Mexican Chocolate Yeti
Great Divide Brewing Company

Mexican Chocolate YetiMexican Chocolate Yeti
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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #551
ABV:
9.5%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,531
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 5.63%
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
94
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Great Divide Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
94
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Mexican Chocolate YetiMexican Chocolate Yeti
Notes: Another variation on the classic Yeti Imperial Stout, we added a variety of spices, vanilla and coffee to invoke the flavors of a Mexican hot chocolate (traditionally called champurrado). Spiced chocolate drinks have been part of Aztec and Mayan cuisine and culture for centuries, but they have yet to be paired up with a Yeti!
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mushroomcloud from Texas

4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

19.2oz canned 2-11-21, opened 4-24-21.
2 finger tan head with very good retention.
Midnight black Yeti. Lots of sticky lacing.
Dark chocolate and quite a bit of dried chili in the aroma.
Roasty malts, dark fruit, cinnamon, lingering mild chili heat.
Smooth velvety mouthfeel, full body with low to medium carbonation. A little heat and a little sweet in the lingering finish.
Very Good.

Apr 25, 2021
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dcscientist from Colorado

4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This was another good addition to the Yeti lineup. It's chocolatey but not overly spicy, which is good - many times brewers get carried away with the chiles and wind up knocking the beer out of balance. Not the case here. I expected it to be a bit higher in ABV than it was, but it's fine the way it is. I'm enjoying all of the new Yetis out there.

Feb 04, 2021
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Treyliff from West Virginia

4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

19.2oz can poured into a snifter

A- pours black in color with a one-finger dark brown head that eventually settles into a ring

S- bold dark chocolate fudge up front with compliments of vanilla cream and caramel are followed by a rich and herbal coffee aroma, almost espresso-like. Undertones of cinnamon and pepper skin that has a heat that is just noticeable on the nose. Brownie batter and walnuts close it out

T- rich dark chocolate is complimented by that signature Yeti charred malt flavor up front, followed with an herbal espresso note that brings out a green pepper note, as well as some peppercorn. Mid-palate gives a creamy vanilla note, with the cinnamon starting to poke through. The finish gives more chocolate and cream, with some cinnamon and coffee on the linger

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a slightly creamy mouthfeel that continues into a bit of a warming finish

O- another solid Yeti variant, the extra adjuncts add a nice pop to the base beer

Nov 13, 2020
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EnderFett11 from Virginia

4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured gently from an extra tall can into a snifter glass, forming a finger of light brown head that soon faded to moderate lacing with legs. Deep brown body, not quite black though. Delicious hot chocolate smell. Taste follows the smell, pretty straight forward hot chocolate taste with a background of malt. Maybe a teensy bit of pepper. Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation. Really great hot chocolate stout, not much in the way of heat that I would associate with Mexican hot chocolate.

Nov 06, 2020
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.28/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

19.2 oz. can. Black. Smells very chocolatey with light spice, like cinnamon. Tastes very chocolatey. Sweet maltiness up front. Some roasted malt in the back. A little cinnamon spice in the finish. Medium heavy. Sweet, but not cloying. Decent, but I remember regular Yeti more fondly.

Jul 21, 2020
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oberon from North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours ink black with a thinner but well retained deep mocha colored head atop.A good shot of smoldering chili's in the nose along with a tinge of vanilla,and roast.Love the roast and chili notes on the palate as they stick out most,the mildly sweet vanilla and earthy dark chocolate linger in the finish,not nearly as sweet as expected.Roasty with chili 'flavor' but not spice,a really nice rendition here.

Jun 26, 2020
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russpowell from Arkansas

4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an effervescent ebony with a thumb+ of mocha colored head. Good lacing & average head retention

S; Coffee, chilles,

T: Follows the nose, but leads with peppery heat, also bitter chocolate & dryness up front. Heat fades to the background a little as the roastyness, chocolate and little vanilla try to elbow for some room as this warms. Finishes with coffee, dryness, a little pepper & vanilla

MF: Medium body, lively carbonation

A solid take on this iteration of the Imp Stout Style

Jun 11, 2020
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TBoneJones from Texas

4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Rich, coffee with a kick. Cocoa powder and nice roasted coffee flavors. Thick, tasty, balanced. Camping and trying this. A little warm out for having it but we’re in a “Bigfoot area” so it’s appropriate.

May 31, 2020
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flagmantho from Washington

4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 19.2oz tall can into a dimpled mug. Canned March 2020.

Appearance: extremely, completely, totally black, with three fingers of densely frothy brown foam atop. This beer looks like it means business.

Smell: a rich roastiness with lots of chocolate and vanilla; there's a bit of a vegetal quality here that I find to be a distraction, but otherwise it's very good.

Taste: a good blend of chocolate and vanilla, paired with the roastiness of the stout. There's definitely a spicy element here as well; cinnamon and/or chilis, maybe? It's balanced yet complex; I really like it.

Mouthfeel: big body with a moderate carbonation and a good creaminess. Frankly I might expect _more_ creaminess, but ... this isn't bad at all.

