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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,563
Reviews: 838
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 172
Gots: 563 | FT: 21
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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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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Photo of dbrauneis
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.

Photo of metter98
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of micromaniac129
3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I poured this beer into my yeti snifer because this is exactly why I bought, to drink yeti 's.
The color is super dark brown with a slightly cascading mocha beige head.
The smell as one might guess is deeply roasted barley malts oak and cocoa nibs. I did notice though an off scent of some sort.
The taste features a big roasted malt taste, nice. Also is plenty of oak and cocoa. Vinilla too from the oak tannins which also dry it out a bit. The beer has some spice added too which I don't taste but feel the heat. Big bold flavors here which drinks smooth and creamy, yet there is also considerable amount of gritt and ash in the feel.
My least favor yeti to date. I just didn't carry for it.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of ilikebeer03
4.74/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

22 oz. bottle dated 3/28/12 poured into snifter.
A: pours a beautiful jet black. Nice tan head about 2 fingers worth. Excellent retention and lacing.
S: Delicious. chocolate, oak, toasted malt.
T: excellent. dryness from the oak. heavy chocolate. Lots on the finish. a bit of vanilla.
M: coats the mouth like oil. low carbonation.
O: an excellent beer. Can't wait to try one fresh!

Great beer. Will be buying again.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of srhoadsy
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured slightly chilled into a snifter. Bottle from April 2011.

Pours a rich dark black with a quarter inch brown head with aggressive pour. Minimal surface layer with light lacing.

Aromas of carmelized sugars, dark roast coffee, bittersweet chocolate and dried fruits.

Tastes as amazing as it smells. Flavor follows through the aromas along with smoky, mineral background.

Heavy mouthfeel with light carbonation and a sweet finish. Some alcohol burn as it warms up and pleasant lingering cocoa aftertaste.

Overall an excellent beer. I wish I had cellared a few more bottles.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.76/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From notes, 10/26/10. Pretty good stout, though something of a disappointment. I’m a big fan of chocolate imperial stouts and was very much looking forward to trying this one. Unfortunately, this beer is held back by a fairly rough boozy/acetone quality. The chocolate flavor is a little bit Hershey’s syrup-esque and not nearly strong enough against the other flavors. The nose seems to have some bland citrus pith/pine resin hoppiness, along with strong notes of vanilla and rum. Not much roast in this one. Mouthfeel is kinda up and down - good thickness but fairly harsh and hot. On the other hand, the appearance is superb - wall-to-wall black with a big brown head of creamy bubbles. One more quick disappointment - very little oak character. Can’t say that I totally get GDBC.

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 2,563 ratings.