1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Oak Aged Yeti Imperial StoutOak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,693 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,693
Reviews: 1,568
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 248
Gots: 563 | FT: 30
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,693 | Reviews: 1,568 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Sammy
Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A different bigger experience than the regular Yeti. A very drinkable imperial stout, creamy. Black with mocha top. Definite vanilla from the cask. Lace. Medium mouthfeel, smooth, hoppy, very balanced. The oak gives it that 4th dimension. Thanks Viggio.

had a month later and downrated as picked up too much coconut, chamomille, while oak still worked. Wasn't as smooth.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2005 03:35:49 | More by Sammy
Photo of rousee
rousee

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black cola color--small head of dark tan foam is formed and it is leaving some mild lacing on the sides of the glass. Smell is that of dark woods, cherries, and walnuts with some rather vinous character to each of these.

Taste seems to be lacking in complexity compared to others of this style. Only problem is I love this style so its hard for me to give a bad score here because it is still extremely tasty. There is also some spiciness from the alcohol and that is a slight negative although at 9.5% abv, its gonna be tough to disguise.

One other thing that needs to be mentioned here is the price. This baby is expensive. $8 for a 22oz bomber. I know its oak aged and all but you really cant get a strong oaky flavor off it--I think oak aging is probably better for beers that might be slightly lighter in color like Arrogant Bastard. For an American brewery, I would expect it to be slightly less expensive also. I believe these people ( Great Divide) also do the Hercules IIPA and I think that is probably a tad better for the respective style than this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2005 23:39:21 | More by rousee
Photo of sinistermadman
sinistermadman

Oregon

4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The pour from the 22 oz bomber is dirty motor oil in color, head is a nice chocolate colored mass that retains well.

Smell: chocolate, caramel, roasted coffee and toffee malts

Taste is quite good. Hops are at the forefront. This slowly gives way to the toasted malts which blend into a subtle baker's chocolated finish. Hops are present throughout the drink, but they allow the other ingredients passage in the later part of the taste. This brew finished with a nice dry smoky character and some residual coffee tinge, quite pleasant. Mouthfeel is big and chewy. Alcohol content makes it's presence known, but is well integrated into the taste. Not too intrusive, although the taste lingers for quite a while. A very tasty Imperial Stout. I don't know if it is any better than the original Yeti as I have not tried it. Not a cheap brew, but it is worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2005 22:22:20 | More by sinistermadman
Photo of WesWes
WesWes

New York

4.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The beer pours a beautiful deep, dark black color with a thick frothy brown head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is awesome. It has a rich black and chocolate malt scent with a vanilla oak barrel aroma; very nice. The taste is great. It has an intense, malty flavor that boasts of black, chocolate, and roasted malts along with loads of hops in the finish. The oak aging adds a mellow vanilla quality. It goes down easy and finishes dry and earthy. The mouthfeel is good. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is one of the best imperial stouts I've tried. It is so flavorful; a pleasure to drink.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2005 01:34:21 | More by WesWes
Photo of beerinator
beerinator

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Split this one with the wife immediately after drinking the regular Yeti Imperial Stout.

Appearance: Dark black beer. Frothy mountainous tan head with excellent retention.

Aroma: Oak seems subtle. The chocolate and bitter coffee aren't present here like they are in the normal yeti.

Taste: Woody, sharp flavor, reminscent of the oaky sharpness in a chardonay. Tannic. There is a bit of bitterness and roasty character coming through to balance the oak. The mouthfeel is very good and solid.

Notes: Beer is very solid and interesting. The oak aging seems to have diminished some of the Yeti's good qualities. The oak flavor does provide a bit of depth, but it doesn't bring to the table what it covers up, in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2005 00:49:24 | More by beerinator
Photo of JohnnyDuvel
JohnnyDuvel

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I haven't been in a "stout phase" lately, so this is the first one I've had in awhile. I was not disappointed. A beautiful looking stout, dark with a large head. Chocolate notes abound. This is a relatively dry stout (reminded me of a stronger Shakespeare). Pleasing all the way through. Easy to drink. Not at the Speedway/Expedition level, as the mouthfeel isn't as full, but a terrific stout nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2005 02:52:28 | More by JohnnyDuvel
Photo of fizzyfred
fizzyfred

Missouri

3.78/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful deep, dark color. With an impressive dark head that leaves lots of lace. The smell is full of roasted malt. The taste is an intense mix of roast, biscuit, oak and alcohol. It almost tastes like a liqueor. It also leaves a very bitter late aftertaste. The mouthfeel is amazing, very viscous, reminds you of maple syrup. A good beer on occasion, I prefer the regular yeti as the taste is less extreme.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2005 14:08:49 | More by fizzyfred
Photo of hobbes2112
hobbes2112

Texas

4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber

Picked two of these up. I've already had the first and am reviewing the second.

