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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

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3,069
Reviews:
908
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
9.62%
 
 
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210
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Photo of Axnjxn
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into a snifter. 3/28/13 bottling date.

Pours a pitch black color with a light brown lacy head. Smell is rich in dark chocolate. very strong scent, im digging this! taste is good as well. its not as thick or syrupy as i thought it would be, has a great feel to it. tastes of chocolate and malts with a slightly bitter aftertaste. very enjoyable, though the chocolate taste is not quite as apparent as it is on the nose.

overall an enjoyable stout that isn't quite remarkable, but is very good nonetheless. definitely worth picking up if youre a fan of imp stouts.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance:
The beer pours a nice dark tan head. The beer itself is a very dark black but appears to have some dark brown as well.

Smell:
The beer's smell tends to be dominated by the cocoa nibs with a hint of sweet dark chocolate.

Taste:
The hops taste fairly strong compared to the roasted malts and dark chocolate. The hops are kind of Piny and bitter. The chocolate is kind of a dark and bitter chocolate instead of a sweet chocolate. I get some hints of spice and what I think tastes like mint.

Mouthfeel:
Biting carbonation but surprisingly smooth and full bodied.

Overall:
A very good beer and one that I'm glad that I could pick up. I totally recommend.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- extra dark black sums its up. There's no light gettin thru at all. The dense creamy head is one of the darkest I've ever seen and it holds itself well. The walls of my little snifter are blanketed with lace.

S- powerful aromas of espresso and dark chocolate with mineral water and roasted bitterness. Hints of oak and soil in the nose as well with deep earthiness. Somewhat pineappley booziness emerges as it warms.

T- almost overwhelming flavor of the darkest dark chocolate imaginable. Coffee and espresso flavors weave in and out of the cocoa with plenty of burnt wood and grains and a deep oakiness with only the slightest hint of vanilla sweetness and some curious heat. Caramelized sugars show themselves near the end and the finish is long and bitter with a healthy dose of herbal hops.

MF- huge sticky somewhat chalky body is offset by generous carbonation. Although the alcohol is almost imperceptible in the flavor, it's warmth is felt in the mouth and chest with an almost peppery kick and it contributes to a pleasant dryness on the cheeks. Sticky lips too.

D- subtle notes of oak compliment bold dark chocolate flavors to create a strongly flavored, yet sophisticated brew. Definitely not for those with a sweet tooth, this one is earthy and bitter and abominable.

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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.16 out of 5 based on 3,069 ratings.
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