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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,501
Reviews: 832
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 162
Gots: 557 | FT: 24
Brewed by:
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
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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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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.35/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Techichi, Tuesday at 03:33 PM
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

lmaduells, Nov 16, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black with a 1 finger brown head, aromas of chocolate, coffee and roasted malt, more chocolate and roasted malt in the flavor and a thick, almost viscous body with light carbonation well hidden alcohol and long legs. This is one of the best of its class and a moderately priced option if one is looking for a big stout.

mnredsoxfan69, Nov 16, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev -6.2%

BenBasil, Nov 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

SteveD082791, Nov 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

TX-Badger, Nov 13, 2014
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4.76/5  rDev +12.8%

Timotheus1, Nov 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Jclogston, Nov 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

csurowiec, Nov 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Whimpers, Nov 08, 2014
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4.76/5  rDev +12.8%

seroki, Nov 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Pours a very dark thick brew with a great brown head with good carbonation and lacing. Moderate head retention. Aroma is of malt and chocolate with a bit of toffee. First sip is chocolate shake goodness. Huge mouthfeel, almost syrupy in nature. Bread, toffee, caramel and dark chocolate malt dominate. Just a hint of bitterness at the finish. High alcohol content guarantees a crisp slightly bitter finish. Could drink all night if it didn't put me to sleep so damn fast!

wasso67, Nov 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

jwat, Nov 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

LakerLeith, Nov 05, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +8.1%

RavenForBeer, Nov 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

Great Divide is on point with this Yeti!

Appearance: Dark black no light coming through in this one. Beautiful frothy tan head about 2 fingers worth.

Nose: Wow! You get dark chocolate, vanilla, robust coffee,

Taste: Are you kidding me! You get dark chocolate on the front, the middle is subtle vanilla notes, a small hint of the oak and the finish is spectacular! Dark chocolate and coffee bitterness!

Overall one of my favorite in the Yeti series

mcantu, Nov 04, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +1.4%

RyanCrawford, Nov 04, 2014
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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
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