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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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4,139 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,139
Reviews: 1,614
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 293
Gots: 744 | FT: 37
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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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Ratings: 4,139 | Reviews: 1,614
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look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle purchased from Liquid Solutions in Oregon about six months ago for seven dollars, split with a friend last night, poured into my Dogfish Head snifter

A-Color was pretty much black with some dark brown highlights, 3/4 inch soapy mocha colored head that stuck around for almost ten minutes, very good retention, some sticky lacing

S-Smokiness, dark chocolate, light coffee, oak, big vanilla aroma, some dark fruit, booze, roasted malt, and charcoal

T-Started off with a huge smoky flavor just like the smell, some dark chocolate malt in the middle, finish had burned flavors and a dry feel from some whiskey, could not taste the vanilla until it warmed a little bit, but it provided some complexity and toned down the smokiness a little bit, oak also came strong later, aftertaste started to have some pommegranates and prunes in it, not much hops to balance it all out, contrary to what the bottle descirption said I think this is more aggressive than the regular version

M-Smoky and sweet mouthfeel, medium to full body, medium level of carbonation, a little spicy at times, taste lingered for the most part

D-Could not drink a bottle of this myself, not a session beer in any respect, took me over an hour to drink eleven or twelve ounces, heavy on the stomach, alcohol is not hidden

One of the most flavorful beers I have ever had both in good and bad ways, a little better than the standard Yeti in my opinion, would drink again in the future, recommended if you are a fan of smoky imperial stouts

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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout...

Appearance-pitch black, thick body, brown muddled head that's actually somewhat small and puny.

Smell-lots of alcoholic, burnt crisp coffee, a little residual sweetness.

Taste/Mouthfeel-dry milky sweetness, burnt sour vanilla, alcohol heat in the middle to the end, thin taste. Smooth but scuzzy.

Drinkability-Slow sipper, decent taste, muddled with a lot going on.

Overall-not bad, but doesn't live up to the hype. I've had much better, am willing to try it again. I'm sad the Oak didn't add more.

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3.03/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at Barcade in Brooklyn, NY. Served in a small snifter. Very very dark, black, motor oil with about a fingers worth of foamy brown head. Smells of chocolate and alcohol, perhaps some stringent mascherano cherry aroma as well. Super smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Full bodied to the max, but not in a bad way. Lots and lots of wood flavor in this. Almost too much. I did not think this was very well balanced and was VERY over oaked. There are malt and hop flavors in there, but are over powered by the wood. Nice alcohol warming as an imperial stout should have. Don't expect to be able to drink more than one or two of these.

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3.03/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

22oz bottle into a CCB snifter. 10/30/2009 bottled date.

A - Midnight black, with the slightest hint of coffee color around the edges. Decent finger of mocha-colored head, which fades to a scattered cap and leaves respectable lacing on the glass. Gentle agitation shows generates impressive legs.

S - Large notes of chocolate and roast, with some coffee in the background. Plenty of cereal, brown sugar, and a bit of alcohol.

T - Leads off with bittersweet chocolate and brown sugar. More coffee than in the nose, but it's fleeting. Roast, some char, and a light nuttiness. The finish is bitter and alcoholic. It leads off nicely but the finish is somewhat unpleasant.

M - Plenty of carbonation with fine bubbles lends a somewhat velvety feel. It's thick but the dry finish keeps it from being overpowering.

D - While I like some of the flavors, the bitterness of the finish got to me after a while. I ended up drinking it over the course of a day, recapping and having a glass every few hours.

O - It's a pretty highly-regarded beer, but it just didn't quite hit the mark for me. Good but not great. The price is okay and it's easily available, but there are plenty of similar-tasting beers that are available for less.

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3.06/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a deep black with a huge dark tan head. The aroma is kind of mute at this point but there is just a hint of wood with mostly sweet malts and some hops. Taste is some what sweet with just a hint of oak. The taste is that of chocolate syrup, malt and maybe a light hit of hop bite then finishes with the oak, wood flavor.

This is just lighter than squeezing chocolate syrup out of the bottle but has a light alc kick. The Oak Aged version is slightly better than the standard Yeti but it just doesn't do it for me. I love me a RIS but just not on board with the Yeti.

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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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