1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Chocolate Oak Aged YetiChocolate Oak Aged Yeti

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,501 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 2,501
Reviews: 832
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 162
Gots: 557 | FT: 24
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 2,501 | Reviews: 832 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of CHADMC3
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a rich solid black body beneath a deep tan head that quickly dissolves to leave almost no lacing in its path.

The rich chocolate aroma wafts from the glass mixed with the herbal and woody oak notes. Roasted malts show up after a short time as well with some vanilla notes as the beer warms.

Delicious flavors are abundant with this beer dominated by the sweet chocolate nibs, followed by the herbal oak and roasted malt and topped with a spicy bite to finish.

Full and rich in body, this beer has medium carbonation, a thick, coating mouthfeel, and a pleasant kick from the abv to finish.

Great beer all around and a nice oak aged example in that the oak is complimentary versus being dominant. The flavors and aromas come together very nicely in this beer.

CHADMC3, Jun 18, 2011
Photo of AndyGz
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft at Hamilton's Tavern in South Park, San Diego, CA.

Very dark and opaque with a nougat brown carbonation that quickly dissipates in the center... leaving a ring that hangs on, lacing the glass with each sip.
Light sweet cocoa and malty scent.
Notes of cocoa and balanced chocolate malts, pleasantly low on any hot/alcohol flavor.
Sticky but as light as a beer this big can be.
Great balance.
I would definitely be happy to drink a few more of these, and hopefully sooner than later.

AndyGz, Jun 15, 2011
Photo of mikesgroove
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a thick, opaque black as night liquid with a very full two inch plus head of tan creamy and sticky foamy lace on top.

lots of aromas of lactose and chocolate and a bit of coffee. I almost picked up some licorice in there as well. First thing that hits you is the ton of lactose sugar and a wall of chocolate. Deep german dark chocolate mixed in with some bron sugar and a touch of coffee. Definatly some licorice in here too. Super creamy. It had ample carbonation which really hung around well throughout the sesson and helped to give it a really full feel. Lots of creamy notes made this a definite dessert beer.

Well this was very full and to be honest it would be hard to drink alot of them simply for that reason however, there was really no hint what so ever of the abv

mikesgroove, Jun 13, 2011
Photo of Zorro
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Lightproof black colored beer with a medium sized dark brown colored head. Closest yet to creating a black colored head.

Smell is strong on the chocolate and patent malt. Strong oak, good vanilla and wood aroma. Somewhat boozy smelling ethanol fumes carry pretty much just vanilla. Some coffee scent but really it's just char and smoke from the malt.

Starts out frankly burnt flavor, STRONG patent malts here. Thick creamy beer. Some malt present but it hasn't much of a chance against all the char here; at best it manages to make this bittersweet. Unsweetened baking chocolate and a MASSIVE dose of patent malt. Not bad, could be more complex though.

This beer is THICK!

Drinkability is good. This is on the thick side of thick and burnt side of burnt, a little extreme. Can't see drinking this one more than once in a while.

Zorro, Jun 12, 2011
Photo of GrindFatherBob
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 22oz bottle into a Unibroue tulip.

A- Black as night with a thick tan head that develops into beautiful ribs of lacing.

S- Smells of fresh tobacco, liquor, leather, coffee, smoke, and faintly of chocolate

T- Charred wood, smoke, alcohol heat, portabella mushrooms, chocolate, leather and mild hops.

M- Medium body, spicy after burn, oak lingering on the tongue heavily.

O- This sure kicks the shit out of normal yeti. I love it.

GrindFatherBob, Jun 11, 2011
Photo of FATKIDREVOLUTION
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In the midwest, this beer was as elusive as the ancient Yeti himself ! Had to search hi and low.

Appearance - Dark. Very Dark. Almost black.

Smell - smells like a barley wine. Heavy alcohol. Heavy scent of chocolate.

Taste - A little Hot. High alcohol taste with a heavy backend of Chocolate.

Mouthfeel - not a big head on this one. Poured like oil. Not very carbonated.

Overall - This was a heavy imperial. It reminded me of the 2010 Dark Lord Day imperial stout. Give this one a little time to age I and I think it will take a little of the sting out.

Temperature
Kept it in the fridge. Let it sit out for a minute or two before pouring into the 'Ol Pint Glass.

FATKIDREVOLUTION, Jun 08, 2011
Photo of BobZ
3.68/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into my Duvel Tulip, vintage is 2010.

Appearance: Dark brown almost black in color, builds a ½” tan head which recedes to about a 1/16”.

