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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial StoutOak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout

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1,619 Reviews

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Reviews: 1,619
Hads: 4,340
Avg: 4.24
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 325
Gots: 852 | FT: 40
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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Reviews: 1,619 | Hads: 4,340
Photo of unklesyd
4.7/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at the Portland International Beerfest.

Pours the standard black black, slightly viscous. However, the texture of this beer is amazingly smooth, so as to allow for drinking until one passes out (I stopped at 12 oz., but could have drank just this all night).

Nose is fairly muted, slight chocolate.

By far the best tasting stout I've ever had. Chocolate, slight roastiness, no hop flavor. Bitterness must be high to have achieved this level of balance, but is in no way intrusive, or neccessarily noticable. Very smooth blend: complex but not complicated; nothing sticks out until you want to put your finger on it.

Feels lighter in the mouth than would have expected. Balanced between a slight oiliness and bitterness again makes a great blend.

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Photo of denflyr
4.7/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Overall, what a beer! Now I have always been fond of Great Divivdes work...but still its awesome!

Poured into Great Divide Yeti Snifter Glass. It came out almost like motor oil color, but not quite the same consistency.

As the beer has warmed, the aromas start jumping out and the coffee and chocolate aromas are very present, but suprising not tons of oak on the nose.

It tastes wonderful and has a nice coffee and dark chocolate component. The oak is subdued and for a beer that has a fairly high IBU's, the hoppiness mingles nicely and does not attack your palate. Overall a wonderful mouthfeel and a very drinkable beer!

Can't wait for my next sip!

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.7/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I like the regular Yeti, a lot...and I love Oak, much more than Poplar or Maple...so, let's have some magic, eh?
off comes the cap and ridiculous, useless, silver foil...
Solid black appearance, utterly opaque, with a fine cap of fluffy brown foam on top...solid!
whiskey hits the nose first, followed by sweet fruit, whiskey meets wine? ...nice hops, forward malt, but, after proper inspection, the hops are bigger than expected, and that I like! Dark malts give proper balance, though, and linger lightly through the winey aspects and the deeper sweet bourbon tones.
Taste: wow! this is genius!..it's a chocolate bar, with a sweet cherry finish...
it's a brew for slowly, intermittently, sipping and savoring with a good book, or a fine film...the best things in life should accompany this beer.
Still a hoppy kick,a thrillingly complex flavor, many different accents and nuances entrancing the senses at irregular intervals...tasty, tasty, tasty...yum...yep, that's really says it...yummy, yum, yummmm...(Homer-esque gargles ensue...)...this is a great brew, not too big, not at all punishing, very well-balanced, for what it is, and really, really nice!
I picked up 2 bottles, and it's apparently not enough...got to visit ye olde bottle shoppe, before supplies run dry.

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Photo of glid02
4.72/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on-tap at Taco Mac in Decatur. This was my introduction to good beer a while back and it's been entirely too long since I've revisited this beer.

Pours black with a half-finger light brown head. The head dissipates fairly quickly into a wispy layer of bubbles on top and a thin ring around the glass. There's not much lacing.

Smells largely of chocolate, with hints of roasted malts coming through.

Tastes great. Tons of chocolate up front backed up by roasted malts and ending with a very mild bitterness. The amount of chocolate really is awesome, and there's no hint of the alcohol.

Mouthfeel is great. Very thick with subdued carbonation, like an alcohol milkshake.

Drinkability is great. I downed one of these very fast and could have a few too many more with no problem.

Overall this is a great beer. I've yet to try the regular Yeti, so I'm looking forward to seeing how the oak changes the beer. Try this is you haven't already.

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

Review from 5/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours black with a small, fine brown head and lacing. Aroma of oak, toasted malt and chocolate. Oak woody up front with dark toasted and caramel malts and caramel, a hint of smokiness. Woody, chocolaty, malty finish. Nice heavy bodied, thick and creamy. Excellent!

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Photo of cktison
4.72/5  rDev +11.3%
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

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Photo of blackjack000
4.72/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pours as a beautiful, extremely dark and viscous brown and melts into a pitch black in the glass. The viscosity is very evident as it passes through the bottle opening and as the lacing clings to the glass and refuses to submit. Finishes with a lovely, tall caramel head.

