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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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1,636 Reviews
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Reviews: 1,636
Hads: 4,422
Avg: 4.24
pDev: 15.8%
Wants: 342
Gots: 900 | FT: 38
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

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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Reviews: 1,636 | Hads: 4,422
Photo of silver0rlead
4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a completely opaque black with a nice, thick tan head that retains as well as you could expect from a nearly 10% brew. The aroma is complex and completely enthralling, big notes of oak and vanilla, as well as chocolate, coffee, coconut, floral and citrus hops and blackstrap molasses. The flavor begins with some nice vanilla and oak notes, followed by a lightly sweet dark chocolate, some expresso, dark fruits, light floral and citrus hops and a roasty finish. The oaked version really tones down the bitterness and hops of the original, in favor of more subdued and subtle flavors. The mouthfeel is full and thick but creamy, and drinkability is out of this world for a stout this big. I really enjoyed this beer, it really smoothes the edges of the original, and makes it all the more enjoyable.

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Photo of karst
4.73/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

We are boiling 7.5 gal of wort - from 20 lbs of grain with heavy hopping using Amarillo hops. While mashing we had Goose Island Bourbon County Stout. Now as we watch the boil, I pour the Oak-agged Yeti, my first review from this brewer. Apearance is beautiful and well worthy of the 4.5 rating. With a little less ABV than the 11% of Goose Islands American Double Stout - Yeti is a smoother brew that offers similar aroma vanilla, some more chocolate, and faint coconut. Taste is more fruity and the full body and thick mouthfeel are nearly perfect. Both of these Am Doubles are awesome in their own right. With a little less complexity however the Yeti offers a better session possibility. ( with ABV nearly 10% your looking at a shorten session) Having never tried the regular Yeti I can't compare it with the Oak aged. Excellent drinkability even when sipped slowly and it approaches ambient temperatures.

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Photo of Px2GrafX
4.65/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

presentation: 22oz. bomber with a blue, silver, black and white label and a silver foil over the crown. huge silver mountain in the background with "oak aged yeti imperial stout" in an enormous font across the label. "great minds drink alike" and great divide logo on opposite corners of the label. great divide's interpretation of their stout is on the left side of the label. 75 ibu's. no abv or freshness date displayed.

appearance: pours an almost jet black with dark red-brown highlights in a snifter glass. nice tight 1 inch light brown head. pancake batter-like. lacing is excellent. good retention with the head finally dropping to a capper with a thicker ring around the glass after a while.

smell: sweet chocolate, raisins and currants. light coffee and maybe a touch of roastiness. lots of wood. aroma of pencil shavings.

taste: very tasty! chocolate and some coffee with a roasty woodiness. excellent hop bitters. i always wish an impy stout would have just a touch more bitterness. dark fruit undertones. raisins, plums and currants. finish is sweet with chocolate and dark fruits and a light bitterness. some alcohol and warming as the brew warms.

mouthfeel: creamy medium-thick body. good carbonation and bite. rolls around smoothly and swallows just as smooth. everything you can ask for.

drinkability: so tasty it's overly drinkable. very aromatic and smooth. alcohol is there, but not a huge hinderance. almost perfect.

overall: this is an excellent american double stout. thanks a ton to lostbearbrew for sending this to me in a trade. excellent aromas and mouthfeel. flavorful and very drinkable for a 9.5%. i have a bottle of yeti on hold for another year. i can't imagine it any better. excellent bitters to compliment over the top malts rates this higher than other favorites. two enthusiastic thumbs.

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Photo of paterlodie
4.73/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

No freshness date. Great head thats milkchocolate brown staying forever as thick as whipped cream and a black beercolor make presentation perfect Nose is also great giving lots of chocolate and oak, litle leather and some partly burnt malts.Perfect taste thats coffee/cacao but smooth before getting in a first alcoholic late bitter taste... Wowww this is realy something wonderfull and with that thick but smoth as oil. Driven with 5000 miles cause stays in your mout as smoked and burnt roast. Good cognac like oakness in this one also and looks like everything fits rough but nicely together. Yes this is one om my favorites from now on; thanks Jason!

