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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,537
Reviews: 835
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 168
Gots: 555 | 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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Pours a very dark thick brew with a great brown head with good carbonation and lacing. Moderate head retention. Aroma is of malt and chocolate with a bit of toffee. First sip is chocolate shake goodness. Huge mouthfeel, almost syrupy in nature. Bread, toffee, caramel and dark chocolate malt dominate. Just a hint of bitterness at the finish. High alcohol content guarantees a crisp slightly bitter finish. Could drink all night if it didn't put me to sleep so damn fast!

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Great Divide is on point with this Yeti!

Appearance: Dark black no light coming through in this one. Beautiful frothy tan head about 2 fingers worth.

Nose: Wow! You get dark chocolate, vanilla, robust coffee,

Taste: Are you kidding me! You get dark chocolate on the front, the middle is subtle vanilla notes, a small hint of the oak and the finish is spectacular! Dark chocolate and coffee bitterness!

Overall one of my favorite in the Yeti series

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass, dark brown almost black with a think tan head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear

S: malt, chocolate, coffee

T: very malty and heavy dark chocolate, slight coffee

M: full with lower carbonation

O: solid stout

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours pitch black, a finger or so of a dark brown head. decent retention and a small lacing left behind. some thick viscous brown left behind as it swirls. opaque due to the darkness.

Smell: dark chocolate. espresso, wood. roasted malts. a good amount of bitterness and sweetness but slightly on the bitter side.

Taste: opens up with chocolate and a little bit of dark fruits. opens up into oak flavors, along with some alcohol. back end is full of bitterness. burnt and roasted hops, burnt sugar, espresso, earthy hops. some more alcohol plays in at the end

Mouthfeel: heavy, bitter and some alcohol warmth. a bit too far on the bitter side for me.

Overall: I really like the regular yeti but this is a step down. too much espresso and bitterness, whereas the regular has a lot of char to it, which I prefer. overall fairly good but with yeti being easy to get and better (and in 12 oz) I don't see myself returning to this.

Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 2,537 ratings.