Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company
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4.28/5 rDev +0.5%
Poured from a 22 oz. bomber. Left an espresso foam colored one finger head with good retention and spotty lacing here and there. Body was the deepest possible brown, almost inky black.
Smell - rich roasted maltiness - chocolate, coffee, toffee, caramel, rich dark bread. Subdued citrus and pine hops. Some smokey tones, and strong hints of vanilla and bourbon.
Taste - pretty much like the smell. Malt - richly roasted -chocalate, coffee, toffee, dark bread, caramel. Slight citrus hops. Finishes with alcohol warmth and astringency. Bourbon on the aftertaste, also sweet caramel.
Mouthfeel - full, smooth, low carbonation, slight hop oil slickness, a good bitter drying from the alcohol.
Drinkability - this is very good and goes down well. This is also very rich, and the high abv limits this to one bomber per session.
06-07-2006 19:04:47 | More by ultralarry2006
2.83/5 rDev -33.6%
A- Poured from the bottle with a thin tan-colored head, which completely evaporated with time. No lacing; just a little collar on each. The body was completely opaque and jet black in appearance.
S- The nose is not as strong as the Espresso Oak Aged variety... impressions of chocolate, vanillins and a bit of oakiness in an overall somewhat mild nose.
T- Right up front, you get that stewed and roasty malt, which is quite nice. But shortly thereafter, you get an intense surge of tannin and oak lactones, which completely overpower the palate and linger on the dry finish. I just feel like the oak was way-overdone here.
M- A medium-plus body with a little oily texture to it. A delicate carbonation and substantial astringency. A touch of heat from the ethanol. Astringency definitely held this back from a better rating in the mouthfeel department.
D- Drinkability is hindered by the overwhelming oak extractives and high astringency. This is definitely a beer worth tasting... but not worth drinking 22oz. of...
08-07-2010 13:19:28 | More by jgasparine
3.93/5 rDev -7.7%
on tap at the Skep..
tis a black and starry night, with mocha rings around the sky.
Cold, it is boozy and a little roasty with a sweet, long roasted and wooded astringent finish.
After 30 minutes sitting on the bar, lonely and ignored while I engaged in strange conversation, we introduced ourselves. By then, the wood had really come out to play, with the booze stepping back a little in the aroma. The big booze becomes warming on the palate, with hot wood, roasted notes, and some vanilla and chocolate.
I hate being served stouts so cold. It is soo, soo long to wait for them to be tasty.
On tap, this one was pretty good. Just had a 2008 from the bottle and it was outstanding. One of the creatures from the Wood Aged Weekend, though I was certainly in no shape to remember it properly beyond enjoying it thoroughly.
11-29-2010 06:40:03 | More by dragonWhale
3.5/5 rDev -17.8%
Thanks to Jwale73 for sharing!!
A - Pours super black/brown with a light brown head that falls to a light covering.
S - Smells of coffee, roasted malt and bourbon.
T - The taste is very bitter and oaky. Chocolate, alcohol and coffee.
M/F - Medium body. Fairly smooth and heavily carbonated.
D - A decent brew but not to my liking style wise.
01-02-2010 18:07:23 | More by ThirstyBird
4/5 rDev -6.1%
22oz bomber poured first into a goblet then into a pint glass. Bottled on November 6, 2008.
A: Black with a decent sized brown head.
S: Coffee and hops with a hint of vanilla.
T: Definitely dominated by roastiness and hops, but the oak character mellows both of them out. The hops become less pronounced as the beer warms up.
D: Quite thick, but also a bit too carbonated for my liking.
D: A perfectly acceptable RIS. No real glaring flaws, but nothing really that stands out, either. I'd happily accept a bomber, but I wouldn't pay $11 for one again.
03-28-2009 03:03:55 | More by BarrelO
4.55/5 rDev +6.8%
Poured from a bomber into a pint glass.
Note: Bottle being reviewed is the one pictured, with the shiny blue label. Will probably be picking one up with the newer brownish label soon.
The pour is black. Deepest, darkest black. Super thick, super rich pour. Allow me to be completely unoriginal and compare it to motor oil. One finger of rich mocha foam retains well and leaves behind tons of lacing. Damn near perfect.
Big aroma. Lots of chocolate, caramel, vanilla. Some background roast. A boozy note contributes nicely to the sweetness. Citrus hops.
Multitude of flavors. I'm impressed. Initial sweet chocolate notes, then a hop bite and roast. Ends with a wooden flavor and vanilla sweetness. Slight bourbony alcohol burn. This still has a pretty good bit of hop bitterness. Pretty intense flavor profile.
The feel is perfect. Big body. Thick, rich milkshake texture. Remarkably smooth. Sticky and chewy, the flavor refuses to go away.
This is just an awesome beer. It just begs you to take sip after sip after sip. Time to stockpile Oak Aged Yeti's! I've got an Espresso Oak Aged Yeti and a regular Yeti waiting in the wings, and apparently there's a Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti coming out. Count me in.
05-29-2009 04:58:47 | More by Gyle41386
4/5 rDev -6.1%
A - Pitch black color with a dark brown 1" foamy head
S - Vanilla, coffee, and malts
T - Very much like the nose with coffee being the dominant taste. Wrapped along the edges of teh coffee was a bitter chocolate taste. Fairly rich tasting and a touch boozy.
M - Lively carbonation and well bodied. Dry finish with a lingering bitter coffee aftertaste.
Enjoyable drink this one. I think a little commitment to this and only this may have to take place to fully enjoy.
02-11-2011 15:13:13 | More by gopens44
4/5 rDev -6.1%
Bottled on: Jan-06-2010.
Pours a deep, opaque, almost black color. There is about a fingers worth of caramel colored head. The head falls to a ring that leaves spots of lacing.
I smell vanilla, coffee, chocolate liqueur, and beef jerky. The aromas are a little weak for this style, but good none the less.
The first thing I taste is the chocolate liqueur. There are hints of vanilla, and coffee as well. The flavors are bittersweet. Good but too dam weak.
Medium body...just a hint of carbonation...a little warmth from the alcohol.
Easy sipping beer. I wouldn't turn this down, but I wont seek it out again.
11-26-2010 01:17:52 | More by sitarist
4.38/5 rDev +2.8%
Deep dark black in color with a tan brown head, leaving a spotty lacing. The smell is very nice, with hints of roasted coffee and dark chocolate, oak, and vanilla. Taste is nearly perfect, dark fruits seem to be hidden inside, but not always noticed with vanilla, coffee, and chocolate kicking in, not to mention the hop bitterness hidden in there as well. Heavy, very viscous, medium to full bodied with only a little carbonation, but quite enjoyable. I would definately have another, but I would like to try the original Yeti first to compare the two.
02-09-2006 10:51:42 | More by badbeer
4.38/5 rDev +2.8%
650ml bottle purchased by my girlfriend at Beer World in Largo, Florida. Impenetrable black with a sliver of brownish tan head and a couple dots of lacing on the snifter. Smell and taste are barley, vanilla, oak, dark chocolate, black and sugarless coffee, roasted malts, smoke, and fruity, herbal hops. I also get some raisins and dried fruit, but not to the extent that you would find in a barley wine. Full-bodied mouth feel is thick and viscous, hops produce a spicy bitterness mid body, aftertaste is parched and chalky with hints of wood. Warming alcohol and strong IBU accompany the finish. Everything you want from an RIS with Great Divide's signature herbal fruitiness. While this doesn't compare to Bell's Expedition Stout, it's still an exceptional beer. Yummy stuff GD!
03-17-2010 04:32:51 | More by cratez
Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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