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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