Overall: this is a sweet, complex, interesting beer; I feel like I'm warming to it as I drink it. Great stuff.

May 23, 2020
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cbutova from Massachusetts

4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours from the mega can into a becher with a deep midnight black hue and a two finger cap. The head has a foamy-creamy consistency and looks thick with good retention. Small sheets of lacing.

S- Bold chocolate, moderate spices and the Yeti stout you have (or should have) gotten to know and love. Cinnamon is spicy and earthy off the top with the roasty coffee and barley next as well as bitter dark chocolate and sweet milk chocolate. Caramel, vanilla, nutmeg and perhaps a hint of chile pepper. The balance is well struck between the spices and the malts. Coffee a bit lost here.

T- Well balanced once again and have to specifically mention the chocolate flavor in this beer; it is very luscious and has nice depth to it and works well against the spices, malts and coffee. Moderately sweet. Bold notes of cinnamon, espresso and charred barley with hints of caramel, vanilla, nutmeg, allspice and just in general earthy spiciness. A touch of chile flavor with a mild heat factor. Fantastic dark chocolate flavor. Moderate bitterness throughout.

MF- Puffy and somewhat creamy moderately heavy body. The carbonation is at a medium-high level and the beer is a bit foamier than I would imagine. Ends bittersweet with a hint of heat.

One of the better Mexican style stouts I have had, ever. The chocolate used here counterbalances the malts, spices and other flavors just very, very well. The chocolate flavor itself is outstanding.

Apr 12, 2020
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avalon07 from South Carolina

4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a tallboy can to a pint glass. Had a dark brown / black color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a 3/4", creamy, tan-colored, extremely long-lasting head. So-so lacing.

S: A very solid aroma of chocolate, malt, vanilla, and spices.

T: Tasted of a bit of vanilla (lingers around a bit), a good shot of chocolate (always nice to see), a hint of hops (mostly in the finish; not overdone), some malt (present throughout, though subtle), and nice bit of spice (cinnamon, in particular). A sweet, warm, and likable flavor. It's more subtle than expected, but still nicely done. Pretty tasty.

F: An average amount of carbonation with a smooth and silky finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A solidly made, easy to like stout. Worth a try.

Mar 31, 2020
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TreyIsWilson from Michigan

4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours pitch black with a one finger tan head. Tons of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is cinnamon, dark chocolate and chilies.

T - The taste is dark chocolate, coffee, cinnamon and chilies.

M - Medium body with medium body. Creamy mouthfeel with a soft dry finish.

O - Another tasty Yeti variant.

Mar 21, 2020
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Scotchboy from Idaho

4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

19.2oz can poured into a Jackie O's tulip.

A: Opaque and menacing motor oil pour with an enormous dark brown head.

S: Soft spices on the nose, backed with roast, coffee, and sweetness. As it warms, chocolate brownie batter emerges.

T: Spice isn't outa whack here, cinnamon meshes will with impressions of roasted coffee...mocha and dark chocolate...roasted malt character is on point (expected for a Yeti). Finish combines the spice, roast and coffee very well.

MF: Medium/full bodied beer, soft carbonation and fairly viscous, flavors linger well and spices dance on the tongue, well done.

O: A very pleasant drinker for a big stout, a very good Yeti variant.

Mar 05, 2020
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NickSMpls from Washington

4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Rich brown, totally opaque. Thin dark brown head, quickly fades. Smells of dark chocolate and a very interesting background note of spice. Surprisingly light on the tongue, with dry finish. Very complex taste, plenty of spice and chocolate - of course - and the spices give this beer a much different flavor profile from the sweet, heavy chocolate milkshakes of others. Take your time with this one.

Jan 25, 2020
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johnstonst from Georgia

4.8/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L: Dark black with a two finger tan head

S: Spice, chocolate

T: Spice up front that is pepper heavy, then goes into roasted coffee and chocolate, finishes with more spice and dark chocolate

F: Thick, chewy with moderation carbonation, gives a warmth

O: The best stout I have tried up to this point, amazing nuance and complexity without sacrificing drink ability.

Jan 15, 2020
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superspak from Ohio

4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

19.2 ounce can into snifter, canned on 9/18/2019. Pours dense pitch black color with a 2 finger dense and rocky tan head with amazing retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Amazing appearance. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, dark roasted coffee, cinnamon, clove, anise, roasted nuts, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, and dark bread/crust; with lighter notes of licorice, molasses, raisin, fig, date, smoke, charcoal, wood, herbal, peppercorn, pine, leather, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/black/roast/bready malts, spices, and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with big strength. Taste of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, dark roasted coffee, cinnamon, clove, anise, roasted nuts, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, and dark bread/crust; with lighter notes of licorice, molasses, raisin, fig, date, smoke, charcoal, wood, herbal, grass, peppercorn, pine, leather, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Light pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, grassy, peppery, roast, charred bitterness; and cinnamon/clove spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, dark roasted coffee, cinnamon, clove, anise, roasted nuts, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, dark bread/crust, licorice, molasses, dark fruit, smoke, charcoal, wood, herbal, grass, peppercorn, pine, leather, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/black/roast/bready malts, spices, and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with an awesome hop/char bitterness and spiciness balance; with no cloying/acrid/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering hop/char bitterness, and cinnamon/clove spiciness after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/velvety/bready, and fairly sticky/chalky/resinous balanced mouthfeel that is great. Mild increasing warmth of 9.5% and spice heat after the finish. Overall this is an amazing spiced coffee Russian imperial stout. All around amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/black/roast/bready malts, spices, and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the big ABV with the mellowly bitter/charred/drying finish. Great soft feel, and not overly bitter/charred. Amazing balance of rich malts, fruity/nutty coffee, and spices; with nice earthy hop presence/balance, and restrained fruity yeast. Light residual sweetness with lingering hop/char/spicy dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazing spot on style example as expected. Not overwhelming on any aspect.

