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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

Chocolate Oak Aged YetiChocolate Oak Aged Yeti

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2,011 Ratings
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Ratings: 2011
Reviews: 781
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.19%


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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Brew_42

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My GF ordered this on tap and asked me to try it and I pretty much drank all of her beer (I bought her another one though, I;m not a monster.)

Pours dark chocolate color with a tan head that hangs around.

Smells wonderful. Chocolate, coffee with a hint of sweetness.

Tastes- This is where the beer stands out. A lot of chocolate stouts are overly bitter and taste more like coffee than chocolate. This beer brings just the right amount of sweetness. Chocolate and coffee are right up front but there is a hint of vanilla that adds just the right amount of sweetness. Supposedly there is some cayenne powder in there but I didn't get it which is fine by me.

Mouthfeel- Smooth and thick.

Overall- Best chocolate stout I've had and one of the best stouts I've had in general. Try it if you see it and you will be pleased.

Serving type: on-tap

07-29-2013 23:35:17 | More by Brew_42
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beatenbyjacks

Colorado

4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Nice dark caramel lacing coming out of the bottle. Dark rich black color with no light coming through. Oaky rich chocolate smell. Strong roasty flavor with a strong finish. Flavor holds on your tongue for quite a bit. Not my favorite Yeti, but still delicious. Hard to beat the Yeti series with regards to stouts.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 20:07:36 | More by beatenbyjacks
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hagbergl

Maryland

4.88/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I bought a bomber of this ridonculous stout (aged on oak chips and cocoa nibs) for my dad for his birthday.

Appearance (4.5/5): Pitch black body topped with a gorgeous dark tan brown head. This is a gorgeous looking stout. Tight bubbles and good retention.

Smell (4.5/5): Beautiful dark chocolate notes with no hint of booze. Dark fruit–fig, plum. Some light vanilla oakiness and some wood notes, too. But those are lurking in the very back. I don't detect the cayenne pepper that GD added to the beer.

Flavor (5/5): Oakiness plays a much bigger role in the flavor. Mouthwatering chocolate tones and dialed down hops. Love the interplay of chocolate and oak. Sublime. Light coffee bitterness. But this is a mellower beast than the original Yeti. Light alcohol heat at the very, very back that comes on late. Balanced.

Mouthfeel (5/5): Silky smooth mouthfeel, dangerously drinkable. Goes down like a cold glass of chocolate milk. SIMPLY PUT: Extraordinary.

Overall (5/5): Well this one was a total home run for Great Divide. I like sweeter Imperial Stouts, and this one is one of the best of the type I've ever had, if not the absolute best. All the components work well together. You can taste the chocolate, the oak, and the traditional coffee and dark fruit notes of an imperial stout, but none of these flavors dominates the others to such an extent that the balance of the beer is thrown out of whack. An amazing beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2013 17:51:55 | More by hagbergl
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themind

New Jersey

4.64/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a smooth, easy to drink chocolate stout that makes you beg for another glass. Great Divide has a masterpiece in this beer. Smells and tastes like a roasted chocolate malt with crisp carbonation that leaves a silky smooth film in your mouth. Hides the ABV well and is a beer that I would return too for sure. Worth the ten spot this is a fantastic beer! I just had a Siberian Night and this beer smokes it!

Bottom Line: would purchase again for sure.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2013 00:11:21 | More by themind
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in an over-sized wine glass.

Dark thick motor oil black pour with light bubbles on the body creating a dark tan head rising to about 1/3" with a vigorous pour.

Smell: Smells like coffee with a hit of mocha syrup. Light though, when you smell it, it leaves the nose fairly quick.

Taste: It's like drinking a Godiva infused with Columbian coffee. I say that because of it's roasti-ness. Sweet, but don't think it'll be an overload, quite the opposite...think of a cup coffee with a tablespoon or so of cocoa. A light shot of molasses and a a lighter hit of vanilla....yes lightly complex.

Mouth: A medium bodied carbonation, little dry on the edges but after taste is so friggin complex. very nice.

Overall: Could use a little tweaking but I will take it for what it is...I absolutely love the original Yeti and this one still does the name justice. A little bit high in price, but not bad at all. Salud!

