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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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95
world-class

3,687 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 3,687
Reviews: 1,568
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 246
Gots: 561 | 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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acelin

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-12-2013 01:09:29 | More by acelin
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -12%

01-12-2013 00:31:15 | More by AlexFields
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Durb777

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-11-2013 21:11:51 | More by Durb777
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TheZoner


4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-10-2013 22:34:58 | More by TheZoner
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Tumble

Florida

5/5  rDev +17.4%

01-10-2013 22:27:37 | More by Tumble
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Hopmarc

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-10-2013 02:31:00 | More by Hopmarc
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-10-2013 02:09:59 | More by spycow
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-10-2013 00:16:50 | More by ScaryEd
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atone315

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-09-2013 13:47:05 | More by atone315
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BigBarley

Texas

4.94/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Poured a thick, syrupy jet black, with a dark tan finger of imposing foam that crests this gloriously dark beer. Looks like something special!

S - Wood, vanilla bean, dark chocolate, sweet molasses, roasted coffee, more vanilla, cream. Smells unbelievable.

T - Good lord! So flavorful, so deep. It's like a beer milkshake of some kind. Sweet, rich notes of smokey roasted wood, coffee beans, marmalade, milk chocolate fighting dark chocolate, vanilla dancing with cocoa, a glass of iced coffee, a barbecue next to an ice cream machine... I was overwhelmed by flavor after flavor. Each taste was subtly different but still hating the same pool of vivid flavors. Easily one of the best flavors I've witnessed in an RIS, and I'm instantly in love.

M - Thick, creamy, enjoyable. Foams just right, goes down like a glass of milk, and leaves the tummy warm and satisfied. I love this beer!

O - I wish I could find about 20 bottles of this. I believe I'd drink 2 a year for the next ten years. It's so good you don't WANT a lot of it, because of how satisfying and special the first serving is. This is no everyday beer, but it's the kind of beer that you'll remember every tasting of as being unique and enjoyable. Easily one of my top ten, probably top 3 beer experiences ever.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 13:35:07 | More by BigBarley
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Auror

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-09-2013 07:40:25 | More by Auror
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jeff1973

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

01-09-2013 04:11:41 | More by jeff1973
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FEUO

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

01-08-2013 21:51:59 | More by FEUO
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marshmeli

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-08-2013 21:49:31 | More by marshmeli
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-08-2013 21:35:49 | More by stereosforgeeks
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Franch

New York

3.75/5  rDev -12%

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cnbrown313

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12%

01-08-2013 20:59:09 | More by cnbrown313
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iemailjack

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

01-08-2013 03:32:34 | More by iemailjack
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-07-2013 21:00:44 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -12%

01-06-2013 21:12:01 | More by oldp0rt
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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jp312

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-06-2013 14:09:11 | More by jp312
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bambam2517

Arizona

4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

650ml bottle poured into a snifter at 50F. Side by side with the basic Yeti.

A - Nearly identical to the regular Yeti, just a bit more lace retention. Motor oil black with a cocoa colored lace ring, ring retention is good all the way down the draught.

S - Heaps of vanilla and caramel, burying the toffee that was present in the base Yeti. Some fruit ester I cant pick up on also, maybe its fig? I like it.

T - Like a dark roast vanilla coffee, a little bit of the toffee shining through as well. Good Oak aftertaste. Reminds me of Old Guardian barleywine...

M - Much more even than the base Yeti, meaning the oiliness has diminished ( a plus) as well as the creaminess ( a neg ). The bitter finish has come down some as well, now I'd describe it as simply dry.

O - I'd deem this one very likable and prefer it over the base Yeti. Still would be reaching for other stouts over this one. However, I do get the feeling I've shorted myself in not laying both of these down to age for at least a year. GDBC is brewing some good stuff and in time I think this could be rocking me too...

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 22:28:26 | More by bambam2517
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spoony

Colorado

4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a 22 oz bottle (bottled November 22, 2011) into a snifter.

A-The brew poured jet black and opaque. No light getting through this one. The head was roughly one finger of milk-chocolate-colored foam. The head faded slowly and left nice lacing on the glass.

S-The smell was toffee-scented oak and roasted malts up front with a little bit of milk chocolate. On the back end was a little alcohol heat and some dark, boozy fruit (think macerated cherries).

T-The brew had a great mixture of roasted, toffee malt flavors and cocoa to start with. As the beer finished, the flavors progressed to lightly bitter, dark chocolate and coffee. This had just the right amount of alcohol warmth for a cold January evening. No cherry/coffee/chocolate gimmickry here, just long lasting and complex flavors.

M-The feel was among the heavier beers I have had in a while. It was slightly syrupy and low in carbonation. I expect a fresh bottle might pack a little more carbonation.

O-This ranks up among my favorite stouts. It has a complex mix of earthy, chocolatey flavors, booze and fruit, and they all play nicely with each other. This beer proves that you can get big, complex flavors while retaining the balance that many big stouts seem to lose. Since this bottle was over a year old, I am curious to compare it with a fresh bottle and will endeavor to do so in the future.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 17:04:57 | More by spoony
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HoppyHoward

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-05-2013 06:25:03 | More by HoppyHoward
Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,687 ratings.