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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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95
world-class

3,693 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 3,693
Reviews: 1,568
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 248
Gots: 563 | FT: 30
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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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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

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

22oz bomber poured into a tulip pint glass

Cool looking bottle, I like the use of purple, teal, and silver with the mountains and insanely large lettering. Could have done without the silver foil on top though, useless. But, a beer named after the Abominable Snowman, then aged in oak barrels, that's a pretty cool start.

This is a beautiful looking stout. Thick midnight black body with a big milk chocolate brown, two+ finger head. Faded in due time to a nice manageable size and left gobs of sticky lace down the sides. Perfect.

First whiff yielded typical coffee/espresso roasted malt aroma. A deeper whiff gave me hints of bittersweet chocolate, vanilla bean, black licorice, whiskey, and a nice piney hop aroma. I can hardly contain myself to take my first sip....

....smooth, creamy, velvety goodness. Tastes like vanilla espresso, bittersweet chocolate, and black licorice in perfect balance. The piney hop backbone lends itself to a nice mellow aftertaste. Wow, this beer is something else. There is a faint warmth of whiskey that lingers just enough to let you know its there.

This beer is velvety smooth. One of the best mouthfeels I have ever come across (to date) in any beer. It hits the tongue cool and mellow and slides perfectly down.

It's high in alcohol, but you would think it's a little higher than it is with the oak aging involved.

I must say that this is one of the best beers that has ever graced my lips. Drinking a 22 of this beast is an experience. So, right now, I am going to pour the rest in my glass and enjoy the show.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2008 01:54:28 | More by ColForbinBC
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

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

I like Great Divide's cartoony labels. I picked this bottle up in Boston.

The oak aged Yeti pours into my Westvleteren chalice pure black and very viscous looking. The head is modest but never disappears. Fantastic lacing adorns the glass, lots of it. The aroma is a heady mix of milk chocolate, oak, roasted malt, vanilla and floral hops. The taste is full of oak, vanilla, and hops. Roasted malt bitterness and chocolate also abound. A huge wack of hop bitterness is very present throughout, as is a sherry alcohol taste. The finish is bitter but full of malt nuance, and very long. The mouthfeel is thick and full bodied. Carbonation is light and very smooth.

This is one excellent Imperial Stout. Its got plenty of oak flavor and tonnes of hops. In fact is got lots of all the good IS flavors. This infinitely complex beer is a must try. Note for the faint of heart.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2006 04:34:02 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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paco1029384756

Illinois

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

Pours black, thick and heavy with minimal tan head.

Scent of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, oak, and whiskey.

Taste of sweet whiskey and oak starts with roasted malts and chocolate coming in. Coffee flavor comes in and finishes dry with some alcohol and roasted malts.

Mouthfeel is extremely clean and smooth.

Overall this is just an awesome beer and I am glad I have access to it as I will be buying it many more times.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2008 01:01:57 | More by paco1029384756
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dedrinker

Kansas

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

Blackety black y'all. Tan/ nougat head. Coconut nose with flavors of bourbon, vanilla, coconut, and serious roasted malts. The flavor is so long and robust, yet easy to sip after sip until it's all gone. Some scoops of French Vanilla ice cream in here would make most root beer producers throw in the towel.

Serving type: on-tap

10-30-2007 05:23:32 | More by dedrinker
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jojox

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Tasted this with the non-oak aged Yeti. Only noted the differences that the oak version showed.

a - More Head.

s - More subtile aromas

t - oh my God. Super, SUPER oak. Chocolate covered cherries. Vanilla is very large.

Delicious beer, a bit over oaked for me, but I could easily make the Yeti my house RIS and the oak version was a great twist on it. Super drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2008 12:55:33 | More by jojox
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Lerxst

Florida

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

22 oz bomber poured into a Stone Imperial Pint glass

A- Not quite pitch black with a nice two finger mocha head that has decent lacing.

S-Smells great. Chocolate, coffee, vanilla, caramel, hops & alcohol. Mmmmm.

T-Wow, I wanna chew this beer! Chocolate hits me right off the bat, a bit of coffee and hops & some oakiness with the alcohol hardly noticeable at all.

M-Smooth and creamy, this coats the palate very well. A slight bite of carbonation and a smooth oily finish round out a party in my mouth.

D-For such a big beer, this is surprisingly drinkable. I could easily have more than one of these.

