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Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Chocolate Oak Aged

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RATINGS: 1153   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crajun (1182) - , Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2016
I think something is wrong with my taste buds; LOOOOOOVE all yeti’s. this one was just too bitter. aged for 1.5 years. probably just me. giving this a higher score than my experience b/c the yetis are greatness. will try again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thorongil2 (2433) - , Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2016 (Tap) clear very dark brown colour with a small brown head; aroma of chocolate liqeour, roast; balanced flavour, hint of heat, long medium bitter finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
konungen (505) - - OCT 5, 2016
Mycket len och fin stout. Massor av choklad, rostad malt och vanilj. Riktigt bra! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
knasputte78 (604) - SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2016
Svart och trög. Choklad, vanilj och lena goda smaker. Har en bra grundöl, denna var ännu bättre ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
growler6 (128) - Pocasset, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Akin to a gourmet chocolate is an accurate description; also a bit astringent. Chewy. I enjoyed it more with liverwurst and spicy jalapeno mustard. Not on par with other Yeti stouts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quick3Beers (981) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 28, 2016
Pours a dark as night black/brown from a bottle, rich brown head with some lacing. Dark chocolate aroma has a hint of licorice when warm, flavor is a bitter chocolate with notes of vanilla and caramel. Very good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dfinney23 (2936) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2016
I realized a while back I had not yet rated what is probably my favorite Yeti so a great excuse to pick one up. Tons of bittersweet chocolate, of course, plus vanilla and roasty goodness. Just enough cayenne to let you know it’s there but of course I’d love three times as much in there.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsporrer (735) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Pours a dark brown to motor oil black with a thick foamy tan head. Thick, rich, and creamy texture. Roasted malt taste but not as much chocolate or oak as I expected. Did not really enjoy this as much as the plain Yeti.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rleao (2) - - AUG 28, 2016 does not count
The chocolate is very present with a touch of wood finished. Well balanced and dense bodied. Heats up your throat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Klompfstock (2) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2016 does not count
Dark, almost black, with a disappointing thin head. Chocolate, coffee and roasty aromas, though with a too apparent alcohol in the nose. Full bodied, creamy with rich chocolate, coffee and roasty flavors . Heavy bitterness with a slight and refreshing tartness. Rather fizzy for a stout but make this heavy and rich brew even more enjoyable. Long finish with bitter coffee and cocoa tones as the dominating components.

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