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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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2,509 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,509
Reviews: 833
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 164
Gots: 557 | 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:
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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4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-almost black with about a fingers worth of very dark tan head that sticks to the glass

S-bitter dark coffee and sweet chocolate, roasted malt, a a little bit of oak

T-melted dark and milk chocolate, some dark coffee, vanilla, roasted malt, and a bit of peppery spice at the end. ABV is well hidden.

M-full body, moderate carbonation, very smooth, dry roasted mouthfeel

Overall a bit more choclatey than the original Yeti Imperial Stout, I would have to do a side by side to determine which of the Yeti's I like best, but haven't had a bad one yet. Really excellent.

ksimons, Apr 24, 2013
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4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a pitch black color with a towering, toffee brown colored head that. The head is thick as hell, and it dissipates very slowly. Foams coats a thick layer on the glass as I sip and leaves a nice patchwork of foam. Looks real purdy

S-Boozy, spicy, sweet, bitter coffee, vanilla, semi-sweet chocolate with a little spicy kick at the end. This symphony of aromas in the nose is just fantastic. I'm also sensing faint twinges of raw red meat which is strange, but I like it

T & MF-Syrupy, thick, chewy, full bodied. Taste starts with a warming boozy kick and a sweet chocolate flavor that precedes a nice zap of peppered spice in the finish. Hints of vanilla flavored coffee linger for a moment at the end but aren't as pronounced as the bitter chocolate and the spice. Very complex.

O-Great Divide did it again. Absolutely exceptional. I like this brew more than KBS and it's in a tie with original Yeti and Founders Breakfast Stout as my favorite beers available. Complex and well layered with a nice, thick body, this brew could be appreciated by anyone.

Jacurdy60, Apr 23, 2013
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4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Into a large snifter...

A: inky black beer with sli dark head that slips away; oily lace motes inside the glass

S: super dark roasty chocolate malts and bittersweet (yes) chocolate

T: not overly sweet - sweet start dries into mellow bitterness; oak contributes lighter, drier characteristics to a rock-solid stout base

M: one of the defining characteristics, for me, of the Yeti series is a certain feel - the flavors are exactly what they say - but the feel is sublime. There is enough abrasion to make it feel like a rugged drink, but also a slick silkiness that makes it drink like a fine cordial.

O: fanboy status confirmed, this is probably my least favorite in the Yeti line. An excellent drink, but I really loved the Espresso Oak, (regular) Yeti, and Belgian Yeti better. I'm probably just more for those flavor profiles, so I tried not to let my preferences overly affect my scores. This is an excellent drink.

Greywulfken, Apr 21, 2013
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 3/28/2013

22oz Bottle poured into a snifter

A: Pours pitch black with a moderate amount of carbonation leading up to its finger wide mocha/ruby head. The head reduces to a halo around the perimeter of the glass and leaves a nice lacing.

N: I get dark roasted coffee, chocolate, and oak foremost. When I really get my nose in there I get hints of vanilla and very light cayenne

T: Taste like it smells, coffee dark chocolate and caramel. The cayenne is more prominent in the taste than the nose suggests. It leaves a nice touch of spicy heat right after it goes down. It reminds me of a more subtle Lindt Dark Chocolate Chili

M: Full bodied and silky with very low levels of carbonation. Also the chocolate lingers as the palate dries.

O: Excellent Imperial Stout! As expected, it stands up to the other Yetis Ive had thus far. Would recommend would by again.

Petela, Apr 16, 2013
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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 2,509 ratings.