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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti | Great Divide Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#940
Reviews:
909
Ratings:
3,086
pDev:
9.24%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Presentation: Great looking bottle and label that has a bit of a metallic sheen to it with a silver foil wrapped neck and cap that has the Great Divide logo stamped in red in the foil. Label gives a nice back story and description of the beer, food pairing suggestions, web info, ABV info, a bit of brewery info, and a bottled on date of 3/28/13.

Appearance: An aggressive pour from its 22oz brown bomber into a 16oz snifter led to a deep brown 2 finger head of a thick density atop a completely opaque jet black beer. Head retention was 5min 7sec before fading to a thin coating and thick ring with excellent lacing.

Smell/Aroma: Smell is of heavy smokey oak with rich milk chocolate aromas along with a bit of booze. A bit of pepper and anise, very slight hops, and a very good roast black coffee can all be detected in the nose as well.

Flavor/Taste: Taste is very smokey with hints of oak and deep milk chocolate on the front end. Mid point is dominated by oak, milk chocolate, and an every growing coffee bitterness with a bit of pepper spiciness. Back end tastes of very intense roast coffee bitterness with slight hints of chocolate and oak. Has a roast coffee aftertaste.

MouthFeel/Drinkability: Thick and creamy with a full bodied nature. Very drinkable and tasty.

Overall/Comments: Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti is just a decadent brew with an extremely complex flavor profile. The alcohol is very well hidden making this brew dangerously drinkable. Try it if you can find it. Classified as an American Double/Imperial Stout @ 9.5% ABV. Consumed 11/9/2013.

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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 3,086 ratings
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