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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,591
Reviews: 844
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 181
Gots: 563 | 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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Ratings: 2,591 | Reviews: 844
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4.63/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jeffreysan
5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2013 edition, 22 oz bottle, poured into a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a gorgeous, completely opaque, pitch-black color with three fingers of chocolate-covered head that slowly dissolved into a semi-thick lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Wow! Very aromatic! Tons of roasted malt, freshly baked dark bread, dark chocolate, oak, vanilla and brown sugar. Awesome aroma!

Taste: Wow!! Exactly like its aroma! Tons of roasted malt, up front, with notes of toasted bread, lots of dark chocolate, a touch of coffee, some cinnamon, vanilla and brown sugar-like sweetness. As the beer comes closer to room temperature, the more the oak and cayenne pepper comes through, making the beer ever better! Very, very delicious!

Mouthfeel: Chewy and extremely creamy! There’s no carbonation what-so-ever, which makes this an extremely smooth beer. With an ABV of 9.5%, there’s a nice, pleasant alcohol warmth on the palate.

Overall: Wow! This is a great, awesome stout! I love the malt, the chocolate, the vanilla, the oak and the cayenne pepper, and the creamy, smooth mouthfeel.

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5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.51/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.8/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

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4.62/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.56/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.39/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance- Pours black, opaque. Rich mocha, deep cinnamon colored head, incredible depth of color, one finger thick, frothy. Fine lacing on sides of glass.
Aroma- Dark cocoa, deep chocolate aroma. Big roasted malts, vanilla and caramel creaminess. Dry oaky astringency, woody and earthy.
Taste- Big bitter dark cocoa, charred malts, some sweeter creaminess. Oak is very forward, astringent, bitter, very woody and dry. Hops linger on back end, definetly get the cayenne kick as well.
Mouthfeel- Medium bodied, slightly creamy. Lower carbonation.
Overall- Beer highlighted by big and bold flavors, nothing soft about this one. Intense bitterness from cocoa, roasted malts, and hops. The oak aging creates some more intense bitter flavors, very woody and earthy, dry oak. There is almost a saltiness on the aftertaste, perhaps from the cayenne, can definetly feel and taste the heat on the end. Overall, bold but enjoyable.

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3.74/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Sie Door, Chicago. Awesome, except for a cork, leather flavor.

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3.83/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
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