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Photo of amicar
4.72/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours black as hell on a moonless night with a small brown head that sticks to the glass nicely. I actually am having trouble describing the smell- it's really amazing... raisins, roasty things, pine, dried apricots, and something flowery with a slight soy undertone- this smell so works. Taste is also quite complex; the coffee, chocolate, and burnt marshmallow are all there, with nice hopping as well; and then there is that tang through all this that I assume is the oak... kind of like vanilla and bourbon... very nice. Nice for its decent mouthfeel, but lack of syrupy-ness. Well put together, really. One bottle of this is more than enough for the night (too much alcohol bite and hops are a little coarse for more than one), but the cravings start very quickly....

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Photo of budsboy
4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours jet black with a cascading brown-sugar colored head, huge, that stays around and gets sticky. I love that.

Roasted malt and alcohol hit the nose right away, dark fruit, coffee, chocolate, piney hops (there must be a lot of them in there) and a faint whiskey smell.

Right off, this one is a chocolate stout, but wait, there's coffee, rich and deep, roasty malts and bitter espresso. Hints of chocolate stay around after is disappears down the gullet. Don't get any vanilla flavors they are talking about and, if you squint, you might taste the oak. But, man, that's some good stuff either way. And it gets better as it warms, so take your time.

If this beer lacks anything, it is heft on the tounge. Slick and full, put if it were rounder, it'd be ambrosia.

Very enjoyable and unique beer. Stands tall in a sea of similar tasting imperial stouts. I love this stuff. Try some.

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Photo of Derek
4.65/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

After tasting this, I'd really like to try some more big beers aged in oak. The 75 IBU's were incredibly smooth, producing a VERY well rounded beer.

A: Black with a tan head. Not a lot of head retention, but the syrupy fluid yeilded some nice lacing.

S: Slightly roasty; chocolate; sherry.

T: Exceptional. The hops and the roasted malt were unbelievably smooth. The oak has really reduced the bitterness, while adding some depth. Exceptional.

M: Full syrupy body, moderate carbonation.

D: Very drinkable. You'd be hard-pressed to find a beer that's this big, but goes down so smooth.

Thanks Kevin!

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Photo of TheBungyo
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ah yes, Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout. Even though I'd only had this once before, I found myself craving one of these for the last two days! Well I got my chance to go buy one today, and here I sit with a lovely looking goblet in front of me.
I don't normally give props for bottle design in the appearance category, but they deserve it. With the foil over the cap and the cool looking lable, they deserve it. On to the more important stuff though, this poured black as ink into my goblet, capped off by a thin chocolate covered head. It looks like fuzzy brown velvet. The edges of the liquid look like rootbeer, and this is the only part of the drink that isn't completely opaque.
A sniff here. A sniff there. My nose his hit by the aroma of molasses, followed up by sugary smelling cocoa, and something that reminds me of a mocha ... and the slightest hint of alcohol.
Once I taste it I get more molasses up front, fighting for dominance wiht the cocoa, although here in the taste department, the cocoa has morphed into a bitter cocoa, like that used for baking, instead of the sweet variety I smelled earler.Every once and a while, in the aftertaste, I get a sweet shot of what I can only describe as "vanilla shake". The bottle claims the oak aging produces a subtle vanilla taste, so is it the power of suggestion? I dunno. I do know that I like this very much!
The mouth is nice and full, no messing around here. This is a full on assault of your tastebuds, so that's why the drinkability is lower. Combo that with the abv and you've got a beer that really means business. Two is would be too much ... for me anyway.


Note:
The first time I drank this, I enjoyed it, but found the war on my tongue to be a bit too much. Funny that about 2 months later, I'd be craving one and find it just what I need. This time I found myself much more well prepared for what was in store for me. For some reason the nearly $9 price tag seems expensive but that's what you'd pay for a good Belgian anyway. If you haven't tried this ... what are you waiting for?

