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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
Ratings:
3,064
Reviews:
907
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
9.62%
 
 
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205
Gots:
764
For Trade:
35
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Photo of pants678
3.11/5  rDev -25.2%
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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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Pinknuggets
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle to Lawson's sniffer

A: It has the black coffee look going for it with a thin lacing that is mocha in color that stays around the top of the glass. It is completely opaque and is about as dark as you can get. It pours pretty vicious but not like motor oil.

S: The chocolate is definitely the star here as it has a solid powerful coca scent that clearly is not run of the mill chocolate. The oak is in there as well and seems to have balanced things out as there is a noticeable amount of heat that is not necessarily alcohol.

T: Again the chocolate is definitely the star here the coca is bitter and almost grainy but in a good "authentic" if you will type of way. The oak is noticeable in the background for taste but more so in that it has clearly smoothed things out because despite having some heat to it the alcohol is defiantly not present and being a fairly heavy stout it is pretty drinkable.

M: It is thick without being heavy so that makes it drinkable considering the amount of flavors. It does go down really smooth, though i liked sipping it more then just going at it. There is little to no carbonation but there is a bitterness from the chocolate that stays on your tongue.

O: My over all impression of this beer is that it is good, but not great. The flavors and look are really good but they do not blow me away and my feeling are the same about the smell and feel but on a lower level. I have like the other yeti series better, but this is certainly not the worst. I doubt it will do better with age as I fear the chocolate will dramatically fade with time.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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Photo of plaid75
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a deep brown hue with a two finger foamy tan head. There was very good retention and lacing.

The smell featured notes of coffee, cocoa and lactose.

The taste offered waves of charcoal, dry coffee and soft chocolate, all coexisting with no single element overpowered any other.

The mouthfeel was nicely textured and of typical fullness for the style.

A very enjoyable and user friendly stout.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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%

Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.16 out of 5 based on 3,064 ratings.
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