Smell: There were many scents, and they ranged through time. It was incredibly hard to pin them all down. Initially, there was the scent of tree resin, freshly ground coffee, and faint dark chocolate. The scent of liquorice makes it debut shortly as the beer sits, followed by the coffee scent becoming roasted coffee beans. The smell of freshly split logs rises, along with honeysuckle vines, and fresh sawdust. The scent further develops, with a just-opened bag of brown sugar, and evolves into the smell of brown sugar lightly burning in a warm pan. The sweet smell eventually coalesces into aromatic maple syrup. As the scent develops, I get the feeling of heavy wood; what I imagine a sea chest from a Joseph Conrad novel would taste like if converted to liquid.

Taste: Oak is immediately very apparent in the taste. This is quickly followed by a rich, malty flavor wrapping around the tongue. The oak taste ushers in the evident high alcohol content alongside. A hoppy taste with burnt undertones elbows in for room alongside the already broad range. Accompanying the syrupy scent comes a sweet, rum smell, following the oak. Baker's chocolate finally comes to top after swallowing, and lingers well. The flavor seems to grow in strength with time. A taste of fresh, crushed coffee beans rushes past as I swallow. This beer contains a wonderful lingering aftertaste: oak, aromatic coffee, and baker's chocolate. I must truly sit and wait for the aftertaste to fade before taking another sip, in order to fully experience it. The burnt brown sugar flavor comes out more as time passes. As the brown sugar taste draws out, the taste gives way to warm molasses, and matures beautifully.

Mouthfeel: The oak aging seems to give the stout extra body and almost feels chewy. The beer has a hearty feel on the tongue and as it is swallowed. The multitude of taste sits on the tongue as a York Peppermint Patty sits on the tongue: heavy. The oak characteristic seems to have its own gravity, and feels thick and chewy as it passes by my molars. If only I could chew it to release more flavor! The stout feels more syrupy and thick as time passes.

Drinkability: Initially, I was only greatly impressed by the presentation and first sip of this beer. Halfway through, I felt a bit bored with the flavor, and thought I enjoyed the non-oak aged version better. However, this beer seems to mature quickly in the glass. Perhaps the warming develops the array of scents and flavors that start to spring to mind. I almost felt like the beer started to shed its shyness as time passed, and truly blossomed in the second half. I could hardly write fast enough to describe all the smells and tastes I was experiencing.

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

Perfectly balanced chocolate covered malted hops...

Served at 55 degrees and poured from a bomber to a room temp pint glass.

Pour produces a one finger head that lingers for several minutes before grudgingly giving way and leaving a layer of chocolate milk colored lace. The yeti is the deepest of browns yielding zero penetration to light. The color makes me think, "earth."

Upon opening the yeti, before I even poured, the aroma of chocolate hit me. Finally, when I bring my nose to the bouquet, the hops hit me, a very light aroma, followed by a crashing wave of chocolate and caramel topped by frothing vanilla. As the wave peaks and fades, it's replaced with a foaming bitter cacao before finally giving way to a hoppy malty slightly alcoholic finish.

Feels thick in the mouth, but the varbonation cuts it to a perfect balance, leaving a beautiful coating to paint your mouth.

As stupid as it seems, my only gripe with this beer is that it is too good. I would definitely drink two, maybe three of these, but after that they would become cloying. I would stop before that point, or switch brews, because I would not want to ruin something this good!

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

Had the Oak Aged Yeti for the second time and it was as good as I remembered. Spectacular smell, with a mix of hops and with sort of a light nutty smell.
The head was tall and quite thick with a caramel color.

The taste is amazing, a strong stout with a great mix of hops and oak. Kind of give it a slight smokey taste.

I had the beer with a spicy sausage sandwich and it stood up well. Not sure if it was the best pairing, but I could still taste the Yeti even through the spices.

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Photo of Osiris9588
4.73/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Out of a 22oz bomber it pours a crow-black, topped with a thick and creamy chocolate milkshake head, with amazing retention and light brown lacing coating the entire inside of the pint glass.

The aroma is of rich chocolate and deep roasted malt. The flavor consists of creamy milk chocolate, with an elegant whisper of hops, and coffee and coco. The oak aging adds a sublte, mellow warmth, lacking from most stouts.

The mouth is creamy and full-bodied on the front, then dries out with the assertion of coco, slight hops, and the sorcehed grain on the finish--it pleases the palate from beginning to end.

This is probably the best stout that I've encountered. I have not tried the un-aged Yeti yet, but will run to do so.

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

22 oz bottle at 48 degrees into a Stone IRS tulip. Bottled: 11/05/2010.

