Chai Yeti | Great Divide Brewing Company

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4.03/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
greatdivide.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by superspak on 07-06-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,794
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
66
pDev:
4.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 66 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of MAUEX_MFA
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of aztraz
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Birdlegs
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of REVZEB
3.87/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

An interesting addition to the Yeti series. There are a lot of positives to the Chai Yeti, especially the dry spice flavors on the finish of the taste. There is a nice black coffee/tea texture to the beer. However there are shortcoming too. Body is way too light for a imperial stout. Smell was kind of bland.

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Photo of stortore
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into a snifter. Bottled 9/26/17, had 12/13/17.

Pours near black and opaque, with a one and a half inch head of darker foam and some loose lacing. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, malt, some vanilla, caramel, very light spices- more as it warms, maple. The taste is mostly similar- roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, cocoa, caramel, some spices- again, more as it warms. There’s a fair amount of bitterness throughout, especially on the finish. Seems like malt and spice bitterness. Smooth, a good full body, well carbonated.

The Yeti base is solid as always, but the spices are fairly subtle and don’t really strike me as chai. But, the spices don’t intrude and are pleasant as it warms up. Yeti in any form is always worth a purchase.

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Photo of caahare
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBrewsky
3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into 20oz imperial snifter glass. Bottled on September 28, 2017.

Look: Pours dark black, near motor oil in color. Forms a 1/4 inch tan/hazelnut colored head. Moderate lacing on the glass.

Smell: Heavy notes of chocolate and malts. The roasted malt and chocolate smell overrides the spices, as I don't get much spice (if any) on the nose.

Taste: Primarily follows the nose, with chocolate and malts the star of the show. Initially, the spices were more prominent, but they aren't as pronounced as it warms. Chocolate and roasted/smoked malts complement an array of subtle spice flavor. Haven't had much "chai" but a spicy flavor is present. Balanced fairly well. Alcohol very well masked.

Feel: Feel is medium bodied, with low carbonation. Wish it had a little more heft to the beer.

Overall: This is a good easy-drinking stout. I was hoping for a little more spice/chai integration, but maybe my expectations were high. Regardless, the chocolate and roasted malt implement a really good stout. Cheers!

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Photo of GarbageMan10
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chillin
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of archero
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpaethJam
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Heeenrik
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of q33jeff
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

**
02/17/2018

Bottle to tulip glass while preparing a belated Valentines Day dinner.

LOOK: Like all Yeti, this is thick black with a gorgeous 2"-3" light brown head. Head diminishes to a quarter inch, but remains frothy. Head imparts "legs" on the sides of the glass when jostling.
AROMA: Some light chai spices, but more baking soda.
TASTE: a little more of the chai spice flavors here. milk chocolate,
LOOK: Smooth sipping and thick. Light carbonation, right for the style.

Tasty and impressive looking like all the Yeti family, but this one is maybe a bit hollow. The chai flavoring is subtle. I don't think this one is oak aged and I think that is the character that it is missing. Still very good though.

**

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Photo of PicoPapa
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle. Bottled on Nov 08 2017. Pours a viscous black color with an inch of dark brown head. Lots of lacing. The aroma is fudge, dark chocolate, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla. The taste is pepper, cinnamon, vanilla, dark chocolate, roasted malts and earth. Nutmeg, cinnamon and pepper finish with some more roasted malts. Thick, heavy mouthfeel. This is a interesting variant on the traditional Yeti. Worth seeking out.

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Photo of sweemzander
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vonerichs
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VashonGuy
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sbuck
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HattedClassic
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a very strong and vigorous dark brown head that dissipates very quickly while the beer itself is a very nice dark chocolate black with brownish hues. The beer also leaves some very nice lacing around the inside of the glass. The texture is and has a bit of a milky texture to it.

The smell is pretty good. It has some good cocoa notes that mixes well with the cinnamon and very light spice notes such as black pepper and a tiny bit of cayenne pepper. It's not as roasted as the original.

The taste is pretty good. It has a strong cocoa and cinnamon mix with a light cream taste to it. The black pepper and cayenne notes come out a little bit in the finish with a light roasted malt note as well.

The feel is good. It has a creamy and full bodied feel to it. There is some light feeling cloudy carbonation.

Overall, pretty good and interesting and worth it.

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Photo of nmann08
3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Daniellobo
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TonyLema1
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: deep brown, tan head, nice lacing
S: spice, roasted malts
T: roasty, some chocolate, some spice
F: full bodied, great mouthfeel
O: what you expect from Yeti

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Photo of cjgiant
4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap:
Pours black with a mocha brown head that supplies crooked lines of lace.

A combination of charred malt and spice - cardamom comes out mostly to me. Nutmeg/cinnamon and dark roast coffee also play a role.

Taste is heavy on the roasted malt, char leaning smoky. Bitter almost burnt malt notes combine with nutmeg, cardamom, and coffee beans. The bitterness is nearing acrid when the somewhat smoky aspect is brought in. This occurs up front, and does meld with the other notes by mid taste.

Those who like their bold, highly roasted stouts might enjoy this more. The spices add an interesting flair, but are noted more in the nose to me. A solid bold stout with spiced up aromatics and an accented flavor.

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Chai Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 66 ratings