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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,584
Reviews: 842
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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4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From growler picked up two days ago from brewery...poured in St Bernardus chalice.
Pours black with brown head.
Aroma of dark chocolate, espresso, dark roasted malts, carob, molasses.
Medium carbonation and big mouthfeel.
Flavors of bitter chocolate, oak, dark roasted malts, molasses. This is big and bold with a strong astringent and dry finish.
Would accompany many desserts nicely.

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4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled March 29, 2012

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with some light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some dark brown highlights. The beer has a finger tall very dark mocha head that slowly reduces to medium patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass.Moderate amounts of carbonation are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of dark malts, roasted malts, and slightly charred malts with some lighter notes of oak and stronger amounts of chocolate. Very light hints of spiciness like cayenne. Light amounts of alcohol towards the finish of the nose.

T: Upfront there are some moderate flavors of dark, roasted, and slightly burnt malts with some light notes of oaks and vanilla. There are moderate to strong flavors of dark chocolate with some light hints of cayenne spiciness. Overall this beer is sweeter and does not have a lot of bitterness. Very light flavors of licorice/anise.

M: Just shy of full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and silky.

O: Overall this beer is a touch too sweet and without enough bitterness to stand up to some of the suggested food pairings on the bottle (like the NY Strip Steak or the Blue Cheese). As the beer warms up, it rounds out a bit and tastes like some of the other Yeti stouts with a bit more chocolate. Feels more like a dessert beer to me.

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4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 2,584 ratings.