Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti
Great Divide Brewing Company

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From:
Great Divide Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #941
ABV:
9.5%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,506
Avg:
4.22 | pDev: 9.24%
Reviews:
920
Ratings:
2,215
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 22, 2022
Added:
May 30, 2009
Wants:
  219
Gots:
  767
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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Notes: Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout is another revered incarnation of our legendary imperial stout. We toned down the hops a bit to allow cocoa nibs to contribute some pleasing bitterness, while vanilla notes from the oak combine with the cocoa to create an aroma and flavor akin to a gourmet chocolate bar. A dash of cayenne keeps things lively, adding just a bit of heat to the finish. Another great Yeti? Hell yes.
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Reviewed by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Appearance - The beer was black with low carbonation and a slight crown of mocha colored bubbles topic of the glass.

Smell - Dry baker’s chocolate combined with barrel notes to form the smell.

Taste - Dark bakers chocolate notes lead the way, becoming more dry with the oak barrels. Well the profile is overall dry, there was some sweetness. The oak added a dimension that made this really pleasant as it lingered.

Mouthfeel - The feel seemed a bit thin for a stout.

Overall - I stout like this is hard to find.
Aug 22, 2022
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2017 vintage. Poured into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Inky black pour with 1.5 fingers of mocha colored head. Great lacing.

S: Big bitter roast... coffee, cocoa, and oak.

T.F: Rich and roasty. Bitter/sweet... dark chocolate and espresso plus char. Vanilla and oak... and a little bit of cayenne coming in at the finish. Medium to heavy bodied... smooth and creamy. Bitter finish... dry with a little smoke and more chocolate.

O: A very solid barrel aged stout and a solid take on 'Yeti'. I really like the cayenne addition. Definitely added a little something... and this was the perfect beer for a 10 degree February evening.
Feb 06, 2022
 
Rated: 4.05 by fountainofyouth from District of Columbia

Jan 02, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by eppie82 from Illinois

Aug 17, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

May 04, 2020
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Reviewed by daliandragon from Maryland

4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
2017 vintage. Huge dark brown head above obsidian body. Nose is bakers chocolate and dark fruits. The alcohol is noticable but mostly measured. The chocolate is present but is not sweet at all and mixes well with the oak and dash of cayenne to present an interesting, original Impy stout. Texture is thick and coarting, but not obscenely so. Aftertaste is very dry, with a touch of smoke among all the woody and malt notes. Very good, but not quite elite among the style for me.
Mar 19, 2020
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Rated by Eyedoc27 from Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2017 edition. Very average. Didn’t get much chocolate out of this.
Feb 02, 2020
 
Rated: 3.77 by Gemini6 from Michigan

Jan 18, 2020
 
Rated: 3.56 by Hop_God from California

Dec 22, 2019
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A- Pours a very dark color with a slight tan head and lacing
A- Aroma has abundant Chocolate with slight Oak chip and spice hints
M-The taste follows the nose with a generous Chocolate flavor with added spice and Oak chip to round complement the flavor
M-A medium bodied moderately carbonated beer
O-A very well done Imperial Stout
Aug 18, 2019
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
22oz bottle. Bottling date of 'MAY 02 2016'.
Black colored body, with a very thin edge of back lit medium brown. Two fingers of dark tan head. Leaves a few string of lacing.
Aroma of dark roasted malts, with chocolate, vanilla/oak and a slight spicy note.
Taste follows the nose, with a rich chocolate and vanilla combination, and the added spicy note.
Medium mouth feel, texture is quite smooth. Good carbonation.
I expected the chocolate in this but I did not expect to get the slight cayenne spice note. Well blended.
Jun 16, 2019
 
Rated: 4.41 by Trmmilwwi from Illinois

May 23, 2019
 
Rated: 4.24 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

May 01, 2019
 
Rated: 4.39 by Beer21 from Florida

Apr 18, 2019
 
Rated: 4.35 by Walnut from Missouri

Apr 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Jan 12, 2019
 
Rated: 3.64 by curlybird from Pennsylvania

Jan 09, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by C_Adams from Ohio

Dec 26, 2018
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Rated by AllOfTheCats from Wisconsin

4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Prefer the Espresso variant. Had this on tap and in the bottle and preferred it on tap.
Dec 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.22 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania

Nov 18, 2018
 
Rated: 4.18 by WDJersey from Colorado

Oct 23, 2018
 
Rated: 4.04 by Scottsbeer from Florida

Oct 22, 2018
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Reviewed by bshefftz from California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Dark and bitter chocolate predominate, cayenne is there along with mild alcohol heat. Not overly sweet. Enjoyable, but not among my all time favorites.
Aug 28, 2018
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Rated by MrMojoRisin1228 from Colorado

5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Perfect balance of flavors. One of the best, if not the best chocolate stouts I've ever had.
Aug 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4.13 by Diura from New York

Jun 28, 2018
 
Rated: 5 by Kwright from North Carolina

Jun 23, 2018
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Reviewed by techdiver from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
This was an older bottle, paired extremely well with an aged cigar. The first pour still had a decent head and little lacing. The malty profile was enjoyable, and I could use a few more bottles
Jun 12, 2018
 
Rated: 4.31 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Jun 01, 2018
 
Rated: 4.28 by dazedman from Virginia

May 18, 2018
 
Rated: 4.14 by cd34 from Illinois

May 08, 2018
 
Rated: 4.46 by Kdouble from Tennessee

Apr 19, 2018
 
Rated: 4.34 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

Apr 01, 2018
 
Rated: 4.16 by prost2hefeweizen from Oklahoma

Mar 27, 2018
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Reviewed by bobv from Vermont

4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Bottled March 24th, 2011.
Moderate pour yields a 1 and a 1/4 inch tan head over a very, very dark brown body with some nice sticky lacing. After a few minutes the head dissipates down to a thick ring with clumps floating on the surface. Nose of chocolate, espresso grounds, and roasted malt. Taste of milk chocolate, dark chocolate, bitter chocolate, and unsweetened chocolate; in other words: Chocolate! Nice feel and overall, quite a nice, surprising treat for such an old Imperial Stout. Cheers!
Mar 17, 2018
 
Rated: 4.33 by ananddullabh from California

Mar 16, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by avisong from Virginia

Mar 09, 2018
 
Rated: 3.94 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Mar 07, 2018
 
Rated: 4.26 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania

Mar 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by schopenhauerale from Arizona

Feb 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania

Feb 15, 2018
Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 3135 ratings