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Great Divide "Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti"
Great Divide Brewing Company - Denver, Colorado USA
Imperial Stout (ABV 9.5%)

[Suggested Glassware: Snifter]


Rating: 4.2/5.0

Aroma: 8/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 9/10
Palate: 4/5
Overall: 17/20

The pour was a deep dark black with an average (1-2 finger) medium brown creamy head that slowly diminished, down to a large puddle with a small collar and offered up some outstanding streaky lacing.

The aroma was robust to say the least of a roasted dark bread malt and a strong leathery yeast with notes of dark bitter chocolate, dark roasted coffee, vanilla, a touch of molasses and a mild woody scent.

The taste was quite roasty with a nice malty bitter sweet flavor that had a note of bitter chocolate and a bit of molasses from the start, with a big dose of roasted coffee and a slight alcohol presence towards the end. The flavor lasted an extremely long time following the swallow, with a bold mocha coffee taste and a slight alcohol warming sensation that left a bit of heat that hit the back of the throat.

Mouthfeel was full in body with a smooth, dry, oily texture and a soft carbonation.

Overall this was one fantastic brew, with a nice bold coffee/chocolate flavor with just a little heat left lingering on...

Sampled: 11/11/2012
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2 comments
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  • Mark
    Mark Good stuff. If you see the espresso oak aged buy it too.
    November 26, 2012
  • KajII
    KajII Sampled it a few days ago, TREMENDOUS!!!
    November 26, 2012 - 1 likes this