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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,672 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 3,672
Reviews: 1,568
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 243
Gots: 558 | FT: 30
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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erlenmeyer

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-29-2013 13:55:27 | More by erlenmeyer
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tmm313

Georgia

4.93/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A- Poured out of the bottle in slow motion. You could tell its thickness immediately. Pitch black in the glass with an incredible 2 finger, creamy, rich brown head. Outstanding lacing. Noticeable alcohol legs.

S- Both dark and milk chocolate, vanilla, rich dark fruits: cherry, plum, fig. Caramel, toffee, slight booze as an accent, tropical fruit and pine.

T- Massive rich chocolate accented by dark fruits up front. Vanilla, oak, citrus, and pine join the party soon after. Licorice pops in and out. Finish is a mix of dark chocolate, pine, and dark roast coffee. Nice slightly lingering bitterness.

M- Medium thick body. Not as thick as the pour suggested it would be. Creamy on the tongue and drying.

O- To me, every aspect of this beer was either perfect or dangerously close to it. The entire time I had it in the glass, I was almost dumbfounded by it... I don't know if it will score the highest on my list after I click "review", but my god, did it try.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2014 01:59:20 | More by tmm313
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MUSHROOMCLOUD

Texas

4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - 2" dense camel colored head. Excellent retention. Thick, sticky lace. As black as black can be.

S - Thick with roasted malt. Cream. Booze. Hint of hops.

T - Dark fruit (fig, raisin). Caramel. Vanilla. Coffee. Big roasted malt. Hops are in perfect balance. Boozy finish. So mellow and smooth for such a huge beer.

M - Between a medium and full bodied mouthfeel. Mid-level carbonation. Long, long finish.

D - Incredible drinkability. Best double/imperial stout that I have had yet. So smooth. What a treat!!!

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2006 00:51:49 | More by MUSHROOMCLOUD
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griffeyb

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

03-31-2013 02:42:42 | More by griffeyb
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leodarko

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

03-05-2012 00:08:39 | More by leodarko
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Pete27lax

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-02-2013 17:22:10 | More by Pete27lax
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cubedbee

Maryland

4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz undated bottle poured into a snifter. Dark black, completely opaque, two fibngers of a thick brown head with nice retention and good lacing, this is a great looking beer. The oak comes through in a big way in the aroma melding with the big hop aroma, with a slight vanilla and espresso note as well. Taste is where this one really becomes radically different from the normal Yeti--instead of the hops absolutely dominating the flavor, this one really has a bourbon and oak flavor underlying everything, the hops are still there and still strong and resinous, but with rich chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and coffee notes infused throughout. Full bodied with a thick creamy mouthfeel. This is really a completely different beast from the normal Yeti, the oak really does change the taste incredibly much, but I really loved both and for now I've rated them the same. I will have to revisit, hopefully side by side, to determine which is the better brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2005 21:08:29 | More by cubedbee
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switzer

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-25-2012 19:31:04 | More by switzer
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chanokokoro

Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle with a Sep. 11, 2012 bottling date into a Great Divide Brewing Company "Yeti" branded snifter

Pours pitch black and as viscous as motor oil capped by a thick dark brown head. Great retention, significant splotchy lacing. Robust aroma of bakers chocolate, toasted oak, fusel alcohol, and loads of roasted malt. Huge dark chocolate, dried black cherries, toasty oak, hint of molasses. The finish brings bitter espresso bean accents combined with bold hops and pleasant toasted oak with dark chocolate tones. Big, creamy, smooth full body. Gentle, perfect carbonation. Another exceptional variation of the original Yeti.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2013 03:53:14 | More by chanokokoro
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mythaeus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

03-16-2014 00:59:21 | More by mythaeus
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orfeu

New Mexico

4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Darkest, most impenetrable brown possible, yet not quite black, with a faint highlight of garnet around the bottom of the imperial pint glass into which it was poured. Massive velvety frothy light brown head. Super cool webby lacing. Larger bubbles have a noticeably oily sheen. The aroma is deliciously sweet vanilla and chocolate with undertones of roasted coffee. Notes of cherry cordials. Taste is of mellow, bourbon-laced chocolates. Sturdy hop presence through the middle (more so as the beer warms). Velvety chocolate-covered esspresso bean finish. Mouthfeel is slick and oily, but very refined. This is a full-bodied stout that is definitely a sipper. Rock-solid and satisfying, but I couldn't do more than one of these every month or so. Perfect for a snowy evening like tonight, though.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2005 04:24:06 | More by orfeu
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rwilde

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

12-25-2011 02:30:06 | More by rwilde
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Coldsnack

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

02-25-2013 21:40:41 | More by Coldsnack
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aflies

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-27-2012 05:46:02 | More by aflies
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MarcWP

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

03-09-2014 22:22:26 | More by MarcWP
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Lurkerson

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-31-2013 04:09:31 | More by Lurkerson
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spedprof

West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

01-26-2014 14:20:04 | More by spedprof
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NickyDee21

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

12-08-2012 22:52:26 | More by NickyDee21
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bifrost17

Washington

5/5  rDev +17.4%

07-04-2012 03:00:56 | More by bifrost17
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oakbluff

Manitoba (Canada)

4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving size is from a 22 ounce bottle. Bottle originally purchased from the brewery in early August. Seems much more appropriate to enjoy this beer now on a cold December night than from the taps at the brewery on a hot muggy August day.
Appearance is very dark with a nice chocolatey head. Smell is chocolate. Taste was wonderful- hint of vanilla, licorce with a lot of chocolate and a woody finish. It was very smooth (fairly low carbonation) and sweet. I didn't think this was hot at all. Alcohol taste is neglible. Nice solid hop presence that has blended in nicely. A fanstastic beer all and all.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2006 02:23:12 | More by oakbluff
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rousee

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black cola color--small head of dark tan foam is formed and it is leaving some mild lacing on the sides of the glass. Smell is that of dark woods, cherries, and walnuts with some rather vinous character to each of these.

Taste seems to be lacking in complexity compared to others of this style. Only problem is I love this style so its hard for me to give a bad score here because it is still extremely tasty. There is also some spiciness from the alcohol and that is a slight negative although at 9.5% abv, its gonna be tough to disguise.

One other thing that needs to be mentioned here is the price. This baby is expensive. $8 for a 22oz bomber. I know its oak aged and all but you really cant get a strong oaky flavor off it--I think oak aging is probably better for beers that might be slightly lighter in color like Arrogant Bastard. For an American brewery, I would expect it to be slightly less expensive also. I believe these people ( Great Divide) also do the Hercules IIPA and I think that is probably a tad better for the respective style than this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2005 23:39:21 | More by rousee
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MSchae1017

Georgia

4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was tasted in a snifter from a 650mL bomber.

This beer pours juet black with a huge tan head that holds and laces well. The smell is pretty much all oak woody aromas with some roasted smells sneaking in there. The taste hits you with the oak woody aromas but some chocolate and roasted flavors do sneak in there. A nice thickenss to this beer along with just enough carbonation. Overall, not quite as drinkable as the Yeti in my opinion. The oak flavor would keep me from drinking all night. It is enjoyable but maybe a little overpowering

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2006 20:25:00 | More by MSchae1017
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funkyaudio

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12%

04-16-2014 03:08:19 | More by funkyaudio
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srgj88

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -12%

06-22-2013 18:21:34 | More by srgj88
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ImFlyerThanYou

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

09-10-2013 01:21:56 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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