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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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2,320 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,320
Reviews: 817
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 149
Gots: 514 | FT: 23
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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:
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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Florida

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

07-19-2014 04:32:10 | More by brandonwnw
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

3.18/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours pitch black with a one finger tan head. Decent lacing.

S: Smells strong of chocolate, roasted barley, a bit of oak and a fair bit of booze.

T: Kind of harsh to start, the chocolate is there but its not particularly inviting. There are some hints of raisin hidden in here. Mellows as it warms, but still mostly tastes of bitter barley husks, wood and a lot of booze.

M: Decent body, nothing particularly noteworthy. What I expect for a big stout.

O: Ultimately disappointing. Not a horrible beer, but not one that is particularly well balance or well incorporated, especially with regards to the oak and chocolate. Entirely too aggressive and harsh for what should be a decadent and comforting beverage.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2014 00:53:57 | More by trevorpost
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-17-2014 18:46:05 | More by surlytwinsfan
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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-16-2014 13:38:29 | More by Walkerjgt
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South Carolina

5/5  rDev +18.5%

07-15-2014 01:55:05 | More by DrMindbender
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: black as you would want it with a creamy coffee-brown head that didn't grow too large in this pour, but came back strong with a swirl and did leave some good lacing.

S: chocolate and oak is what I mainly get, unsurprisingly, but only with moderate strength. There is some underlying coffee notes as well. As it warms, I get a bit of the vanilla.

T: to me, the wood provides a backbone for all the flavors that are perceived throughout the taste. The front taste is chocolate and vanilla, turning more into a bittersweet chocolate and cocoa. In one taste a did get a light spice bite near the end that I guess is the cayenne. I didn't notice it in every sip, but my tongue did tingle just a slight bit more as the beer neared the end of the glass. The beer is not very sweet, but it stays well away from being too bitter.

M: smooth and silky with the beer at temperature. A little bitterness does sneak in at the end to give a little tug and dry the palate.

O: the feel and smoothness, combined with a neutral sweetness worked well for me. I could have used maybe just a tad more sweetness, but I am really splitting hairs at this point. I didn't care too much for the regular Oak Aged Yeti (too much bitterness), but the addition of some sweetness for this version did the trick for me. This could easily be a new one to add to my must-have list when I can find it.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2014 01:31:45 | More by cjgiant
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Texas

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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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Missouri

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-12-2014 02:43:46 | More by jblain
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Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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macher0

Kentucky

4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A. Dark, dark brown, nearly black. An aggressive pour yielded a small amber head that retreats to a minimal film. No laces.

S. Chocolate, coffee, neutral oak, dark roasted malts all at noticeable levels. Hints of vanilla. Mild aroma.

T. The taste follows the nose consistently. A noticeable bitterness, not at all sweet. Major notes of coffee, dark malts, neutral oak, and some hops. No booze. A moderately bitter ale.

M. Moderately smooth, moderate carbonation, medium body.

O. Very balanced and consistent. Excellent. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

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Texas

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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
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