Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti | Great Divide Brewing Company

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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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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I let this beer age 6 months. First thing you should do is let this beer sit out and warm for at least 30 min. The warmer it gets, the better it is. It is black as old engine oil and has a nice smell. Taste is real creamy coffee, chocolate, and slight alcohol. No hop presence. This is a great dessert beer that will get you feeling good if you drink the whole bomber!

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

Appearance: Being added to a long list of the blackest most opaque beers I've seen. One finger brown soapy head that fades but laces well.

Aroma: Vanilla and cocoa bean. No hint of the alcohol.

Taste: Starts robust with a good balance of cocoa flavor as well as dark roasted malts that lend some sweetness to balance out the dark chocolate bitterness. A little of the oak character but luckily not as much vanilla as was in the aroma. No hops but that's to be expected and they aren't necessary here. The flavor is a tad one dimensional in the first half but is so good that it doesn't hinder the enjoyment. Aftertaste is slightly more complex. The dark malt flavors slowly fade giving a nice oak quality for a second before ending in dark chocolate and some coffee bitterness that lingers endlessly. Can't taste the 9.5% ABV, it's masterfully hidden.

Mouthfeel: More carbonation than I was expecting after a vigorous pour but definitely not overdone. Full bodied with surprisingly good drinkability.

Final Thoughts: Just keeps getting better as it warms. A great Imperial Stout. Would I drink it again? Yes, looking forward to the second half of the bomber as well.

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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 3,108 ratings