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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,504
Reviews: 832
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 163
Gots: 555 | FT: 24
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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drh1382, Aug 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Hophead717, Aug 05, 2012
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zbooks, Aug 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

freewill35, Aug 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Rudy, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of stephenjmoore
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- Thick pitch black pour with a thick mocha colored head that disappears quickly into a thin layer of bubbles. Good lacing Nd good retention.

S- Chocolate malts are the most noticeable initially. Some oak on the noise as well, along with a roasted malt aroma too.

T- Chocolate malt comes through the most along with a smooth oak backbone. Slight alcohol taste towards the finish along with some roasted malt.

M- Very smooth with a medium carbonation level and minimal alcohol burn.

O- Another good Yeti offering. Chocolate is not dominate, but is the centerpiece of this variety.

stephenjmoore, Aug 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

3Hops, Aug 02, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

mikevo, Aug 01, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

consumed on 7/29. picked up locally. enjoyed from my deschutes snifter.
bottled 3/27/2012

a - brew poured a stunning black with a few fingers of deep brown chocolatey head. as the head dissipaited some chunky lacing was left on the glass.

s - deep chocolate burst at first then a tickle of roasted malts. the oak shows itself on the backend of the scent.

t - not as decadent as the nose suggests. the oak comes out much more in force in the flavor than the nose. the hoppiness of yeti is there, but tamed back by the oak and swallowed a bit by the cocoa nibs. some spiciness on the finish.

m - finishes a bit bitter. tingles in my mouth

o - very good beer. dig this variation quite a bit...as all the yeti's.


cosmicevan, Aug 01, 2012
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4.83/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black as crude oil and almost as viscous. The darkest head I have ever laid eyes on. Seriously, cocoa powder dark. Big head developed from my pour into a pint glass, over 2 fingers. Dissipated to about one finger after a minute, kind of clumpy result before settling at a thickish film. Good lacing though.
Smell is awesome. Rich roasted malts, dark chocolate, smoke, whiskey/rum, dark fruits (raisins and plums), wheat, just the whole darn fruitcake up in here! Phenomenal balance and complexity, truly one of the best noses I've ever whiffed.
Taste is dark chocolate, roasted/toasted malt, wheat, the dark fruits, coffee, smoke and whiskey. Again, the balance and complexity here are top of the charts. Didn't notice any cayenne or any other pepper at all. Sad face.
Full-bodied, lightly effervesced, smooth with a drying finish. A faint medicinal note appears in the aftertaste. Warming from the smell nearly. The faintest whiff of pepper showed up very late in the aftertaste, like one pepper walked by the tank while it was fermenting. An amazingly good beer, even better than the original in my estimation.

PorterLambic, Jul 31, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an inky black without even the slightest suggestion of clarity. A finger of sticky brown head sinks down to a collar that goes on to leave perfect lacing and a suggestion of booze.

Abstract chocolate character on the nose... very clean and unoffensive, some fudge, a bit of vanilla/caramel, and the expected Yeti characteristics that I have grown to enjoy very much.

I think the wood actually takes the lead roll here. Burnt but approachable oak characteristics, the chocolate manages to remain in balance with everything else at play. Very smooth.

The entire Yeti line is worth trying, and this is no exception.

yamar68, Jul 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

johnnyboy76, Jul 28, 2012
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Xarenthel, Jul 23, 2012
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4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

pours a jet black with a brown mocha foamy head.
it has a strong chocolate aroma w/ faint coffee and malt smells in the background.
tastes of chocolate followed by some coffee, rich stout flavor with oakiness as well. the mouthfeel is creamy and has a low carbonation with a coffee aftertaste, but i can taste of slight spiciness in the back of my throat.
overall its a very good imperial stout and I love the extra chocolate flavor.

JordonHoltzman, Jul 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Boilerfood, Jul 23, 2012
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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 2,504 ratings.