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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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2,473 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,473
Reviews: 829
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 160
Gots: 552 | FT: 23
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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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

trojankeg, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.6/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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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5/5  rDev +18.5%

MaryCeleste, Dec 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

AlexChillton, Dec 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

matthewpaul, Dec 13, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

drummermattie02, Dec 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ah yes. Pours black with nice dark brown head on top.

Mmm. Loads of roast and soot in the nose. Then the chocolate comes. Strong milk chocolate/cocoa character. Then finally I get a really strong sense of the pineappley hop/malt combo. Lots of soy.

Taste is more soot, roast. Again pretty much a repeat of the elements present in the nose.

Mouthfeel is thick with nice malt sweetness and roast.

Ah...glad to get back to the Yetis. Still prefer plain old Oaked though.

danieelol, Dec 12, 2011
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twelveinches, Dec 12, 2011
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IlludiumQ36, Dec 11, 2011
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alamode, Dec 11, 2011
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4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Desert + Beer = Chocolate Yeti

a - Dark, oil-slick like quietly poured out - calmly awaiting to be drank

s - chocolate notes are immediate. Dark roasted malts. Did I say chocolate.

t - See Nose = Chocolate! This one, I feel, is up there wit ST. Chokolat. Bits of an oakiness along with slight hints of vanilla make this an enjoyable drink.

m - a good, thick, heavy stout...somewhat syrupy.

o - very enjoyable. I think I may have 1 or 2 left... :)

vande, Dec 11, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle (bottled 3/31/2011) poured into a snifter. Pours an opaque black w/ a dense tan head that lingers, leaves sticky mocha lacing.

Aroma is dark roasted malt, chocolate, and a vaguely familiar spiciness - looking at the label now, this must be the cayenne.

Taste is roasted dark malt, bitter hops, chocolate, coffee, and dry oak. Nice bitter finish, and a little heat from the peppers.

Overall this has really good complexity w/ all the elements working in concert: chocolate, hops, oak, and spice. Well done Great Divide, another great rendition of the Yeti.

draheim, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

djrn2, Dec 06, 2011
Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,473 ratings.