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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti | Great Divide Brewing Company

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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
Ranking:
#940
Reviews:
909
Ratings:
3,086
pDev:
9.24%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
214
Gots:
766
Trade:
36
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,086 |  Reviews: 909
Photo of cvm4
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Jet black, half finger dark tan head. Lacing is alright.

S - Oak, dark chocolate, expresso and sweetness of vanilla.

T - Starts out like an oak yeti with a good amount of roasted malts. Then it fades into bitter dark chocolate and lingers on the finish.

M - Somewhat thin for the style. It's not water just not what I expect out of great stouts. Leaves a dry finish.

O - Great addition with the chocolate. Regular yeti flavors come through along with the oak to produce a great beer.

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2/5  rDev -52.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of CloudStrife
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled Mar 28 2012

A: Pours a thick pitch black with a 1.5 finger tan head. Head fades over the course of 5min. Some nice lacing, i could probably count my sips if i didnt swirl.

S: First I get an oaky dark fruit / roasted malt aroma. Certainly has some chocolate overtones that become more dominant as it warms up. Alcohol is there, perhaps complimented by the cayenne spice.

T: This is already one complex beer that will only get better. Starts off as one would expect a regular yeti, then some oak kicks in and fades into a chocolate aftertaste.

M: Still pretty fresh, this has a fairly high level of carbonation. Remains smooth and creamy though. Certainly warms you up.

Overall its a very enjoyable beer that I would recommend to anyone who likes stouts. Would be a great one to age.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of MatthewWilde
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sample: 1 bottle 2012

A: Pitch black, pours with some lacing, light internal carbonation, clearly not translucent

S: Quite fragrant, heavy cocoa powder, espresso, some vanilla as well, a definite wood characteristic, malty, touch of alcohol, complex

T: Mimics the nose, great combination of smoke, cocoa, wood, spice, very flavorful, definitely heavy, complex and powerful

M: Extremely heavy in the mouth, but still very smooth, moderate espresso aftertaste, only a bit drying

O: Heavy fragrance, flavor, and smooth as well, awesome complexity, a must try

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4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is an extremely dark, opaque, brown-to-black coloring with a chocolatey brown colored head that looks slick, sits low, and clings to everything it touches. Aromas are deeply sweet and darkly roasted, with a touch of Mexican drinking chocolate and roasted coffee, with a hint of booze. Flavors are rich and smooth, with a roasted, dark coffee backbone that has bittersweet cocoa highlights. Woody and earthy highlights throughout, it truly feels like you are eating a big, fat chunk of dark chocolate. The aftertaste is bittersweet, with a dark roasting that lasts through to the finish, which lingers behind with a coating along the palate. Strong, solid brew with heavy flavors, a creamy body, and a good, potent punch.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

S: Coffee roastiness, chocolate, some oak.

L: Thick, black, tan creamy head that dissipates.

T: Sweet chocolate with a slight coffee roastiness. Medium bitterness with some oak. Heat starts to make an appearance in the finish. Fairly dry. Heat stays on the palate with a touch of alcohol. More chocolate as it warms.

M: Medium full body, medium low carbonation.

Chocolate and oak fairly subtle, love the heat in this beer. Just a great beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 3,086 ratings
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