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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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2,414 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,414
Reviews: 824
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 160
Gots: 530 | 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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BMart, Dec 28, 2011
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4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Delirium Tremens snifter. Label says Bottled on Apr 19 2011.

A- Pours a thick, deep motor oil black with a 1/2 inch of dark tan head that collapses to an 1/8 inch ring around the snifter's edge with some light surface foam. Only a tad of lacing present.

S- Heavy oak followed by dark chocolate and caramel. Also hints of vanilla.

T- Explodes onto the palate with sharp twinges of oak flavor mixed with alcohol. Turbulent waves of dark chocolate and woody astringency make this a rollercoaster ride of a beer. Also detecting some hot spice that provides a bit of a capsaicin burn. Plus some caramel and molasses notes. Intense isn't enough of a word to describe this one.

M- Chewy and viscous with a controlled burn that slides from the tongue to the back of the throat. Medium-low carbonation.

O- You really have to be in the mood to drink a scorcher like this. Luckily, I just got off work so this is the perfect way to unwind.

Immortale25, Dec 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.48/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: pours 1 finger cocoa colored head. Pitch black. Rich and creamy looking.

S: dark chocolate and smokiness. Slight raisin and molasses.

T: cocoa, oak, tart sweet bitterness, huge alcohol warming finish. Rich but not smooth. The finish is a little unkind.

M: thick and full.

O: Way to powerful finish. Both with booze and zing. Beer looks good, smells good, tastes ok but finishes awful. Not happy overall but the parts are better than the whole.

JerseyKirk, Dec 22, 2011
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

April 2011 bottle.

A - Black, reddish brown, thick tan head, great lacing.

S - Oak, light vanilla, roast, some chocolate.

T - Oak, chocolate, smooth roast, some chili heat, black coffee.

M - Fairly heavy, but not syrupy or exceptionally thick. Somewhat low carbonation, but at 9.5% that's not a bad thing.

Cinderbike, Dec 20, 2011
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Bottled on May 10, 2010. Poured in to CBS snifter.

A - Poured a thick, inky black with 1.4 inch of espresso coloured head that quickly receded to a thin ring around the glass.

S - Dark roasted malts, oak, a hint of vanilla and some sweet milk chocolate. The chocolate is more muted than I expected.

T - Roasted malts, hints of oak and vanilla and milk chocolate. There is a spiciness that shows up in the finish and becomes more noticeable with every sip. A decent hop bitterness is present from the hops. The chocolate is noticeable but not dominate.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Too much carbonation for my liking.

O - I think I would enjoy this one more without the cayenne.

TheSevenDuffs, Dec 17, 2011
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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 2,414 ratings.