Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Chocolate Oak Aged YetiChocolate Oak Aged Yeti

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Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

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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Photo of Greywulfken
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
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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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 3/28/2013

22oz Bottle poured into a snifter

A: Pours pitch black with a moderate amount of carbonation leading up to its finger wide mocha/ruby head. The head reduces to a halo around the perimeter of the glass and leaves a nice lacing.

N: I get dark roasted coffee, chocolate, and oak foremost. When I really get my nose in there I get hints of vanilla and very light cayenne

T: Taste like it smells, coffee dark chocolate and caramel. The cayenne is more prominent in the taste than the nose suggests. It leaves a nice touch of spicy heat right after it goes down. It reminds me of a more subtle Lindt Dark Chocolate Chili

M: Full bodied and silky with very low levels of carbonation. Also the chocolate lingers as the palate dries.

O: Excellent Imperial Stout! As expected, it stands up to the other Yetis Ive had thus far. Would recommend would by again.

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4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From growler picked up two days ago from brewery...poured in St Bernardus chalice.
Pours black with brown head.
Aroma of dark chocolate, espresso, dark roasted malts, carob, molasses.
Medium carbonation and big mouthfeel.
Flavors of bitter chocolate, oak, dark roasted malts, molasses. This is big and bold with a strong astringent and dry finish.
Would accompany many desserts nicely.

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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.16 out of 5 based on 3,072 ratings.
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