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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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95
world-class

3,687 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 3,687
Reviews: 1,568
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 246
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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cratez

Ontario (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

650ml bottle purchased by my girlfriend at Beer World in Largo, Florida. Impenetrable black with a sliver of brownish tan head and a couple dots of lacing on the snifter. Smell and taste are barley, vanilla, oak, dark chocolate, black and sugarless coffee, roasted malts, smoke, and fruity, herbal hops. I also get some raisins and dried fruit, but not to the extent that you would find in a barley wine. Full-bodied mouth feel is thick and viscous, hops produce a spicy bitterness mid body, aftertaste is parched and chalky with hints of wood. Warming alcohol and strong IBU accompany the finish. Everything you want from an RIS with Great Divide's signature herbal fruitiness. While this doesn't compare to Bell's Expedition Stout, it's still an exceptional beer. Yummy stuff GD!

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2010 04:32:51 | More by cratez
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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
95 out of 100 based on 3,687 ratings.