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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,464
Reviews: 829
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 160
Gots: 550 | 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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4.2/5  rDev -0.5%

Serving: Poured from a 22oz bomber into a tulip glass.

A: Perfectly black with a nice red hue dancing around the edges. The thin head fizzles
quickly and offers no lacing.

S: Chocolate notes hit up front, followed up by coffee, malt and spices. I detected hints
of raisins or some other dark fruit as well.

T: A wonderful mixture of vanilla and chocolate hit the tongue first. Then the secondary
but yet equally important second wave comes knocking and says "hello, there's cayenne
and holiday spices in here too". The aftertaste is the all important Imperial aspect of the
beer, finishing the experience with a satisfying "wow!"

M: A little dry on the tongue but with the appropriate amount of carbonation.
Nice and chewy, however.

O: Just like the other beers in the Yeti line, this one is another winner. The combination
of the ingredients perfectly balance out into a highly drinkable stout, perfect for cold
nights spent next to the fireplace, drinking more bottles of this brew.

TheGenesisOfElegance, Oct 08, 2014
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4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Cellared for over a year.

Poured from the 22 oz. bomber into a Samuel Adams nonick.

a; Opaque black with an inch tall tan head which receded to thick even surface foam and dense patterned lacing.

s; Chocolate!

t: Espresso and dark chocolate followed by a sharp bitterness. Some throat burn from the high ABV. The coffee flavor may mask or blend with any taste coming from the oak aging, although some of that seems to show up later as a smoky woodiness in taste and aftertaste, as does the cayenne pepper in the form of a lingering throat burn.

m: Full and smooth. A beauty, just what a stout should be.

o: A tasty and powerful flavored Imperial stout.

scotorum, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of KYGunner
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thick gorgeous pour of a deep flat blackness. The head was a thick congealed cloud of dark brown foam.

The nose is a touch lighter than I expected with a dry chocolate malt, whipped cream, vanilla, roasted coffee and smoke.

Mmmmm, dessert! You get chocolate and the taste of an after dinner coffee at the same time. There is a bit of spiciness, like a Jalapeno heat, with some Graham cracker maltiness, roasted ember, caramel and maybe toffee.

This is rich and thick with a tinge of alcohol and spiciness.

Saved a good one for my 1000th review, but I knew that Great Divide would deliver!

KYGunner, Aug 10, 2014
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3.65/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours pitch black, a finger or so of a dark brown head. decent retention and a small lacing left behind. some thick viscous brown left behind as it swirls. opaque due to the darkness.

Smell: dark chocolate. espresso, wood. roasted malts. a good amount of bitterness and sweetness but slightly on the bitter side.

Taste: opens up with chocolate and a little bit of dark fruits. opens up into oak flavors, along with some alcohol. back end is full of bitterness. burnt and roasted hops, burnt sugar, espresso, earthy hops. some more alcohol plays in at the end

Mouthfeel: heavy, bitter and some alcohol warmth. a bit too far on the bitter side for me.

Overall: I really like the regular yeti but this is a step down. too much espresso and bitterness, whereas the regular has a lot of char to it, which I prefer. overall fairly good but with yeti being easy to get and better (and in 12 oz) I don't see myself returning to this.

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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
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