Chai Yeti
Great Divide Brewing Company

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From:
Great Divide Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #1,447
ABV:
9.5%
Score:
91
Ranked #8,082
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 6.14%
Ratings:
110
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 06, 2021
Added:
Jul 06, 2017
Wants:
  7
Gots:
  16
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Notes: Our beloved Yeti is going back to its roots with this Himalayan-inspired variation. Traditional Chai spices of cinnamon, green cardamom, black pepper, ginger, nutmeg, and vanilla blend seamlessly with Yeti’s rich, roasted malt backbone for a spicy beast fit to tackle Everest.
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3.81 by Mac_Cheesin from Maryland on Feb 06, 2021
 
4.75 by acashk from Texas on Dec 26, 2020
 
4.08 by jakecattleco from California on Dec 19, 2020
 
4 by EatonHops from Massachusetts on Apr 30, 2020
 
3.87 by liquorpig from Massachusetts on Feb 15, 2020
 
4.04 by KAP1356 from Pennsylvania on Nov 24, 2019
 
4.07 by HopBelT from Belgium on Nov 15, 2019
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4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Bruno74200 from France

From a bomber this version of Yeti delivers a handful of spices. I get mostly cardamon, ginger and nutmeg.
The mouthfeel is velvety. The roastiness is nice

Oct 21, 2019
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4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by EMV from Pennsylvania

Poured from a bomber into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Inky black pour with 2 fingers of tannish head. No light gets through the pour. Great lacing.

S: Rich and roasty. Bitter coffee, dark chocolate, and spice.

T.F: Follows the nose. Rich and bittersweet. Espresso and chicory, dark cocoa, and chai spices. Some ginger, black pepper, and clove. Cardamom at the finish. Medium bodied... oily on the tongue. Warming... booze hidden.

O: A very nice spiced Imperial Stout. Great flavor... cellarable, and great for the cooling weather.

Oct 02, 2019
 
4.33 by Scotty_Karate from Michigan on Sep 28, 2019
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4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by VABA from Virginia

A- Pours a very dark color with a slight tan head and lacing
A- Aroma has abundant spice hints
M-The taste follows the nose with a generous spice flavor
M-A medium bodied moderately carbonated beer
O-A well done Imperial Stout

Aug 24, 2019
 
3.6 by NathanBeets from South Dakota on Feb 18, 2019
 
4 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on Feb 17, 2019
 
4.08 by kjkinsey from Texas on Feb 15, 2019
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4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by cbutova from Massachusetts

A- Tar black pour from the bomber into a chalice. The head shoots up very fast and has a creamy and puffy consistency with a moderate thickness. Absolute coating of lacing all around the glass in thin but plentiful sheets.

S- I guess it should come as no surprise but chai spices are in the absolute forefront of the brew trumping even the massive base beer of Yeti. Fresh ginger leads the way with the black pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg up next in terms of strength. The green cardamom rounds out the chai feel and the vanilla is fairly hard to pick up. The chocolate, espresso, burnt barley and hops of the base brew are secondary to the massive fresh, aromatic chai spices.

T- The Yeti wakes up on the palate, at least compared to the aroma, with the spices still leading the way and imposing themselves over the classic base. Better this way than totally diluted or overspiced as Great Divide do well to get a strong chai flavor without losing the Yeti. Ginger, cinnamon and roast barley are the bulk of it with chocolate, toasted nuts, black pepper, floral spicy cardamom, vanilla sweets, brownies, earthy nutmeg, spicy phenolics and licorice. Big chai big stout.

MF- Slick and silky smooth heavy bodied brew. The texture seems to get cut into from the spices compared to the base brew as it comes off a bit less creamy and chewy. Ends with spice flavor and bitterness lingering forever as well as some acrid roast barley bitters.

Spiced stouts are certainly not my favorite cup of tea as Warlock brings back scary memories everytime I find strong spice in a stout but Chai Yeti succeeds as they find a balance between a ton of strong but complimentary flavors.

Feb 11, 2019
 
3.88 by dshansen1184 from Washington on Feb 10, 2019
 
4 by Gkruszewski from New York on Jan 31, 2019
 
4 by jewellrunner from Missouri on Jan 01, 2019
 
3.87 by JamesBondGA from Georgia on Dec 23, 2018
 
4.16 by Jcarriglio from Florida on Dec 20, 2018
 
4.13 by Tcsox from Massachusetts on Dec 10, 2018
 
4.26 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts on Dec 10, 2018
 
4.47 by Rmcane from Missouri on Nov 22, 2018
 
3.67 by pkalix from California on Nov 21, 2018
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4.68/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by NeilSilber1 from California

Pours deep dark chocolate with beige head. Notes of dark chocolate and chai coffee. Sweet malty backbone with Stout hoppy backbone and a dash of spice - beautiful!

Nov 20, 2018
 
4.18 by TheGent from New Jersey on Nov 17, 2018
 
4.15 by oberon from North Carolina on Nov 17, 2018
 
4.06 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania on Nov 13, 2018
 
3.97 by Gemini6 from Michigan on Nov 10, 2018
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4.83/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by BenHoppy from Michigan

Poured into shifter at room temp after year of aging:

L: dark chocolatey fudge
A: lots of spice, nutmeg in particular, tobacco, baking chocolate, roasted malts
T: very much like it smells along with vanilla, cacao, cinnamon, peppers, coffee, light tobacco dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with nutmeg, ginger, dark fruits, very good
F: thin but chewy and creamy
o: I got this for $5 as it had aged one year but this thing ages well and now would like another. It's a good Christmas beer and could only imagine it gets better Christmas morning watching the snow fall sitting by the fireplace. Also very much reminds me of Bells Expedition Stout heavily spiced.

Oct 25, 2018
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3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

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.

Oct 18, 2018
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4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by jlindros from Massachusetts

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

Oct 15, 2018
 
4.31 by DaPan from Canada (ON) on Sep 03, 2018
 
4.29 by baklo from North Carolina on Jul 24, 2018
 
5 by corywalston from North Dakota on Jul 15, 2018
 
3.81 by Diura from New York on Jun 27, 2018
 
4.54 by MattyG85 from Minnesota on Jun 13, 2018
 
3.98 by ummswimmin from New Jersey on Jun 10, 2018
 
3.88 by BigMike from Pennsylvania on Jun 06, 2018
 
4 by BlueKurenai from Vermont on May 30, 2018
Chai Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 110 ratings