The pour yields a massive mocha head that lasts and lasts. TONS of lacing. I had to hold this one up to a bright light to catch a hint of deep dark red around the pitch black. (and in so doing realized my favorite pint glass has a small crack...dang)

Aroma is immediately roasted malt with a certain dark fruit presence very similar to a doppelbock. The oak is fine (meaning tight, not "acceptable") like many single malt scotches. It is almost like the oak is in a narrow spectrum of the nose leaving room for the other content. One other smell I found odd but pleasant was that of bran muffins.

Taste is very complex and intense. Starts with bitter roasted malt and a super dark chocolate (>85 count cocoa.) Then it transitions on to a woody - toffee. Finishes with a really vibrant hop kick, a nice touch. I would really say it rounds the beer out, it is more like when the door hits ya when you don't leave quick enough. I love malt and hops, but this might be a turn off for non hop heads.

I thought the carbonation level was great, and the creamy feel added another layer to an already complex beer.

I love oak, but might have been spoiled by the oak notes in good Scotch. I enjoyed the beer, but it is certainly a big beer that I can't see making it into regular rotation.



Edit: I left a little of the yeti in my glass to warm to room temp. The aroma is absolutely amazing! I think I am going to buy another one so that I can drink it warm (I'm talking 70+ degrees) All of the tastes and smells are amplified way more than the normal "warm up" benefit

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2005 02:02:15 | More by hobbes2112
Photo of deejaydan
deejaydan

Michigan

2.85/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

My wonderful fiancee got a bottle of this for me for my Birthday. Thanks hon!

Pours beautifully dark and rich, tan head, awsome lacing.

Smells slightly sweet, fruity. Nice there.

Taste-- Overpowering roasted black malt. I need more here, more fruitiness, more sweetness, maybe some hops. It just seems too one dimensional to me. Astringant.

Mouthfeel-- A touch thin for an imperial/double stout.

Drinkability-- No thanks, I'll find other double stouts that are more up my alley.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2005 01:43:28 | More by deejaydan
Photo of assurbanipaul
assurbanipaul

Texas

4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque purple-black with a thick, dark brown head. Aroma is vinous and malty, fruity and woody, deep and inviting. The oak is already evident.

Taste is rich and bitter, like unsweetened espresso. Darkly malted without much sweetness. Bitterly hopped without being overwhelmed with puckering cheeks. Flavors of chocolate malt, dark roasted coffee and stained wood. The woodiness is apparent but not so much that it dominates the other tastes. No elements of alcohol are detected, although the flavor becomes drier as it warms a little. Aftertaste is bitter and dry.

Mouthfeel is medium but silky smooth. I'm such a fan of the original Yeti that I'm not sure this one benefits from the oak flavors. Yeti is a beer that stands well on its own characteristics and the oak tends to distract the palate. Save the oak barrels for something lighter.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2005 01:43:48 | More by assurbanipaul
Photo of guinnessman
guinnessman

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours with the same great head as the original Yeti and still looks enticing. Has an odd smell I can't recognize, very musty. The brew gained some smoothness and a bit of consistancy on the mouthfeel, but a bit milder on the bitterness. Also, I can tast a little bit of vanilla.
Still a very good beer; however, the oak takes away the other aromas that were in the original yeti, that I liked very much, like coffee, chocolate, and that roastiness. This is my only dislike with this brew. Though, it possesses it's own charicteristics that make it an oak aged IS.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2005 01:29:46 | More by guinnessman
Photo of ZAP
ZAP

Minnesota

4.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

GREAT looking brew....balck with ruby highlights....tanish creamy head with crimson notes....

AWESOME nose....vanilla...brown sugar...a legit woody/oak aroma...great stuff..

.Body is firm....fulll...big brew here...a sipper...creamy, smooth mouthfeel

Nice taste to this....begins creamy and sweet with vanilla and oak...roasted malts too....finishes with a hit of piney bitterness but it is very soft and fits perfectly..only minor complaint is it does not contain an in your face flavor rush...it is more subtle and delicate for an Imperial stout....great taste though...