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 03:40:32 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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gillagorilla

Maryland

4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter (bottle on 4/12/13)

A: Pitch black with a nice frothy and thick mocha head (very dark).

S: Strong alcoholic sweet malt nose that is quite burnt. With a nice swirl you get more of the vanilla oak and dark chocolate. There is almost a brandy smell in here somewhere (or other liquor, I get them confused at times).

T: Nice and subdued flavors, not what I was expecting. Lots of dark chocolate (nibs) up front with hints of vanilla. The alcohol is well hidden but there is a bit of it in the initial aftertaste. You get just a bit of the cayenne in the aftertaste. It is like a cayenne dark chocolate bar. As it warms, it becomes more of a milk chocolate and gets much smoother.

M: Not too thick, but has a nice carbonation in there that is a bit coarse/crisp/.

O: It's been about 3 months since my last Yeti, and in that review I said stouts were falling out of favor with me, but that isn't the case anymore. This is good stuff and variations on the normal yeti nuances. Some flavors are hard to detect but it is good.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 01:44:31 | More by gillagorilla
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NODAK

Tennessee

3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bitter, dark chocolate on the nose....even burnt malts. Aggressive. This isn't what I'd call a "dessert beer" from the nose.

Pours jet black with a thin head in my glass. Lacing is fairly minimal.

The cocoa is definitely at the forefront in this one. Again, fairly bitter dark chocolate notes....roasted....aggressive. There's a bit of woodsiness I'll assume is from the oak aging. In the body, I do notice some sweetness from the chocolate which is a nice respite from all the roasted, bitter notes. Twinges of bitterness play along the tongue on the finish.

This is certainly a chocolate malt forward stout as the name would indicate, but while I don't always enjoy aggressive, bitter chocolate stouts, there's enough of a sweet balance to make this one palatable to me....and the lack of a real aftertaste helps as well. In fact, as I drink this I become more and more impressed with it. Tasty.

Serving type: on-tap

06-28-2013 00:16:31 | More by NODAK
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TheGreatFozzini

California

3.99/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

BOTTLED ON: APR 09 2013

A: Pours a pitch black color with 1 fingers of dark tan head.

S: Oak, roasted malts along with a nice oak presence; Not finding too much cocoa.

T: Roast and chocolate up front. Spicy burn follows and finally dry.

M: Medium body

O: Not too sweet, not too hot. Fits well to the style and its reputation. Cocoa is just right.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2013 02:30:54 | More by TheGreatFozzini
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BEERMILER12

Maine

4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

BOTTLED ON: APR 09 2013

A: Pours a pitch black color with 2 fingers of dark tan head that reduces to a cap within a few minutes

S: The usual roasted malts along with a nice oak presence and cocoa. Some light earthy hops underneath, but the roastiness, oak, and cocoa really take the show

T: Starts off with the roasted malts and then goes into a combination of spice, oak, vanilla, and cocoa. The spiciness lingers on throughout along with a hint of alcohol. Finishes lightly spicy with a good oaky woodiness

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation

O: Nicely done integrating the cocoa, oak, and cayenne. The cayenne really adds another dimension to an oak-aged chocolate stout. Instead of being overly sweet, it really keeps things in check and allows a good amount of bitterness through from the hops and cocoa nibs. Highly recommended if you enjoy any of the Yeti variants or imperial stouts in general

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2013 23:05:13 | More by BEERMILER12
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pants678

California

3.09/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Black with a brown head that recedes to lacing.

Smells from the bottle like cocoa or baker's chocolate. Enticing.

Not subtle at all and it's all in the name. A bit soda-esque in grit. I would prefer Young's Double Chocolate or even Rogue's Chocolate to this stout. The oak is too harsh, like gnawing on bark and for a simple beer of just two punches, that won't do. Too mean and not nearly enough sweet to be a dessert.

Hardly carbonated, I'd like it to be upped.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 04:18:46 | More by pants678
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Pinknuggets

Massachusetts

4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle to Lawson's sniffer

A: It has the black coffee look going for it with a thin lacing that is mocha in color that stays around the top of the glass. It is completely opaque and is about as dark as you can get. It pours pretty vicious but not like motor oil.

