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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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4,062 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,062
Reviews: 1,597
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 287
Gots: 698 | FT: 29
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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Oozes out of the bottle like chocolate magma. Into a Lucifer snifter it goes. Has to be one of the most inviting-looking beers ever, with a toasted brown frothy head atop utterdark blackhole ebony.

Nose is toasted, roasted, sugary, milky, chocolately, with a hint of the 9.5% alcohol lurking. Almost smells like a barleywine, as hops and malts and alcohol are all heading into the red.

Flavor is a wild one. The expected woodiness (from the oak) takes on a kind of acidic smack, in a good way, in a way that maybe doesn't try to hide the alcohol at all. A well-hopped stout, sure, but it's the multitude of things going on in the malt/yeast characteristics that really win out: fruity, lots of vanilla essence, and a sipping-only strength that reminds of stronger spirits like bourbon, brandy or cognac. Some coffee-like bitterness, and a nice little alcohol burst that pushes the flavor up a notch, intensity-wise, while remaining totally balanced and drinkable. No slouch of a beer, Oak Aged Yeti is a perfect complement to sipping on a dark winter's night.

The mouthfeel is velvety smooth, creamy, silky, yet surprisingly not too heavy for a stout of this character. Superb in the mouth, hell yeah.

The higher alcohol content and left-of-center flavors may inhibit its drinkability a little, but it's incredibly enjoyable if you're in the mood for it. A little bit different, hugely warming and satisfying.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Old label, year unknown.

Look: Solid 2 fingers of head with a nice mocha cap on it. Great lacing and very inviting. Deep black, light absorbing.

Smell: Dark fruits, fading hops, chocolate milk and molasses.

Taste: Lots of fig and molasses with a chocolate finish. Carbonation is a little higher than I'd prefer and the body is showing for the 9.5%. A little booziness is present and ending notes are dry roasted coffee. Hops haven't faded much since last bottling but are beginning to.

I'm loving this with some age on it. I wish I was sitting on a few more.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from the 22oz bottle into a Maudite snifter. Body is a deep dark black with a few garnet highlights, topped by a large plume of deep brown head that looks not unlike the stream of bubbly crude emanating from the oil leak in the Gulf. Aroma of dark roasted malt and a good hit of oak, along with some boozy bourbon and a hint of tangy, fruity ale yeast.
Palate is rich, roasted dark malt up front. Notes of chocolate, oak, bourbon, and mocha are all present before the swallow. A good dose of residual sweetness comes about in the back of the mouth, bringing a more pronounced chocolate-mocha flavor. Finish is richly sweet, but tempered by a good dose of bitterness from both hops and some husk.
Body is rich and creamy. Almost too creamy, if that's possible (hint: it's not). Rich, creamy, velvety, and just a touch bubbly, it's about the perfect mouthfeel for an imperial stout. For a beer this assertive and strong, it also goes down pretty easily. A nice sipper for sure, this is a pleasure to drink.

Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,062 ratings.