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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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4,109 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,109
Reviews: 1,606
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 293
Gots: 727 | FT: 33
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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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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.61/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottled on Oct. 2010. Nothing like a cold rainy day for an Imperial Stout!

A: Healthy three fingered, brown/tan head, which falls quickly. Liquid is of course black.

S: Milk chocolate on the nose, with hints of vanilla. The overall smell is rather subdued.

T: This brew is silky, velvety smooth! Chocolate flavors predominate, with hints of vanilla from the oak, some molasses, and a dark roast coffee. Not an overly sweet Imperial Stout, which suits me fine. After a year of aging, I don't taste any hops at all, which I would not require for this style.

M: I love the silky, thick and hearty mouth-feel, with enough carbonation to know it's there, but it might as well not even be there and it wouldn't matter much.

O: This is a big winner, but a real sipper. I'm not much of an expert on this Imperial Stout style, but compared to what I've had, this is easily one of my favorites.

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4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I got at Beer Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

It has a thick black color with a minimal foamy head. But the head is basically mud brown and leaves some lacing. Unique. Very chocolatey and malty.

This is about as rich as a beer can get. It has a huge espresso taste (which almost makes me wonder if it was mis-labeled.) Big chocolate hit at first. A bit of a coffee sourness in the aftertaste. Smooth and full bodied. It's quite flavorful and truly delicious. Like a liquid desert.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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3/5  rDev -29.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Morey
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber that has "Bottled On OCT 30 2009" stamped on that label.

Pours pitch black in color with a one inch brown colored head. Head settled to a thin layer after several minutes, but there is plenty of lacing being left behind with each sip!

The aroma is pretty bold with hints of dark chocolate, wood, molasses, anise, with a touch of hop bitterness in the nose as well.

The smells carry right on over into the taste. Big roasted malt body with hints of oak and chocolate up front. There's definitely a bitterness towards the middle, but it's lost a bit of it's bite for sure. Very soft carbonation (which has probably also faded after two years), making for a smooth finish with lingering flavors from the hops and a bit of char/oak.

Velvety smooth full bodied mouthfeel with a low carbonation.

Really nice IS overall.

Morey's Bottom Line: I've never actually had one of these fresh, but I'm guessing that this may have lost a bit of the oak flavor over the past couple of years. It's still very noticeable both in the taste and the aroma. I love this beer. I love the original Yeti as well. Highly recommended.

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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

Served on-tap at The Sidecar in Philly.

Appearance is a dark brown tone with a thin tan head. Its` nose has vanilla, oak, roasted malts and prunes. With a sip, I taste bittersweet chocolate, vanilla, coffee, some hazelnut, very nice. The MF is rich and a bit creamy. All in all, a very nice imperial stout.

Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,109 ratings.