Appearance: black and thick under an espresso crema head tight and mousy. A sticky spider web circles while a dark velveteen puddle sits in the middle. Swirls dark and tantalizing.
Nose: roast and roasted chocolate, fudge and burnt fudge. Whole chocolate bars – dark, delicious, decadent, and European. Ooey gooey brownies. Burnt oak, wood, and trees lurk in the distance. Tobacco and cigar leaf – like holding a fresh hand-rolled cigar under the nose.
Palate: wow. Chocolate, bakers, cigar leaf, ash, burnt wood, shavings, dirt and earth, dark fruit stones. Dry chocolates along the sides and in the finish. Top of tongue is parched. Tar and char. Tannic, almost metallic finish in the back. Peat and smoke, oily, salty.
Final Thoughts: wow and wow. I’ve had quite a few of the various Yeti renditions from Great Divide with the Chocolate being the nearest and dearest so far. Great Divide always impresses. Grab a cigar, snuggle with your loved one, light the fireplace, and savor slowly and surely.
(an original written work by Kristyn Lier. plagiarism is not tolerated)