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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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4,113 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,113
Reviews: 1,607
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 293
Gots: 731 | 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:
Beer added by: Crosling on 08-09-2004

Imperial stout aged on new French and American oak chips.
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.A thick dark mocka colored head,collard lacing on the glass,a constant layer of foam.An opaque appearance,black color.A smell of chard oak,and licorice.A very complex taste.notes of vanallina,burnt chocolate,coffee,sweet malt.A strong taste of chocolate in the finish.A thick and chewy mouthfeel.very syrupy,and a smokey aftertaste.A very good sipping beer dessert like,very tastey and enjoyable.

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Greggy
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a thick black color, tan/burnt orange head. Some speckled lace is present

S- Deep buttery chocolate and coffee in the nose. Nice balance

T- Starts off with chocolate, coffee, caramel, then you get a nice big dry buttery oakiness.

M- Silky smooth texture is great. Excellent dryness on the oaked finish.

D- Pretty drinkable stout. Definitely worlds better than the regular yeti. I will definitely have one of these again.

Photo of jwhancher
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bought a 22 at Total Wine in DE a few weeks back. Had an espresso oak aged Yeti earlier today during BA's Philly pub crawl. Threw this one in the fridge for the Superbowl, but never got around to it. Figured after today's earlier outstanding brew, I had to have this one to keep up with the Yeti. Besides, I made chili tonight and figured it would compliment perfectly.

A: Jet black with 2 finger brownish/tan head. After swirling it around a few times in my oversized snifter, the foam clinged to the glass.

S: Subtle oak w/alcohol notes. Some roast present. Hops seem to be masked in the alcohol and other aromas but they are there.

T: Lots of oak flavor, maybe a little too much. Some vanilla, oak charring, and chocolate.

M: Nice full, lathering mouthfeel.

D: A sipper & hard to come by. A great beer nonetheless.

Love all the Yeti brews from GD!!!

Update: 4/3/13: Poured a bottle I bought from the brewery during 2012 GABF. This one pours with a massive tan head. Again, oak notes very subtle against a rather strong vanilla character. Tastes luscious with strong notes of muted roast, cocoa, vanilla, and all around goodness. Feels a little thick, almost like a milkshake but drinks terribly easy. Alcohol so well in check. This one line of beers is one of my favs. Bumped up my ratings just because I love Yeti so damn much.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of SonOfKyuss
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

Photo of MeisterBurger
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours like liquid obsidian with an ample, frothy, reddish brown head. Completely impregnable by light. The head retains nicely and lays down elegant sheets of lacing.

The aroma is pure grapefruit and chocolate with oak and coffee, caramel, with a nice soft vanilla and some alcohol. Restrained but really elegant.

The taste follows, with grapefruit, raisins, milk chocolate, caramel, coffee, licorice and tons of roast all melding together with vanilla rounding things out. Perfectly bitter. The more I drink the more the oak takes over which just melds with the overall flavors wonderfully. It's just a really complex cavalcade of flavors. If I had a single complaint it'd be that I'd want the burnt flavors eliminated.

Mouthfeel is full, creamy, luscious. Light carbonation. Warming alcohol, almost too much so.

Drinkability is high on this one. A solid imperial stout with a buttload of hops.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.22/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of beergod1
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Black pour, tan head. Big vanilla oak aroma right off, then lots of citrus hops and caramel, The Oak aging definitely smooths it out with a Vanilla cream. Clean hoppy flavor, soft milk chocolate and caramel, port-like vanilla sweetness. Lingering citrus hop finish.
Couldn't drink all night, but nice bomber would be perfect.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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