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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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4,065 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,065
Reviews: 1,597
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 286
Gots: 700 | FT: 29
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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4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - This beer pours a very dark brown color, almost black. There is a little more than a finger of dark tan head resting on top. The head has good retention, and it leaves a nice sheet of lace behind on the glass.

S - The nose starts off with a dark roasted maltiness. There are some nice aromas of coffee and dark chocolate. I am also getting some mild hops, vanilla, some dark fruits, just a hint of booze, and a little bit of oak scent.

T - The taste follows the nose really well. It starts off with some dark roasted malt, coffee, and dark chocolate. There are also some flavors of vanilla, a little bit of hop bitterness, some dark fruit, oak, and a little bit of booziness. The finish leaves some lingering roasted malt, a little bit of dark fruit, and a little bit of booziness.

M - This has a body that is on the heavier side of medium and good carbonation. It goes down easy and has a smooth slick feel to it. There is some initial sweetness and a bold roasted malt bitterness. Some boozy warmth is present on the back end.

O - This has good drinkability. The flavor is really nice and it goes down real easy. The alcohol is hardly noticeable, but it can sneak up on you. Overall, I think this is a really nice beer, and a good RIS. I recommend trying this one out, as I really enjoyed it. I would buy more bottles of this.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served slightly chilled

This beer poured a very opaque black that can be expected from imperial stouts. Nice finger-wide head that was a dark tan, almost brown color. Not too much carbonation and some lacing on the glass.
The smokiness of this beer, along with vanillla notes definitely prominent in the initial aroma. A nice roasted smell from the oak, some chocolate, and coffee notes stick out as well. Awesome smelling beer.
The flavor is pretty solid in this one. The chocolate and vanilla pull through at the beginning, and the smoky oak flavor comes through on the back end. The magnitude of these flavors covers up the 9.5% ABV quite well. The body is quite full, going down so smooth and leaving all those great coffee, chocolate, vanilla flavors on your palate.

Haven't tried very many imperial stouts, but this one is one of the better ones I've had. I'm sure there are many other ones that can beat this one out, but overall this beer will keep you wanting more.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.4/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

There is a lot of promise offered from Great Divide’s Yeti after the pleasant aroma and robust-looking pour as it goes into the glass smoothly and coffee-like, but upon first taste this one is obviously missing something to keep it from greatness.

Still a very decent Imperial Stout, the Yeti just never agreed with my taste buds, especially with the after taste. It leaves something to be desired, something to live up to the initial promise. But I am making it sound worse than it really is.

I enjoyed the Yeti alright, but compared to some of the incredible stouts I have experienced lately, this one is left in the dust.

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4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 11-11

Pours black with brown in the pour, but that's it, no light escapes. The head is huge and milk chocolate in color that leaves plenty of fine lacing.

What a nice smell, dark cherries, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malt. Almost everything I want from a huge beer like this.

Taste is roated malt, with sweet chocolate and bitter hops, with a bitter burned malt aftertaste/finish. Nice.

Feel is thick and smooth. Perfect carbonation for the style and nicely chewy. Coats the mouth with chocolate and goodness.

While I don't get much of the oak, except the vanilla on the nose, it's a very good beer. I haven't had a bad yeti yet, and once again, I am not disappointed.


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4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Very very dark. I suppose one could call it black. Head is one finger, cocoa-colored. It retains decently. Some lacing.
S- Aroma is pleasant but not as powerful as some in style. Dark chocolate, fairly creamy, very dessert like.
T- Very deep and tasty. Chocolate flavor through and though but there is a slight smokey character. The oak stays quiet until the finish where it adds some complexity to the tasty, but one-dimensional chocolate character.
M- Low carb. Full body. Long, long finish.
O- A very tasty beer. Comes through very dessert like. I could enjoy one of these every so often.

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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,065 ratings.