Great Divide Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti

Great Divide Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti

Today I spent the day with my “little”. Due to the Portland tweetup last weekend we didn’t get to hang out. Today we chilled, worked on his college applications, and watched a TON of football. The evening was topped off by a great Patriots win.

Great Divide Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti

I threw my back out this weekend, and I’ve been a real mess. Add to that the lack of sleep from a late night last night, and I was feeling pretty spent after taking the kid home (which, by the way, is a 90 minute round trip). I wasn’t feeling up for a review, but a little encouragement from twitter friends led to me opening this bottle of Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti.

Great Divide Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti

This isn’t my first Yeti ever. I previously reviewed the standard Yeti, as well as Expresso Aged Yeti.

Enough yak yak though, let’s get to the beer…

Great Divide Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti

As with the other Yetis, the pour is super pretty. The tan head is almost a piece of art work. The aroma is boozy with relatively little chocolate, which honestly surprised me. Also surprising me is the flavor – BITTER. The label claims they cut back on the hops and added lots of cocoa nibs. I taste super-dark bitter chocolate. I also taste cayenne the label mentions; the flavors are all up in the after taste.

I love super dark chocolate. I love a little spice. Imperial stouts are probably my favorite style at the moment. One would think I’d be bonkers for this Great Divide Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti. NOT SO. I’m not down with this beer at all. The flavors are off. The chocolate is too bitter, and the cayenne is overpowering as the beer finishes. In the future I’ll be sticking to the other species of Yeti…

-Lost

Great Divide Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti

Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.