Smell: Big chocolate as expected, then roasted malt, very pleasant and spot on for the style. The hops are less noticeable than the oak aged Yeti.

Taste: Follows the aroma verbatim, chocolate over roasted malt. Again smooth and delicious. One of the better Chocolate stouts I’ve had, better than Southern Tier but nowhere near as good as Struise Mocha Bomb.

Mouthfeel: Well carbonated and smooth.

Overall: Again, a very nice example of a chocolate stout. I would buy again.

BobZ, Jun 08, 2011
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

For an imperial stout, this one looked pretty good. Inky black darkness allowed no light through whatsoever. The head was pretty nice and lasted a while, with a dark brown, coffee like color. Lacing was clumpy and patchy, sliding back down the glass eventually.

Smelled of heavily dark roasty and smoky burnt malts, woody charcoal aromas, tons of chocolate, and a smidge of coffee. Alcohol is quite noticeable.

Taste is very strong, much like the smell, with roasty malts, smoky oaked wood notes, semi-sweet baker's chocolate, quite noticeable alcohol, and ample coffee.

Feel was very rich, thick, and smooth, except for a being a bit overly hot with alcohol. Bitterness and chocolate/coffee notes linger.

It's pretty good stuff, but not spectacular. This one could probably use to be aged to reduce the heat.

Honestly in the categories of appearance, smell and taste I preferred the regular oak aged yeti over the chocolate. Espresso is to be reviewed in the near future.

AlCaponeJunior, Jun 07, 2011
Photo of Forb
3.58/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz.. bottled on March 24th...

Appearance: Cavernous darkness with an intensely espresso-like color of a head.

Smell: Dominantly chocolate with the oak not being as prevalent as I would have expected.

Taste: Strong, full body with chocolate being the most notable of the flavors while the oak fell a bit too subtle for me.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation for a filling brew.

Overall: This yeti is a true beast! An intense experience but not something I'm going back for.

Forb, Jun 06, 2011
Photo of davidbowers13
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle.

A - Dark black body and an aggressive pour yields a milk chocolate colored head of roughly 1 - 2 fingers tall.

S - Smelled of rich chocolate and coffee. Very inviting.

T - Taste followed the nose. Very smooth chocolate front with a little coffee/mocha flavored finish. A little heat at the end. Everything worked together very nicely.

M - Covers the mouth very well. Smooth and silky.

O - I was very impressed with this beer and happy to have tried it. Everything balanced well. I definately recommend trying this beer.

davidbowers13, Jun 06, 2011
Photo of rudzud
4.63/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Picked this up from Julio's 8 months ago or so, bottled on May 29, 2010. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - A wonderful oily black pour with a big, thick two finger dark, rich chestnut head. This head fades absurdly slow. There is a little side lacing as well as a slightly leggy sides.

S - Rich chocolate notes as well as some really nice, albeit muted, bourbon notes and oak. The aged has really mellowed this beer out wondefully.

T - Like the nose just a bit more boozy. There are nice rich, deep, dark chocolate followed up by bourbon and oak. There is a big, spicy cayenne finish that is shockingly hot. Its not too potent but this really much have been hot and boozy when first brewed.

M - Low carbonation results in a slightly chewy, very creamy beer. Still a little hot though but it really does still feel good.

O - Wish I had another bottle at this age so I could try it with 2 years on it and see how much more it mellows. Its still a spicey stout with some good heat, but it delivers exactly what it promises as far as chocolate and barrel goes, but this cayenne is a definate wake up. Really, really delicious.

rudzud, Jun 06, 2011
Photo of dfillius
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed a month post bottling.
A: Aggressive to moderate pour yields 1 finger of dark brown head with superb retention. Pitch black liquid. Perfect.
S: Semi-sweet chocolate (specifically Ghirardelli chocolate chips) some slight coffee, nutmeg, cinnamon.
T: Sweet chocolate nicely countered by roasty bitterness. The finish is all bitterness in a black coffee manner. Very chocolatey in general, like a liquid 85% cocoa bar. Super nice. Cayenne, huh? Very slightly noticeable at the end.
M: Strongly bitter, chewy, some warmth at the end on the tongue and deep down. Cayenne or alcohol?
D: Delicious paired with chocolate chip cookies. I'd love to have more.

dfillius, Jun 05, 2011
Photo of Gtreid
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber poured into a Ccb snifter.

A: Jet black. A smooth pour creates an impressive finger of mocha head that retains rather well for an imperial stout.