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Photo of neonbrown82
4.74/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Thanks to mentor for leaving this beer in the Iowa Beer Cache. It's been sitting in my cellar fridge for quite some time now, but I figured I should open it while the regular Yeti is still relatively fresh on my mind. Perhaps because there was a few days of nothing but hard work between tastings, but I can't seem to tell much of a difference in the Oaked Yeti vs the regular. The hops are maybe less intense, and the aromas and flavors have maybe come together a bit more, but I am not getting much of an oaked flavor in this beer. Nonetheless, this is still a great beer all the way.

The head didn't quite cascade as magnificently as the regular Yeti, thus this beer doesn't get as impressive of remarks, but she still looks like a beaut'. Very viscous pour, building to a thick black substance white tiny streams of chocolatey bubbles flowing up the edges of the glass. The head only grew to about half an inch and receded to a thin halo very quickly. Left spotty lacing as opposed to the sheets in the Yeti.

The smell is finally beginning to pick up some of that vanilla smell now that I have typed a few paragraphs. It replaces the intense piney hop character of the regular Yeti quite wonderfully. Blends great with the chocolate malt and the coffee, and the subdued hops. One of the best smelling beers ever, now that it has warmed up from cellar temp of 45F.

The vanilla oaked flavor is still very subtle on the tongue, unfortunately. Nonetheless, this beer has really been brought together after sitting in an oak cask for a while. I've changed my mind from the first paragraph. This IS quite a different entity than the regular, and methinks this one is even better! There is a perfect blend of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, with a bit of hops. The finish is very chocolatey sweet. Not a lot of roastiness, and not nearly as hoppy as the regular Yeti. That oak has really brought the beer together, has it not?

The mouthfeel is thick and coating, moderately dry on the finish. Has a great aftertaste of chocolate and vanilla coffee. Drinkability is good. Could be better, but this is a very savoury beer... too rich and too powerful to be more than a 4.0 in the drinkability, but every bit as damn good as a perfect 5 in the "would you drink it again" category.

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Photo of KarlHungus
4.63/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This brew pours an opaque blck color with a large tan head. The differences in appearance with reegular Yeti (which I just had) are the head color, which is a little lighter in the oak aged version, and the lacing which in this version is a lot better. Still it is a beautiful beer. Bourbon dominated the aroma. Not Whiskey, not scotch, but good bourbon. Beneath the bourbon chocolate and cream can be smelled. There is no doubt that this brew smells different than it did before it was aged. They both smell great, however, aged or not. As for taste, this aged version tastes wonderful. However, I feel that it is a little less complex than the unaged version. Or, rather that its complexity is hidden beneath the more alcohol like flavor the oak imposed on it. Some chocolate flavors can still be tasted, but others are hidden. It doesn't engulf your mouth with chocolate the same way the unaged version does. The mouthfeel is full bodied without being thick, which is not unlike the original. Overall, I prefer the un-oak-aged version, because it has a more complex flavor. Still, this version is awesome.

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Photo of woemad
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

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Photo of TastyTaste
4.68/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very cool 750 mL bottle. Black as night body, no light getting through at all. Head pours a gingerbread brown color, good retention, and leaves a nice tan lacing on the sides of the glass. Smell is rich and chocolatey, with hints of vanilla, floral hops, also slightly woody. Taste is full and rich, chocolate and strong vanilla, alcohol soaked cherries, and a big hop finish. A huge beer, needs to be sipped and savored, and served at cellar temp, if not warmer. Excellent, I will greatly enjoy the rest of this bomber.

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Photo of tjthresh
5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Yes. This is a fabulous beer. Think, chocolate malted, fluffy, compact, long standing head. Aromas of bitter chocolate, dark roast coffee, and oh yeah oak. Quite a bit of hop aroma also. Very mouth filling. Viscous. Roasted malts and big hop bitterness. I’d kill for a case.

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Photo of hustlemuscle
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared with Budsboy, part of a side-by-side with a regular Yeti after an appropriate sample of the oak aged.

Absolutely solid black. I mean Black. Opaque. Black hole. Mocha head, that gets darker around the edges with a gentle swirl. Intriguing.

