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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,587
Reviews: 843
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 174
Gots: 564 | 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:
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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4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Having reviewed other Yeti's extensively, I will eschew traditional reviewing format and focus on the things that made this one different.

The look and mouthfeel were the same... excellent for the style! The smell was very, very close to the standard yeti, with just a hint of oak and more emphasis on that creamy, sweet scent. The flavor was closer to classic Yeti than Oak, due to the Chocolate being the main event. Very sweet chocolate up front, but there's a smooth, woody, aged profile lingering underneath it all pleasantly.

This is my least favorite Yeti, but still easily outshines many, many beers out there today. Yeti is good people!

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4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
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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4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A-Black in the glass a deep brown head, with some lacing and it is sticky.

S-Dark chocolate (not super sweet like ST's chocolate) some oak and a tad bit of roasted malt.

T-Good deal of dark chocolate, bitter chocolate, still not overly sweet. Slight vanilla and oak.

M-Medium bodied, nicely carbonated and creamy.

O-A nice beer, was not expecting the dark chocolate but it ended up being a great change of pace for a chocolate stout and it came out great.

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4.07/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap @ Whole Foods - Mile Post Pub (PA)
Looks great, I enjoy all the Yeti's. It was a bit too cold so I let it warm, taking a few sips every 5 minutes.
Overall, it is a great Imperial Stout, but the addition of the choco did not do much for my palate. I didn't want it to be SUPER sweet like some of the Southern Tier stouts, but it was very bitter and caused a drying of my mouth. Some intense smokey and charcoal type flavors in the aftertaste.
I have a bomber bottle and I will compare that to the one on tap.
Try it, but don't expect any sweetness.

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4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance - nice, dark and motor oilish, great for a stout. Dark tan head lacing around the glass diminishing as it sits.

Smell - typical soft metallic smell of a stout, nice chocolate and hints of cocoa and coffee

Taste - A bit more metallic than I would like, but it has nice chocolate notes mixed with the thick stout mouth feel. Nice all around with the oak notes coming through in subtle vanilla. Nice.

Mouthfeel - very good for a stout, nice and thick, not too thin and "weak" for a big stout.

Overall - Really well done and nicely aged in the oak for the correct amount of time to mix with the other flavors.

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

Appearance:
Very dark beer with a dark chocolate colored head. Leaves nice lacing on glass.

Smell:
A lot of booze and sweetness on the nose along with hints of chocolate and coffee.

Taste:
Black coffee, mocha, resinous hop bitterness (surprisingly), sweet and the oak flavor also stands out

Mouth feel:
Very smooth and creamy. This beer is quite sticky too.

Overall:
Pretty good stuff by GDBC. Just like the bottle says: "decadent" "luscious"

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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 2,587 ratings.