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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:
#927
Reviews:
909
Ratings:
3,082
pDev:
9.24%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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214
Gots:
767
Trade:
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Nice dark caramel lacing coming out of the bottle. Dark rich black color with no light coming through. Oaky rich chocolate smell. Strong roasty flavor with a strong finish. Flavor holds on your tongue for quite a bit. Not my favorite Yeti, but still delicious. Hard to beat the Yeti series with regards to stouts.

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4.85/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I bought a bomber of this ridonculous stout (aged on oak chips and cocoa nibs) for my dad for his birthday.

Appearance (4.5/5): Pitch black body topped with a gorgeous dark tan brown head. This is a gorgeous looking stout. Tight bubbles and good retention.

Smell (4.5/5): Beautiful dark chocolate notes with no hint of booze. Dark fruit–fig, plum. Some light vanilla oakiness and some wood notes, too. But those are lurking in the very back. I don't detect the cayenne pepper that GD added to the beer.

Flavor (5/5): Oakiness plays a much bigger role in the flavor. Mouthwatering chocolate tones and dialed down hops. Love the interplay of chocolate and oak. Sublime. Light coffee bitterness. But this is a mellower beast than the original Yeti. Light alcohol heat at the very, very back that comes on late. Balanced.

Mouthfeel (5/5): Silky smooth mouthfeel, dangerously drinkable. Goes down like a cold glass of chocolate milk. SIMPLY PUT: Extraordinary.

Overall (5/5): Well this one was a total home run for Great Divide. I like sweeter Imperial Stouts, and this one is one of the best of the type I've ever had, if not the absolute best. All the components work well together. You can taste the chocolate, the oak, and the traditional coffee and dark fruit notes of an imperial stout, but none of these flavors dominates the others to such an extent that the balance of the beer is thrown out of whack. An amazing beer.

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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 3,082 ratings
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