A: It pours thick and black with a three finger dark khaki head that has great retention and wonderful lacing; it is a gorgeous beer.

S: Chocolate, medium roastiness, vanill, mellow dark fruits, and some oats.

T: This is unbelievably mellow; currants, figs, milk chocolate, mild roastiness, and a light, boozy vanilla edge that is trying to uncover itself as the beer warms.

M: It is silky, velvety smooth with very little alcohol presence, a medium-thick body, and a sticky finish.

D: This is epitome of a sipper. It is not too thick and is the most drinkable beer I've tried at this strength.

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Photo of ilikebeer03
4.73/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a snifter. Bottled dated 07/2011

A: Pours a thick, oily, pitch black, just like Yeti. Beautiful, thick, creamy, tan head. About a finger and half worth. Settles nicely. Leaves a nice ring.

S: Lots of chocolate. Roasted malt coffee and caramel as well.

T: Delicious. Very heavy on chocolate. More so than Yeti, in my opinion. Like the nose, lots of roasted malts and coffee. Vanilla comes through here from the oak, which is a real treat. Finishes a bit dry from the oak, I assume. Alcohol peaks through, just a pinch.

M: Solid mouth feel. Light/medium carbonation. Good after taste. Dry finish.

Overall: A delicious beer.

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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 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 Boto
4.73/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bomber: This one pours an inky very dark brown color. There was a small brown head on it that lasts for a short while. It leaves some lacing. It has a nice full nose to it. Chocolate, toffee, coffee, roastiness and some alcohol are most noticeable. There is a lot going on in the taste. There are a ton of hops in here, and they balance out all the malts so there is actually a touch of bitterness with no sweetness. Coffee, chocolate, vanilla are the most noteable flavors. Excellent.

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

I've been waiting for this one....

I eagerly decant this black liquid into my snifter, greedily inhaling the aroma that filled the room as soon as the cap was popped. Appearance is just fantastic, I think I have to go to 5.0. Opaque black, moonless sky on a cold winter's night. Head is tenacious and frothy, medium brown in hue. A beer that looks like that forces you to appreciate. Aroma is potent, reeking of all things dark - molasses, ripened dark fruit, big malts, semisweet chocolate, and mocha coffee. 9.5% abv is apparent in the nose, the alcohol blending with spicy hops. Also hints of vanilla and caramel. Definitely a darkly sweet smell. Woody aromas become more apparent as it warms.

Flavor is out of this world. It begins big and syrupy, molasses coupled with semisweet black licorice, filled with sweet fruits (raisins, currants, some cherry), and possibly very ripe red grapes, providing a vinous quality. Malts are big and thick, creating a fat and chewy mouthfeel. Huge roasty flavors take over where the sweetness left off, filling my dumbfounded mouth with espresso, mocha, and dark chocolate. Notes of caramel float in and out, keeping the sweetness on the tip of my tongue. Hops are spirited and spicy, as well as agressively bitter. Very nice hopping! Bitter orange peel and grapefruit tingle and bite at the tongue, while a pronounced spiciness dances with the alcohol. Alcohol is potent and warming, definitely a bourbon-esque flavor. You have to look for the oak - the vanilla hints are subtle and come and go throughout. The aging definitely helps to round out this bold brew. Carbonation is appreciably low, and as stated before, the mouthfeel is nice and chewy, almost oily.

Like all fine things, this needs to be enjoyed slowly and appreciated. Very nice offering from Great Divide, I am truly enjoying this one!

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

22 oz. bomber, bought at LoneHill Liquors in Glendora, CA,

A: Pours an opaque black, with a very thick, tan head, which is fluffy and voluminous at first, but slowly retreats to about a centimeter of tan foam throughout the drinking experience. Widespread lacing is thick and abundant.

S: Very complex, vanilla, oak, hardwood, coffee, chocolate, and a hint of smoke and cherry. Hops are very light in the smell as compared to the other scents, but they give a slight floral character.

T: Magnificent, this is probably the best tasting stout I have ever had. Had my first bottle back in December of 2006, and it is just as good as I remembered. A thick chocolate and coffee flavour hits you when you first take a sip of the beer, the oak aging is evident, as a sweet note of vanilla and wood comes along for the ride. Even at 75 IBUs, the hops are not really evident until the beer warms to room temperature, where they give off a nice, pine resin flavour. Overall, a very haunting, but soothing and poetic flavour.

M: Thick and smooth, hearty, robust, a bit resiny as well, definitely a mouth-coating big beer.

