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Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company

Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti

Overall: 9.0/10 by 4 dudes

Dudes: 8.6/10

Trend: 9.0/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: American Imperial Stout

ABV: 9.50%

Season: Summer

Have Another: 100%

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  • 8.2/10 have another
  • A: 9 | T: 8 | L: 8 | D: 8 | O: 8.2
  • Reviewed: Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 22:03:54
  • Tasted: December 29, 2011 by rich
  • $8.99 for 22 oz. bottle
  • Color: Deep Brown
  • A: Dark, deep brown. Full merengue thick foam, of light brown in color.

    S: Main aroma notes are dark fruits (raisins and prunes) and chocolate. Some brown sugar and coffee in the background. Overall a very appealing nose that suggests big taste flavors to come.

    T: First impression is dark fruits and sugars mixed with a clear alcohol heat. Other flavors in the background are coffee, licorice, and chocolate. Not as thick of a mouthfeel as I would have guessed. Good amount of carbonation, it kind of tickles in the mouth. A slight amount of alcohol burn in the after taste.

    O: Overall, a very solid brew. Especially solid considering the bottle we drank was a July 2009 bottled date. It was definitely drinkable versus a fresh Oak aged Yeti. My final impression was a notch down because the alcohol and spiciness was a touch out of balance. But definitely a brew worth having ESP considering the price.
  • 9.6/10 have another
  • A: 10 | T: 10 | L: 9 | D: 9 | O: 9.6
  • Reviewed: Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 21:52:51
  • Tasted: December 29, 2011 by tikibeer
  • $8.99 for 12 oz. bottle
  • Color: Black
  • Bottled June 2009

    Pours black with a hint of ruby redness as I hold it up to the light. A lively tan head rises quickly and maintains for a short while before it settles into a thin layer on top. Good lacing.

    Aroma is creamy and sweet. Sweet chocolate is the main scent with a dark fruit with a bit of vanilla.

    Taste is milky and smooth with a nice milk chocolate flavor that works into a dark fruit flavor and with molasses on the finish. A bit of vanilla is noticeable as well. A bit of heat from the alcohol on the finish.

    Big body with light to medium carbonation. Milky and smooth on the palate.

    A very nice beer. This beer has aged well and has been a great lesson for me on how a beers character can change over time as it has been cellared. The heat on this beer has fallen out and made it very smooth and drinkable. A great beer with an amazing smooth balanced flavor! Try one!
  • 9.3/10 have another
  • A: 9 | T: 9 | L: 9 | D: 10 | O: 9.3
  • Reviewed: Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 21:52:34
  • Tasted: December 29, 2011 by Retrofit
  • $9.99 for 22 oz. bottle
  • Color: 38
  • Wow. This is 2.5 years old. It's aged well.
    The chocolate has less chocolate aroma that the oak, the chocolate flavor is more pronounced in this version.
    Everything is there, but it is smoother- still warm, but easier to drink. Yeti is immediately one of the best stouts I've had and this chocolate version earns it a drinkable 10. A rating I rarely give out.
  • 8.9/10 have another
  • A: 8 | T: 9 | L: 10 | D: 9 | O: 8.9
  • Reviewed: Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 21:50:46
  • Tasted: December 29, 2011 by scot
  • $8.99 for 22 oz. bottle
  • Color: Deep Brown
  • From a bottle dated 2011-07-15.

    Pours opaque but some light does make it through when held up to a bright light. Light tan foam head is creamy leaving thick, sticky lacing from the get go. Retention is above average as well.

    Aroma is more subdued than expected but the beer is 2.5 years old. Chocolate and roasted malt are there with a touch of heat from mellowing alcohol.

    Taste is a bit more complex. Chocolate, roast, dark fruits, and molasses all mingle to form a quality brew. Still hints of alcohol on the back end. Bitterness in the finish comes from spice hops.

    Large body with nary any carbonation. Dries.

    A nice beer that seems to possibly lost some luster after having it next to a 2011 of the oaked version. I am sure a fresher bottle would be even bolder. Enjoy!