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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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3,971 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,971
Reviews: 1,581
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 278
Gots: 659 | FT: 34
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured from a 22oz bottle into a snifter, and got a completely opaque black brew with a nice sized tan head; creamy with good retention. Reminded me of the appearance of a DFH WW Stout, only with a much better head.

My wife said she could smell this beer from across the room. It definitely has a presence, promising an oak flavor well in advance of actually tasting it. There is also alcohol in the air.

The taste experience is very full and complex. The woody flavor is very pronounced, along with heat from the alcohol, but there is also a distinct flavor of hops that was not noticed until actually tasting the brew. It finishes dry, making for a very rewarding experience.

Going into a second pour from the bottle, as I grew desensitized to the intial woody and alcohol flavors, I noticed an increased caramel flavor to the beer, making it seem more drinkable. This does make me wonder if I would like the beer better with a little less oak.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Nice and black. 1" head (yeah! Head!) that last a few minutes. Not much lacing. I'd be happier still if the head lasted longer. Smells dark (ha), sweet and smoky. Tastes... Dark, sweet and smoky. But, you know... That could describe just about any IS. You get some chocolate in there and some bitter. Certainly a bite of the smoke. But, you know, like all of the Great Divide beers I've had this one is really well balanced. Like a good barleywine. Hmm. Well, for that the mouth is maybe a touch thin, but the fine balance of all of these things is there. Glad this one is so readily available!

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Despite the abv (9.5%), this beers drinks as easy as one could get. Very smooth. As it warms, you can feel the alcohol more, but it never overwhelms you. I almost wish it would feel more boozy, but a bottle of this goes down so easy. Tasty. Not real smoky, bitter, or roasted. Just a very solid stout that rises to the occasion. I'm still wondering if I like the regular Yeti as much as this. But, I think it's that the OA quality is subtle and not overstated. Very good.

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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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