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:
#955
Reviews:
910
Ratings:
3,092
pDev:
9.24%
Bros Score:
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Motor oil-esque anthracite black with purple-maroon-tan film of head that the ABV eats in a flash.
Plum, port, wood, dark cocoa, and whiskey with undertones of raspberry tart, rose petals, fig jam, earth, fudge - I could just keep going.
Molasses, soy sauce, and beef jerky to start, then baker's chocolate, a roasty hit of char, a blast of sweetness, and some corrective bitterness to finish.
Chocolate truffle and espresso grounds ending, a flash of oaky vanilla, and a long, clean wood linger.
Full, silky, loads of chew.

Jul 1, 2012 expiry date, so this has almost 3 years on it. I think that's pretty much knocked out the chili pepper and any hops, letting the wood come to the fore. It really drinks more like a port, with the depth coming through in waves, but also a bit punishing if you try to rush it. More than a bit umami, though cocoa wins ultimately.

Massive. Shames other RISs at 11%. Yeti stomps again.

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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 3,092 ratings
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