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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,571
Reviews: 839
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 172
Gots: 564 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: With a vigorous pour in my Duvel tulip, the color is black as sin, and the head luxuriously sits on top with about 2 fingers of thickness. Lacing is thick, even, and viscous.

S: Roasted barley, dark cocoa, vanilla extract, and a slight spicy singe top off the aroma. It's quite inviting.

T: Woah--that is intense. Tons of roasted marshmallow, dark chocolate, oak, vanilla, and slightly burnt mesquite wood. The finish is thick and heavy.

M: Chewy with slight carbonation, it has a syrupy quality that I look for in imperial stouts.

O: While it's not quite as spectacular as the espresso-aged version, this is yet another incredible treat from Great Divide.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I had Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti 2012 from a snifter on 7/9/2012.

Appearance: Very dark brown or black with nearly an inch of brown/tan head and noticeable alcohol legs.

Smell: Surprise! It smells like chocolate. Unlike a lot of chocolate stouts that tend toward the coffee/mocha/cocoa side of the spectrum, this beer has a very milk chocolate forward aroma and, when coupled with the potent vanilla notes from the oak, the effect is reminiscent of chocolate chip cookies.

Taste: Vanilla comes through more powerfully in the taste than in the aroma. Chocolate is still the dominant characteristic and, on the finish, there is a nice spice from the added pepper that cuts the sweetness and adds a good balance.

Mouthfeel: The name “Yeti” suggests a pretty heavy drinking beer, and it is, but the carbonation is sufficient to make the beer quite smooth. Unlike some bigger stouts, there isn’t a grainy or chewy texture.

Overall: I love chocolate stouts and this Yeti variant may be my new favorite. The aroma is outstanding and the taste completely backs it up. It is also nice to find a truly great stout that is both readily available and reasonably priced.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled March 29, 2012

Beer is black with a good-sized tan head. Recedes fairly quickly, leaving some lacing.

Oak comes through strongly in the smell, vanilla. Chocolate is next, along with roasted malt. The oak and chocolate work really well together.

Chocolate and oak in the taste. Roasted malt. Chili lends a spicy taste, works well. Vanilla is there as well. Alcohol is noticeable in the finish. Finish is particularly oaky. Good.

Full bodied, moderate carbonation, spiciness from the chili.

Overall, very good. The chili works great, and the oak and chocolate are a great combo. Good stuff.

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Appearance: Pitch black. Long lasting massive head with a brownish tint.

Aroma: Deep aromas of roasted chocolate (malt) and espresso. A little bit of spice too. Malty.

Taste: Strong. Liquorice, coffee, and dark chocolate. Alcohol is evident, and the beer is harsher than I'd like, but tasty for sure! The oak aging makes this somewhat more bitter than I'd otherwise expect.

Mouthfeel: Soupy, but lighter than I expected. Medium bodied.

Overall: A great beer, but I was stuffed with food when I drank this, so it felt rather heavy at least in that state. Packs a lot of aromas and robust flavours.

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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 2,571 ratings.