A: Big milk chocolate up front, followed by notes of roasted malt, oak, and some earthy hops. But let's not kid ourselves, the chocolate notes are the dominate traits of the beer.

T: Again, just enormous chocolate flavors. The roast and the earthy hops give a nice bitterness that lends some balance to the brew. The very interesting part is the slight heat from the peppers. The heat is not over bearing and really imparts a sense of uniqueness to his version of yeti. The heat also plays well with the oak barrels. Finishes slightly dry with a lingering heat from the cayenne.

M: creamy and smooth. Heavy body, just perfect carbonation for the style.

O: I was very impressed by this beer. I thought the chocolate, peppers, roast, and oak were all balanced extremely well. Just an outstanding brew and one I will be picking up more often. Skal.

Gtreid, Jun 05, 2011
Photo of TheBrewo
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We pour a thick, dark brown brew that exposes medium brown around the edges when held to light. It holds a brief one finger head of mocha colored bubbles that quickly dissipate to a course amalgamation towards one side of the glass. This becomes a curious ring of homogenous bubbles that refuse to depart. Carbonation appears very light and slow, but bubbles are producible with a heavy handed swirl. No sediment is noted. Aromas of oak barreling waft thickly off the surface of the beer. These are harmoniously intertwined with chalky cocoa nibs, heavy roasted malts, and a charcoal smokiness. Layers deeper we find a cakey sweetness, with hints at vanilla. Here too we find a lemony, citrusy hop character that is undeniable, cutting the darker aromas further. As the beer warms a hearty booze begins to seep out and into the nostrils. As we sip the mouth is met by dark, spicy malts, and a brighter than expected hop character. These play nicely together, with the cayenne pepper really shining through the more you swish each sip around the tongue. It actually delivers a surprising level of heat. The hops quickly bow out to this, leaving us with those dark malts, even darker chocolate, and a heavy palate of oak. These flavors, along with a sugary, dessert-quality sweetness flash across the tongue through the middle. The finish is marked with an even hotter cayenne pepper explosion that leaves you tingling half way down the throat. Chalky, dark malts also help bring the flavoring home, and full circle. The last flavors to leave are those of soft vanilla and bittersweet chocolate, appropriately. The aftertaste breathes with booze, hot and black peppers, and bright floral and citric hops. The body is thick and full, and the carbonation is medium. The mouth is left coated and astringently dried, due to both the oak action and the cayenne. The tongue is slick, but sticky. There is glorious slurpability and froth to each sip. This brew is doubly warming, from both the alcohol content and the spicy pepper inclusions. The abv is appropriate and this beer is more of a sipper, that you want to cherish.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew were some of the unexpected highlights through the flavoring. For such a dark stout, and one that is barrel aged, we were not really expecting the bright hop components here and there. Above all, what was most surprising in this regard was the cayenne pepper. While other beers will utilize such intense ingredients it is hard to find a brew with this so masterfully integrated, yet starkly independent throughout the tasting. This is truly a unique beer, standing way out from the rest of the style.

TheBrewo, Jun 04, 2011
Photo of lnashsig
4.88/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my DFH snifter, pours a pitch black color, with solid tan head that fills the top of the glass then recedes slowly. Smell- milk chocolate, cayenne, dark chocolate, coffee, roasty bitterness. Taste- roasty bitterness, dark chocolate, faint hint of cayenne, followed by an ending of roasty bitterness. Mouthfeel- this one is perfect. Nice thickness, nice carbonation, goes down perfectly. Drinkability- this is the best Yeti I have tasted so far. Incredibly impressive.

lnashsig, Jun 03, 2011
Photo of Fluke828
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle-> Partial pour-> CCB Snifter
Bottled on Mar 31 2011

A-> Black/very dark brown when held up to light. Hardly any light penetration. A gentle pour yields about 1+ finger of mocha colored frothy head. Some sparse lace develops on the sides of the snifter.

S-> Immediately get bitter bitter chocolate and roasted, borderline burnt coffee. Also get a fine, sweet, almost candied sugar cocoa/hint of oak aroma that blends with the chocolate...is that a tiny hint of vanilla? either way it's enticing to say the least...

T-> Very bitter baking chocolate is what hits first and foremost. Do get a bit of oak as well as dash of smoke flavor I think? Roasted malts shine through the middle for sure. I do get some hoppy flavors despite what others have said however they are no match for the complex competition amongst the other flavor players going on in this brew. Pretty spicy on the finish for a chocolate stout, must be getting some of the cayenne here which I think it accentuated by a significant amount of carbonation for the style, particularly on the finish.