This will now become a regular in my rotation and I'm already looking forward to my next one. Great job by Great Divide!

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2009 23:53:21 | More by Lerxst
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SheepNutz

Kentucky

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

This beer gets the "Oh shit!" award from me for our BA tasting the other night. Thanks to Kevin (kmpitz2, our host for the evening) for bringing this one to the table. 22oz. bomber poured into a snifter. It pours a midnight black color with one finger of dark head. There is no lacing. The smell is just an assault of hops. I've had some hoppy imperial stouts, but holy shit! Lots and lots of piney hops under a thin layer of burnt malt. The taste is also super hoppy (definately fine by me!) with just a bit of molasses and a hint of chocolate coming through. Did I mention the hops? Yeah, they dominate this glass. The mouthfeel is very thick, yet smooth. The drinkability is also fairly good for a 9.5% brew. Thanks again to Kev for this, the hoppiest beer of the night. Who'da thunk it would have been an Imperial Stout???

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2005 03:55:39 | More by SheepNutz
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

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

On tap at TJs Everyday.

A-Deep jet black with not a hint of light. Thin light brown head and some nice lacing.

S-Vanilla sweetness, caramel, dark chocolate. Very nice.

T-Roastier than expected based on the nose which is a real plus. Also plenty of sweet malt and vanilla flavors, chocolate and caramel. Excellent.

M-Rich and creamy and smooth. Dessert in a glass.

D-Lots of flavor and body for the relatively low ABV (for the style). Quite enjoyable.

HV

Serving type: on-tap

12-10-2008 15:13:50 | More by sholland119
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DUBinMIA

Florida

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

served in a beer mug this imperial stout boasted a ridiculously awesome foam head. Lots of lacing. Pitch black color and tan foam.

smells of malt and chocolate and slight coffee notes. also, you can pick up a slight hint of bitter hop aroma... barely

taste is great... starts with rich malt and coffee flavor and rolls right into a bitter finish that is very complex. I get a little oak or wood flavor but i think that if i didn't know that the beer was oaked aged then i would think of it more of a hop flavor... or even not pick it up at all... very great beer though..

thick and creamy full bodied beer that is very complex

overall i really enjoyed this beer... I've been looking for it quite a while and finally got some in at my local beer store... i must say it was worth the wait and didn't let me down at all!!!

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2011 23:18:38 | More by DUBinMIA
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GCBrewingCo

North Carolina

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

The beer poured into the glass pitch black with just a slight ruby highlight and with little head at first and then the head erupted and forced me to have a swallow before I got a sniff. The head was tall, brown, large, and in charge coating the glass like milk from top to bottom.

The aroma was very nice with an oak tannin aroma and a strong hop presence behind. Coupled with those aromatics was a nice hop backbone and a chocolate and coffee aroma. Also presentwas a citrusy fruity punch to accentuate the entire aromatic complexity.

The flavor was nicely accomplished with a good tannic oak flavor which melded well with the chocolate and coffee flavors from the roasted malt. The oak led the charge followed by the roasted and finally the malty presence of the other malts involved and a slight nuttiness. The complexity was built by alcohol which helped boost the overall flavor of the beer.

The finish was dry with a nice lasting oak flavor, chocolate, coffe, citrus and malt into the afteraste. The body was full and nice, but not quite to the point of being vicous. The alcohol was present throughout the beer, but really only was evident in the slight warming after consumption, everywhere else it added to the complexity. I wish I had more...a grand blend of oak, hops, roasted and malt...

22 ounce bottle. Purchased at Green's in Atlanta, GA.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2005 23:16:10 | More by GCBrewingCo
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woemad

Washington

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

Big-ass 22oz bottle purchased at Jim's Homebrew in Spokane for $9.87. As soon as I saw it, I knew it was going home with me.

This was possibly the best looking glass of beer I've ever laid eyes on. Poured a thick black of crude oil viscosity. It's a black hole in a glass, no light can penetrate it. HUGE, rocky brown head that took it's sweet time dissipating. Lots of lace. Truly glorious looking!

Smell was lovely. The usual impy stout smells are there: Ripe, dark fruits, dark chocolate, freshly roasted coffee. There's also a smoky essence, and vanilla notes can be detected as well.

