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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Photo of themind
4.63/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a smooth, easy to drink chocolate stout that makes you beg for another glass. Great Divide has a masterpiece in this beer. Smells and tastes like a roasted chocolate malt with crisp carbonation that leaves a silky smooth film in your mouth. Hides the ABV well and is a beer that I would return too for sure. Worth the ten spot this is a fantastic beer! I just had a Siberian Night and this beer smokes it!

Bottom Line: would purchase again for sure.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in an over-sized wine glass.

Dark thick motor oil black pour with light bubbles on the body creating a dark tan head rising to about 1/3" with a vigorous pour.

Smell: Smells like coffee with a hit of mocha syrup. Light though, when you smell it, it leaves the nose fairly quick.

Taste: It's like drinking a Godiva infused with Columbian coffee. I say that because of it's roasti-ness. Sweet, but don't think it'll be an overload, quite the opposite...think of a cup coffee with a tablespoon or so of cocoa. A light shot of molasses and a a lighter hit of vanilla....yes lightly complex.

Mouth: A medium bodied carbonation, little dry on the edges but after taste is so friggin complex. very nice.

Overall: Could use a little tweaking but I will take it for what it is...I absolutely love the original Yeti and this one still does the name justice. A little bit high in price, but not bad at all. Salud!

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of gillagorilla
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter (bottle on 4/12/13)

A: Pitch black with a nice frothy and thick mocha head (very dark).

S: Strong alcoholic sweet malt nose that is quite burnt. With a nice swirl you get more of the vanilla oak and dark chocolate. There is almost a brandy smell in here somewhere (or other liquor, I get them confused at times).

T: Nice and subdued flavors, not what I was expecting. Lots of dark chocolate (nibs) up front with hints of vanilla. The alcohol is well hidden but there is a bit of it in the initial aftertaste. You get just a bit of the cayenne in the aftertaste. It is like a cayenne dark chocolate bar. As it warms, it becomes more of a milk chocolate and gets much smoother.

M: Not too thick, but has a nice carbonation in there that is a bit coarse/crisp/.

O: It's been about 3 months since my last Yeti, and in that review I said stouts were falling out of favor with me, but that isn't the case anymore. This is good stuff and variations on the normal yeti nuances. Some flavors are hard to detect but it is good.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of NODAK
3.92/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bitter, dark chocolate on the nose....even burnt malts. Aggressive. This isn't what I'd call a "dessert beer" from the nose.

Pours jet black with a thin head in my glass. Lacing is fairly minimal.

The cocoa is definitely at the forefront in this one. Again, fairly bitter dark chocolate notes....roasted....aggressive. There's a bit of woodsiness I'll assume is from the oak aging. In the body, I do notice some sweetness from the chocolate which is a nice respite from all the roasted, bitter notes. Twinges of bitterness play along the tongue on the finish.

This is certainly a chocolate malt forward stout as the name would indicate, but while I don't always enjoy aggressive, bitter chocolate stouts, there's enough of a sweet balance to make this one palatable to me....and the lack of a real aftertaste helps as well. In fact, as I drink this I become more and more impressed with it. Tasty.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4


A: Pours a pitch black color with 1 fingers of dark tan head.

S: Oak, roasted malts along with a nice oak presence; Not finding too much cocoa.

T: Roast and chocolate up front. Spicy burn follows and finally dry.

M: Medium body

O: Not too sweet, not too hot. Fits well to the style and its reputation. Cocoa is just right.

Serving type: bottle

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
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