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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
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908
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
9.62%
 
 
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

A-almost black with about a fingers worth of very dark tan head that sticks to the glass

S-bitter dark coffee and sweet chocolate, roasted malt, a a little bit of oak

T-melted dark and milk chocolate, some dark coffee, vanilla, roasted malt, and a bit of peppery spice at the end. ABV is well hidden.

M-full body, moderate carbonation, very smooth, dry roasted mouthfeel

Overall a bit more choclatey than the original Yeti Imperial Stout, I would have to do a side by side to determine which of the Yeti's I like best, but haven't had a bad one yet. Really excellent.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a pitch black color with a towering, toffee brown colored head that. The head is thick as hell, and it dissipates very slowly. Foams coats a thick layer on the glass as I sip and leaves a nice patchwork of foam. Looks real purdy

S-Boozy, spicy, sweet, bitter coffee, vanilla, semi-sweet chocolate with a little spicy kick at the end. This symphony of aromas in the nose is just fantastic. I'm also sensing faint twinges of raw red meat which is strange, but I like it

T & MF-Syrupy, thick, chewy, full bodied. Taste starts with a warming boozy kick and a sweet chocolate flavor that precedes a nice zap of peppered spice in the finish. Hints of vanilla flavored coffee linger for a moment at the end but aren't as pronounced as the bitter chocolate and the spice. Very complex.

O-Great Divide did it again. Absolutely exceptional. I like this brew more than KBS and it's in a tie with original Yeti and Founders Breakfast Stout as my favorite beers available. Complex and well layered with a nice, thick body, this brew could be appreciated by anyone.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Into a large snifter...

A: inky black beer with sli dark head that slips away; oily lace motes inside the glass

S: super dark roasty chocolate malts and bittersweet (yes) chocolate

T: not overly sweet - sweet start dries into mellow bitterness; oak contributes lighter, drier characteristics to a rock-solid stout base

M: one of the defining characteristics, for me, of the Yeti series is a certain feel - the flavors are exactly what they say - but the feel is sublime. There is enough abrasion to make it feel like a rugged drink, but also a slick silkiness that makes it drink like a fine cordial.

O: fanboy status confirmed, this is probably my least favorite in the Yeti line. An excellent drink, but I really loved the Espresso Oak, (regular) Yeti, and Belgian Yeti better. I'm probably just more for those flavor profiles, so I tried not to let my preferences overly affect my scores. This is an excellent drink.

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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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