Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti | Great Divide Brewing Company

Chocolate Oak Aged YetiChocolate Oak Aged Yeti
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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  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of VeganBrewz
4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
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 -11.8%
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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4.69/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Not going to be very critical, but this is an outstanding brew from Great Divide. It pours black, with a darker head. The smell is of chocolate and some toasted malts. The taste is very smooth, which masks the alcohol very well. Taste of chocolate, some coffee, and the oak aging sneaks in but is well paired. Mouthfeel is smooth, almost light, but it lingers a little after, but it makes you want more.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of SeanDonahue
4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I've been storing this Great Divide for about a year. This was bottled in 2012.

The appearance on this beer is a very dark brown to almost black. Once poured into a tulip glass, it produced little to no head but it was a dark and delicious looking head.

The aroma has big chocolate and caramel notes. There is also that hint of alcohol that comes out after having been stored for a year.

This beer drinks very smooth. It has a powerful dark chocolate character. You also get very nice roastiness as well.

Overall, this beer is perfect for that chilly snowy night and right now, it's become one of my favorites.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not possible without my good mate MrKennedy and tonight is prob about as dark as this pours a midnight black hue with a chocolate laced three finger head and lacing everywhere as far as looks go I'd be asking for her number,the smell is pretty much what is presumed its strong oak with an underlining of chocolate,cherries and booze,the mouthfeel is full,moderately carbonated and dry with tastes of oak,dark old gold chocolate,cherries,coffee and finished with a subtle dry heat from the cayenne and overall a top drop that I feel was best drunk this fresh and would drink again cheers.

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4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a snifter. Purchased at Yankee Spirits in Attleboro, MA.

A- Pours a pitch black, oily, opaque body with a slow rising, creamy, bubbly, milk chocolate colored head that reduces slowly and leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Absolutely beautiful and near perfect.

S- The smell is definitely not in your face but still very inviting. The most prominent aromas are freshly ground coffee, mocha, and rich milk chocolate. Slightly metallic.

T- This beer really lives up to it's name as far as taste goes. From start to finish, it's full of HUGE fudgy, chocolatey, cocoa notes. It's like drinking a chocolate fudge cake. In the background is vanilla which is probably brought on by the oak, but it isn't as forward as I would have prefered (-.25). The finish is nice and roasty, and the cayenne peppers add a little spicy note which really works!

M- Rich, thick, full-bodied, low carbonation.

A great variation of Yeti which definitely lives up to it's name. If you like chocolate, you will undoubtedly love this beer. Very nice.

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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93.2% out of 100 with 3,075 ratings
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