S: The chocolate is definitely the star here as it has a solid powerful coca scent that clearly is not run of the mill chocolate. The oak is in there as well and seems to have balanced things out as there is a noticeable amount of heat that is not necessarily alcohol.

T: Again the chocolate is definitely the star here the coca is bitter and almost grainy but in a good "authentic" if you will type of way. The oak is noticeable in the background for taste but more so in that it has clearly smoothed things out because despite having some heat to it the alcohol is defiantly not present and being a fairly heavy stout it is pretty drinkable.

M: It is thick without being heavy so that makes it drinkable considering the amount of flavors. It does go down really smooth, though i liked sipping it more then just going at it. There is little to no carbonation but there is a bitterness from the chocolate that stays on your tongue.

O: My over all impression of this beer is that it is good, but not great. The flavors and look are really good but they do not blow me away and my feeling are the same about the smell and feel but on a lower level. I have like the other yeti series better, but this is certainly not the worst. I doubt it will do better with age as I fear the chocolate will dramatically fade with time.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 03:12:38 | More by Pinknuggets
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plaid75

New York

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

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a deep brown hue with a two finger foamy tan head. There was very good retention and lacing.

The smell featured notes of coffee, cocoa and lactose.

The taste offered waves of charcoal, dry coffee and soft chocolate, all coexisting with no single element overpowered any other.

The mouthfeel was nicely textured and of typical fullness for the style.

A very enjoyable and user friendly stout.

Serving type: on-tap

06-11-2013 23:06:18 | More by plaid75
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle, thanks be to the good doktorzee for smuggling this back from Colorado a few weeks back.

This beer pours a rather solid black hole, with the faintest of basal cola highlights, and two fingers of puffy, densely foamy chocolate milk brown head, which leaves a low band of honeycombed lace around the glass as it slowly and surely abates.

It smells of rich semi-sweet cocoa, lightly roasted, biscuity caramel malt, bitter black coffee, vanilla pods, subtle swirling smoke, a bit of dry black licorice, a hint of wood, and softly warm spice notes. The taste is big n' heavy bitter dark chocolate nibs, grainy caramel/toffee malt, tame espresso, sweeter anise, more oaken vanilla, a slight milky creaminess, and a further wispy, somewhat singed vegetal spice. No real sign of the 19-proof booze.

The carbonation is fairly innocuous, just providing a nice dull hum, the body a decent medium weight, and no more, with a nice creamy smoothness, punctuated here and there with some spicy and bitter pangs. It finishes off-dry, of course, but not nearly as sweet as expected - the wood, bitter chocolate, and Cayenne colluding well in the cause.

A pretty tasty and complex Imperial Stout, the guest ingredients used judiciously in creating a balanced, soft-stepping behemoth. I quite enjoy the lingering tingle on the tongue from the spice, too. Neat.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 23:55:25 | More by biboergosum
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schwemjw

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: motor oil thick with a very dark brown head. This beer is black as night. Impressive.

S: yum! Dark bitter chocolate. Espresso and a dark fruit note. A small touch of earth and wood. this beer is calling out for me to drink it.

T: dark chocolate and burnt coffee. Bittersweet. There is a small note of oak in there. Here comes some dark fruit. Raisins and plum come to mind. A vanilla quality here. Dry semi choppy finish and then milk chocolate.

M: for a big beer this definitely doesn't weigh you down. A long lingering milk chocolate finish. Creamy.

O: this hit the spot. A perfect after dinner beer. Its big but never overpowering and bursting with flavor. Balanced and complex yet it goes down deceptively easy. /93

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 07:46:05 | More by schwemjw
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.6/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice. Bottled on March 28th, 2013.