M-> As mentioned, a healthy dose of carbonation coupled with what I believe is the cayenne makes this one a bit of a harsh drinker right now. Pretty velvety on the overall feel but with a pretty dry finish for the style. Full bodied no doubt.

O-> Pulled this one out of the cellar on a whim and although I'm glad to have tried it, it needed more time to mellow out. As mentioned this is a bit harsh right now yet I was worried that the Chocolate and other flavors might begin to fade so I decided to try this reasonably "fresh." (for a big stout anyway) Not sure if it is the cayenne or what but there is an itchy, spicy tingle in the back of the throat and I'm still not done with this beer. Taste was really interesting and reminded me ever so slightly of Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout, for what it's worth. Needed more time in the cellar in my humble eyes....

Fluke828, Jun 01, 2011
Photo of ExtraStout
4.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The color is black. That is if black were mostly black with a brown twinge . . . Completely opaque with a beautiful brown head. The nose is of very bitter dark chocolate, coupled with a wonderful aroma of medium roasted, coarsely ground coffee beans . . . Wow!

The beer smells so good that I have to dive in immediately! Pummels the palate with liquefied chocolate . . . Fudge, molasses, vanilla, and mocha. Oak tannin present. This beer is ridiculous. By the time you are getting a grip on the malt, which pleasantly assaults your palate, the hops are beginning to replace the sweetness of the malt with intense green bitterness that intensifies as the beer finishes. The beer finishes for minutes . . .

All the while, keeping all of the previously mentioned flavors present, and somehow getting more bitter. The ABV% is constantly in the background throughout, be ready and enjoy.

ExtraStout, Jun 01, 2011
Photo of ritzkiss
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

650ml bottle generously shared by bobsy. Pours a viscous dark hue with glimmers of a deep mahogany/amber around the edges. Couple fingers of dark mocha head.

Nose is rich, dark chocolate, roast, molasses and a hint of an earthy spiciness. Flavor follows suits with more prominence given to the dry, spicy character of the cayenne. A real earthy dryness with a slight hint of metallic character, the pleasant taste of the actual cayenne with an ever so slight warming in the finish. Body is sweet and smooth, more bakers chocolate than milk, molasses, light roast. A really different Yeti version. I enjoyed it and would drink it again but it didn't wow me. Thanks Rob!

ritzkiss, May 30, 2011
Photo of Chaney
3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I picked this one up because a) I've never tried this version of "Yeti" and b) This is right up my wife's wheelhouse!

A: After pouring a portion into my wife's baby snifter, I gave this a hard pour: Viciously dark, with a massive 3-4 finger peppery, dark mocha head that clung to the glassware as the liquid was siphoned.

S: It didn't smell like any version of "Yeti" that I've tried so far. A tad bit disappointing actually. I was expecting an oaky, chocolaty, dessert delight, but what I got was a few puff of chocolate milk and a bit of rusted metal.

T: Where was the oak? The chocolate dominated and then some. I didn't get much vanilla, but I usually don't detect that flavor in desserts either. I did enjoy the chocolate bar-like quality I got once I allowed the brew to warm a bit.

M: One thing is for certain on this "Yeti" series and I've said it over and over: I've NEVER detected even a trace of booze. For that, GD should be commended. Low carbonation and ridiculously gorgeous lacing.

With the exception of the barrel aged "Yeti" which I've had the rare privilege to sample different vintages on a couple of different occasions, my favorite off-the-shelf version continues to be the regular oaked-aged "Yeti." That said, I'm glad they make this one. Interesting experiment for sure!

Chaney, May 27, 2011
Photo of JayAre46
3.48/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - pitch black and viscous. zero light getting through, thick 2-3 fingers of tan head that goes down to a thick layer leaving great lacing. I had this one on tap at the petrol and planned on giving it a review but decided to hold off from a combination of things.

A - got a lot more of an oak aroma than chocolate in the nose, the chocolate is there and dark, roasted malts are pretty big. good aroma and stands its ground.

T - the taste shows the roasted malt of course, more chocolate especially in the back and touches of vanilla that need a revamp...its a bit harsh right now...the oak flavor seems to be combating the chocolate and not complimenting it right now no hops here. the alcohol is present and needs to go away. while reading the bottle i notice it says it has cayenne WTF, maybe that is what needs to go away....

