Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti is an imperial stout. Great Divide scaled back the hops in order to allow the cocoa nibs to take a lead roll. This stout is aged in America oak, which adds vanilla notes to the brew. Cocoa and vanilla sound good? Thought so. As a finishing touch, the brewers at Great Divide added a bit of cayenne just to keep your tastebuds on their toes. You’ll find this imperial stout to resemble a chocolate bar, with a touch of complexity. (The spice is subtle, but over all fun to find.)
Availability -April – May in 22oz bomber bottles – estimated retail $10. Also draft offerings, but a bit hard to come by.
Cellarability – Chocolate Yeti drinks very well now, and is fantastic with a years age.
Food Pairings – As recommended by the brewer – Raw oysters, grilled NY strip, chicken mole, Roaring 40’s blue cheese,crÃ¨me bruleÃ©, chocolate raspberry mousse cake.