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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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3,689 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,689
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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Reviews by timmay41:
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timmay41

Massachusetts

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

22oz. bomber with a bottling date of 11/06/08. Enjoyed immensely on 4/15/09.

A: Pours a thick, inky black hue with a fantastic two-finger head that's tan in color and thick and creamy in appearance. Pretty nice lacing and retention.

S: The dominant scent switches back and forth between dark roasted coffee beans and rich chocolate malts. Also includes vanilla, coconut, and an oaky quality that couches everything else going on with the smell. There are hops back there too. When I had this on draft about a month ago, the coffee/espresso bean scent was more pronounced.

T&M: Rich, earthy, woody robust taste. Dark chocolate, But it's also really clean and crisp considering the full body. Velvety mouthfeel that clings to the mouth. Not at all weighed down by a syrupy, booze quality that I thought might be there based on the pour and nose. The alcohol warmth is there but tough to judge simply because I've had a couple DFH Palo Santos lately and everything else is relative. The hops produce a sticky, resiny layer on the lips.

D: Really enjoyable. I'm going to pair my next bottle with a chocolate-based dessert. Terrific take on the style and aged to perfection.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2009 04:49:07 | More by timmay41
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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 3,689 ratings.