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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,735 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 3,735
Reviews: 1,569
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 250
Gots: 580 | FT: 31
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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buzzy

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-12-2013 00:18:21 | More by buzzy
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RandyKemka

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

12-27-2012 20:16:20 | More by RandyKemka
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MJSJr

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-20-2013 23:09:31 | More by MJSJr
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MSCUSN

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-07-2014 14:10:08 | More by MSCUSN
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-12-2013 12:50:22 | More by Atomicskis5
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nightwing002

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-14-2011 21:49:55 | More by nightwing002
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hustlemuscle

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Shared with Budsboy, part of a side-by-side with a regular Yeti after an appropriate sample of the oak aged.

Absolutely solid black. I mean Black. Opaque. Black hole. Mocha head, that gets darker around the edges with a gentle swirl. Intriguing.

A long sniff starts out roasty, and hoppy, and then, as your breath gives out, woody and slightly musty.

Delicious roasty malts, with a hop balance, sort of an opposite IPA. Just a hint of woodyness, and only the tiniest hint of the mention (on the label) vanilla.

Very smooth and almost soft, the hop oil helps give it a pleasant smoothness, the roast giving it a slight tang. Full bodied, but not chewy. A side by side to the 'regular' Yeti shows just how smooth the beer is-remarkable. An edge comes off, and makes the original Yeti, an exceptional beer itself, seem unfinished.

08-18-2005 23:18:52 | More by hustlemuscle
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DavidHume

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

03-26-2013 02:02:12 | More by DavidHume
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RMoeNay

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-15-2012 14:46:08 | More by RMoeNay
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bret717

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-17-2014 03:34:58 | More by bret717
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BeerPunk1312

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

03-17-2014 23:17:04 | More by BeerPunk1312
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Hopmodium

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-25-2012 16:32:38 | More by Hopmodium
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Kubus

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

650 mL bottle in a small plastic cup. Thanks a lot Holiday Inn...

A: Looks a lot like espresso. Deep brown with a decent 2 fingers of light brown head. Goes away and leaves a nice white lace.

S: Hops and Dark chocolate, some phenols.

T: Starts off with a rich, refined mix of chocolate and coffee then devolves into a blunt taste of hops before finishing with an aftertaste which has some light alcohol burn and an oak/wine aftertaste.

M: Filling, chewy, and rich. Has the consistency of chocolate milk.

O: A good beer overall, definitely worth buying again. Could use a bit less hops, but still good.

07-12-2011 05:06:25 | More by Kubus
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jegross2

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Reviewing the Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company.
Score: 95

Appearance: Pours an attractive dark black, completely opaque color with a finger of creamy mocha head that settles into a ring around the glass. Above average lacing. 4.5/5

Smell: Figs, dark fruits and dark cherries upfront. Some syrupy molasses and brown sugar, with a touch of oak and vanilla. Creamy milk chocolate. Espresso and cocoa beans too. Some roasted coffee. 4.5/5

Taste: Dry oak and raw cocoa beans. Bitter dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans. Raisins, figs and dark fruit on the mid-palate. Brown sugar and molasses layers on the mid-palate too. A little warming alcohol in the end. Lingers long with a dry, dark cocoa flavor. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, syrupy and viscous. Minimal carbonation. A little chewy. Finish is dry and bitter. 4.5/5

Overall: Very complex, smooth and drinkable. An absolutely divine, underrated Russian Imperial Stout that is well aged. It may not stand up to Barrel Aged Old Rasputin or Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S., but it is half the price of either and infinitely more available. Cheers!

Recommendation: A great starter Russian Imperial Stout for casual beer drinkers, and a Russian Imperial Stout beer geeks should seek out. I'll have to get another one next time I'm at Binny's.

Pairings: Warm dark chocolate cake or steak.

Cost: $11.49 for a 22 oz (bomber) bottle.

12-12-2011 03:08:51 | More by jegross2
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mattsmith413

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

10-24-2013 14:25:16 | More by mattsmith413
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yamar68

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

2012 vintage:

Now THIS is one dark beer... pours like a fresh glass of motor oil with a thick, dense dark brown head. Probably the darkest head I've seen on any beer. Wonderful.

Massive dark chocolate, cocoa shell, burnt coffee. Hershey's syrup, warm vanilla, tame caramel, fresh oak notes... so fantastic to snort at... it's the kind of beer that you continuously breathe in throw the nose, out through the mouth, like a big bowl of cocoa puffs in beer form.

Again, big... big, big beer. Waves of dark chocolate and warming boozy wood, loads of vanilla and caramel layered beneath all of that. This is tremendous.

Cut the distro by 99% and call this a wale = profit.

Damn, son.

10-30-2012 23:58:55 | More by yamar68
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hyuga

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-15-2011 06:11:01 | More by hyuga
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matjack85

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

02-11-2013 19:56:06 | More by matjack85
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Pour jet black, no light can penetrate this, looked like syrup going. Thick brown head that lingered for a while and thick lacing. This looks like a meal! Smell had a suprising hopped ting to it, but the caramel and chocolate malts definatly prevailed. Again smells very full. Taste was sweet dark chocolate right up front. Almost like a milk shake. Very nice dry hop finish. Roasted malt throughout and very sweet and delicous. Was not nearly as thick feeling going down as I thought. This was a wonderful treat and I will seek out more whenever I can. By far the best stout I have drank uoto this point, would recommend this to everybody. Oh yeah and the alcohol was soo well hidden, could not taste a drop of it!

12-17-2006 15:34:12 | More by mikesgroove
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Snowrs

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

03-25-2012 23:22:50 | More by Snowrs
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

10-29-2012 01:45:55 | More by bigbeers84
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campfirebrew

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-04-2013 14:37:25 | More by campfirebrew
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Pours pitch black with a rich, chocolate head.
The smell is awesome, dark fruit, chocolate, oak, coffee, malt, hints of hops.
Vanilla, oak, chocolate, espresso dominate the taste, some hops in the finish.
Fairly full bodied, not quite as big as some stouts. Smooth, creamy.
Overall I really enjoyed this. The oak doesn't go overboard. I'm curious about aging this one.

12-28-2011 01:09:37 | More by vrbulldog22
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jivex5k

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

09-11-2012 13:45:53 | More by jivex5k
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jlove5

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-23-2013 18:37:03 | More by jlove5
Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,735 ratings.