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
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.