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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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3,886 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,886
Reviews: 1,577
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 264
Gots: 632 | 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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5/5  rDev +17.4%

rudy611, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours black like motor oil. Appears very thick. A small amount of head stays on top of the beer after poured, but not to much. A caramel colored edge around the beer.

S: Smells of toasted malt and vanilla are up front. I'm a bit suprised the vanilla is as noticeable as it is. A slight smell of booz. Smells of caramel a little as well.

T: The most in your face flavour is definately the toasted malts, they are borderline almost a burnt, but not quite there. The vanilla is there and its subtle, but still very tasty. The oak aging dose add a different bit of character than a regular stout, and blends in well with the rest.

M: Medium to heavy body with medium carbonation. Has a lingering aftertaste of the malts on it.

O: Very comple and tasty beer. Something nice to share, or sip by yourself. The malts are a tad too much at times, but overall its very nice.

thadbme, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of codsmith
3.4/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 10/31/11

A: Pours jet black with a nice finger high layer of dark mocha head that laces the glass nicely.

S: Roasted grains, fruity esters, vanilla, and a barley-wine like alcohol maltiness are apparent off the top. There is a very clean hop aroma.

T: There is an adequate amount of roasted and chocolate flavors, but the vanilla really overpowers and kills the taste. It leaves you with a very odd aftertaste.

M: Full bodied, but carbonation is a little over done. Probably would be perfect if you let age for a while.

O: Was really expecting more from this, but I think it was the vanilla that really masked all the really good flavors and flattened out any great aroma that would have come from the grain bill. This might be a great beer if aged for a least 1 year before drinking.

codsmith, Nov 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

trapper2408, Nov 27, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

barnzy78, Nov 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

smogfood, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Dizbro21, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

AApparel, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

jIsh, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

deapokid, Nov 25, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

joelBfrasier, Nov 25, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

thedoer, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of DCX
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on Oct 30, 2009.

A - Black as night, thick as motor oil, surprisingly good carbonation and head development for a beer that's been aged for two years.

S - One of the most interesting, complex aromas of any imperial stout I've had. Strong chocolate, roasted malts, oak, toffee, caramel, a hint of vanilla, and most interestingly, a difficult to describe dark fruit mixed with warming alcohol type smell... almost like rum soaked raisins.

T - Most of what comes out of the nose is present in the taste. What's surprising is how tame the alcohol burn is, considering the 9.5%ABV; this is no doubt due to the aging, though I've never had a fresh one to compare. Interesting, complex... and not at all cloyingly sweet - the smell is deceiving (in a good way).

M - Creamy, thick, and chewy. This one is heavy and coats the palette with a lingering aftertaste that brings out layers of flavors that take time to fully develop. Again, very complex.

O - All in all, a truly delicious imperial stout that is very complex and interesting, hitting all the familiar notes while offering a truly unique layer of aroma and flavor that makes you yearn for a second tasting.

DCX, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

gregshead, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

PEIhop, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Beefytits4, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

beefandbean22, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

GHeinze89, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Exiled, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Pellinore1, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

touchmeimsac, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Allurex, Nov 22, 2011
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3/5  rDev -29.6%

LockeSD, Nov 22, 2011
4/5  rDev -6.1%

THEOPTIMATOR88, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

WillyMac, Nov 21, 2011
Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,886 ratings.