Mexican Chocolate Yeti
Great Divide Brewing Company

Mexican Chocolate YetiMexican Chocolate Yeti
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From:
Great Divide Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #786
ABV:
9.5%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,704
Avg:
4.24 | pDev: 5.66%
Ratings:
105
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 09, 2022
Added:
Jan 23, 2018
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  10
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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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3.9 by polloenfuego from Canada (NB) on May 09, 2022
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4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Tony787 from Canada (ON)

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.
Cheers

Apr 13, 2022
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4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by thehyperduck from Canada (ON)

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
 
4.09 by sdm9465 from Canada (NS) on Mar 19, 2022
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3.78/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by BGDrock from Canada (ON)

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
 
4 by GoHabsGo from Canada (ON) on Feb 07, 2022
 
3.96 by Sammy from Canada (ON) on Jan 27, 2022
 
4.52 by jwerner23 from Minnesota on Jan 10, 2022
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4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

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
 
4.34 by Taenim from New Jersey on Sep 20, 2021
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4.52/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by 1BrewBacca from Georgia

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
 
4.24 by Ristaccia from Nebraska on May 10, 2021
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4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by mushroomcloud from Texas

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
 
4.25 by brittanylicious from Indiana on Apr 25, 2021
 
4.25 by heysuz from Indiana on Apr 25, 2021
 
4.24 by BAsbill from California on Apr 16, 2021
 
4.43 by sbuck from New Mexico on Apr 05, 2021
 
4.15 by KT3418 from Colorado on Mar 21, 2021
 
4.26 by o29 from Texas on Mar 17, 2021
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4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by dcscientist from Colorado

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
 
4.29 by liquorpig from Massachusetts on Dec 20, 2020
 
4.12 by johnnyboy76 from Oregon on Dec 06, 2020
 
3.89 by npendres from Wisconsin on Nov 22, 2020
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4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Treyliff from West Virginia

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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4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by EnderFett11 from Virginia

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
 
4.21 by odenbr12 from New Jersey on Aug 29, 2020
 
4.03 by JM5671 from Ohio on Aug 07, 2020
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3.28/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
by Alieniloquium from Florida

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
 
4 by archero from Texas on Jul 16, 2020
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4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by oberon from North Carolina

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
 
4.13 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Jun 25, 2020
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4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by russpowell from Arkansas

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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4.75/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by pathman from Ohio

06/10/20 can @ home

Jun 10, 2020
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4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by TBoneJones from Texas

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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4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by flagmantho from Washington

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
 
4 by 1971bernat from Virginia on May 19, 2020
 
4.25 by paulish from New York on May 17, 2020
 
4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on Apr 14, 2020
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4.52/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by cbutova from Massachusetts

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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4.04/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by avalon07 from South Carolina

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
Mexican Chocolate Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 105 ratings