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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

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Ratings:
3,073
Reviews:
908
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
9.62%
 
 
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212
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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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Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gbw5009
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ntanner83
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WildMaverick1200
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pouring this into the glass was quite a surprise - It's probably the thickest, blackest, oiliest-looking beer I have ever poured into a glass. Plenty of dark, espresso-like foam on top. Even a small portion of it is absolutely impervious to light. Smells of wood, malt, chocolate and oatmeal. The taste is a bit like riding a mad bull; tons of whiskey, chocolate, malts, oak and a subtle bitterness in the background. Aggressive, but just what I was expecting given the fact that it's aged. It's very heavy, goes down very slowly. Ideal serving temperature is probably a bit colder than room temperature. Anyways, great beer if you're looking for something stupidly strong and delicious.

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3.84/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of _Adam_
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HoodviewBrew
2.5/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Too smoky, oaky, and hoppy for my taste.

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of taters21
4.59/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of zotzot
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Can't remember just how much I paid for this (picked it up in June in Ohio), but whatever. Heard some great things about Yeti, and this sounded too good to pass up.

Turns out, it's alright. Oak? Yes. With the chocolate and malts, it comes off a bit as ashy, which I don't mind. It's a subtle smoke and/or smoked meat flavor that I dig. I don't find that it tastes much like cocoa -- it's a more bitter chocolate that's a bit more "biting" than soft and luxurious. The feel, though, is big, almost like molasses in body.

In sum, not blown away, as if you couldn't tell. It tastes like dark chocolate and oak... it's not as rich I was hoping for, and I don't feel like it stands up to others in its class.

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Photo of q33jeff
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

**
05/20/2014
Aroma: chocolate, sweet, more like milk choc, than dark choc. Malt. Appearance: dark black, big tan head. Very pretty. Taste: chocolate, wood, ash, Feel: low carbonation, pasty finish. Very nice , the extra sweetness probably knocks this down a few pegs compared to the other yeti’s I’ve tried, but this is still very good."

**

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

Photo of Dreynolds1808
3.11/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scratch69
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Damngoodrx
4.74/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.47/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Bottling date of 03/17/16

Appearance - Pours midnight black with the faintest light penetrating the thinnest edge, revealing a deep cola brown. The head is cocoa powder in color with a slight reddish tinge and peaks at a fingers width before peeling back in fair time to reveal a thin layer of suds with a thicker island of bubbles in the center. Not much for lacing outside a few small orphaned spots found few and far between.

Smell - Cocoa, dark chocolate, roasted malt and a touch of vanilla with faint booze.

Taste - Bitter punch of dark chocolate and roasted malt upfront. Lesser milk chocolate and vanilla sweetness come in by mid-taste, but ride beneath the dominant bitterness. Light peppery heat hits near the end. Finishes with cocao and roast bitterness, light booze, oaky wood and a bit more spicy heat, all of which linger in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Full-bodied with low to moderate carbonation. Slick, velvety texture gives this brew a smooth, drinkable

Overall - If you don't like bitter chocolate, steer clear. This is an aggressively bitter and full-flavored cocao bomb. Maybe the best version of Yeti; certainly my favorite of those I've tried thus far, and I've tried most of the common Yeti offerings.

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Photo of Bammer21
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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