Appearance: Pours an oily midnight black with a moderate amount of bubbles. Big four fingers of deep tan head which slowly recede into a thinner creamy layer. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A big, rich, and very roasty dark aroma with lots of chocolate and coffee hints. Rich dark roasted malts with big hints of dark chocolate and cocoa nibs. Hints of coffee beans, oak chips, vanilla, cream, burnt toast, grains, biscuit, caramel, toffee, yeast, and some smoke. Sweet hints of molasses and burnt brown sugar. Light hints of the Cayenne pepper spicing as well as some anise licorice spice. Solid hints of earthy and grassy hops in the background. Hint of alcohol as well. A very roasty and chocolate forward aroma with a well balanced sweetness.

Taste: Like it smells, a big rich and roasty taste with lots of chocolate notes and a well balanced sweetness. Dark roasted malt taste throughout with big notes of bitter dark chocolate and cocoa nibs. Notes of toasted bread, coffee beans, oak chips, vanilla, wood, cream, grains, biscuit, caramel, toffee, yeast, and some smoked malt. Some sweetness is provided by some rich molasses and burnt brown sugars. Subtle Cayenne pepper spicing and some anise licorice notes. Fairly earthy with some notes of grassy hops towards the finish. Taste is rich and moderately sweet with a nice drying bitterness from the roasted malts. Very good dark taste.

Mouthfeel: Rich and full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, fairly smooth, and slightly syrupy with a drying finish. Alcohol heat is hidden pretty well.

Overall: Another really great version of the Yeti Imperial Stout. Huge roasty chocolate flavors while maintaining a good drying balance with the sweetness. Big flavors with a very manageable feel.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 06:44:00 | More by MattyG85
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dar482

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The color is a pitch black with a brown small head.

The aroma has chocolate, roasted malt, sweetness, but also that oakiness that comes with these beers.

The flavor has a very creamy oak flavor along with bitter chocolate. The chocolate doesn't actually stand out because it's so darn bitter that it combines with the roasted bitter malt flavor.

The mouthfeel is so viscous and delicious. Smooth and creamy.

In the end, I I wouldn't go into this beer looking for chocolate, but you will get an fantastically balanced beer. For some reason though, this has the least amount of this chalky strange aftertaste that I do not like the about the Oak Aged series. Having regular Oak Aged, Espresso, and this, this still might be my favorite.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 23:05:25 | More by dar482
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Ri0

Wisconsin

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured 22oz bottle into snifter.

A - Pours very dark almost black into snifter. Head is a nice 1.5 finger tan. Leaves tan ring with bubbles, some lacing.

S - Bitter and semi sweet bakers chocolate with roasted malts and some oak.

T - As expected big bitter sweet chocolate followed by oak, touch of vanilla and roasted malts Seems there is a faint hint of soy sauce, in a good way as the saltiness works well with the chocolate. Finish is bitter chocolate and oak.

M - Medium bodied, nicely carbonated and creamy.

O - Very nice beer by GD. I wasn't sure if it would be sweet or bitter, but it finds a nice semi sweet bitter that makes it a great sipper. If happen upon this beer treat yourself. Thanks to deadonhisfeet for sending this.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2013 15:05:40 | More by Ri0
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Dwtucker90

Texas

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

Poured from a bomber into a Deep Ellum Numb
comfort snifter at the Dancing Bear Pub, Waco, TX

Look: pours an oil black with a dark brown head that dissipates some but sticks around and clings to the glass.

Smell: dark chocolate, some vanilla notes, very balanced between the chocolate and vanilla.

Taste: dark creamy chocolate. Super dark heavy chocolate, almost like chocolate syrup. Lots of black roasted malt. A good amount of sweetness from the chocolate and an alcohol/cayenne finish that warms your throat and mouth.

Mouthfeel: syrup like stickiness. Medium carbonation but extremely thick and tasty.

Overall: this is definitely one of the best imperial chocolate stouts I've ever had. I place it a little above the Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout. Although I'm not sure if it beats the deliciousness that is the espresso Yeti. I'll try and get my hands on that espresso/chocolate yeti as soon as possible to try it out.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 01:44:45 | More by Dwtucker90
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n2185

North Carolina

4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013 and 2012 side-by-side

A:
2013: pours black with a finger of dark brown head that fades into a thin layer with decent lacing.
2012: about the same as the 2013.

