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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,416
Reviews: 824
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 161
Gots: 532 | FT: 22
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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Photo of thedoubler55
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark as night, pitch black, about a two finger tan head at the top that sticks to the glass with every sip to leave a nice lacing.

S: Nice subtle notes of chocolate and malts, slight hint of coffee, nose is not to extravegant on this one.

T: Lots of chocolate all over on this one, with slight hints of oak and nice coffee.

M: Full body, Medium carbonation.

O: Another great brew from Great Divide, thoroughly enjoyed this beer, nice warm feeling with every sip.

thedoubler55, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of DavidST
4.65/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a snifter, bottled on Mar 28, 2012. This pours a thickish pitch black with a decent mocha tight bubbled head which leaves a glass coating lacing. The smells are of dark chocolate, of dark roasted malts, a little alcohol. The feel is thick and creamy. The taste is great, lots of dark and milk chocolate, nice sweetness milk sugar type of taste, some bitter dark roasted malts. Love it.

DavidST, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of rkarimi
4.22/5  rDev 0%

rkarimi, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of cvm4
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Jet black, half finger dark tan head. Lacing is alright.

S - Oak, dark chocolate, expresso and sweetness of vanilla.

T - Starts out like an oak yeti with a good amount of roasted malts. Then it fades into bitter dark chocolate and lingers on the finish.

M - Somewhat thin for the style. It's not water just not what I expect out of great stouts. Leaves a dry finish.

O - Great addition with the chocolate. Regular yeti flavors come through along with the oak to produce a great beer.

cvm4, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of Brunobstyle
2/5  rDev -52.6%

Brunobstyle, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of WynnO
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

WynnO, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of Yabev15
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Yabev15, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of MSandahl23
4/5  rDev -5.2%

MSandahl23, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of lalaloveyou
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

lalaloveyou, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of bluerabbit
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

bluerabbit, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of vrbulldog22
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

vrbulldog22, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of Rymish
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Rymish, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of erlenmeyer
4/5  rDev -5.2%

erlenmeyer, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of seanmugs
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

seanmugs, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of minneapolitanjim
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

minneapolitanjim, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of TheMadStork
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

TheMadStork, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of TheRicker
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

TheRicker, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of lionoa7x
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

lionoa7x, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of CloudStrife
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled Mar 28 2012

A: Pours a thick pitch black with a 1.5 finger tan head. Head fades over the course of 5min. Some nice lacing, i could probably count my sips if i didnt swirl.

S: First I get an oaky dark fruit / roasted malt aroma. Certainly has some chocolate overtones that become more dominant as it warms up. Alcohol is there, perhaps complimented by the cayenne spice.

T: This is already one complex beer that will only get better. Starts off as one would expect a regular yeti, then some oak kicks in and fades into a chocolate aftertaste.

M: Still pretty fresh, this has a fairly high level of carbonation. Remains smooth and creamy though. Certainly warms you up.

Overall its a very enjoyable beer that I would recommend to anyone who likes stouts. Would be a great one to age.

CloudStrife, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of GreatBloomer
4/5  rDev -5.2%

GreatBloomer, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of MatthewWilde
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sample: 1 bottle 2012

A: Pitch black, pours with some lacing, light internal carbonation, clearly not translucent

S: Quite fragrant, heavy cocoa powder, espresso, some vanilla as well, a definite wood characteristic, malty, touch of alcohol, complex

T: Mimics the nose, great combination of smoke, cocoa, wood, spice, very flavorful, definitely heavy, complex and powerful

M: Extremely heavy in the mouth, but still very smooth, moderate espresso aftertaste, only a bit drying

O: Heavy fragrance, flavor, and smooth as well, awesome complexity, a must try

MatthewWilde, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of GarthDanielson
4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is an extremely dark, opaque, brown-to-black coloring with a chocolatey brown colored head that looks slick, sits low, and clings to everything it touches. Aromas are deeply sweet and darkly roasted, with a touch of Mexican drinking chocolate and roasted coffee, with a hint of booze. Flavors are rich and smooth, with a roasted, dark coffee backbone that has bittersweet cocoa highlights. Woody and earthy highlights throughout, it truly feels like you are eating a big, fat chunk of dark chocolate. The aftertaste is bittersweet, with a dark roasting that lasts through to the finish, which lingers behind with a coating along the palate. Strong, solid brew with heavy flavors, a creamy body, and a good, potent punch.

GarthDanielson, May 31, 2012
Photo of marshmeli
4/5  rDev -5.2%

marshmeli, May 30, 2012
Photo of Mister_Joshy
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Mister_Joshy, May 29, 2012
Photo of kirkse
4/5  rDev -5.2%

kirkse, May 29, 2012
Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 2,416 ratings.