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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
 
 
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214
Gots:
767
Trade:
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

BOTTLED ON: APR 09 2013

A: Pours a pitch black color with 2 fingers of dark tan head that reduces to a cap within a few minutes

S: The usual roasted malts along with a nice oak presence and cocoa. Some light earthy hops underneath, but the roastiness, oak, and cocoa really take the show

T: Starts off with the roasted malts and then goes into a combination of spice, oak, vanilla, and cocoa. The spiciness lingers on throughout along with a hint of alcohol. Finishes lightly spicy with a good oaky woodiness

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation

O: Nicely done integrating the cocoa, oak, and cayenne. The cayenne really adds another dimension to an oak-aged chocolate stout. Instead of being overly sweet, it really keeps things in check and allows a good amount of bitterness through from the hops and cocoa nibs. Highly recommended if you enjoy any of the Yeti variants or imperial stouts in general

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Black with a brown head that recedes to lacing.

Smells from the bottle like cocoa or baker's chocolate. Enticing.

Not subtle at all and it's all in the name. A bit soda-esque in grit. I would prefer Young's Double Chocolate or even Rogue's Chocolate to this stout. The oak is too harsh, like gnawing on bark and for a simple beer of just two punches, that won't do. Too mean and not nearly enough sweet to be a dessert.

Hardly carbonated, I'd like it to be upped.

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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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