S:
2013: roasted malts with dark and slightly bitter chocolate hit first with some creaminess underneath. There are some spicy notes toward the finish.
2012: sweet chocolate and cocoa dominate followed by roasted malts and cayenne. There are also vanilla notes underneath.

T:
2013: roasted malts and bitter dark chocolate here as well. Creamy cocoa follows with light cayenne flavors. The finish is slightly spicy with a light alcohol presence.
2012: semi-sweet chocolates, cocoa, roasted malts, a bit of char, and a nice cayenne kick. The finish is spicy with almost no alcohol presence.

M:
2013: thick body with low carbonation, this beer is smooth and creamy.
2012: about the same as the 2013

O:
2013: tasty. I enjoy the cayenne and chocolate flavors combined.
2012: I like this one a little better. The chocolate and cayenne are both more pronounced.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 01:39:23 | More by n2185
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BigBarley

Texas

4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Having reviewed other Yeti's extensively, I will eschew traditional reviewing format and focus on the things that made this one different.

The look and mouthfeel were the same... excellent for the style! The smell was very, very close to the standard yeti, with just a hint of oak and more emphasis on that creamy, sweet scent. The flavor was closer to classic Yeti than Oak, due to the Chocolate being the main event. Very sweet chocolate up front, but there's a smooth, woody, aged profile lingering underneath it all pleasantly.

This is my least favorite Yeti, but still easily outshines many, many beers out there today. Yeti is good people!

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 15:35:10 | More by BigBarley
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This poured out as a thick looking black colored brew with a tan head that has a decent retention and light lacing. Te smell is loaded with chocolate, oak, a spice. The taste of the beer has a nice toasted note with the dark chocolate and spice. The mouthfeel is thick and nicely carbonated. Overall this beer is awesome, really hits each note they strike on the label. Really worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 01:55:09 | More by Knapp85
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rlee1390

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A-Black in the glass a deep brown head, with some lacing and it is sticky.

S-Dark chocolate (not super sweet like ST's chocolate) some oak and a tad bit of roasted malt.

T-Good deal of dark chocolate, bitter chocolate, still not overly sweet. Slight vanilla and oak.

M-Medium bodied, nicely carbonated and creamy.

O-A nice beer, was not expecting the dark chocolate but it ended up being a great change of pace for a chocolate stout and it came out great.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2013 19:11:23 | More by rlee1390
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SHerninko

Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap @ Whole Foods - Mile Post Pub (PA)
Looks great, I enjoy all the Yeti's. It was a bit too cold so I let it warm, taking a few sips every 5 minutes.
Overall, it is a great Imperial Stout, but the addition of the choco did not do much for my palate. I didn't want it to be SUPER sweet like some of the Southern Tier stouts, but it was very bitter and caused a drying of my mouth. Some intense smokey and charcoal type flavors in the aftertaste.
I have a bomber bottle and I will compare that to the one on tap.
Try it, but don't expect any sweetness.

Serving type: on-tap

05-15-2013 19:23:37 | More by SHerninko
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Zbeetleman

California

4.59/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance - nice, dark and motor oilish, great for a stout. Dark tan head lacing around the glass diminishing as it sits.

Smell - typical soft metallic smell of a stout, nice chocolate and hints of cocoa and coffee

Taste - A bit more metallic than I would like, but it has nice chocolate notes mixed with the thick stout mouth feel. Nice all around with the oak notes coming through in subtle vanilla. Nice.

Mouthfeel - very good for a stout, nice and thick, not too thin and "weak" for a big stout.

Overall - Really well done and nicely aged in the oak for the correct amount of time to mix with the other flavors.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2013 05:44:55 | More by Zbeetleman
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brock146

Minnesota

4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance:
Very dark beer with a dark chocolate colored head. Leaves nice lacing on glass.

Smell:
A lot of booze and sweetness on the nose along with hints of chocolate and coffee.

Taste:
Black coffee, mocha, resinous hop bitterness (surprisingly), sweet and the oak flavor also stands out

Mouth feel:
Very smooth and creamy. This beer is quite sticky too.

Overall:
Pretty good stuff by GDBC. Just like the bottle says: "decadent" "luscious"

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2013 21:41:36 | More by brock146
Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 2,011 ratings.