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Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Chocolate Oak Aged

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RATINGS: 1079   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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. A Yeti for summer? Hell yes.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonas (6003) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 26, 2015
Bottle, thanks Nor! Light boozy chocolate praline and cigar aroma. Black, purple shine, brown lace. Somewhat phenolic and boozy start, tobacco, pepper,a bit harsh, nice dark chocolate aftertaste though. Medium full body, dry mouthfeel. not my favourite

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1523) - Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2015
Bomber thanks to RespertFTW. Near black with a mocha head and thick. Chalky and malty with mild chocolate. Oaty and thick. Strong malt.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1194) - Iowa, USA - APR 25, 2015
Appearance is black tan creamy head , lots of lace. Very chocolatey aroma sweet bitter malt, rich dark caramel, toasty buiscuit. Hint of booze and some licorice or anise. Little bit of pine with floral fruit. Taste is fairly dry but rich, chocolate, somewhat boozy, dark malts, medium toast, medium malt sweetness, dark fruit, mint, fairly alcoholy in finish, as it warms it gets a bit strong. Taste of finish gets worse as it warms.Little bit of oakyness in this as a woody dryness and pretty big on rich dark cocoa. I like the taste of this but not the finish. Maybe age would change my mind.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danyel (1281) - Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with deep tan head. Aroma is very milk chocolate, sweet, hints of roast. Taste is full bodied, medium carbonation, rich, bitter finish. Overall, good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalumeaux (216) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - APR 22, 2015
Poured from bomber black pour with a 2 finger creamy chocolate head. Aromas of dark malt chocolate oak caramel and a hint of alcohol. Taste is creamy milk chocolate toffee dried fruit hints of oak and a nice burn of alcohol. This is a nice smooth beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (2120) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 18, 2015
Black pour with a two finger, creamy to soapy brown head that has great retention and leaves some pretty nice lacing. Aroma is roast, dark chocolate, oily toasted grain, slightly burnt chocolate chip cookies, roasted nuts and cooked dark fruits. Flavor is milk chocolate, roast, toffee, earth, dried dark fruit, light, fruity and earthy vegetal notes (the cayenne, maybe), a touch of smoke, dry licorice and a hint of husky grain. Heavy body, creamy, oily and syrupy feel, medium carbonation, moderate boozy warmth. Really good stuff overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
demannu (121) - New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2015
Huge chocolate aroma from freshly opened bottle. Loved that initial aroma. Not as prominent after pouring. Pitch black pour, froathy lasting tan head. Good lacing. Extremely smooth and velvet mouth feel. Thought it was going to be a bit bigger body wise but still very pleasing. Could have used more chocolate. That initial smell had me craving a deep rich chocolate flavor that wasn’t delivered. Drank this as a dessert beer and didn’t quite meet my needs for something sweet. Fairly balanced with a little more bitter than i was looking for. Had an earthly quality to it making it a bit savory imo. A nice chili pepper flavor comes through on the finish though that i appreciated very much. Unique but not something that leaves me wanting another...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (811) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2015
Bottled Apr. 2 2014. Pours black with a thin, dark tan head. Aroma has smooth roasted malts, dark chocolate, mild oak, and slight caramel. Taste is balanced. Dark malts, dark chocolate, cacao shells, caramel, and a mildly warm chili aftertaste in the throat. Medium-full body with a low carbonation. Oily/creamy texture with a dry finish. Overall interesting. Dark chocolate, fibery shells, and slight chili.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisSc (372) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2015
10oz tulip on tap. Minneapolis. Pours dark black. Brown head. Aroma is heavy in chocolate. Alcohol. A little oaky. Taste is chocolate bitter. A little sweetness underneath. Body is full. Soft carbonation. Velvety mouthfeel. Long finish. Pretty decent. A little one dimensional.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frothmeister (620) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2015
1pt 6fl oz bottle. Pours a glugulous black with a thin dark cocoa coloured head. Molasses, raisins, brandy, dried fruit, vanilla, caramel, and light citrus on the nose. Taste wise, LOTS of molasses, brandy notes, medium heat, a light hit of chili powder, and dried fruits that lead into more molasses with some very strong espresso notes, light ash, roasty malt, and some heat and decent bitterness in the super long finish. Not disappointing by any means, but I’m picking up ZERO chocolate, and the only oak I’m getting is in the nose. Go with the original Yeti, and have your face blown off.


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