Mexican Chocolate Yeti
Great Divide Brewing Company

Mexican Chocolate YetiMexican Chocolate Yeti
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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #625
ABV:
9.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #4,520
Avg:
4.28 | pDev: 4.91%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
37
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Great Divide Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
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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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Photo of zeff80
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
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

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Photo of Wilksterman
4.64/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Yeti Imperial Stouts are already excellent beers. This one brings a true Mexican chocolate taste to the party. You can taste the extra peppers and spices just like a good Mexican chocolate. The mouth feel hits you right off the ba, and the finish is very satisfying. The strong chocolate sweet taste masks just how potent this beer is, so be careful with and share the can with a friend or loved one!

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Photo of DesMoinesMike
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black like motor oil, thick tan head. The spice combination is enjoyable but not overbearing. That combined with a small amount of heat and luscious body leaves me craving more.

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Photo of 2beerdogs
3.55/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

It's been a few years since I've had a Yeti, but I remembered it being a fine Impy stout. Poured from the new large can format.
This pours beautifully. Tan colored crown sits majestically atop a deep almost black body.
Smell is roasted coffee, sweet chocolatey malts, and roasted chile. So far, so good.
On first sip, I'm getting chile, coffee (but it's going toward an astringent note), and some chocolate. But it's just not really coming together for me. And this is where the mouthfeel seems to be lacking. Feels too thin for style. There is a slight creaminess, but this too feels thinned out, or slightly diluted.
Overall, this lacks the full feel of an imperial stout, and for me this carries into the flavor as well. Of course, I'll try it again if I ever find it on draft.

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Photo of beergoot
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Midnight black body; head is decent, thin yet frothy and sticky, tan colored. Big sweet chocolate and charred grain aroma; spicy; cocoa and vanilla. Milk chocolate base, sweet; cinnamon, anise and cloves; chili powder; cocoa and vanilla; some bitterness at the finish. Heavy body; thick and chewy; oily; tons of residual sugar body; chili pepper heat; warm.

This is an outstanding chocolate-forward imperial stout. It seems to have a nice chili pepper component to it which breaks up the heavy sweetness both in taste and mouthfeel. Rich and complex, and a fine heavy ale sipper.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.8/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned September 18th 2019.

Pours a pitch black with an impressive head of tan foam. Oh wait...where did the foam go??

The chocolate nose is massive! There's coffee for sure, but there's something else in the smell that reminds me of dark pitted fruit. I suppose that I could confess it with the ample abv?

Taste is chocolate to the extreme. Coffee well represented. Taste has a milky/lactose sweetness to my palate. Alcohol is not hidden that well. Bit of a burn during the swallow.

Full bodied with medium carbonation. This is kinda hot, peppery. Nice sipper but I reckon that with the one, I'm done.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

this is money. on tap at green valley ranch beer garden, its a total winner, one of my favorite variants on yeti in some time, the cinnamon really stands out in it, but there seems to be coffee and cocoa and such as well, its wintery, warming, hearty, and it leaves the beauty of the original beer well enough in tact to be appreciable even with everything else that is going on with this, they nailed it! cinnamon in the nose but not hot, an earthy natural wintery thing, coupled with dry cocoa, a little spice, and all the bitter roastiness of the original beer that lingers on long on the palate, with a little coffee thing that seems to accent all of that. there is great complexity to this, a ton of richness, and i i think as bold as all the flavors are, its balanced and freakishly drinkable. it makes perfect sense, like this should have existed all along. i had it next to the smore and the chocolate cherry versions, and this was the standout for my money. its easy to forget how great yeti is, and these variants have been a blast. dont miss this one while its around this fall!

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Photo of arizcards
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a 32 oz Growler from Kings Beer and Wine on 5/25/18 for $9.00.

Beer poured black as night with a nice tan head with the initial pour. Some residual head remains after several sips.

Nose is vanilla, dark cocoa, and coffee, quite nice!

Taste is a wonderful mix of dark cocoa and coffee, with a touch of vanilla and some hot pepper that leaves a touch of heat as it goes down the pipe.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and silky smooth.

Overall this is my favorite variant of the Yeti series. I totally enjoy this style of beer! Recommended if you can find it and very reasonably priced compared to similar in its class.

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Mexican Chocolate Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 37 ratings