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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: 732 | 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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Photo of BeerLover99
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: onyx body, deep tan floating head, gorgeous lacing

S: dark chocolate, big oak, malt,
mild nutty, roasted coffee, licorice

T: dark chocolate, licorice, vanilla, malt,
roasted mild bitter coffee/oak finish

M: heavy/smooth/chewy mouth

O: OH MY! I have always thought
Great Divide is terrific/underrated
brewery. Love Yeti and have yet to
try any of the other versions. Finally,
found this incredible bad boy beer.
ABV warmth well hidden, sneaks up on you.
Russian Imp. Stout lovers must seek
this liquid heaven out.


Photo of bolgiano
5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -35.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of datphoo
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of PhineasGage
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of gtermi
4.57/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a very nice dark black with a really nice dark brown head that is about 2 fingers.

S: There is a strong booze smell with a lot of roasted malt. There are some coffee notes, some chocolate and a little licorice.

T: At first it tastes like a normal Yeti. There is a nice amount of roasted malt, chocolate and the more the beer lingers the more it has a bitter coffee taste.

M: The beer has a lot of carbonation and a bit of crispness. Its pretty good, but not great.

O: This is on par with original Yeti. I have one aging and I would like to see how it is next year. It is one of the best beers I have ever had, just amazing.

Photo of dsaylor
5/5  rDev +17.4%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of BeerNutz324
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bomber into a pint glass

Ap- dark brown/black with a great frothy cinnamon colored head that has good retention

Ar- oak, chocolate, molasses and dark fruits

T- creamy up front followed by chocolate and fig/raisin flavors. The oak flavor and the alcohol hit at the end.

M- creamy, full body but still light and foamy. Alcohol warms the mouth on the hold.

O- One fine beer. I would get this again in a heartbeat.

Photo of ehammond1
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap

Sublime Ale House
San Marcos, CA

A very dark brown pour that is just almost black. A relatively thin brown and dark cinnamon red head that doesn't last for long. Leaves some spots and sheets of lace down the glass.

Roasted malt and rich chocolate aroma. There isn't much, if any, wood aroma.

Not quite as hoppy or bitter as the standard Yeti. This version is a touch sweeter and a touch more chocolatey, though I don't find much oak character.

Touch thicker and more luscious mouthfeel than the standard version.

A delicious stout, and like the regular Yeti, this is full of chocolate flavor. There isn't nearly the wood character I thought I might find.

Photo of beerandcycling88
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a snifter

A Pours a dark brown that borders on black. It is topped with a very thick mocha head that has excellent retention.

S A very strong piney hop note that is accompanied by a charred wood note.

T A strong charred wood flavor that is accompanied by lots of burnt espresso and some chocolate with a hint of vanilla on the back.

M Thick and creamy quite nice.

Overall this is a great Imperial Stout that I could drink all night. Not the best but it is still an excellent example of the style that is worth seeking out and drinking.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of jegross2
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing the Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company.
Score: 95

Appearance: Pours an attractive dark black, completely opaque color with a finger of creamy mocha head that settles into a ring around the glass. Above average lacing. 4.5/5

Smell: Figs, dark fruits and dark cherries upfront. Some syrupy molasses and brown sugar, with a touch of oak and vanilla. Creamy milk chocolate. Espresso and cocoa beans too. Some roasted coffee. 4.5/5

Taste: Dry oak and raw cocoa beans. Bitter dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans. Raisins, figs and dark fruit on the mid-palate. Brown sugar and molasses layers on the mid-palate too. A little warming alcohol in the end. Lingers long with a dry, dark cocoa flavor. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, syrupy and viscous. Minimal carbonation. A little chewy. Finish is dry and bitter. 4.5/5

Overall: Very complex, smooth and drinkable. An absolutely divine, underrated Russian Imperial Stout that is well aged. It may not stand up to Barrel Aged Old Rasputin or Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S., but it is half the price of either and infinitely more available. Cheers!

Recommendation: A great starter Russian Imperial Stout for casual beer drinkers, and a Russian Imperial Stout beer geeks should seek out. I'll have to get another one next time I'm at Binny's.

Pairings: Warm dark chocolate cake or steak.

Cost: $11.49 for a 22 oz (bomber) bottle.

Photo of ChadQuest
3.34/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a very fresh bottle.
Pour shows a black opaque body with a solid finger of dark brown head. Looks nice.
The very first thing you find upon dipping your nose in is the amount of hops added to this beer. A large amount of piney hops must have been used to make it through the oak which is also pretty noticable. There is milk chocolate on the aroma also, which i am hoping is a powerhouse on the palate because super hoppy stouts are not my cup of tea.
And on the palate the Chocolate does indeed increase in strength, but just matches the power of the massive hop brightness. A few months or a year to tone the hops would be a good thing for my personal tastes. Some roasty notes are there to help round things out.
The texture is medium-thick in viscosity, and somewhat creamy.

If looking to buy this, know it is hoppy, and use that information to base your aging off of. A good beer when you know what you are dealing with.

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of ReelBigwigFish
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into pint glass from bomber bottled Nov 10, 2011.

A: Extremely thick, just a little bit thinner than chocolate syrup, but same dark dark brown color with a thick dark caramel colored head. Full coating of sludgy lacing around the glass.

S: Dark cacao chocolate, espresso, booze, light vanilla, hints of sweet sugary fruit.

T: Sweet booziness mixing with dark coffee and dark chocolate. Really tastes a lot like berries covered in dark chocolate, or cordial cherries. Definite oak and hop in the finish, but doesn't come close to pushing away everything else that's going on. All in all, pretty sweet.

M: Thick syrupy, full body, low carbonation. A sipper for sure, you just can't drink this quick.

O: So much flavor in this thing. The Yeti sure is a beast, and I find this to be a bit more intense than the regular Yeti.

Photo of lonestar4lunch
3.06/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a deep black with a huge dark tan head. The aroma is kind of mute at this point but there is just a hint of wood with mostly sweet malts and some hops. Taste is some what sweet with just a hint of oak. The taste is that of chocolate syrup, malt and maybe a light hit of hop bite then finishes with the oak, wood flavor.

This is just lighter than squeezing chocolate syrup out of the bottle but has a light alc kick. The Oak Aged version is slightly better than the standard Yeti but it just doesn't do it for me. I love me a RIS but just not on board with the Yeti.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,113 ratings.