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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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95
world-class

3,758 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 3,758
Reviews: 1,570
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 251
Gots: 580 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Gschaf, Feb 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

browniewithnuts, Feb 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Holy_Hop_Head, Feb 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

jahannah, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of ilikebeer03
4.73/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a snifter. Bottled dated 07/2011

A: Pours a thick, oily, pitch black, just like Yeti. Beautiful, thick, creamy, tan head. About a finger and half worth. Settles nicely. Leaves a nice ring.

S: Lots of chocolate. Roasted malt coffee and caramel as well.

T: Delicious. Very heavy on chocolate. More so than Yeti, in my opinion. Like the nose, lots of roasted malts and coffee. Vanilla comes through here from the oak, which is a real treat. Finishes a bit dry from the oak, I assume. Alcohol peaks through, just a pinch.

M: Solid mouth feel. Light/medium carbonation. Good after taste. Dry finish.

Overall: A delicious beer.

ilikebeer03, Feb 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

laxer8811, Feb 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Dirty25, Feb 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Cvescalante, Feb 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Totlykarl, Feb 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

fd1, Feb 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

stoney1031, Feb 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

ThisWangsChung, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of screamking
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into snifter.

Appearance-black with nice light brown head. 4.25

Aroma-roasted coffee, some oak but not as much as expected, smokey, rasians. 4

Taste-oak finally shows up, coffee, vanilla, roasted malts, chocolate in late. 4.25

Feel-thick and dry, alcohol comes in stronger than 9.5 abv should. 4

Overall-tastes a standard RIS, I really don't taste the "oak aged" in this. Although I haven't had the standard Yeti. It says year round but this is the first time I am seeing it in my store, I don't think I would get this one again but I do want to try the espresso aged version. At this price point for a RIS there is much much better. 4

screamking, Feb 03, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

ScottP, Feb 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

ADTaber, Feb 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

MikeRoni, Feb 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Ish1, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of emyers
4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle poured into a Founders snifter. Bottled on date 11/5/10.

Appearance: Black with a half-inch dark brown head. Head dissipates after about a minute into a dark brown lacing.

Smell: Rich cocoa hits first, followed up by a strong, sweet toffee smell. Hints of dark fruit and coffee. Very strong, excellent aroma.

Taste: A bit of a change of direction from the smell. Very strong roasted barley character up front, with the cocoa coming on strong again. The oak is present but fairly subtle, providing a nice balance and added complexity. The strong caramel sweetness from the aroma is essentially absent here. Finish is fairly bitter, aided by a nice dose of bittering hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation for the style. This is probably the weakest aspect of the beer - I'd like a little bit of a fuller body. The oak is a bit drying going down, which is aided by the bittering hops.

Overall: Excellent imperial stout. Captures the strongly roasty, bittersweet flavor profile that I prefer in my stouts. I love the oak - really adds an extra layer of complexity without stealing the show from the roast

emyers, Feb 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

mcrago, Feb 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

DeschutesFan, Feb 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Crunkle, Feb 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

JonNunes, Feb 02, 2013
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Lurkerson, Jan 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

imperiallibations, Jan 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

BGsWo22, Jan 30, 2013
Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,758 ratings.