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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Reviews: 871
Hads: 2,852
Avg: 4.16
pDev: 17.55%
Wants: 192
Gots: 694 | FT: 31
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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Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A tasty treat. Vey dark brown body, with a bit of off-white head. Above average mouthfeel. Chocolate, ginger, and oaky wood.Aroma is a little boozy, roasty, chocolate. Well balanced stout, and chocolate works well here, less coffee is nice.Very good drinkability.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Knownfactor for sending me this one!

Pours a thick motor oil black with a huge 3 inch dark chocolate colored head. Lots and lots of ring lacing around the glass on the drink down. Smells of dark cocoa powder, roasted coffee beans, oak chips, and vanilla extract. The taste is dark chocolate, chocolate covered espresso beans, earthy wood, and spicy chili powder. It's interesting to see that they added cayenne to this beer as I think that it would be great even without it. Mouthfeel is super thick and creamy with low carbonation. There is a burn in the throat that could either be from the alcohol or the cayenne. Overall, this is an extremely good stout and another great Yeti variant. I am glad I have a few extra bottles in the cellar.

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Photo of metter98
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color and poured with a thin reddish tan head that died down, leaving only a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of chocolate, licorice and wood are present in the nose.
T: As the beer warms up, the taste begins to become a little more rounded out and tastes more like the regular version of Yeti along with some notes of oak and hints of chocolate and licorice.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little dry and thick on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer hides its alcohol well, but the dryness makes it a little harder to drink.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

one of my favorites in the yeti series. this one pours very thick and oil colored, with a wild lacey mocha colored head that has good retention. smells like an imperial stout, strong and roasty to burnt. the chocolate doesnt make a huge appearance in the nose, but there is some subtle bittersweetness there. flavor has an almost hersey's syrup chocolate flavor to it, which is reduced in potency by the oak flavors that come into play. it ends up tasting quite nice, but its not as chocolately as i would have expected. all the robust flavors of the yeti remain intact. mouthfeel is nice, but this is a sipper and a bomber to share. huge body and alcohol burn remind you that its a monster. overall an excellent beer, and one to be enjoyed with close friends.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This poured out as a thick looking black colored brew with a tan head that has a decent retention and light lacing. Te smell is loaded with chocolate, oak, a spice. The taste of the beer has a nice toasted note with the dark chocolate and spice. The mouthfeel is thick and nicely carbonated. Overall this beer is awesome, really hits each note they strike on the label. Really worth trying.

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Photo of brentk56
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a pitch black color with a rocky tan head that leaves a few dots of lace

Smell: Roasted malt, dark chocolate and scorched marshmallow with undertones of cayenne

Taste: Dark chocolate infused caramel with scorched marshmallow, up front; by mid-palate, both the hops and the cayenne come roaring in, with the cayenne leaving a burning sensation into the finish; chocolate syrup undertones, throughout

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation; heat on the tongue from the cayenne

Overall: Wasn't expecting the cayenne, but love the impact it has on this beer

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Chocolate in Stouts is probably a better match than the time honored, yet failed marriage with peanut butter.

The beer opens like all other Yeti's; dark as you get, complete opaqness, a billowing tan head that rises to the brim and begs me to bounce quarters off of it. Retains even longer. Really, an ideal look.

Mellow and well blended aromas of cocoa, dark coffees, toffe, heavy cream, and bready maltiness. Low on fruity esters and restrained on spices from alcohols and phenols. Great Divide has great control of this beer.

Flavors are again balanced, though the chocolate notes are more prevailant than in other Yeti's. Nutty, caramel-toffee sweetness, rum-soaked sweet breads, deep Columbian coffees, and sweet/spicy alcohols round out the taste. The beer doesn't try to do too much, just simplify the variations and reinforce the present flavors with error-free, quality taste.

The body is very, very smooth- definately the smoothest of all the Yeti's. Harshness from grains and hops are again very restrained. Full, rounded, and creamy throughout. I keep waiting for the alcohol and hop bite in the end and it never happens. Though timid, it's solid.

This beer gives up on some of the complexity that regular Oak Aged Yeti displays, but is smoother than both regular and coffee Yeti's. The balance found here may be the better of the four. Although the beer is effortless and error-free, I keep looking for the subtle qualities that make me push it into the elite class of Imperial Stouts... and its just not there.

