Another 100 points from Rate Beer for Great Divide's Chocolate Yeti!
This Denver-based craft brewery is a home town favorite and brews some extraordinary beers. The Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti is an Imperial Stout brewed with cocoa nibs to contribute a bit of pleasing bitterness. Vanilla notes from the oak combine with the cocoa to create an aroma and flavor akin to a gourmet chocolate bar. A dash of cayenne pepper keeps things lively, adding just a touch of heat to the finish. 9.5% ABV $9.99/22 oz.
Bursting with intense aromas of cassis, with hints of cedar, anise and cigar box. Wonderfully rich, with lots of dark berry fruit on the palate. This would work great along side braised buffalo or any red meat that utilizes nutmeg or cinnamon in its rub. $19.99
"Lodi's climate and soil are ideal for Petite Sirah production, which is why the area is the state's leading producer of this varietal." This wine uses rotary fermentation techniques, which insures that every characteristic and bit of flavor is extracted from the fruit. The wine is aged for 12 months in French oak barrels, concentrating its fruit and rounding out the flavors. Test this
The wine's color is dark purple and inky, a quality that is very indicative of Petite Sirah. Your nose may detect aromas of blackberry jam, underbrush, fall spices, and rosemary. The palate offers an explosion of purple and dark fruits such as boysenberry, plum and sweet black cherry. Firm tannins persist throughout the finish with hints of smoke and dark chocolate. This wine calls for a grilled steak! $13.99