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My wife and I hit up the beer store the other day and after looking through our options decided to bring home a Pack of Yetis – a box containing three different versions of the Yeti stout plus the handy little mug shown below.  Having already decided on purchasing one bottle of the Chai Yeti for $11-12, deciding to spring the extra $10 for the rest of the haul was an easy choice.

Beer Name: Chai Yeti

Brewery: Great Divide Brewing Company (Denver, CO)

Style: Imperial Stout

ABV: 9.5%

Description: Per the brewery’s website, this version of the beer blends traditional chai spices of cinnamon, green cardamom, black pepper, ginger, nutmeg, and vanilla into their malty, roasty Yeti stout.

Appearance: It poured a thick black body topped by a dark tan head.

Smell: Sweet dark malts with a hint of light roasted coffee and chai spices.

Taste: Creamy sweet malts upfront with the chai influence coming through towards the finish where it comes out just ahead of the base beer’s bitter and moderately roasty finish.

Mouthfeel: The body was thick was a touch below moderate level of carbonation.

Hype: Personally elevated.  The regular Yeti was one of those beers that really got me into stouts so many years ago and I was very interested to see what this version was all about.

Overall: Highly enjoyable!  The chai was a nice addition to an already solid base beer and served to really compliment the flavors of the original brew.