Tastes pretty much like the smell: fantastic. First, there's a wall of dark chocolate paired with a smoky vanilla taste, smashing down on the taste buds like a tsunami. Then a wave of dark fruit flavor strikes home, bringing the taste of figs, prunes, dark cherries, plums. There is also a coffeeish roastiness present. At the finish, there is a big hoppy zap to the palate, ending things like a big exclamation point. Afterwards, there's a big, complex aftertaste, like the beer has taken root in the insides of the drinker's mouth.

There's so much flavor here, one thinks this beer could be cut with a knife, but this is full bodied without being hugely thick. Still, to most it would seem pretty thick. Certainly it's within the standards of the style.

I drank this as an end-of-the-work-week beer. I kinda wish I had consumed this after a satisfying meal - it would have been the perfect dessert. But it was pretty nice the way I had it, too! A great beer, it's a little too big and boozy for a session beer (and way too expensive). But as a one-per-night treat, it works wonders. Great stuff.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2005 07:49:03 | More by woemad
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Chriscrundwell12

Minnesota

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

22 oz bottle poured into a snifter, sharred with 3 friends.

Bottle Date: Oct 07, 2010

A- This is a beautiful looking beer, dark pitch black color, opaque, really nice lacing, two finger brown head.
S- The aroma is really nice, big oak presence, cocoa, roasted malts, coffee, very similar, to the base beer. Alcohol is apparent but not overpowering.
T- Now this is what I call a big tasty beer, big oaky flavor, nice chocolate, slight vanilla, molasses, slight hop profile, wood, alcohol is present.
M- Big mouth feel, well carbonated, really smooth drinking, crisp finish.
O- This was the best of the five Yeti’s we drank tonight. Everything you need or want in a RIS is in this beer, I might go out and buy some to age, loved it.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2011 05:20:42 | More by Chriscrundwell12
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oceanman

Virginia

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

On tap at Pizzeria Paradiso in Georgetown.

Pours near black with a faint glimmer of ruby. Minimal tan head. Soft, inviting nose of cocoa, cherry and vanilla. Palate is much more aggressive: roasty espresso flavors of stout, toastiness from oak, alcoholic heat, and a fair share of hop bitterness add up to a very strong, flavorful taste. Surprisingly smooth mouthfeel, however. Not a beer you would need/want to drink in large quantities.

Serving type: on-tap

12-16-2009 00:58:03 | More by oceanman
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

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

Bottle shared by jayhawk73. Thanks Jeff. A beer I have had many times, I'm finally getting around to reviewing this one.

The beer appears opaque and nearly black with a thick milkshake of a head. Copious lacing that leaves a cascade of sticky lacing plastered on the glass.

The aroma offers roast, oak, and a healthy hop presence.

Nice flavor. Lots of oak character throughout, accompanied by an aggressive hop bill. Well balanced and full of flavor. Smooth, roasty, delicious. Hops are a bit too forward initially, but as my palate adjusts, I find this beer keeps calling me back for more.

Smooth on the palate. Medium in body. Palate coating. Lingering roast/pine/hops.

Overall, a very well executed stout. I definitely recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 04:26:32 | More by Huhzubendah
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JohnQVegas

Tennessee

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

Bottle into The Bruery tulip, bottles 1/2010. Re-reviewed on 2/17/2011.

Black, viscous and thick, two-finger fluffy brown head settles fairly quickly into a thinnish cap with minimal lacing.

Nose carries the hops prominently, even after a year, though the bite is much more prominently than the aroma, if that makes sense. Underneath that, a dry, powdery dark cocoa presence meshes with a clear espresso that gets a bit dry and woody at times, and some light grapefruit from the hops. No alcohol at all, which is stunning. Really, a very good nose.

Hops hit first here, combining with the roastiness as a green, even woody presence that really, really brings out the piny quality of the hops. At the point in the aging process, I think, where the hops are contributing an almost sour, green quality to the process, which isn't very pleasant (I've experienced a very similar phenomenon with Bells Expedition). Still, underneath that, you can make out a stunning base of flavor - smooth cocoa, espresso notes, almost velvety roastiness, and a rich vanilla from the oak that really lets this one shine. As it warms, the green hop oddness recedes a bit. Finish is very long, deep green hop bitterness, intensely roasted grain, the only inkling of alcohol you'll get. I think this is clearly a 4.5 or even 5.0 beer caught at an awkward point in the aging process - the hops aren't fresh enough to really shine in that regard, and they haven't receded enough to simply let the base beer be what it is. Hop puberty - it's rough. Still better than most big stouts, despite its flaws.

