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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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95
world-class

3,999 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 3,999
Reviews: 1,585
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 280
Gots: 674 | FT: 34
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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Photo of BobZ
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into my Duvel Tulip, not sure of the vintage but pretty sure it's 2010.

Appearance: Dark brown almost black in color, builds a ½” tan head which recedes to about a 1/16”.

Smell: Roasted malt, coffee and some chocolate, very pleasant and spot on for the style. The hops also are noticeable, much more so than other stouts of the style.

Taste: Follows the aroma, almost verbatim, roasted malt, mocha. Very smooth and delicious. The hop flavor also adds a nice dimension to this beer, not overly “hoppy”, just an added flavor component adding to the beers overall character.

Mouthfeel: Well carbonated and smooth.

Overall: Very nice stout, I really enjoyed the hop profile and the beer in general. I enjoyed this beer even more than Founders Breakfast Stout. I would buy again.

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fourstringer
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. Label reports bottled on Sept 11, 2012.

A: Completely opaque brown-black. Impressive body - impenetrable to light even during the pour. 1/2 finger caramel head with ok retention. Light lacing.

S: Strongly of chocolate, mocha with a deep, complex character. Oak, bourbon, vanilla notes. Sweet nose, but definite piney hop presence. Some booze.

T: Bittersweet roasted malt and chocolate up front with a emphasis on "bitter". Fairly dry finish with a long, lingering bitterness that combines dark chocolate and pine-centric hops. Oak, booze, faint dark fruit. Some smoke. Surprising lack of sweetness given the scents. Slight alcohol, but mild given the 9.5% ABV. Very good, but not quite the complexity I was anticipating.

M: Moderate carbonation & full body makes for a solid, satisfying quaff. Smooth with a nice creaminess.

O: Big bold beer with great chocolate notes. I could stand for the hopping to be dialed back a bit, given that the savory qualities are really of excellent quality. I thought the barrel-aged elements were fairly subdued in the grand scheme of things. But don't get me wrong - this is a great brew. Interesting, looks like I scored the regular Yeti higher...

Prost!

Photo of rlee1390
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had side by side with the Oak Aged Chocolate

A-Black in the glass, two finger brown head that tries to leave some lacing behind.

S-Oak, chocolate, lots of roasted malt, some of which was burnt (the good burnt)

T- Very oaky, lots of roasted malt, some burnt (still good), chocolate, vanilla, tad coffee and licorice.

M-Medium bodied, nicely carbonated and a tad creamy.

O-A solid beer. Cheaper than most BA beers, with better availability. Not as great, but still a yummy beer.

Photo of cvm4
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours thick & black with a lovely 1 finger mocha tan head. Great lacing once drank down.

S - Big notes of dark chocolate & roasted malts. Some coffee lingers in the background.

T - Starts off sweet with nice oak notes & malts. Ends bitter with a bite of dark cocoa. You should expect regular imperial stout flavors magnified.

M - Thick, rich, velvety... And the carbonation in the medium range.

O - Very complex and needs to be enjoyed while paying attention to it. There's so much good going on in this beer.

Photo of BierJager89
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours viscous, utterly black with a medium-dark brown head.

S: Nose has notes of dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, oak and caramel. Oak, vanilla, caramel character are quite subdued, and the nose is somewhat weak in general.

T: Dark chocolate dark roast coffee, some oak, some caramel, maybe a tiny bit of vanilla.

M: Full bodied, and fairly smooth.

O: Really good, more akin to the regular yeti than chocolate oak or espresso oak yetis.

Photo of tinywu25
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of titty_mcbitty
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pitch with a dark khaki head.

S: Booze, oak, raisins, vinegar.

T: Booze soaked raisins and chocolate. Dark dried fruit, cocoa, wood chips, char, wheaty toast, big malt, assorted nuts, a slight hoppy bite on the back.

M: Thick and velvety. The boozy taste can get in the way of flavor but it's not bad. Leaves a sweet chocolate coat.

O: A great, well made beer. Love the flavor profile as well as the sticky mouth feel.

Photo of gcamparone
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Sam Adams utopia glass. Purchased in Attleboro, MA.

A- Pours a jet black, oil-like opaque body with a thick deep mocha colored head that reduces slowly and leaves some sticky lacing.

S- Sweet milk chocolate, espresso, dark fruits, vanilla, and butterscotch. The dark fruit aroma is particularly strong in this one.

T- Upfront dark chocolate covered fruit dominates, followed by a faint vanilla note. This develops to a deep roasty, charred, nearly burnt malt flavor that sticks on the tongue for a while.

M- Really thick and rich with low carbonation.

This was quite an impressive imperial stout, it was complex, rich, and balanced. I just wish the oak aging added more dimension to it, I only got faint aromas and tastes of vanilla from the oak. Maybe I'm just used to the robust oak bourbon barrel aged stouts that are popular nowadays.

Photo of Apellonious
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

1 pt 8 fl oz bomber from FMcD's. Bottled on 9-23-2013

A - Pours jet black. Thin chocolate tan head that dissipates quickly.

S - Chocolate, vanilla, faint smoke, nuts

T - Imagine drinking a campfire covered in a vanilla and chocolate sauce. The heat from the alcohol is faintly present in the finish. The oak and nuttiness gets stronger as it warms.

M - Above average. Has a syrup oil like consistency, with a hint of front end carbonation for balance.

O - A perfect winter warmer to help pass the time.

Photo of tmclain
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Axnjxn
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

draft at beer study in chapel hill. FW tulip. pours a very dark black with a slight beige head. smell is very big on rich chocolate..nice!taste starts out with roasted malts and a lot of chocolate. slight bit of oak follows and you get creamy chocolate on the finish. so smooth and creamy.

overall superb. very recommended!

Photo of Flounder57
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle was poured into a large snifter. Bottled 9/24/12.

Appearance: This beer poured a two finger mocha head that reduced to a thin layer and left nice lacing on the glass. It is a pitch black color with no clarity or vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Roasted coffee, chocolate, oak, warm alcohol, raisins, vanilla, molasses, smoke, and a little tobacco.

Taste: Roasted coffee, milk chocolate, smoke, char, molasses, oak, warm alcohol, vanilla, tobacco, a little booze, ashy bitterness, and raisins. A nice balance between sweetness and burnt flavors.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, full bodied, smoky, some lingering bitterness, warm alcohol, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Not used to all the ash, smoke, and char in this RIS, but it blends well with the normal characteristics. Still tasty and enjoyable.

Photo of MDDMD
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-dark brown color with a smallish tan head and decent lacing

S-dark malt, coffee, chocolate, molasses

T-dark chocolate, dark roasted malt, coffee, earthy, molasses, oak, slight char, mild bitter finish

F-medium to full body with moderate carbonation, smooth and creamy

O-delicious stout, great body and blend of flavors

Photo of aszatk01
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of DanGeo
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Hoppin_mad
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of jono0101
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of SkiBum22
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of warnerry
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of megamass
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of banglin
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: poured strongly to a two-finger caramel head, great lacing as the head dissipates

S: strong chocolate malt smell

T: chocolate taste and the oak taste stays in the back of the throat for a long time

M: very thick and creamy, little carbonation but seems just right

O: This is a very good beer with a strong flavor. The oakiness is definitely present in the taste but is a delight.

Photo of henryclay_
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of jaminjohnson
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of WeymouthMike
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,999 ratings.