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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:
766
Trade:
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4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: motor oil thick with a very dark brown head. This beer is black as night. Impressive.

S: yum! Dark bitter chocolate. Espresso and a dark fruit note. A small touch of earth and wood. this beer is calling out for me to drink it.

T: dark chocolate and burnt coffee. Bittersweet. There is a small note of oak in there. Here comes some dark fruit. Raisins and plum come to mind. A vanilla quality here. Dry semi choppy finish and then milk chocolate.

M: for a big beer this definitely doesn't weigh you down. A long lingering milk chocolate finish. Creamy.

O: this hit the spot. A perfect after dinner beer. Its big but never overpowering and bursting with flavor. Balanced and complex yet it goes down deceptively easy. /93

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.59/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice. Bottled on March 28th, 2013.

Appearance: Pours an oily midnight black with a moderate amount of bubbles. Big four fingers of deep tan head which slowly recede into a thinner creamy layer. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A big, rich, and very roasty dark aroma with lots of chocolate and coffee hints. Rich dark roasted malts with big hints of dark chocolate and cocoa nibs. Hints of coffee beans, oak chips, vanilla, cream, burnt toast, grains, biscuit, caramel, toffee, yeast, and some smoke. Sweet hints of molasses and burnt brown sugar. Light hints of the Cayenne pepper spicing as well as some anise licorice spice. Solid hints of earthy and grassy hops in the background. Hint of alcohol as well. A very roasty and chocolate forward aroma with a well balanced sweetness.

Taste: Like it smells, a big rich and roasty taste with lots of chocolate notes and a well balanced sweetness. Dark roasted malt taste throughout with big notes of bitter dark chocolate and cocoa nibs. Notes of toasted bread, coffee beans, oak chips, vanilla, wood, cream, grains, biscuit, caramel, toffee, yeast, and some smoked malt. Some sweetness is provided by some rich molasses and burnt brown sugars. Subtle Cayenne pepper spicing and some anise licorice notes. Fairly earthy with some notes of grassy hops towards the finish. Taste is rich and moderately sweet with a nice drying bitterness from the roasted malts. Very good dark taste.

Mouthfeel: Rich and full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, fairly smooth, and slightly syrupy with a drying finish. Alcohol heat is hidden pretty well.

Overall: Another really great version of the Yeti Imperial Stout. Huge roasty chocolate flavors while maintaining a good drying balance with the sweetness. Big flavors with a very manageable feel.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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

The color is a pitch black with a brown small head.

The aroma has chocolate, roasted malt, sweetness, but also that oakiness that comes with these beers.

The flavor has a very creamy oak flavor along with bitter chocolate. The chocolate doesn't actually stand out because it's so darn bitter that it combines with the roasted bitter malt flavor.

The mouthfeel is so viscous and delicious. Smooth and creamy.

In the end, I I wouldn't go into this beer looking for chocolate, but you will get an fantastically balanced beer. For some reason though, this has the least amount of this chalky strange aftertaste that I do not like the about the Oak Aged series. Having regular Oak Aged, Espresso, and this, this still might be my favorite.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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3/5  rDev -28.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 3,086 ratings
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