...but a chocolate and peanut butter Stout might make a great threesome.

Thanks jyounger30!

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Max for sharing this bottle. Reviewed from notes.

Served in a red wine glass. Pours a very dark brown color bordering on black with a thin mocha head and a bit of light lace on the edges of the glass. The nose is really nice with quite a bit of chocolate as well as some roast and light booze. There's a bit of vanilla there as well as a slight bit of oak.

The flavor is really chocolate-centric with a tiny oak presence, though that makes its way known more in the mouthfeel. Really nice and thick body. A bit heavy for all that much of. Some smooth vanilla is there in the finish. The finish also brings a touch of the pepper and I can't say that it really adds to the beer; in fact, it might detract a bit.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a deep pitch-black color stout with a heavy brown color foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of bitter back chocolate malt with light roasted malt notes. Taste is a very fine mix between some bitter black chocolate with notes of roasted malt and light dry roasted coffee. I couldn't really detect the oak to be honest though. Body had a creamy texture which I quite enjoyed with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very well done and with some complexity and some great drinkability factor. Definitely something I would wish to have access to.

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Photo of biboergosum
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle, thanks be to the good doktorzee for smuggling this back from Colorado a few weeks back.

This beer pours a rather solid black hole, with the faintest of basal cola highlights, and two fingers of puffy, densely foamy chocolate milk brown head, which leaves a low band of honeycombed lace around the glass as it slowly and surely abates.

It smells of rich semi-sweet cocoa, lightly roasted, biscuity caramel malt, bitter black coffee, vanilla pods, subtle swirling smoke, a bit of dry black licorice, a hint of wood, and softly warm spice notes. The taste is big n' heavy bitter dark chocolate nibs, grainy caramel/toffee malt, tame espresso, sweeter anise, more oaken vanilla, a slight milky creaminess, and a further wispy, somewhat singed vegetal spice. No real sign of the 19-proof booze.

The carbonation is fairly innocuous, just providing a nice dull hum, the body a decent medium weight, and no more, with a nice creamy smoothness, punctuated here and there with some spicy and bitter pangs. It finishes off-dry, of course, but not nearly as sweet as expected - the wood, bitter chocolate, and Cayenne colluding well in the cause.

A pretty tasty and complex Imperial Stout, the guest ingredients used judiciously in creating a balanced, soft-stepping behemoth. I quite enjoy the lingering tingle on the tongue from the spice, too. Neat.

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Photo of zeff80
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out an opaque, jet black color with a thick, firm, light brown head that left thin, patchy trails of lace.

S - It smelled of chocolate, roasted malt and some notes of oak and wood.

T - It tasted of chocolate, oak, and roasted malt with touches of molasses. It has a great spicy kick, almost like chipotle.

M - This is smooth and crisp with a warm alcohol heat. A medium to full-bodied brew.

D - This is a great brew, very complex and delicious. It was very spicy with a great chocolate taste.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Darkest chocolate brown with a colossal cascading crown of cocoa powder colored cream. Extensive (and gorgeous) lace appears in the end and solidifies the perfect score. Some might have looked as good, but no American double stout has ever looked better.

It's easy to smell that GDCOAY was aged on both oak chips and cocoa nibs. The latter is more prominent than the former, but doesn't go overboard. Thankfully, roasted malt is not lost in the mix. It's interesting that 'spice added' appears in small print on the label. Wonder what it could be.

As mentioned in a previous review, Great Divide can do anything they damn well please (well, just about anything) with Yeti Imperial Stout and the final result will still be great beer. First impressions: this version isn't as good as Oak Aged and Barrel Aged and it's slightly less enjoyable than the standard Yeti.

There's a black peppery heat here that I don't remember from the others. If that's the mysterious added spice, the brewers could just as easily have left it out. And should have. In fact, the flavor and drinkability scores will have be knocked back to 4.0 if it doesn't fade with time and warming.

Otherwise, we have the usual onslaught of roasted barley malt, along with an impressive amount of melted Hershey bars, dark caramel, black coffee, black tea leaves and oak. Why in the world is this beer so hot? Drinkability continues to leak oil.

