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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
 
 
Wants:
214
Gots:
766
Trade:
36
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours nice and black. Khaki head. Doesn't pour quite as viscous as some of its counterparts.

Aroma is very nice. Chocolate, roast and just a touch of pepper spice. If only the aromas came out more in the taste.

Taste is roasted malt, with woody, earthy notes. More subdued is the cocoa nibs; and the peppers are difficult to detect at all.

Medium mouthfeel. A bit sticky. Lower carb.

A nice beer but it doesn't quite compete with a lot of the imperial stout heavy hitters.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled 3/19/12, poured into a snifter

A-pours pitch black with a small fizzy dark tan head that reduces to a ring around the glass, some thin, short lasting lace left behind

S- roasty and chocolaty nose, light charcoal, lactose, cocoa powder, dark cherry. There is some oak character coming through that gives a hint of vanilla and a woodsy/earthy tone

T- dry bitter-sweet chocolate flavors with some toasty char coal flavors, there's a slightly tart dark cherry fruitiness that kicks in mid-palate and finishes dry with coffee/chocolate and a faint flavor of oak, peppery burn on the linger

M- medium-syrupy body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and finish, big alcohol burn on the linger

O- I was surprised at how much the heat of the pepper came through at the end, It makes me wonder how hot it would have been fresh. Overall, I enjoyed regular Yeti more

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bomber into a wide mouth champagne flute.

A: What a great stout appearance. Black as night, still, big three finger chocolate head that ends up as 2 mm disc that leaves soapy big bubble lacing. Has some legs.

S: Chocolate and phenolic notes with strong roasted malts.

T: Big chocolate hit, some bitter nibs. There is a whispery hint of something spicy, bit it's not yeast spicy or cloves or anything like that. Vanilla at swallow.

M: Filling, creamy but not overly thick. toasty, vanilla hinted outbreath. Not very boozy.

O: World class oak aged stout. There's something about this stout that makes this very big stout extremely drinkable. I can't put my finger on it exactly. It is the only stout that makes me want to have chicken wings instead of dessert. I usually like Pilsners or AAL with them. Strange pairing possibilities?

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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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