Dec 24, 2019
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Franziskaner from Missouri

3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Black in color and impenetrable to light. There’s a quarter inch of of creamy brown on top. Moderate lacing. I smell some dark roasted coffee and peppers. I’m tasting dark roasted coffee a touch of chili pepper. The mouth is a touch oily and there’s a hint of warmth from the peppers.

Dec 22, 2019
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ilikebeer03 from Texas

4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

pour is densely black with a huge, thick, fluffy deep cinnamon cap of foam. 2 fingers with excellent retention.
nose is huge wave of fresh roasted coffee, blended with cinnamon and a touch of pepper, perhaps?
taste follows. fresh coffee upfront. chocolate, roasted malt in the middle, fading to a nice coating layer of cinnamon and a touch of peppery heat. subtle touch of fudge, vanilla. excellent beer.
thick, creamy mouthfeel. lingering coffee / cinnamon.

Dec 14, 2019
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AZBeerDude72 from Arizona

4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Black with a 1" tan head and sticky lacing.
N: Spice, chocolate, some vanilla, and malt with a light char.
T: A nice spicy chocolate mix with some sweetness, vanilla and malt in the mix.
M: Medium feel, and zero ABV.
O: What a fantastic beer, everything works on this one, great stuff.

Dec 14, 2019
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bbtkd from South Dakota

4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great Divide Mexican Chocolate Yeti, 9.5% ABV. Pours thick and black, with an incredible four-finger brown head on a careful pour, left sticky film. After the head settled I packed the entire stovepipe in the glass with a 1/4" to spare. Nose is chocolate, vanilla, coffee, and peppers, taste follows with a slight sweetness, some pepper heat, and not much bitterness. Excellent smooth and thick mouthfeel, overall outstanding.

Nov 24, 2019
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.89/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a 16 oz Snulip glass canned on 9/18/19 pours a gorgeous pitch black with a massive 3 plus finger dark mocha head that leaves massive streaks of lace all over the sides of the glass yielding amazing retention as is slowly settles into a thin a layer of dark brown bubbles. 5

Smell is cinnamon, cayenne, vanilla bean, cappuccino, cocoa nibs, and hazelnut. 4.75

Taste follows cinnamon, cayenne, hazelnut upfront with vanilla, chocolate, and cappuccino taking over in the finish, explosive and amazingly balanced with just a touch of heat. 5

Mouthfeel BIG and chewy, moderate carbonation as it should be, maybe a touch dry and that is true to form for a beer like this, and at 9.5% ABV it drinks bigger but still insanely approachable. 5

Overall this thing is amazing, Yeti has always in my opinion been the king of Stouts and this may be my favorite variant thus far. Special stuff. 4.75

Nov 24, 2019
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LiquidAmber from Washington

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing opaque black in the glass with a thick brown head that dissipates to a moderate film with light lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, vanilla, cinnamon, chocolate; does smell a lot like Mexican chocolate. Flavor follows extremely closely to the aroma, nice milky dark toasted malt and Mexican chocolate ingredients with a little bit of chili bite at the end. Medium bodied with light to moderate creaminess. Yeti is one of my favorite standby stouts, so this Mexican chocolate variant didn't have to do much to win my heart. Very faithful balance of flavors to match the south of the border chocolate and great integration. Looks, smells and tastes great. I'm not that fond of these stovepipe cans for big beers because it's a bit too much for one sitting, but I'd certainly get this again in a smaller format.

Nov 22, 2019
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zeff80 from Missouri

4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Stovepipe can. Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a small, khaki-colored head of foam. It smelled of chocolate, cinnamon, nutmeg and toffee. Lots of cinnamon taste with chocolate and sweet caramel.

Nov 12, 2019
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mdfb79 from New York

4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice heat, especially in the taste, Full bodied, medium carbonation, lots of dark chocolate, some light cream. Overall a very solid chili stout; worth checking out.

Nov 08, 2019
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HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Light carbonation with an above average body. Has a nice creamy thick feel
Aroma is dark chocolate, milk chocolate, black coffee,spice, some pepper
Taste is dark cocoa,espresso, roasted malts and grains. The beginning is all chocolate and coffee with the spice and heat showing up midway and lingers just a bit

Nov 06, 2019
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Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 94 ratings