The mouthfeel is as expected. It isn't massive and sticky, but it's plenty big and creamy smooth. There's now little doubt that black pepper is present. Either that or the brewers forgot how to mask a 9.5% ABV, which is extremely unlikely.

Chocoate Oak Aged Yeti is pretty good beer, but it isn't anywhere near world-class. High expectations have quickly turned into mild disappointment, solely due to the heat wave that greets each mouthful. Never mind IBUs, Great Divide needs to publish BTUs. Here's hoping they can right the ship and fix whatever is causing this particular Yeti to be my least favorite Yeti yet.

**Another BA has just informed me that cayenne pepper is added to this offering. Not a good idea GD. Not a good idea at all.

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Photo of oberon
3.76/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Wow there is more to this version of the Yeti than I thought,cayenne...hmmm.Poured a jet black with a fluffy mocha colored head that left a creamy mass after leaving multiple sheets of lace as it settled very slowly.Aromas of vaniila/oak and bitter chocolate and some roastiness.Flavors start out with hefty roast and bitter chocolate with cayenne hitting in the finish wich is very noticeable by me,not sure how others have felt about the cayenne presence.Not sure if that cayenne presence is welcomed by me,its a bit annoying.I like the complexity and the uniquness but not my thing so much,although its not bad just for the record.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a thick, opaque black as night liquid with a very full two inch plus head of tan creamy and sticky foamy lace on top.

lots of aromas of lactose and chocolate and a bit of coffee. I almost picked up some licorice in there as well. First thing that hits you is the ton of lactose sugar and a wall of chocolate. Deep german dark chocolate mixed in with some bron sugar and a touch of coffee. Definatly some licorice in here too. Super creamy. It had ample carbonation which really hung around well throughout the sesson and helped to give it a really full feel. Lots of creamy notes made this a definite dessert beer.

Well this was very full and to be honest it would be hard to drink alot of them simply for that reason however, there was really no hint what so ever of the abv

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Photo of nickfl
4.72/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Two fingers of medium brown head on top of an opaque black body. The foam settles slowly and leaves good lace.

S - Spicy aroma of chocolate and chicory with some cinnamon and vanilla. Smoke and dark chocolate, clove and pepper as well.

T - Thick, rich malt up front with caramel, toffee, chocolate, as well as almond and peanut flavors. Earthy, chicory spice notes in the middle mingle with the nutty toffee and chocolate. Spicy hops in the finish with moderate bitterness that leaves the palate awash with chocolate, smoke, and nutty notes as well as a lingering peppery warmth in the throat.

M - Thick, smooth body, moderate carbonation, and a relatively dry finish with lingering peppery heat.

D - Wow. I have now had four different versions of Yeti, and this is the best. The chocolate really ups the complexity, adding depth to both flavor and aroma while also lending a silky fullness to the mouthfeel. The lowered hop profile allows the malt to shine through better than in previous versions while still managing to keep this huge beer balanced. The chilis are an interesting touch as well, they amp up the spiciness of the alcohol and hops while also giving the finish a satisfying bite. Not only is this the best version of Yeti, it is as good an Imperial stout as I have ever had. I really liked this beer, and if I find more of it I am going to stock up.

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Photo of womencantsail
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks go out to JosephLondon for sending me a couple bottles of this in a recent trade.

A: Poured from a bomber into a Cigar City snifter. The beer is black in color with a great mocha colored head.

S: The smell is not quite as intense as I would have hoped, but still good. A lot of chocolate, roasted malt, and a slight "burnt" aroma.

T: The flavor is really interesting. There is a great, semi-sweet chocolate flavor initially. This is followed up by a slight bit of "heat" from the cayenne, and then finishes with a nice bitterness.

M: The body is fairly full and thick, which is what you hope for in an imperial stout. The carbonation is fairly low too, which works well.

D: This is a solid all around beer. I love chocolate beers, and this one did not disappoint. The cayenne provides something different and it was a welcome addition.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.37/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had a few of these during the days leading up to as well as the Brick Store Pub's recent Anniversary event.

Appearance: Pours out a jet black body with a smallish, tan-colored head. A simple, but commanding presence.

Smell: Lavish, chocolaty nose like sniffed a portion of Mozart Black liqueur. True, you'll easily find the blackened malts, oak additions, light (dark) fruitiness, and cayenne powder, but, by and large, it's chiefly a chocolate-scented aroma.

