweet with little malt character other than the char and chocolate flavors. The cayenne does not seem to be present at all, until after the swallow when a gentle heat takes over and lingers. This seems to be missing all of the things that make Yeti great, and adds a bunch of stuff that doesn't belong there. Poor balance, weak unnecessary flavor additions, and no real imperial stout flavors aside from the additions. I'm all for oak aging, chocolate, etc type of beers... but the beer still needs to be the main character, not completely overshadowed by the process.
M- Exceptional. Thick, viscous, and creamy carbonation. Just like the other Yeti's, this one is simply luxurious.
D- Low. While the alcohol is fairly well hidden, the heat from the peppers does build.
Overall, I'm very disappointed with this one. Somehow Great Divide took one of the greatest imperial stouts on the market and managed to ruin it. This is a prime example of the fact that you shouldn't mess with a good thing. In fact, Yeti and Oaked Yeti are excellent beers, and should not be meddled with. I never, EVER thought that I'd be pouring out half a bomber of Yeti, but I think tonight might be the night...
Serving type: bottle
09-17-2009 23:12:44 | More by phisig137
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4.23/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A. Dark, dark brown, nearly black. An aggressive pour yielded a small amber head that retreats to a minimal film. No laces.
S. Chocolate, coffee, neutral oak, dark roasted malts all at noticeable levels. Hints of vanilla. Mild aroma.
T. The taste follows the nose consistently. A noticeable bitterness, not at all sweet. Major notes of coffee, dark malts, neutral oak, and some hops. No booze. A moderately bitter ale.
M. Moderately smooth, moderate carbonation, medium body.
O. Very balanced and consistent. Excellent. Highly recommended.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2014 17:01:33 | More by macher0
Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
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