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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,791 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 3,791
Reviews: 1,569
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 260
Gots: 605 | FT: 32
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured from a 22oz bottle into a snifter, and got a completely opaque black brew with a nice sized tan head; creamy with good retention. Reminded me of the appearance of a DFH WW Stout, only with a much better head.

My wife said she could smell this beer from across the room. It definitely has a presence, promising an oak flavor well in advance of actually tasting it. There is also alcohol in the air.

The taste experience is very full and complex. The woody flavor is very pronounced, along with heat from the alcohol, but there is also a distinct flavor of hops that was not noticed until actually tasting the brew. It finishes dry, making for a very rewarding experience.

Going into a second pour from the bottle, as I grew desensitized to the intial woody and alcohol flavors, I noticed an increased caramel flavor to the beer, making it seem more drinkable. This does make me wonder if I would like the beer better with a little less oak.

bgjohnston, Jan 22, 2009
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Nice and black. 1" head (yeah! Head!) that last a few minutes. Not much lacing. I'd be happier still if the head lasted longer. Smells dark (ha), sweet and smoky. Tastes... Dark, sweet and smoky. But, you know... That could describe just about any IS. You get some chocolate in there and some bitter. Certainly a bite of the smoke. But, you know, like all of the Great Divide beers I've had this one is really well balanced. Like a good barleywine. Hmm. Well, for that the mouth is maybe a touch thin, but the fine balance of all of these things is there. Glad this one is so readily available!

charlesw, Dec 17, 2008
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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,791 ratings.