Mouthfeel is viscous, full bodied, velvety. A bit slick, with a very soft, mild carbonation. Almost perfect, but just a bit oily and slick from the hops.

Certainly a nice beer. Unbelievably tame alcohol note vies with the hops as to the drinkability score - but still a great, great beer. I've had this one fresh before, and the other bottle I have of this one will wait for another year before it's opened.

Serving type: on-tap

02-15-2009 14:31:32 | More by JohnQVegas
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

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

I have yet to have a beer in the Yeti series that I haven't enjoyed but this is my fav, so far (haven't had the chocolate, BA, yet). Pours thick and dark with a 1/2" nice mocha head. The smell is all oak with some bitter chocolate and roast backing it up. The taste is oak and bakers chocolate. This thing will do a number on the back edges of your tongue. It's a bitter ride but smooth and with layers of flavor poking through. The mouthfeel is smooth and thick like a Double Stout should be. I generally like my doubles to have a bit more sweetness (just personal prefernce) but this one doesn't have much of that but the ballance of the brew doesn't make me miss it much. Like I said at the beginning, I like this better than regular Yeti (which I think is a great value year-round double stout) or the Espresso Oak Yeti (coffee was a bit too oxidized tasting for me). This is a wonderful, not light, but a kick in the kisser stout. If you like GI Nightstalker this a definate must-try.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2011 22:58:17 | More by plumcrazyfx
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baggio

Sweden

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

Draught@EBF, Copenhagen

A: Dark brown with a brown creamy lace.

S: Roasted malt, Ripe fruit, Bitter chocolate.

T: Vanilla, Espresso, Milk chocolate, Licorice, Spices. Hell yeah!

M: So damn smooth it's almost scary. Nice initial sweetness from the wood ending with a nice portion of bitter hops.

This is a damn good beer. Up there with the very best imperial stouts!

Serving type: on-tap

09-14-2008 08:28:11 | More by baggio
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pershan

Maryland

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

Had this on-tap at Frisco Grille in Columbia, MD.

The beer poured a deep black with a thin, creamy brown head into a chalice. The smell was of chocolate, with a hint of bourbon. The initial flavor was of bourbon, with alcoholic esters, hop bitterness, and roasted malt in the background. Incredibly thick lacing down the glass with low carbonation combined to give this beer a nice "thick" mouthfeel. It is definitely different than the regular Yeti - you can really tell that it was aged in some old oak bourbon barrels (or at least using Oak chips from old bourbon barrels). An excellent high gravity stout.

Serving type: on-tap

03-19-2008 22:23:31 | More by pershan
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CharlatanSin

Connecticut

4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up on the Whole Foods on the Upper West Side. I've been wanting to try this beer for a long time, so I finally caved and bought the bomber for about $10.

The beer is absolutely beautiful. It pours an inky, oily jet black, with a perfect, one inch milk chocolate head. It leaves a nice cap, and laces nicely. Gorgeous.

The nose is pretty good. There's a definite alcohol kick in the smell, but it doesn't dominate. There's a strong vanilla presence, and, unsurprisingly, a nice oak scent. It's good, if not exactly complicated. The taste definitely kicks it up a notch. Everything from the nose is there. There's a great bitter toasted chocolate that I hadn't smelled. Unmistakable hints of dark fruits. A tiny bit of coffee in there, too. Excellent.

The mouthfeel is amazingly creamy and smooth. One of the best RIS I've had in that regard. It's very thick, and the carbonation is low. The flavors blend wonderfully on the palate. The smooth and creamy feel leads to extremely high drinkability for the style. And excellent beer that I'll certainly try again.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2010 16:32:16 | More by CharlatanSin
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pbr85

New York

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

Poured from a bomber that I shared with jslot38...
A: Pours a ridiculously deep jet black with a frothy, inch and a half brown head. One of the best looking beers I've ever seen.
S: Chocolate and toffee malts with some earthy hops.
T: Consensus is that it tastes amazing. Thick chocolate taste with some caramel flavor mixed in. Hop presence is ridiculous for an IPA let alone a stout. Mostly earthy/flowery hops with some grass flavors mixed in. Finishes bitter with much hop flavor. Only downside is that the hops blow out much of the malt flavors, which are delicious but short-lived.
M: Thick and creamy. Pretty standard for a stout.
D: Clearly one of the best stouts I've ever had. The hop presence is refreshing, though this is probably not the stout I would pick if I were in the mood for a malty blast. Overall, a very delicious and impressive beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2006 21:54:11 | More by pbr85
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timmay41

Massachusetts

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

22oz. bomber with a bottling date of 11/06/08. Enjoyed immensely on 4/15/09.