Taste: Dark, deeply roasted malts, ponderous and heavy, transition into a flavor of high percentage cocoa bars. Zip of oak with some subtle vanilla tones. Touch of dark fruitiness underneath. The hops and plenty of roasted malt bitterness, though appreciably less than previous Yeti renditions. Sure, there's some noticeable alcohol, but nothing glaring and nothing to make you think 9.5%. The promised, anticipated cayenne heat finally blooms prior to the dry, roasty finish. A small twinge of cayenne lingers beyond the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation. Very silky, smooth mouthfeel.

Drinkability: There are some chocolate beers utilizing chocolate, cocoa nibs, cocoa powder, etc, that just don't cut it, but this one does! Thankfully, Great Divide's COAY is really well done, very drinkable, and great fun.

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Photo of jlindros
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This is probably the best of the Oak Aged Yeti series.

A: Big thick chocolate colored head of 2 fingers fades semi slowly with a nice lacing, over a pitch black super thick beer with legs the size of Italy.

N: Chocolate malt up the wazoo, with cocoa nibs, chocolate milk, bakers chocolate, etc etc etc. It's rich, with caramel, dark malts, sweet, semi bitter, molasses, slight booze, and a touch of chili peppers.

T: RIch and thick right off the bat, syrupy as well. Sweet, with a touch of warming booze and slightly tingly. Some light spicy pepper, cayenne, with lots of chocolate again, including but not limited to, baker's, cocoa nibs, malts, milk, melted smores, etc. Oatmeal also makes a showing, with more light roast, touch of vanilla and light oak, some earthy bitter hops and some bitterness from a slight earthy charred malt flavor. I do get some malted milk ball effect.

M: Very thick and rich, creamy, with good carbonation for the style.

F: Bitter is the key word here. More earthy bitter hops, and some bitter charred malts lingering, with more spicy lingering pepper on the back on the throat. Lots of malts and syrups as it coats the entire mouth for hours after the beer.Some roast and even a little coffee at this point. Some vanilla shines through with the chocolate as it all lingers, as well as some oak here and there. A little syrupy sweetness but somehow not sticky.

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Photo of Kegatron
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle into a wide mouthed tulip glass.

Pours a dense pitch black in the glass, with 1 ½ fingers of rich and frothy milk chocolate colored head. This hangs with a tight creamy finger across the top of the glass that just COATS the sides of the glass with thick frothy lacing. This just has a nice looking robust appearance to it, which wets the appetite for what's to come. The aroma smells of cocoa powder and smooth creamy vanilla. Burnt grains add a dark crunchiness to the nose, while chili notes warmth the nostrils up with a gentle spiciness. Just a touch of oakiness is present, as is some light beefy alcohol warmth.

The taste starts with chocolate and vanilla, which gives this a bold hefty sweetness up front. This gives way to a burnt and bitter back end of hops and roasted coffee. Wood dryness sticks on the edges of the profile and mostly hangs with the more roasted aspects of this in the finish. The pepper is really pronounced in the finish as well, leaving back a light fiery kick that warms the tongue and lips. The mouthfeel is full bodied, with a robust creaminess that fills up the palate and prickles the roof of the mouth. This still has some chewy heft to it underneath but this is overall pretty smooth for the size and any residual warmth in the finish is mostly covered up by the roast and pepper notes.

Another decadent take on the Yet Imperial Stout here, with plenty of rich sweetness that was well balanced by a sturdy wall of roasted malt and hops plus the cayenne pepper addition was a welcome surprise that I didn't expect. I picked up plenty of vanilla and wood as well in the profile, so I was happy to see that the oak chips didn't get shortchanged either. This had a great all around balance to it and would make a great dessert beer. I didn't expect to like this one as much as I did but it really won me over.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.72/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a Jester King snifter.