A long sniff starts out roasty, and hoppy, and then, as your breath gives out, woody and slightly musty.

Delicious roasty malts, with a hop balance, sort of an opposite IPA. Just a hint of woodyness, and only the tiniest hint of the mention (on the label) vanilla.

Very smooth and almost soft, the hop oil helps give it a pleasant smoothness, the roast giving it a slight tang. Full bodied, but not chewy. A side by side to the 'regular' Yeti shows just how smooth the beer is-remarkable. An edge comes off, and makes the original Yeti, an exceptional beer itself, seem unfinished.

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Photo of hero27
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber.

Pours very dark..with a dark khaki head. The roasted vanilla malts are evident as soon as the cap comes off...effervescent aroma of vanilla and toffee seep out as your pour into the glass from the bomber. The taste is mostly chocolate & molasses mixed with a nice, flowery hop bite.

I liked the "regular" Yeti Imperial Stout a bit better, but this stuff is still fantastic. I have another bottle that I plan on aging a while to see how they compare. A must try if you can find it.

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Photo of battlekow
4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewing this and the regular Yeti at the same time. I'm drooling at the chance.

Appearance: A thick, inky, truly impenetrable black. A small, dark brown head crowns the beer. The Oak Aged Yeti appears to have better lacing than the regular.

Smell: The bottle claims that the oak aging adds a vanilla flavor to the Yeti, and they're right. Smells less sweet and more floral than the its cousin, kind of like molasses.

Taste: The oak aging tempers the sweetness of the regular Yeti nicely, making it taste more like regular chocolate than hyper-sweet dark chocolate. I think the hop character is more noticeable in this version. Has a very nice aftertaste, sweet and bitter at the same time.

Mouthfeel: Feels just a little fuller than the Yeti, less dead.

Drinkability: The Oak Aged Yeti is exceedingly drinkable, and a slight improvement on the regular Yeti. It's mellower, less abrasively sweet, than the regular Yeti, and easier to drink. Despite its 9.5% ABV and 75 IBUs, I won't have trouble finishing this bomber.

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Photo of Xadoor
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours the typical dark, opaque colour of a stout with a creamy light brown head. A sweet, chocolate aroma which excites the senses. The full bodied mouthfeel has a smooth finish and is enhanced by the high alcohol content which provides a nice warming effect. Best served as an after dinner beer or left to the end of the evening. It gave me the feeling that I was sitting in front of a roaring file at a ski lodge.

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Photo of FirstMan
4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

When Knuckles was taunting me that he had this on tap in one of our old haunts in Seattle, I was gnashing my teeth and wishing I could find it out here in Massachusetts.

Thank you Austin Liquor of Worcester. Once again, you came through.

This beer is black as night in the glass. Only on the pour do you see some of that deep mohogany brown. The fluffy chocolate colored head takes a long time to settle unevenly into a nice complete layer over the top. Even then, there are circles and patches of resistant foam. Beautiful lacing along the sides that doesn't disappear.

What a smell. Complex and warm. Chocolate, molasses, smoke, maybe just a hint of soy sauce and plums. Fantastic.

The first thing that hits me is actually the mouthfeel. Rich and creamy. Just fills up the mouth with goodness.

A long, multiple flavor taste. Even 30 seconds after the first sip, I'm still getting different notes. Alcohol esters and hop bitterness are predominant, but not at all overwhelming - balanced by layers of smoky chocolate, soy sauce, brown sugar, and some slight woodiness.

What a beer. This thing is great. Knuckles, where exactly do you find this in the bottle in Seattle? What - nowhere?

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Photo of Higravity
3.64/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

IMO this was a nice idea but a waste of perfectly good Yeti. I really loved the regular Yeti and this has the similar beautiful dark body and chocolate milk head the oak changes the rest of the beer. Right away the tannin laden acid comes out in the nose with the alcohol more prevailent and the roasted body of malt almost distorted even though coffee and char it is still present. The taste is lead away from the lovely flavors of dark heady chocolate as the the oak character is too powerful, I think it is the acid that makes this beer a sipper. Just as I finish the swallow I can feel the heart burn coming. Still this beer is enjoyable once I stopped "reviewing" it. If I was to have it again though I would just get the regular and much better Yeti.

