Friday, February 19, 2016
Great Divide Brewing Company Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Great Divide Brewing Company Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Stout Aged on Oak Chips with Cocoa Nibs and Spices Added - bottled on April 9, 2013.
From the Great Divide Brewing Company website: “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.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a thick dark brown, nearly used motor oil black with a large and dense dark tan head leaving loads of spotty lacing.
Aroma: Bitter, dark chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla and a slight oak scent.
Taste: Dark, bitter chocolate, oak, vanilla, roasted malt with just a slight touch of cayenne in the finish.
Overall: Thick and creamy, Great Divide Brewing Company Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout is nice. This 9.5% ABV offering is worth trying. The alcohol is very well hidden.
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