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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,592
Reviews: 844
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 182
Gots: 564 | FT: 25
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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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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.

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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... :)

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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.

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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
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