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Photo of RoyalT
4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – (see above). Hahahaha! But seriously, it looks exactly like the regular Yeti that I had the other day. It’s just gorgeous. The head is big and full, darkly tanned, and shows great retention. It left a beautiful film along the inside of my glass.

Smell – Wow! This smells like Yeti aged in oak. OK, but it really does. The oak and alcohol give off an almost cedar kind of odor. It’s very powerful. Once you get by that you’ve got the big roasty malts and, to a much lesser degree, some dark sweets.

Taste – Kapow! This is woody, all right. It’s like drinking a regular Yeti while someone knocks you on the back of the head with a a solid oak two-by-four. The roasted malts are amazing and the wood and booze combo from the nose just blows you away. The beer is so sweet. It’s super-dark chocolate ice cream at its finest.

Mouthfeel – This is damn near full in the body and creamy smooth with a saliva slappin’ sweetness that will send drool down your cheeks. The big wood and alcohol burst will make you want to jump up and slap your mama.

Drinkability – This is a good sipping beer that I couldn’t stop gulping.

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Photo of SkeeterHawk
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Super dark with a small head of small tan bubbles that fell pretty quickly. I imagine that this is due to the higher than normal alcohol.

Aroma: Lots of roast with some rich fruit notes. I get plums, and chocolate, and all kinds of other wholesome scents. The aroma is really well rounded for such a rich beer.

Taste: Lots of toasty malts, mixed with a whole bunch of roasty malt flavors. The whole flavor is really bold. There is a lot of malt there to distract you from the fact that it is packing over 9% ABV. I have had the regular Yeti, and it wasn't nearly this smooth. The acidity gained from the roast still makes this a hard beer to drink quickly.

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

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Photo of goodbyeohio
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

$9 for 22oz!!! at spirit haus, mass

pitch black with messy hot chocolate foam. no head xcept for weird rings of dead carbonation and some bubble clusters. some wet lacing. smells incredible. poured a bit cold, im glad ill have some extra time to sit and sniff. oak imparts a smoky caramel vanilla which is dominant in the aroma but not overpowering. creamy lactosian mocha stands beside the wood. aroma reminds me of an italian dessert complete with espresso based beverage. alcohol comes through slightly as well.

taste... where did these huge hops come from? coffee-ground like bitterness jolts you. impressed also by a medium gravity that allows this beer to feel just right settling on my taste buds. now i'm smelling those hops, can't believe i missed them. aftertaste is dark roasted bitter malts and chocolate syrup. nice sipper and a beer i will surely buy next time i see it.. save one for a treat (its a bit pricey)

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Photo of ypsifly
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Undated, silver foiled bomber poured into an imperial pint.

Black with a nice two finger head that is dark tan and quite rocky. Great retention and it leaves interesting rock formations of lace as it goes down. Beautiful.

Smells of baker's chocolate, cocoa powder, mocha, with lots of hop dryness underneath. Hint of wood.

The taste is lots of roasted malts, the same choco/cocoa/mocha notes found in the nose, followed by a growing hop bitterness, that fades out perfectly in the aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is full, almost chewy, but the drinkability takes a hit due to the abv. Besides, something this big and tasty should be sipped and savored.

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Photo of ppoitras
3.88/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle obtained via trade with LuckySevens82. Thanks for the opportunity... Silver foiled cap.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed 1" of dense, dark brown head over the opaque dark brown/black brew. Head ain't moving, and lacing is heavy yet delicate. Aroma is dark grains, dark fruits, and alcohol, all pretty much equally balanced. Taste starts with some coffee bitterness, segues into dark fruitiness for a moment, smooths into some dark malt sweetness, and then closes with another shot of bitter and some nice alcohol warmth. Mouthfeel is ok, but a bit harsh for what I would expect from a barrel-aged brew, and drinkability is about the same. A nice double stout, but the barrel seems to have had minimal input here, for my palate.

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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,636 ratings.