D: An amazing feat in the annuls of craft brewing, one of the best beers, period, made in America. The only downside is that I have to drive to Glendora or Walnut to get it and can't get it locally, but I guess that makes each experience that much more special. A truly fantastic brew, every stout lover should pick this up.

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Photo of 51mmz0rz
4.73/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Brooding; The darkest head I've ever seen on a beer: Beautiful dark caramel. The beer itself is totally black. Nothing getting through there. Head remains foamy for a long time, and the lacing is very good.

S: Dark malts are almost making me cry here. Sweet, roasty, everything I want. A touch of alcohol let me know this is going to last me all night.

T: One taste makes me slink back down in my chair. Its great. A hint of the oak rides the wave of roasty flavor and crashes onto my palate letting the dark malts take center stage. Eventually these flavors are washed away by that trademark roasty bitterness. You have to try hard if you want to taste the alcohol in this 9.5% brew, which is saying something. It all works together nicely, the end result: me smiling.

M: Not much carbonation, but a smooth mouthfeel and good finish. I find that's it's slightly dry on the back of the tongue, but my salivations seems to negate that pretty quickly.

D: Lingering bitterness isn't much of a problem. For me it's a reminder of what i was doing, that is, drinking this great beer. The alcohol will get me eventually, and is amazingly invisible in the taste until it starts to warm.

Overall this will be a reminder to me how a good beer can elevate my mood. Though tomorrow morning it will probably just be a reminder to always split a bomber with a friend.

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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 SteveO1231
4.74/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. Brown bomber. Bottled Nov 27 2009. Pours jet black, thick like mud with a matching dark tan head that looks like freshly creamed coffee pre-stir. Huge roasted malt aroma like over toasted marshmallow. Lots of oak flavors, vanilla, bourbon, fresh ground coffee beans and dark chocolate. This brew dumps like s truck with a thick full bodied texture and a creamy mouthfeel. Huge caramelized sweetness up front, burnt sugars, and toffee balanced perfectly by some big roasted flavors; roasted malts, coffee two sugars one cream, and dark chocolate. The brew ends with a roasted dryness like hot coffee and burnt marshmallow. Really perfectly balanced and delicious brew. The hop profile had mellowed dine bottling allowing all of the roasted, caramel and chocolate flavors stand out. Awesome RIS!


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Photo of dspolanco
4.74/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance-Motor Oil Jet Black, cream mocha head. Beautiful

Smell-This brew smells delicious, big coffee notes, oak, smokiness, and a malty sweetness!

Taste- I have found the Yeti and its everything I imagined. Up front you get the coffee bitterness, than immediately the malt back bone takes over and blends it together. Some notes of vanilla, and smokiness from being oak aged. At 9.5 ABV you don't taste this at all. Delicious!!!!


Overall-This brew is simply fantastic! I encourage my fellow BA's to track and find this Yeti as it will not disappoint! Great Divide you have done it again. Nearly Flawless.


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Photo of mcflypie
4.74/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Dark, brownish bubbles, not much lacing.

S: Glorious. Sweet chocolaty and woody coffee.

T: Amazing. Oak and chocolate notes, with coffee and a little brown sugar.

M: Very well balanced for such a strong brew.

O: One of my favorite Imperial Stouts...ever...always. (See other Yeti brews...especially the elusive Oatmeal Yeti).

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Photo of tigg924
4.75/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: one inch light chocolate head, dark brown in color

Smell: toated malt, oak, and chocolate

Taste: dark chocolate, toasted malt, oak, and awhiskey taste with cream

Mouthfeel: heavy, smooth, semi-sweet, chewy

Drinkability: I love the big oak taste. This has one of the biggest and best barrel tastes I have had in a beer. I could drink this all day if not for the high ABV. This still maintains alot of the sweetness I love with the style. I would love to try this on tap and think this competes with Pozharnik for the best I have had in this style.

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Photo of Rzzzzz
4.75/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass--thick and black with a dirty brown head. Aroma of chocolate, hops and roasted malt. Amazing burst of flavors--chocolate, vanilla, hops, brandy, an overall oakiness, dark chocolate bittersweetness and a spicy hops finish. This beer is full bodied and gently carbonated making it very easy to quaff despite the alcohol content.

In a perfect world this would be as ubiquitous as Guinness, and I'd be enjoying it regularly. And the San Jose Sharks would be able to get past the second round of the playoffs once in a while.

But alas...

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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,619 ratings.