I am impressed...i did not expect to like this as much as I did...this ia a legit heavy hitter and one I will gladly seek out again...Big time brew here....Big Beer lovers should find this one..

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2005 02:12:21 | More by ZAP
Photo of sulldaddy
sulldaddy

Connecticut

4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I am sampling a 22 oz bomber from prAna at room temp in a pint glass.

The beer pours pitch black with a large creamy head foaming up 4 cm easily. There is some cascade action as well. The head develops large craters as it recedes ever so slowly.

Aroma is roasted malt and dark chocolate with some wooden oak scents as well. As I sniff more I also get some brown sugar and molasses, also a faint grassy hop presence shows up.

First sip reveals a very creamy textured and smooth body with small gentle carbonation that rolls softly across my tongue.
Flavor is much more roasty malt and espresso than advertised on the nose. Very deep chocolate and espresso bitter through and through. A hint of sweet vanilla pokes up every once and a while and the finish is slightly dry and oaky, but the primary flavor is espresso bitterness. No hint of the alcohol anywhere which is suprising and well crafted for a 9.5% brew.
This beer would be rad with a bowl of vanilla ice cream!

A very nice beer that I would definately quest for again. Glad I have another bottle!

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2005 21:51:41 | More by sulldaddy
Photo of bnuttz
bnuttz

Wisconsin

4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a damn opaque black color with a dark brown fluffy head. Smells of deep dark chocolate, thick sugary malts, coffee, alcohol and wood. Some hops are definitely present in the nose as well. Taste is thick and very complex. Hops upfront, but do not overdominate the taste. The thick sweet malt backbone stands up to the bitterness. The taste is very roasty. The dark malts are reminiscent of baking chocolate and slight coffee. There is some definite dark fruity sweet tones to this brew. There seems to be a lot of sugars left in this beer that makes the body so sweet and full. Some definite subtle oaky notes are in the flavor and emerge more once the brew warms. The mouthfeel is very thick and sugary as mentioned before, nice for a big stout. Pretty drinkable other than the slight alcohol prescence. Great.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2005 02:06:53 | More by bnuttz
Photo of jim45804
jim45804

Mauritania

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

This brew pours a viscous black, with a cinnamon colored head. Its aroma begins with malt, bourbon, and slight anise and settles to sweet malt, almost to cocoa, but not quite. The mouth feel is full but not too thick, the carbonation is gentle. The foretaste is bitter wood and hops for an instant, but it sooths to a robust malt, and an effervescent hop bitterness in the nasal passages and the back of the tongue. A well balanced imperial stout, with a clean, fulfilling finish.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2005 01:42:53 | More by jim45804
Photo of tavernjef
tavernjef

Minnesota

4.72/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A dark planet stirs.
Big and black massed Earth creates mountainous jagged dirty brown snow peaks.
The snow melts into a small shallow pond after time aloft.
Tons of snowflakes and ash blow across the oily sky.

Charred hillside forests still greet the air with its scorched greenery bringing a fiery realm of blackened resinous heat.
The Valley below was indeed thick with vegetation.
Where once stood big branching oaks, tall climbing hop vines, supple vanilla bean pods, forever fields of barley grain and oat grain, and bountiful crops of cocoa plants, now sits a blackened scattered skeleton of leaves, twigs, branches, and trunks.
Whisky-like gases steam up from the black char of ash.
The air fills with a windy oakened oat sweet dust now as it wafts about enveloped within a heavy chocolate fog brought on by a period of cooling.

The air brings taste with it.
Charred barley and heavy set cocoa slip onto your tongue.
Breathe more inward and find hop vines still growing among the blackened vanilla pods.
Oily and resinous charred backwash builds on recourse as you exhale.
The gaseous whisky makes its way to the back of the throat.
Yet you do not choke.
It floats and coats much like the gassy ground from which it was purged.
It burns, but not more then the air itself.
Nothing of the mighty oaks has survived it seems.
Twisted, fallen, and smokened trunks at best.
The heavy chocolate fog amidst the atmosphere helps lift a cool transition inbetween breaths.

