Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
greatdivide.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Mebuzzard on 05-30-2009

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#1,001
Reviews:
912
Ratings:
3,108
pDev:
9.24%
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4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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!

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4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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22 oz, Dec 16 2017 version, poured into a tulip glass, pitch black with active carbonation and three fingers of dark tan head that dissipates slowly.Once drinking it, it moves to a thin lace pretty quickly. Shockingly, the smell is heavy chocolate and cocoa powder, with maybe a tinge of spice and wood. The taste starts with chocolate, gets bitter, moves to faint oak, then a slight twang of spice before going back to bitter chocolate. The mouthfeel is medium, not heavy but full, and the carbonations comes in medium low. An interesting concoction in that nothing seems overpowering in the mix, the roasted malts from the base seem to win out in the end.

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4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.79/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.73/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

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4.67/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle poured into a snifter

A: Pours pitch black with no light coming through at all, rich, deep, full creamy mocha colored head, head dissipated into a mocha colored soapy film, surprisingly, lots of lacing, low carbonation, looks full, rich, and like motor oil.

A: Lots of aroma but its lacking chocolate, tons of dark fruits, dates, figs, plums, espresso, deep rich notes of roasted malts, slight note of milk/sweet chocolate aroma, no alcohol on the nose.

T: Same notes as the nose with an addition of oak, vanilla, and chocolate, it's pretty bitter as the chocolate adds a layer of complexity that is not present in the nose, a mix of bitter/sweet/milk chocolate, oak comes through pretty strong as well with a light vanilla note, finish is dry like chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts, aftertaste is chocolate, fresh ground dark coffee, and light dark fruit notes. There is also a touch of cayenne spice that softly lingers in the aftertaste.

M: Full bodied, low carbonation, dry finish, it's like motor oil coffee.

O: That added touch of cayenne gave this another kick that I really enjoyed, lots of complexity and depth in this beer, I do wish that the chocolate had a greater presence on the nose but it balances well on the taste, a well made beer.

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3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -5.2%
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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 3,108 ratings