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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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world-class

3,688 Ratings
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96
world-class

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Ratings: 3,688
Reviews: 1,568
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 247
Gots: 561 | FT: 30
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imperial stout aged on new French and American oak chips.

(Beer added by: Crosling on 08-09-2004)
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bbkd3b

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 bottle, and one of the few truly aged beers I've had! Needless to say, I'm excited about this. Poured into a pint glass:

LOOK: Midnight-black body slides through the glass. One-finger head that looks something akin to dark-chocolate milk and stays around for quite a while. A stout can and should be this beautiful. Thick, cakey lacing hugs the glass the whole way down.

SMELL: Whoa. Very strong mixture of dark chocolate, coffee beans and a hint of booziness. Vanilla and roasted malts round off this scent and God, I can't wait to try it.

TASTE/MOUTHFEEL: STRONG flavor with a heavy body that plows through the mouth. Espresso and vanilla notes w/ a small bitter sub-layer on the finish. Some alcohol burns on the way down with a lingering, roasty aftertaste. Very soft body, in a way. Velvety, if you will.

OVERALL/NOTES: VERY impressed with this beer. It was the start of a very fun, very beer-heavy Thanksgiving weekend and paired swimmingly with the dessert I had. There's a good chance that I need to age more beers after my experience with this and the 2010 Maudite I found, because they were both spectacular. Recommended!

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2012 06:41:13 | More by bbkd3b
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Look- opaque black, thick poor, thin dark tan head

Smell- hints of milk chocolate almost reminiscent of pudding, oak, coffee, molasses, nutty plum. Some cooked cabbage as well, unfortunately.

Taste- charred oak, bittersweet chocolate, earthy hops, semi-sweet malt in the middle followed by bitter dry finish with notes of cabbage. Alcohol is well hidden.

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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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