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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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Avg:
4.16
pDev:
9.62%
 
 
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[Suggested Glassware: Snifter]

The pour was a deep dark black with an average (1-2 finger) medium brown creamy head that slowly diminished, down to a large puddle with a small collar and offered up some outstanding streaky lacing.

The aroma was robust to say the least of a roasted dark bread malt and a strong leathery yeast with notes of dark bitter chocolate, dark roasted coffee, vanilla, a touch of molasses and a mild woody scent.

The taste was quite roasty with a nice malty bitter sweet flavor that had a note of bitter chocolate and a bit of molasses from the start, with a big dose of roasted coffee and a slight alcohol presence towards the end. The flavor lasted an extremely long time following the swallow, with a bold mocha coffee taste and a slight alcohol warming sensation that left a bit of heat that hit the back of the throat.

Mouthfeel was full in body with a smooth, dry, oily texture and a soft carbonation.

Overall this was one fantastic brew, with a nice bold coffee/chocolate flavor with just a little heat left lingering on...

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Pours black. A syrupy shade of rich warm black with a little burnt buttery brown head. Im getting excited.

The nose is deep and rich. Dark chocolate predominates, with a boozy complexity featuring what can only be the oak chips influence.

That smoothe rich dark chocolate gives way to an almost bakers chocolate powdery dryness while the booze is less noticeable and the oaking provides nuance. Initially i thought the carbonation dancing across my tongue was considerably higher than anticipated until i realized it wasnt carbonation in fact but that cayenne they added. I love it. Its like a molten chocolate/white pepper dessert in how well it is constructed. Ultimately one of my biggest complaints is just that its so heavy im slowing down before even getting halfway through im full.

Although that could also be because i basically just ate two dinners prepared by my roommates grandmother. Grandmas are the bestb

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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.16 out of 5 based on 3,073 ratings.
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