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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,562
Reviews: 838
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 172
Gots: 563 | FT: 21
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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:
Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 05-30-2009

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.
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JeffTheJuice
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JGlitz87
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.81/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

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4.63/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.55/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.39/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance- Pours black, opaque. Rich mocha, deep cinnamon colored head, incredible depth of color, one finger thick, frothy. Fine lacing on sides of glass.
Aroma- Dark cocoa, deep chocolate aroma. Big roasted malts, vanilla and caramel creaminess. Dry oaky astringency, woody and earthy.
Taste- Big bitter dark cocoa, charred malts, some sweeter creaminess. Oak is very forward, astringent, bitter, very woody and dry. Hops linger on back end, definetly get the cayenne kick as well.
Mouthfeel- Medium bodied, slightly creamy. Lower carbonation.
Overall- Beer highlighted by big and bold flavors, nothing soft about this one. Intense bitterness from cocoa, roasted malts, and hops. The oak aging creates some more intense bitter flavors, very woody and earthy, dry oak. There is almost a saltiness on the aftertaste, perhaps from the cayenne, can definetly feel and taste the heat on the end. Overall, bold but enjoyable.

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3.74/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Sie Door, Chicago. Awesome, except for a cork, leather flavor.

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3.83/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
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3.91/5  rDev -7.3%
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3.6/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Was excited to finally see this sitting on the shelf. I poured into a snifter after chilling in my fridge. S/Roasted malts, chocolate, and hops. The chocolate was slight. T/It was very thick for a great mouthfeel. Where is the chocolate? I only got a slight chocolate flavor. All I tasted was roasted malts and hops. The start was nice but the chocolate never really came. The finish was hops and bitterness. I let the stout warm thinking it may help develop the flavor but alas it did not happen. The stout was relatively young bottled in 04/14. Maybe age would help this mature? IDK....I would be willing to purchase this again and give it another go maybe with some age. If I could do this all over again I would have passed this up and not the expresso Yeti sitting right next to it.

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4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
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