Mexican Chocolate Yeti
Great Divide Brewing Company

Mexican Chocolate YetiMexican Chocolate Yeti
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Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #890
Ranked #2,675
4.24 | pDev: 5.42%
Jan 18, 2023
Jan 23, 2018
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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Rated: 4.34 by irishkyle21 from Canada (ON)

Jan 18, 2023
Rated: 4.27 by CRObighit2 from Canada (ON)

Nov 13, 2022
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Reviewed by Jeffo from Netherlands

4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Got this at the LCBO this past summer

From the ever popular 569ml can into a snifter
This 9.5% brew is listed as 8.3% by the Ontarian ABV measuring cabal.

APPEARNANCE: Pours out black and yields a three finger, medium looking, creamy tan head with great retention. Black body and no carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a full wisp cap and leaves touches of lacing on the glass as it empties.

SMELL: Roasted malts, milk chocolate, vanilla cream, hints of butterscotch and a bit of chili peppers on the nose. Pure chocolate brownies too. Bold and enticing for sure.

TASTE: Lots of chocolate and roasted flavors up front. Charred malts, milk chocolate and vanilla cream with a touch of chili peppers at the swallow. Flavorful for sure. Bold finish of roasted malts, chocolate brownies, vanilla cream, chili peppers and touches of charred malts. Some light chili heat lingers.

PALATE: Fuller body and medium carbonation. Creamy enough on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes a bit mouth-coating. Some light chili heat lingers.

OVERALL: Great stuff. Classic Yeti for sure with very mild chili heat. Lovely stuff for sure. Nice to be able to get this stuff at the LCBO, so hopefully more Great Divide brews make their way to Ontario beer stores in the future. We used to get lots of it here in The Netherlands but then it just stopped coming. Titan and Hercules were great, as is Yeti. Would love to see them here again but if not, becoming regulars at the LCBO would be a welcome second. In any case, this Mexican Yeti was excellent. Cheers!
Oct 19, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by BMBCLT from South Carolina

Oct 06, 2022
Rated: 4.22 by Thirstygoat from Illinois

Oct 06, 2022
Rated: 4.27 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Sep 10, 2022
Rated: 4.26 by cheefdaddy1 from Texas

Sep 06, 2022
Rated: 4.1 by Simon212 from Canada (ON)

Jul 12, 2022
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Reviewed by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Can: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of chocolate notes with some faint spicy pepper notes is quite nice. Taste is also a great mix of cocoa nibs with some light roasted malt with some vanilla and faint pepper notes. Body is full with a nice creamy texture and good carbonation. Solid mix of flavors.
Jul 05, 2022
Rated: 3.9 by polloenfuego from Canada (NB)

May 09, 2022
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Reviewed by Tony787 from Canada (ON)

4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I bought a can at the LCBO in Ontario.
Sticker on my can says 8.3% maybe only for Canada.
Poured into glass lots of dark chocolate and coffee taste very enjoyable to drink.
Would buy again.
Apr 13, 2022
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Reviewed by thehyperduck from Canada (ON)

4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
19.2 oz can from the LCBO; dated Oct 20 2021 and served slightly chilled. Either the importing agency or the LCBO itself slapped an "8.3% abv" sticker onto the can.

Pours black as night, supporting two fingers of foamy, lumpy, brown-coloured head that lasts for the better part of three minutes. By that point, it has been reduced to a modest collar and some patchy film on the surface; looked good at first, but there's not a speck of lace in sight. Smells considerably more chocolatey than Yeti Classic, with dark chocolate, cacao nibs and espresso. The spice profile is subtle but intriguing, with hints of cinnamon and anise; only a little bit of booziness, with added suggestions of vanilla, molasses and woodsmoke.

A quality stout: thankfully the spices are not over-emphasized, serving more of a complementary role. I'm getting cacao and coffee at the front end, with sweeter flavours of milk chocolate, date and treacle not far behind. Dark chocolate on the back end, melding together with bitter coffee grounds, vanilla and cinnamon; hints of burnt malt, woodsmoke, cacao, peppery spice and anise linger beyond the finish, into a mildly boozy, moderately sweet aftertaste. Full-bodied, with low carbonation and a velvety texture that slides across the tongue, resulting in an exceptionally smooth, slick mouthfeel; gives you the sticky lips. Surprisingly drinkable for what it is, but it'll sneak up on ya.

