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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,590
Reviews: 844
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 181
Gots: 562 | FT: 25
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:
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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Ratings: 2,590 | Reviews: 844
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4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Winston3737
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AirZombie
4.61/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kylo76
4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Jwale73
3.78/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2009 vintage. Pours slightly darker than cola with a loose, khaki-colored head that slowly dissipates into a swirl. Nose expresses some chocolate notes and a slight char. Taste expresses cocoa, baker's chocolate and some notes of oxidation. Amazingly, this beer is still carbed. Body is light-medium in body with an even carbonation, but still a bit too assertive for the style. There's also a light acidity. Overall, a little past its prime; however, still solid after all these years.

Photo of Jakethesnake503
4.61/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Davit
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AuntBea
3.27/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nice dark color and good smell. Full body taste.

Photo of WadeBridgman
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dexterk1
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer-Revelry
4.78/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a Duvel snifter glass.

A - 5 - Pours an oily, jet black straight out of the bottle. Forms a nice, dense and thick finger of dark brown, burnt caramel colored head. Good head potential for the ABV, lower head retention, spotty lacing.
S - 4.5 - Tons of malts, virtually no hops. Medium sweet chocolates, light espresso coffee and super faint touches of cayenne pepper.
T - 4.75 - Not complex, but simple and BOLD. A TON of roasted, malty goodness upfront that fades into a warm medium sweet chocolate. Finishes warm with the cayenne pepper, not quite to the level of a Mexican hot chocolate, but enough to make it warming. Virtually no hop profile, low bitterness, but the chocolate isn't to that cloying, Hershey's syrup milk stout decadence level. It's just right. Well balanced between the sweet and savory sides of chocolate and cocoa nibs.
F - 5 - Thick, creamy luxurious mouthfeel. Full bodied stout we've got here!
O - 5 - What a stellar imperial stout. This stuff is kick ass and ages beautifully (pulled mine from the cellar after one year). If I see this again, I will buy a few to set back for special occasions and I highly recommend you to do the same!

Photo of Dicers
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Smokesnotes
4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gobuccos
4.94/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2012 vintage. Pepper is bery subtle.

Photo of th0m
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chrismattlin
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of JNForsyth
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Aldogg007
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Goldndomer
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of little_star
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sanitarium16
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wsherry1
4.63/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 2,590 ratings.