I love my Bears, particularly when they're winning... Anyway, this stuff pours a lovely onyx topped by a finger or so of toasted tan foam. Honestly, the Yeti line must be the goddamn best-looking beers out there, man. The nose comprises cocoa, oak, roasted malts, light coffee, a hint of anise, and the vaguest possible sense of leather. The taste brings in more of the same, with the anise and leather contributing a surprisingly healthy bitterness to the proceedings, and with the oak taking a stronger precedence than I anticipated. The body is a hefty medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a mostly smooth feel. Overall, a solid offering, to be expected from this line, but the oak is a bit much for me here, especially compared with the other Yetis. Still, a damn fine drink.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.63/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

1 pint 6 fl. oz brown glass bottle served into a pint glass (500ml) in high altitude Denver, Colorado. Reviewed live.

A: Brilliant beautiful tan colour head of amazingly appealing creamy lacing, near perfect thickness, and incredible retention - especially considering the ABV. Colour is a nontransparent solid black.

Sm: Chocolate and toffee dominate. Some cream comes through, but it's actually quite a moderate strength aroma.

T: Chocolate and toffee certainly dominate, accompanied by decent caramel and cream. No roast comes through. The oak aging does manifest, but a bit too strongly actually. Alcohol certainly comes through, unwelcome and upsetting. It's complex enough in terms of flavour, but the alcohol obstructs. Well built but a touch imbalanced.

Mf: Smooth and wet. I can't make up me mind as to whether or not it complements the flavours of the body.

Dr: Tough to drink, even though it's one of me favourite styles. It's just so damn high in alcohol, and that alcohol comes through. It's got a high price tag. It's certainly a sipper, best paired with oysters or strong fish and chips. I do like it, but the drinkability is its lowest factor.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on date of 11/16/2006, poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark black color, with a large light brown head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains roasted malts, rich chocolate, some coffee and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a strong sweet milk chocolate flavor that is quickly followed by the essence of oak aging. Then the hearty roasted malt character comes in along with a very mild but complementary hops presence to create a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Viscous and very smooth, heavy body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down dangerously easy, not too filling, strong kick, good representation of style, this is a very good aged big stout to drink for a long time as are all versions of Yeti that I’ve had.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I was happy FooFaa decided to share this beer w/ tenderbranson69, ffejherb, brewlut and me.

Poured into a pint from the chilled bomber.

A - Deep black body w/ a medium tan cap. The appearance of a thick stout with deep opacity and the beading is tiny.

S - A dark cocoa aroma which is sweet, creamy and nutty, plenty of roasted notes w/ a light dark fruit hint like plum with chocolate and vanilla bean

M - Creamy textured, full feel w/ mild spice and dry cocoa edge the alcohol is subtle , the finish is mildly bitter

T - The flavor is rich with a moderate blend of roasted malt, vanilla and bittersweet chocolate. The cayenne pepper noted on the label is there but more in the texture than the taste and the intensity of the chocolate is sufficient to accent the roasted malts. The flavor of the hops and alcohol seem to linger as the finish still has plenty of vanilla, probably a bonus from the oak aging, but not overdone.

D - A fantastic stout, not everything I hoped for, but pretty decent in the chocolate flavor dept. I wished it was a little more oaky with cayenne in the taste, but not disappointing in the least - another version of Yeti that hits the mark.

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Photo of Rifugium
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at ? (possibly Pinocchio's, Media, PA)

Poured opaque black with a nice finger of tan head that receded to a tiny film. Roasted malts and chocolate in the aroma mostly. Very roasty malts on the tongue, with dark chocolate and some bitter coffee, vanilla and oak in the background. Alcohol is moderately noticeable and there's a slightly bitter aftertaste. Medium-heavy mouthfeel, and very drinkable as a session ender.

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Photo of russpowell
4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Part of my Goebel's haul

Pours like 10,000 mile motor oil with 3 fingers of rocky brown/caramel colored head head. Nice viscosity to this, great head retention & good lacing

S: Dark chocolate, coffee & vanilla

T: Rich dark & milk chocolate, roasted grain bitterness, & some boozey vanilla up front. Dry boozey dark fruit dominates as this warms, plus some herbal hops along with vanilla & caramel, finishes dry, spicy from the pepper boozey hot with sublime chcolate & vanilla notes.
MF: Smooth, sticky, with low carbonation

Drinks a tad slow, the spicyness hotness is dragging an otherwise stellar offering down a bit. If you only have one bottle, save it until winter, or maybe even the next...First time I've really noticed this much hotness in any yeti iteration I've had. Still pretty damn tasty...

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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
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