A: Pours a thick, inky black hue with a fantastic two-finger head that's tan in color and thick and creamy in appearance. Pretty nice lacing and retention.

S: The dominant scent switches back and forth between dark roasted coffee beans and rich chocolate malts. Also includes vanilla, coconut, and an oaky quality that couches everything else going on with the smell. There are hops back there too. When I had this on draft about a month ago, the coffee/espresso bean scent was more pronounced.

T&M: Rich, earthy, woody robust taste. Dark chocolate, But it's also really clean and crisp considering the full body. Velvety mouthfeel that clings to the mouth. Not at all weighed down by a syrupy, booze quality that I thought might be there based on the pour and nose. The alcohol warmth is there but tough to judge simply because I've had a couple DFH Palo Santos lately and everything else is relative. The hops produce a sticky, resiny layer on the lips.

D: Really enjoyable. I'm going to pair my next bottle with a chocolate-based dessert. Terrific take on the style and aged to perfection.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2009 04:49:07 | More by timmay41
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reebtaerG

Maryland

4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had on cask at Lures

A-It poured a black color with a 1 finger tan head. Good lacing.

S-The aroma was of dark roasted malts, some oak and minor chocolate.

T-Wonderful taste that was of dark roasted malts, burnt malts, dark chocolate, oak, grassy hops, slight carob and some minerals.

M-Great mouthfeel that had medium carbonation and a big mouthfeel.

O-overall a great beer by GDBC of the Yeti. Can't wait to try the espresso!

Serving type: cask

02-13-2014 20:03:38 | More by reebtaerG
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Vengeance526

Louisiana

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

Pours a dark as night black color with a thick tan head that retains nicely and leaves a lot of lacing.

Aroma is mildly sweet with notes of chocolate, coffee and some dark fruit all enveloped by a slight smokiness.

Taste builds on the aroma with notes of vanilla, coffee, burnt chocolate, wood and a slight alcoholic burn.

Full bodied with a very thick and creamy mouthfeel. For this kind of abv, it is suprisingly drinkable. A great RIS that I would love to revisit.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2009 03:16:05 | More by Vengeance526
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beerphan

Pennsylvania

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

22oz bomber -> imperial
2006 vintage

Pours out oily black with a thick robust tan head off a semi-aggressive pour. The rocky patchy head slowly yields to a lopsided puddle of brown fluff. Lace is sporadic pangean like clumbs.

Nose: Roasty, alcohol, plums,

Slick and creamy going down. Very intense flavors here, no doubt. Lots of cocoa like chocolate, coffee, dark fruits and alcohol. A little boozy no doubt but perfect for what the beer is, big and imperial. The 75 ibu's seemed tame, but the light bitterness roasts the mouth and lingers. The alcohol warms and tingles. This brew is good.

Perfect for the first weekend evening of fall, heading out to the deck to enjoy the rest of the bomber.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2007 01:25:06 | More by beerphan
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cratez

Ontario (Canada)

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

650ml bottle purchased by my girlfriend at Beer World in Largo, Florida. Impenetrable black with a sliver of brownish tan head and a couple dots of lacing on the snifter. Smell and taste are barley, vanilla, oak, dark chocolate, black and sugarless coffee, roasted malts, smoke, and fruity, herbal hops. I also get some raisins and dried fruit, but not to the extent that you would find in a barley wine. Full-bodied mouth feel is thick and viscous, hops produce a spicy bitterness mid body, aftertaste is parched and chalky with hints of wood. Warming alcohol and strong IBU accompany the finish. Everything you want from an RIS with Great Divide's signature herbal fruitiness. While this doesn't compare to Bell's Expedition Stout, it's still an exceptional beer. Yummy stuff GD!

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2010 04:32:51 | More by cratez
Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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