M - thick and heavy, its not smooth, im not sure if its the carbonation which is already subtle or the alcohol, but one of the two is keeping this from being just absolutely smooth...or it is the cayenne

O - after the first sip, i immediately thought this brew needs some time to round itself out and try and come together for a more smooth transition of flavors and feel. not bad at all though ill put two away and see what a year does because this one is about a month old and needs to grow the fuck up

JayAre46, May 26, 2011
Photo of JohnDaniels
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured in a snifter on 5/21

a- the beer poured, black as night, with a motor oil texture, eventually forming a brown head.

s- Chocolate and oak on the nose. There was a faint alcohol smell and overall woodiness from the oak aging.

t- The oak presence comes through in the taste, making this a beer with a lot of oakiness. I also detect the strong dark chocolate presence, which is slightly bitter due to the cocoa nibs. Slight cayenne pepper mixed in with the mild alcohol warms on the finish.

m- Full bodied beer with a slightly thick mouthfeel. Meant for sipping in smaller quantities

o- A very good chocolate stout, and the oak aging helps it to be more complex than other chocolate beers. However, I think the oak is slightly overdone in this beer. The 9.5% comes out in the beer as it warms, combined with the cayenne , making it less drinkable than i would like in an ideal chocolate stout.

JohnDaniels, May 25, 2011
Photo of dmsohyea
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22 oz bottle dated 4/07/11 into a pint glass.

A: Pitch black with no light penetration at all, standard motor oil style. Huge 4 finger head with tons of lace and good retention.

S: A good amount of bubble gum on the nose. Strange. Under the bubble gum flavor some brown sugar and chocolate.

T: Taste doesn't follow the nose at all. Great chocolate bitterness and chocolate flavor. Hops are not detectable outside of a touch of bitterness on the finish. This is all chocolate, all the time. After a few good swishes I was able to pick up what seemed to be cinnamon and clove. Would love to know what they brewed this one with. Alcohol is well masked, but slightly detectable.

M: Oily and heavy, but still extremely smooth all the way down. Not harsh or astringent. Low carbonation, but enough to be satisfactory.

O: A good brew for someone who loves a bunch of chocolate in a beer that has the consistency of motor oil. That person would be me. Cheers to that!

dmsohyea, May 25, 2011
Photo of caddybuyer
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a snifter between cellar and room temperature. Bottled April 7, 2011. Opened on May 23, 2011.

A-Black pour with a thick creamy brown head.

S-Chocolate is front and present here, but more of a carob nose. Bittersweet, pungent and some slight hopping detected in the nose as well.

T-Rich creamy bittersweet palate leads with unsweetened chocolate nibs, oaking and vanilla hit the midrange along with an unusual ceyanne pepper note that carries through to an everlasting finish. Throughout it all, this has a strong whisky note, which is odd, because I thought this was oaked, not barrel aged. Some alcohol present.

M-creamy and well balanced.

D-Like all of the Yeti's, this is excellent. This is a bit young and hot, but will no doubt mellow into excellence with age. Actually, I think its a real testament to the quality of this stout that it is so drinkable when it is so young. While not terribly complex, the pepper is what makes this a standout. It reminds me of the high quality chocolates sold in the checkout line at my local wine store that feature various spices. It works, and its all good.

caddybuyer, May 23, 2011
Photo of OakedCanuck
4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into cervoise. 2010 vintage.

A - Pours a nice deep black with a whipped-like creamy mocha brown head. Nice lacing with retention

S - Chocolately, semi sweet and sweet. Raisins, vanilla, wood, slight smoke

T - Nice blend of bitter and sweet chocolates, some coffee, vanilla and mild charcoal.

M - Very creamy, medium-head. Great!

O - Another, unsurprisingly, winner in the line of Yeti variants. Consistent and delicious, like most GD beers.

OakedCanuck, May 23, 2011
Photo of gnemesis
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle dated 04/07/11, poured into snifter on 05/05/11. Not even a month old.
Blackness fills the glass topped by a dark brown, creamy chocolate head. Good retention and pretty decent lace. The nose is mostly roasted malt mixed with bitter chocolate, and a touch of caramel. The taste follows but adds a good amount of chocolate and a bit of coffee, vanilla, and wood. There is a nice touch of heat either from booze or cayenne- it's good either way. Full body, medium carbonation, thick mouthfeel, and slightly dry. Great beer! I would love to see how the flavors develop in the cellar as this was fairly fresh.

gnemesis, May 23, 2011
Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 2,501 ratings.