Great Divide’s Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti
The Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Co. in Colorado’s mile high city is a formidable beast! Unlike it’s illusive cousin the Sasquatch, I have first hand knowledge of the Yeti’s existence having recently encountered him face to face! Actually it was more like mouth to glass. Having heard the whispered rumors of sightings, I was still startled by the encounter.
Just this past Monday, in my friend Mikey’s backyard, in Gilbert, AZ I looked up from lighting my cigar right into the the eyes of this noble primate. I remained perfectly still for a few moments, not quite sure how to react. I wasn’t frightened, in fact I was more curious than anything, but what came next even surprised me. For in that very next second, I slowly reached across the table and seized the behemoth by the neck, popped it’s top and vigorously poured the dark contents into my glass.
The Yeti isn’t white or off-white as I have seen him depicted in artist renderings. He was dark. Very dark. Darker than the deepest recesses of the mountain caves he is said to inhabit. Even his head was dark, although several shades lighter than the body, but creamy and thick.
At the risk of alienating our tree-hugger readers, the PETA and Sierra Club members and the like, I had to consume the Yeti. If only I had a side of bald eagle or spotted owl to go with it. But I digress. The scent of the beast filled my nostrils, not musky as one would expect but chocolaty with bit of caramel and the smell of a coffee pot left on the burner too long. I couldn’t resist the urge to taste this legendary animal for another minute. It was chewy and viscous. You could taste the strength of the Yeti with every mouthful. I pondered at the animals diet for consuming it brought flavors to mind of rich, dark chocolate, french roast coffee and molasses. Perhaps this beast is more sophisticated than I had given it credit for.
Upon finishing the Yeti, I was completely sated. It was truly a gargantuan foe and has earned my lifelong respect. If it were left entirely to me, the Yeti wouldn’t be around for long as I would hunt it to extinction. Fortunately I have heard that zoologists have had recent success breeding them in captivity.
On a separate note, there is a beer by this name as well which has many of the same qualities! At 9.5 ABV it is strong like the Yeti, it’s chocolaty but not in an artificial way, has powerful dark coffee notes along with spice, sweet but not overly so with a long yet relatively clean finish. Embrace your inner cryptozoologist today and go on the hunt for the legendary Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti!