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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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3,756 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,756
Reviews: 1,569
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 251
Gots: 580 | FT: 32
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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Photo of RonfromJersey
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Body is absolute darkness. Nary a highlight to be found. Dark tan head is a rocky double scoop of chocolate ice cream.

Aroma is decadent dark chocolate, vanilla, oak, bourbon, and dark fruits soaking in alocholic punch.

Taste follows nose. Dark, rich chocolate. Deep roasted coffee. Dark fruits soaking in alcohol. Oak, vanilla, bourbon in the finish. Lush, rich, decadent.

Rich mouthfeel, full though not oily or super thick.

It's big, it's bold, but it's damn drinkable.

Simply outstanding.

RonfromJersey, Apr 23, 2007
Photo of cktison
4.72/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Very dark brown, nice, thin head that is retained - looks like crema on an espresso.
S: Wonderful, complex, stout. Coffee flavors, chocolate, toasted something, brown sugars and deep malt aroma
T: Dark malts, woodiness from oak, chocolates and coffee. Very interesting, moderately bitter, few hops.
M: Creamy, rich
D: You'll only want 1, but its a good one at that. Delicious in a comfortable bar, winter night. Drink slowly

cktison, Apr 20, 2007
Photo of drseamus
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This beer pours very dark with a frothy one finger dark mocha head. No light penetrates even at the edges.

S: The aroma is very sweet and malty with hints of alcohol in there. I also smell vanilla and some faint hop aroma.

T: The first thing that hits me after I drink it is a punch of chocolate right in the face. The taste is much more bitter than I would have expected. Most of the bitterness seems to come from either the oak or the roasted malt. There is a pronounced vanilla flavor as well and the beer is very sweet. There is an alcohol bite that lingers at the end of the taste. The oak aging gives it an almost bourbony flavor.

M: The beer is actually a bit lighter in body than I would expect, but still good for a RIS.

D: It is a bit bold to drink too much of, and the alcohol is a bit high for a session beer as well. It is a good beer though.

Edit: This was served at cellar temperature, but as it warmed up the bourbon flavor became much more prevalent.

drseamus, Apr 17, 2007
Photo of djamieson
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I've had this beer once before earlier this winter but for some reason it didn't get my attention as "outstanding". I believe now it was because I was using the wrong glassware. This beer needs to be SAVORED, not quaffed. I suggest drinking it from a rounded wide-mouthed wine glass or equivalent Belgian-style chalice.

Appearance: Deep, dark, like the way I take my morning coffee..BLACK.
The head was reminiscent of chocolate mousse from the
dessert menu at a fancy restaurant...may not have been
as dense as others but solid nonetheless.

Aroma: Much more apparent in the wine glassware than the pint.
Toasted, roasted fragrance...much like good coffee with
hoppiness thrown in.

Mouthfeel: decadent, like you're now eating the chocolate mousse, save
all the sugariness.

Give the Oak Aged goodness a try...best imperial stout of the year!

djamieson, Apr 13, 2007
Photo of kwakwhore
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter, deepest darkest black, dark brown head, no light gets through this one. Chocolate and coffee aromas and flavors,balanced by a hefty dose of hops. This is a big beer in every respect. As the beer warms it becomes more chocolaty. Feels like thick chocolate milk in the mouth, a chocolate beershake. Oak aging imparts a smoothness to this beer, but it doesn't really mellow it out. This one still smacks you in the mouth with its intensity. If you don't like imperial stouts you won't like this beer, but if you do you will love it. 9.5%abv and it hits like it too. Drinkability is affected a bit by that. Hope to find this beer again, and soon.

kwakwhore, Apr 12, 2007
Photo of Douglas14
4.95/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Holy cow!

Right away everything about this beer is awesome. It looks great, smells great and taste great! Every sip you take make you want to take another.

The flavors that come out are heavily of chocolate then coffee and hints of vanilla (from the oak aging process).

This beer is definitely appreciated more once you compare it side to side to its brother, Yeti Imperial Stout. The oak-aging really smoothens out some flavors and brings others out.

Another one of my top 3 favorites of all time.

Douglas14, Apr 08, 2007
Photo of Cresant
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured this 22 oz. undated brown bottle into a Samuel Smith tulip glass. The body was dark brown/black. A vigorous pour created over three fingers of head. What a head it was; creamy, lumpy and the color of a chocolate milkshake made with chocolate ice-cream. The persistent foam left sticky lace sporadically down the glass.

Smell was root-beer-like on the first whiff. Date bread. Darkly roasted grains opened up to freash grain as it warmed. Milky.

Taste was woody. Bitter chocolate. Light hops accent the sticky-lips sweetness. Interesting and more drinkable than I had imagined.

Mouthfeel was full bodied with a medium amount of carbonation.

Cresant, Apr 07, 2007
Photo of kimcgolf
3.58/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This was good, but I was a lttle disappointed after how much I enjoyed the Yeti (not oak aged). This poured a similar jet black with a thick, dark tan head that lingered well and left good lacing. Aroma was not as pronounced as the original, but still had hints of the malty sweet chocolate-toffee. The first thing that hit me upon sipping was the thin body, which surprised me. The taste was still there, but not as pronounced as Yeti. As the beer warmed, the alcohol became more noticeable, and left a long, warming finish. Not bad at all, but I never did catch the oak scent or taste,and given a choice, I’ll drink Original Yeti any time.

kimcgolf, Apr 06, 2007
Photo of cnybrewblog
3.95/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz poured into a glass

A- Dark dark dark, this looks like motor oil with 60k miles on it. The head had two colors on it, almost separated perfectly, the lower color was a dark Carmel with the upper color being a lighter copper. The head was small, but held on for about 5-10 before settling out.

S- this was a strong malt aroma that allowed you to pick out the suttle different flavors used. Strong Carmel and coffee hints.

T- This is a strong one. It weighs in at 9.5% on the bottle, and it feels like at least that. Upfront you get a kick of malt variety with Carmel and coffee complements throughout. It's tough to miss the alcohol burn though.

M- good, low carbonation and the flavor hung around in my mouth for a while. Again, you can't miss the alcohol in this one.

D- As long as you are not driving and you are not currently full, it's a great drinking beer. Not what I would call a "session beer" but nonetheless a VERY tasty treat. Think of this as a 1pt and done brew.

cnybrewblog, Apr 03, 2007
Photo of Tyrawlings
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. Bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Opaque black in color. Dense brown head pours two fingers thick. Good retention. Nice sticky lacing crawls on the sides of the glass.

S: Roasted coffee. Dark chocolate. Dark fruit. Vanilla. Oak and alcohol.

T: Deep roasted espresso and dark bitter chocolate dominate the front end of this beer. Astringent roasted caramel malts are followed by a very earthy hop presence. Subtle sweetness of dark fruit are taken over by a soft vanilla touch and the brew finishes with the taste of oak and a warming alcohol burn.

M: Creamy rich and smooth. Minimal carbonation. Warm and dry.

D: A well crafted oak aged stout. Good balance makes this very easy to enjoy without being overwelmed by the high alocohol content. Another winner from Great Divide. Recommened.

Tyrawlings, Apr 02, 2007
Photo of drumrboy22
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from kegerator at home into Great Divide Brussels glass.

Had a nice creamy, lasting head. The head had a caramel/toffee color and it looked good enough to eat. The beer had a dark black appearance. In the words of Spinal Tap "None more blacker".

Aroma was of chocolate, coffee and a hint of molasses.

Taste is very rich with coffee, vanilla, dark roasted malts. I love the oak aged version of this beer. It really lends itself well to the style. Very heavy beer. Definitely take your time with this one and maybe even let it warm up a little. There are a lot of subtle flavors present that will take some time to pick out.

Very full body and the flavor lasts a long time. A phenomenal beer and I'm glad I've got a keg to enjoy at home.

drumrboy22, Apr 01, 2007
Photo of AltBock
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22 oz. bomber bottle with a bright and highly glossy blue and black label with the words "Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout" in big bold white letters in front of the Rocky Mountains. I guess those are the Rocky Mountains because Great Divide is from Colorado. You could honestly spot this bottle a mile away because of the big bold white letters, the bright silver foil over the yellow cap and the label is very shiny. The regular Great Divide Yeti label has a shadowy creature (most likely the Yeti himself) standing to the right, but this label doesn't have one because the big bold white letters take up the entire front of the label. To the left of the picture is a paragraph giving you the information about the beer and on the other side of the label is just the Government warning and redemption value. I couldn't find any kind of bottling date or best before date anywhere on the label or bottle itself. It would nice to have some kind of vintage date, but you can't have everything. I wanted to try this Yeti because the regular Great Divide Yeti was so good that I had to try an oak aged one. Let's see if it stacks up to the regular Yeti.

Appearance: When served in one of those small Great Lakes Christmas Ale Snifters, the beer is opaque. No light can penetrate the deep dark blackness that Great Divide calls Oak Aged Yeti. Not even the mighty sun that lights this planet can penetrate this beer! That's how black it is. It had a dark mocha head of foam to it that was somewhere near half an inch in height. When the head of foam receded, it left behind a small mocha colored film, mocha rings, and you guessed it, mocha lace around the glass. I just can't get over how black this beer really is. All I can say is that you need to see for yourself how black this beer really is.

Smell: When I first got a whiff of this beer, I really didn't care for it. That was until I really stuck my nose into the glass to really get down into what this beer was hiding in its aroma. If you take your time, your nose can really pick out a wide range of flavors. For me, I got a not too strong aroma of dark roasted malts, oak chips, dark fruits (most notably the black cherry), dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans, and a flutter of bitter hops to finish it off. I couldn't tell what kind of hops they were because the dark flavors were too big for the hops to really come out from behind all the dark flavors that were in the aroma.

Taste: If it smells is that good, then the taste just has to be equally as good as the aroma, Right? Yes, Yes, and Hell Yes! The taste had a same complex flavors as the aroma, except for just a few subtle differences. That means this Yeti unleashed a taste of dark roasted malts, dark fruits (black cherry with a splash of plum), a few oak chips, dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans, a dab of bitter hops, subtle hint of vanilla, and a mild taste of alcohol to finish this very dark flavor complex brew up. I thought the oak aging tamed the bitter hops and added just the slightest hint of vanilla and oak to it.

Mouthfeel: Just when you thought you were through with the Yeti, it wasn't done with you and comes back with an aftertaste of roasted malts, dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans, slight taste of alcohol, and with more bitter hops and oak that were in the taste. The aftertaste was almost as complex as the smell and taste. You really need to sip this beer because if you don't, it will take a toll on your body and you walk around thinking that you're a less hairy Yeti in disguise. Are they sure this beer it clocks in at a 9.50% ABV? It feels like it should be higher than this.

Drinkability: Does it match up with Great Divide's non oak aged regular Yeti? Hell yes! I could drink either one because Great Divide did a nice job on both of them. Could I drink this one again in the future? I sure will! Take your time with this one to really enjoy all the flavors that are hiding in this beer and if you don't, the Yeti will probably kick your ass into submission.

AltBock, Mar 31, 2007
Photo of ZimZamZoom
3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass. I got a couple inches of thick tan head. It left some lacing on the glass but not a great deal. Meanwhile, the beer is black as black can be.

Aroma is of dark roasted malt, coffee and bitter chocolate. Taste is rich with coffee chocolate, vanilla and roasted malt, with a little alcohol, and a bitter hop finish.

This Imperial Stout is a bit thin in the mouth, without the creamy smooth and rich feel that I get from others. It's a good sipper nonetheless, and I'm glad I picked it up.

ZimZamZoom, Mar 26, 2007
Photo of jsimon816
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - black, tar like with small brown tinted head.

S - slight sweet smell

T - rich and creamy with moderate smokey flavors

M - light carbonation, very smooth

D - high alcohol & creamy flavors makes for slow mellow enjoyment.

I was lucky enough to grab the last single serve 24oz bottle from the store. An excellent product from a local brewer here in Denver. This was the first product I've tried from GD and will not be the last. Picked this up on recommendation from the BA site.

jsimon816, Mar 22, 2007
Photo of muffguy4beer
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber poured into an imperial pint glass.

Appearance: Deep Dark black. Wispy Brown head.

Smell: Roasted coffee and some kind of berry I pin point.

Taste: Roasted Coffee, dark chocolate. Again a berry fruitiness that I cannot pin point. Then comes the alcohol and the bitterness from the hops all mellowed out from the oaked aging technique.

Mouthfeel: Creamy stout goodness. Full in body.

Drinkability: This beer was very nice to say the least still not my favorite in the category but one that I will check out every winter. A sipper for the cold winter nights.

muffguy4beer, Mar 18, 2007
Photo of Alkey
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz. bottle poured very dark brown with large brown head that leaves rings of lace around the glass. Smell is some sweet malt and chocolate. Taste is rich and creamy with roasted malts and maybe some burnt and slightly bitter unsweetened chocolate and seems a bit mellow probably from the oak aging. This is a smooth, mellow Imperial Stout that is very easy to drink. This one peaks my interest into the unoaked version I have yeti to try.

Alkey, Mar 17, 2007
Photo of kdoc8
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought this bottle at the Franklin Market of Choice, Eugene, OR. Pouring into a pint glass, it has a thin bubbly tan-brown head. It is very very black in color with no other hints of any other colors, even under a bright light. It has a good bit of lacing. The smell is a mix of mainly hops, but also roast and very little smell of alcohol. The alcohol comes through on the taste, but only in the very end. There's a different taste up front - maybe it is vanilla? - and then it's dominated by the roast before the alcohol/hops bitterness kicks in. Lotsa hops for an RI stout.

kdoc8, Mar 16, 2007
Photo of OutlawJoseyWales
4.83/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apperance: Black, with a minimal light brown head, in a chimay goblet

Smell: chocolately roasty smells, alcohol, sweet cherry like aroma

Taste: Chocolate covered cherries, a dash of hops in the middle, and a finish of roasted coffee. also hints of vanilla. upon first taste i immediately let out a "Oh man this is really good." which doesn't seem to happent that often. This is my favorite Russian Imperial Stout.

Mouthfeel: silky, smooth, rich. this beer is like a fine chocolate.

Drinkability: very drinkable for a RIS. the alcohol is very well hidden (unlike the avery czar).

an expertly crafted brew. these guys at great divide know their beer!

OutlawJoseyWales, Mar 16, 2007
Photo of beertastegood
4.7/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

All right, here we go again. And much too long has it been...

Pours inky black with a minimal dark brown head. Very thick and viscous.

Aroma: intensely chocolatey, molasses, plums, rum-saoked rasins, vanilla, brown sugar, toffee, piney American hops make an appearance...the oakiness is pretty subdued but just barely noticeable.

Taste: sweet caramel and toffeee up front followed by complex fruitiness, an alcoholic bite and an intense burst of hop flavor, rounded out by a wonderfully bitter roastiness that reminds me of super fresh black espresso. The vanillins and bourbon-like woodiness make their appearance at the end, and it is a short appearance that fades into delicious roastiness and hops bitterness. I really like how this RIS manages to get a great American C-hop flavor that doesn't fight for dominance with the rest of the flavors.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, silky and full-bodied, with medium carbonation. Finish is not too sweet, which is a big plus.

Drinkability: Very good for RIS.

Not surprisingly, this beer still reminds me why I started brewing imperial stouts - to get a flavor that comes close to this little drop of heaven in my chalice.

beertastegood, Mar 15, 2007
Photo of arguemaniac
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This oily, viscous black brew is exceeding intense and rich but still very smooth and well balanced with lots of roast, burnt bitterness, loads of caramel/toffee malt sweetness, a great, slightly cedery oak character, and a delicious citrus hop bitterness/flavor, especially in the lingering finish.

Wow, I have had this one sitting in my fridge for over a year and I think it smoothed at a lot. I didn’t mean to leave it in there so long, I just kept passing it over. Didn’t know what I was missing: rich and complex yet smooth and fairly drinkable.

One of the best Imperial Stouts I’ve had in a while…

Highly recommended.

arguemaniac, Mar 13, 2007
Photo of Phatz
4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

What an awesome night. Yeti is one of my fondest treats, and it was my pleasure to share a bomber of Yeti and Oak Aged Yeti with my friends Slatetank and gottajiboo2.

The side by side was quite revealing. The Oaked version did not have quite as much of the cherry flavors in with the chocolaty malt as the first Yeti. The Oaked Yeti was so much more smooth and rich with vanilla bean malted milkball attribute is was glorious. Even the alcohol bite seemed softer in the Oaked, why? I don't know but this is a great beer become exceptional.

Appearance: Pours a dark midnight black with a huge froth head that is dense and sticky. It lines the wall or the glass with heavy sheets of lace. gottajiboo2 had a pint glass and the lacing was relentless. I had my Oaked Yeti in a snifter and the rounded edges did eventually let the lace slide back down into the dark body. What a gorgeous beer.

Smell: Rich aromas of vanilla, malted milkballs, unsweetened chocolate, caramelized malts, a bit of toffee, coffee and then more vanilla bean, just flooded the nose.

Taste: When this beer touches my tongue I am overwhelmed. My senses all go wild and I instantly hear a song by Collective Soul blaring through my ear drums. Oh, heaven let your light shine down! I’m going to let it shine (x2)
Heavens little light gonna shine on me
Yea yea heavens little light gonna shine on me
Its gonna shine, shine on me; Its gonna shine, come on in shine
The song always gave me this empowered feeling while also realizing that I am blessed. The beer is the same. I am blessed to be able to have a beer like this any day of the week. Truly, I think it is taken for granted.
Espresso black malts, Vanilla and Oak, whipped fluffy malts that have a cocoa sugary milky creaminess to them like the chocolate cover malted milkball candies (whoppers), caramel with whipped milk, cream, and dark chocolate coffee, are truly moving.

Mouthfeel: Exceptionally creamy and smooth with a think full feel and just silky smooth fluff across the tongue; magnificent texture.

Drinkability: As much as I gush about this beer it does remain a sipping beer, but that said I would be happy to drink as much of this beer I was offered. Big yes, but it never seems excessive. It could be very dangerous, two three bomber later ... ;-) oouch! but my God, it drinks very easily.

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

Phatz, Mar 11, 2007
Photo of dbalsock
3.95/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: This beer is magical. A perfect brown head sits upon a black body, grabbing the glass and not letting go as I drink.

Smell: Roasted coffee and some hops come through on the nose, but the hops aren't very prevelant. There's a woody characterwith some caramel, and maybe some brown sugar. I also pick up a sort of medicinal alcohol aroma that I think came from the oak.

Taste: Chocolate cocoa, coffee ice cream and a hint of vanilla take up the main stage. The alcohol numbs the taste a little bit, but allows for the fruity (strawberr) aftertaste to have more of an affect.

Mouthfeel: Creamy with a decent body, but airy from the alcohol. The bitterness on the aftertaste is balanced with the body and creamy texture. The alcohol is a tad overpowering for me, but lets me know that this would do well in the cellar.

Drinkability: Heavy and not as smooth as it could be, this should be aged for awhile.

dbalsock, Mar 05, 2007
Photo of bort11
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to RoBotGod for this one
22 oz bottle poured into an Imperial pint glass. Color is a pure jet black. First pour brings a massive brown head that slowly recedes. Second pour, not so much head. Leaves a slightly sticky lace on the glass.
Smell is very hoppy for a stout, not what I expected, but not bad. There is some coffee malt notes present, but it is mostly hops. Taste is a hop bomb, with the oak mellowing out the bitterness.
Mouthfeel is full bodied, but the 9.5% leaves my tongue a little numb. That's strange since I have had higher ABV beers that didn't have that effect. It does drink pretty smoothly though.
This seems a little out of character for a RIS, but very good none the less. I would like to stash some and see how it ages.

bort11, Feb 25, 2007
Photo of greenbeaner
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearence is extremely dark, possibly the darkest I've had. Beautiful two-finger espresso colored head that lasts throughout. Around the edge of the head is a darker, orange colored ring. Leaves behind a very nice lacing all throughout the glass.

Smells amazing...vanilla right off the bat, dark chocolate, raisin, just a slight hint of other fruits..pear or plum possibly? Oak and lots of hops.

Taste is very complex, begins with some bitterness from the hops but it quickly dissipates and brings about the vanilla and oak, then coffee, and finishes with some hoppy tones.

Mouthfeel is thick and warm, full of flavor and very pleasant.

I would drink this beer very often if it were easier to find in Columbus, the abv seemed even higher than 9.5 although it wasn't apparent in the flavor. This beer is one damn fine example of why I usually prefer Imperial Stouts over Porters...Excellent.

greenbeaner, Feb 23, 2007
Photo of Mebuzzard
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another brew I had at the brewery. When asked what kind of oak was used, I was told it is a secret. Can't be a big oak as the vanilla and oak flavors were weak.
I love the Yeti, but this one is not better. A solid beer, had the coffee and cocao of the Yeti, but the vanillaness took away their strengths without adding sufficiently of its own. Nice brew, but cannot top, or parellel the Yeti.

Mebuzzard, Feb 21, 2007
Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,756 ratings.