Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Chocolate Oak Aged YetiChocolate Oak Aged Yeti

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

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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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of tjumfrid
4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark as night. Chocolate syrup midnight swirl...if it were an ice cream. Might as well be...mmm.

S: Cocoa, chocolate, heavy stout smell.

T: Cocoa nibs. Nuff said.

M: Thick, heavy, full-bodied. What a stout should be. Cinder and milk chocolate...yeah.

O: Very delicious beer. I can't say I can differentiate too much between this and the espresso yeti, but who the hell cares. Both are phenomenal beers.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pitch black color, no light gets through. Head is weak and cream colored.
-- Grey label, black letters. Have to pay attention to pick up differences on self

S: Nice malty, smokey smell. Subjectively, the smoke smells campfire-esque

T: Great full body stout that finishes with a heavy smokey malt with earthy overtones. Smooth but clean finish.

M: NIce well rounded stout with a heavy smoke lingering taste. I personally like the overall stout, smokey taste.

O: Fantastic overall. Alcohol has been tempered and not overbearing, likely due to aging process.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of jzeilinger
3.84/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a very dark black color with a nice toffee colored head that eventually dies down and still retains a thick, even, toffee colored head around the perimeter of the glass.

S - Dark roasted chocolate, cocoa nibs, some vanilla, light oak, and slightly boozy aroma.

T - Dark, roasty chocolate malt from start to finish, a hint of oak, slight coffee presence, some vanilla, and a bitter chocolate and alcohol finish.

M - Full medium body and velvety smooth, slippery, a little sticky with some alcohol warming in the back of the throat.

O - A very solid stout, I don't hate, don't love it - worth a try.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I ran across this stuff at my local bottle shop while picking up some cider for a party. Forgot about it until I received an email from said bottle shop had it listed on sale. Picked up a bottle, and I'm damn glad I did.

Serving type/glassware: Bomber/tulip

A: Viscous, almost slightly syrupy. Dark, deep chocolate-brown approaching black in the glass. modest milk-chocolate brown head dissipates fairly quickly, with no lacing but a few small islands floating.

Smell: Cocoa, raisins, dark rum, vanilla, milk chocolate, brownie batter. This stuff is complex, and smells amazing! I couldn't stop swirling and breathing deep.

Taste: Sweet, with BIG cocoa powder up front - you almost get that "dry mouth" sensation you get if you've ever taken a taste of raw cocoa powder. Cake batter/fudge brownie, raisins. Slight molasses finish. Gets a bit boozy as it warms, with some coffee popping up as well. Usually I find that bigger beers get unpleasantly alcoholic the warmer they get, but neither the booziness or the coffee notes become sharp or bitter at all. Overall the alcohol is very well masked in this beer. Hop profile is *very* subdued here as well. The bitterness comes from the roasty and chocolate notes, which seems obvious and appropriate for this brew.

Mouthfeel: Nicely viscous, pretty close to full-bodied. A little slippery, a little sticky. Cocoa and molasses linger, but fade clean. Pleasant, light carbonation.

Overall: This beer is phenomenal. If you're a fan of sweet stouts or chocolate beers, this is a must-try. Two thumbs up for sure.

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3.72/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a Jester King snifter.

I love my Bears, particularly when they're winning... Anyway, this stuff pours a lovely onyx topped by a finger or so of toasted tan foam. Honestly, the Yeti line must be the goddamn best-looking beers out there, man. The nose comprises cocoa, oak, roasted malts, light coffee, a hint of anise, and the vaguest possible sense of leather. The taste brings in more of the same, with the anise and leather contributing a surprisingly healthy bitterness to the proceedings, and with the oak taking a stronger precedence than I anticipated. The body is a hefty medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a mostly smooth feel. Overall, a solid offering, to be expected from this line, but the oak is a bit much for me here, especially compared with the other Yetis. Still, a damn fine drink.

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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.16 out of 5 based on 3,070 ratings.
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