Final Grade: 4.21, an A-. Mexican Chocolate Yeti is an interesting twist on one of my favourite American imperial stouts. Personally, I think the original Yeti is better, but if you're a serious fan of chocolate stouts or champurrado then I can understand why you might lean towards this variant. The spices work well alongside the roasted malts and chocolate, and while I don't know if this beer contains chiles, it does have a low-key cayenne pepper-like heat on the tail end. As with all Yetis, I'd pick this up again if given the opportunity, and probably grab a spare to stow away for short-term cellaring.
Apr 06, 2022
Rated: 4.09 by sdm9465 from Canada (NS)

Mar 19, 2022
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Reviewed by BGDrock from Canada (ON)

3.78/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Body is as close to black as it gets, and the pour forms a dense, milk chocolate head with retention of several minutes.
Very light aroma, next to nothing.
Luscious, bittersweet chocolate syrup abounds, deep and rich, and then a deft touch of warming chili heat - I rarely enjoy a chili stout, finding a lack of balance, but this is subtly integrated and actually compliments the chocolate; a slight fruitiness, like a rum, of raisins and dates, almost like sticky toffee pudding; finish is fairly sweet, balanced by the heat and roast bitterness a bit, slightly cloying; feel is sticky, with light carbonation, full bodied; abv is well hidden.

Indulgent flavour for sure, and I really appreciate how they integrate the chili, but it's more syrupy than the regular Yeti, too much for my taste, which knocks it down a bit.
Feb 25, 2022
Rated: 4 by GoHabsGo from Canada (ON)

Feb 07, 2022
Rated: 3.96 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Jan 27, 2022
Rated: 4.52 by jwerner23 from Minnesota

Jan 10, 2022
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Reviewed by taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
569ml can served cold into a pint glass. LCBO purchase for $7.95 CDN. Super stoked to see this can here in Ontario.

Appearance - Super dark black, one of those light eradicating kinds. A small three quarter finger tan head is poured which quickly recedes to a small frothy cap. No lacing.

Smell - Dark chocolate, loads of roasty notes as well, with a hint of spiciness. Just a hint of peppers and maybe some chocolate brownies.

Taste - More dark chocolate, hints of smoke, plenty of roasty malts and hot peppers at the end (but just a bit). Full flavor with good intensity.

Mouthfeel - Full bodied, luxurious and smooth like chocolate lava cake. Carbonation is lighter and finish is semi dry.

Overall - Pretty great piece of brewing here, nice full bodied brew with accents to change this from the original beer to a liquid form of Mexican chocolate cake. Awesome and well worth the price of admission.
Jan 06, 2022
Rated: 4.34 by Taenim from New Jersey

Sep 20, 2021
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Reviewed by 1BrewBacca from Georgia

4.52/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Look: Pours black as pitch with a nice frothy head that’s the color of light brown sugar. Foamy lace fingers that last forever on the sides of the glass.
Smell and Taste: Coffee and Chocolate right from the get go. Mildly sweet.
Feel: Probably the smoothest Imperial Stout I have yet to drink.
Overall: This is one GREAT brew. I foresee many more in my future.
Aug 29, 2021
Rated: 4.24 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

May 10, 2021
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Reviewed by mushroomcloud from Texas

4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
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
Rated: 4.25 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Apr 25, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by heysuz from Indiana

Apr 25, 2021
Rated: 4.24 by BAsbill from California

Apr 16, 2021
Rated: 4.43 by sbuck from New Mexico

Apr 05, 2021
Rated: 4.15 by KT3418 from Colorado

Mar 21, 2021
Rated: 4.26 by o29 from Texas

Mar 17, 2021
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Reviewed by dcscientist from Colorado

4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
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
Rated: 4.29 by liquorpig from Massachusetts

Dec 20, 2020
Rated: 4.12 by johnnyboy76 from Oregon

Dec 06, 2020
Rated: 3.89 by npendres from Wisconsin

Nov 22, 2020
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
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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Reviewed by EnderFett11 from Virginia

4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
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
Rated: 4.21 by odenbr12 from New Jersey

Aug 29, 2020
Rated: 4.03 by JM5671 from Ohio

Aug 07, 2020
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.28/5  rDev -22.6%
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
Rated: 4 by archero from Texas

Jul 16, 2020
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Reviewed by oberon from North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
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
Rated: 4.13 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Jun 25, 2020
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