1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Chocolate Oak Aged YetiChocolate Oak Aged Yeti

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,432 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 2,432
Reviews: 826
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 161
Gots: 535 | FT: 21
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 2,432 | Reviews: 826 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Mlawrence
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Mlawrence, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of RyanGoodman
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

RyanGoodman, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of Red_Chaos1
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Red_Chaos1, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of jivex5k
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

jivex5k, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of TonyTalon
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

TonyTalon, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of CWhite
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

CWhite, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of BillyTWilliams
4/5  rDev -5.2%

BillyTWilliams, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of HopsintheSack
4/5  rDev -5.2%

HopsintheSack, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of pjs234
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

pjs234, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of PaBeerLover
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

PaBeerLover, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of mtbdonn
4/5  rDev -5.2%

mtbdonn, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of TimoP
4/5  rDev -5.2%

TimoP, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of DelicateDelirium
4/5  rDev -5.2%

DelicateDelirium, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of Barbie
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Barbie, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of Softestdog
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Softestdog, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of FeelinSurley
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

FeelinSurley, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of TwelveOunces
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into a snifter

A- Pours pitch motor oil black. No light, no coloration. one finger of a brown head.

S- A little fruit in the nose. some dark fruits and some citrus as well. A moderate amount of chocolate. Theres a bit of the oak character as well. Still fairly hoppy.

T- Bitter up front, A lot of bitterness from the chocolate as well as the hops. The hop flavor has faded but is still somewhat present. Chocolate is this beers strongest flavor. There's a good bit of roasted malt as well as some caramel notes. Alcohol is well hidden. Oak flavor is subtle but only adds to the beer.

M- Smooth but a sipper never the less. Some alcohol warming. Bitter for a stout.

O- Great beer. Good take on the regular Yeti.

TwelveOunces, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of MikeB91c
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

MikeB91c, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of Ajoirish
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured dark with a thin head on top. I did drink this a little colder than I normally would, but I still enjoyed it a lot!

The chocolate comes through the boozy flavor very nicely. The beer has a very rich mouth feel which comes as no surprise.

I will absolutely be drinking this again in the winter.

Ajoirish, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of edwardprung
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

edwardprung, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of KegsAndEggs
2.75/5  rDev -34.8%

KegsAndEggs, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of WoodburyMN
4/5  rDev -5.2%

WoodburyMN, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of johnyb
4/5  rDev -5.2%

johnyb, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of Naterobsnyk4
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Naterobsnyk4, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of beerandcycling88
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter from a bomber.

A Pours a dark brown that borders on black. It is topped with a very thick mocha head that has excellent retention.

S Lots of dark chocolate, roast, with a hint of vanilla.

T Very earthy with a lot of dark chocolate. A bit of bakers chocolate bitterness with a bit of spice on the finish.

M Thick and creamy quite nice.

Overall this is another excellent Yeti worth seeking out and drinking. The coca nibs pairs well with the base beer and the addition of cayenne pepper is well executed as it doesn't overpower any of the other flavors. Possibly my favorite Yeti so far.

beerandcycling88, Aug 25, 2012
Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 2,432 ratings.