Chai Yeti | Great Divide Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by superspak on 07-06-2017

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Ranking:
#6,883
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
80
pDev:
5.68%
 
 
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Ratings: 80 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of DrDemento456
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled July 2018 into a goblet.
A - Bursting with carbonation gave me a two inch foam deep mocha that takes quite a while to settle. Beer itself looks typical yeti deep dark blackness with a thick body.
S - Chocolate and roasted malts mostly bittersweet chocolate but very little allspice which was kind of a letdown. I sip.
T - Well it's a fairly mellow yeti not very bitter or overly roasty but just enough hop bitterness to hide quite a bit of the chai spices. If I really had to look I can pick up some camomile and just a hint of cinnamon but thats pretty much it.
M - Smooth and fairly balanced a much more evolved version of the typical yeti. Easy to drink medium bodied goodness.

Overall pretty much with everyone else could have used MORE SPICE or at least more chocolate flavor to simulate a good chai spiced flavor. Not bad just not worth the 10+ bucks a bottle.

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Photo of jlindros
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled Sept 28, 2017
Huge goofy creamy darker head fades slowly, good retention and lacing, pitch black beer long legs

Nose typical base yeti, lots of dark chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, a little chai spice, mild roast, so much fudge

Taste more yeti, tons of cocoa and dark chocolate again, roasted malts and a little coffee, good bitterness from spicy hops and roast, very light chai almost nothing, nice bitterness and roast lingering, fudge, creamy oatmeal

Mouth is full bod, rich little creamy, decent carb, no alcohol

Overall great base yeti but no chai, thankfully it's not over chai but I'd at least like some

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Photo of DaPan
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of baklo
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of corywalston
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Diura
3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattyG85
4.54/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ummswimmin
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BigMike
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BlueKurenai
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bluejacket74
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bottle, bottled SEP 26 2017. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with an inch and a half tan head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. I like the aroma, the brew smells like chai spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, peppery spice, cardamom) along with vanilla, roasted malt, and bittersweet chocolate. Taste is similar to the aroma, with chai spice, vanilla, coffee, roasted malt and bittersweet chocolate flavors. Slight bitter finish. The chai is very noticeable but not overpowering in both the aroma and flavor. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's creamy and coating with a moderate amount of carbonation. I liked this, wouldn't have minded if the chai was stronger but no big deal because it's still good and tasty. Maybe I should try this fresher next time. $11.99 a bomber.

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Photo of Bacon_Ninja
3.41/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured with a nice tan head. But that was the most exciting part of the beer. Sadly didn't get nearly as much chai as I was hoping for. Some of the other spices came through on the aroma and taste; such as the cardamom and cinnamon. Overall felt a little underwhelmed.

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Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Franziskaner
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Black in color with a fingernail of creamy dark brown on top. Moderate lacing. The aroma is of chai spices and dark chocolate. I'm tasting a moderate chai spice presence that blends well with the rich, dark chocolate flavor. The mouth is silky smooth, creamy, and decadent.

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Photo of MAUEX_MFA
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of aztraz
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Birdlegs
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of REVZEB
3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
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 -0.7%
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 -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBrewsky
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
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 -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chillin
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of archero
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpaethJam
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Chai Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 80 ratings