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BEER INFO

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,064
Reviews:
907
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
9.62%
 
 
Wants:
205
Gots:
764
For Trade:
35
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Photo of golf4collet
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jpb123
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chuckgietzen
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of justintcoons
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance
Jet black with 2 fingers of creamy dark brown head that dissipates quickly.

Nose
Baker's chocolate, cocoa nib, and dusted cocoa. Caramel, toffee, and butterscotch.

Taste
Baker's chocolate, dusted cocoa, and cocoa nib. Caramel and toffee. Roasted barley, earth, and charred oak. Pine resin and cayenne pepper linger.

Mouthfeel
Full bodied, creamy, smooth, warming, and off-dry with a moderate bitterness and lingering heat on the back end.

Overall
Chocolately and warming version of the Yeti. The cayenne heat adds an interesting finish. The perfect beer for a cold, wintry day.

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Photo of glass_house
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of YalovaIA
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrutisDestructus
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ctb6582
4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stooven
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap, 4oz glass at Whole Foods. Heavy lacing. Carbonation a little high for the type. Moderately boozy. Dark brown almost black.

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Photo of SRBush1974
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of N1Nkasi
4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sabtos
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Solid black with a dense mocha foam cap.

Smell is intensely roasty, and I find myself repeating, not in a bad way, that these oak aged Yetis are really oaky and woody, but sharp and bright somehow. I also get hot cocoa, and light moss--nature!!! If a stout could be considered like a walk through the ponderosa pines, I think this would be it.

Taste is chocolate, nice dry fresh crisp oak, and woody leaves. I find myself enjoying the Espresso variant a bit more.

Tangy, frothy, and perfectly dry.

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Photo of HermitDan
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.8/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bomber dated APR 29 2016... (8 1/2 months aged) ,into a Cigar City snifter.

Creamy,brown,1 finger head,leaves a brown ring around the glass with patches in the middle.Silky,jet black,with no light coming through the glass.Light / slow carbonation

On the nose I get chocolate,dark fruit,cherries,hops,and some roasted caramel.

On the palate I get chocolate,cocoa nibs,vanilla,and bitter hops.Smokey wood aftertaste,with a dry chalky finish.

The body is very heavy and thick,little bit of tingle on the tongue from the hops...Nice warming beer.

This one and the brand Yeti are 2 of my favorite imperials.Can't wait to try another bottle in 6 months.

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Photo of beagleyx2
1.5/5  rDev -63.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of ajm5108
2.72/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Optics are normal, head is voluminous and has good lacing. Aroma was off for me - definitely some chocolate in there but there is some hops and that cayenne really turns it into a very vegetal green pepper. Taste rebounds somewhat but that heavy spice note is not blended in very well...it doesn't wreck it like it does the aroma but definitely hurts the overall quality. Lots of roasted malt and bitter chocolate upfront with that vegetal note creeping in towards the back. Probably the worst Yeti variant I have tried.

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Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of godawgs
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drunkenmess
4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of einman
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dewsby
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Barbodas
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Viaduck
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark & evil looking, it may be the thickest beer I've ever poured with a lazy chocolate colored head that took its time to form. Aroma hints of grain & alcohol but hops & chocolate are its main features. The flavor is chocolate & you can never have too much of that but It does tend to hide the barrel flavors. There's not much carbonation but it still has plenty of zing for the tongue. It's is a thick & tasty chocolate milk shake.

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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.16 out of 5 based on 3,064 ratings.
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