You can see.
You can feel.
Its no more a path as it is an opening.
Starting wide and almost slippery.
Narrowing as we go deeper into the Valleys' slope.
Quickly now.
The breathing feels somewhat harder now.
The burning takes over.
The char and some gases takes over.
Not unbearable, but smooth as to the gills a of fish underwater.
Again, the chocolate fog breezes across your face cooling the air.
Only left is the charred resin of the Valley below.

Percolating and brimming with new bourne life out of its own ashes.
The surface is torridly smooth from peak to peak.

Life flourishes within its own obliteration
Beautiful; if it were.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2005 02:04:23 | More by tavernjef
Photo of Truh
Truh

New Hampshire

3.73/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Swore I saw it through the blinding snow on K2 with this one on 4/26/205. 1 pt. 6 fl. oz. silver, foil topped bomber poured twice in a shaker glass.

Gigantic, building, raspberry-tinted head that just churns and froths for minutes; poured like a synthetic motor oil in that it was thick and smooth at the same time; ganglia lace. Black hue, to the point of being wicked with no light penetrating at all. Chocolate malted ball yin/yang of sweet and smoke on nose; juniper and roasted barley playing around too. Woody taste, almost to the point of being fungally metallic; thick on the mouth with a snootful of clammy, burnt chocolate and some truly hot black pepper alcohol as it warms.

I really wanted to just adore this given its appearance and smell, but the tinniness took points off for me.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2005 20:37:46 | More by Truh
Photo of Bighuge
Bighuge

Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a black body with a creamy dark brown head. Retention is good and lace is excellent with its sheet like qualities. Excellent nose of char, anise, chocolate, resinous hops, highly kilned malt, vanilla and slight oak. Great roasted malt character on the palate along with black licorice, bitter PacNW hops and dark, bitter chocolate. Alcohol is present but fitting. The oak aging adds some smoothness, I gather, but not a lot to the actual taste. But this is pretty damn good nonetheless. The only thing a little lacking is the mouthfeel. Not viscous enough and a little fluffy. The body is probably only about medium or so. There's a long lingering taste of roast and alcohol. Not bad. Not bad at all.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2005 03:46:27 | More by Bighuge
Photo of cokes
cokes

Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Coal black, with magenta penetrating the lesser depths. The head is brown, squat but proud and enduring.
Nose, foremost, of cocoa and mocha, with lesser glints of wood, plastic, and evergreen.
It begins with an everpresently fudgy chocolateness. Dark roast coffee beans, and a smidgen of both molasses and caramel. Woodiness appears, as do anise, black grape, and plum. But this wholly lacks the depth and intrigue of the non-wooded Yeti. The hops are just as piercing, full of neon wintergreen bitterness.
This is a fatty basic stout, the oak aging adds little, and probably subtracts more in terms of body, and depth.
Drinkable and tasty, but its hard to justify shelling out roughly 150% more for a beer that pales to the original.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2005 07:39:44 | More by cokes
Photo of Rastacouere
Rastacouere

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tar Black. Big lacing work complements the filmy brownish head. Strong extremely dry aroma which managed to dissimulate the oak much more than I’d have anticipated, I wouldn’t notice it at all blind I assume. Ashes like, roasty dryness (which I like to describe as pencil shavings) backed by more dark bread overtones and woody counterparts. Bitter black chocolate dominates the palate, but it doesn’t hide the coffee nuances and vegetal and citrusy hops. Very hoppy in fact which contributes to the high level of dryness that lingers on and lingers on. Smooth medium body, a bit chalky or phosphoric towards the finish. I sincerly expected more, but I can’t say I’m disappointed not to have just yet another barrel dominated freak show. It just didn’t feel even as good as what I remember from the regular richer, chocolatey Maverick/yeti imperial I’ve had a year or so ago and I could understand it has a fine markup on it..

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2005 15:30:13 | More by Rastacouere
Photo of ADR
ADR

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Same essentially opaque pour as regular Yeti, bright shiny brown head that's pretty creamy and soft. Nice variety of shapes in the laces, thickens as the pint drains. Aroma is different in construction than regular Yeti, seems more rounded in nature with hints of wild berries and confectioner's sugar. A little light in body for an Imperial style in my opinion. Flavor seems much the same, where this beer hides its 75 IBUs I still can't figure out. Hops are still there, but the jelly doughnut and coffee-like malts seem like a blanket from start to finish -- it covers the mouth but reveals the hop shape underneath. The effects "from the wood" are pretty minimal, more of a leafiness and a softer end impression.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2005 13:59:37 | More by ADR
Photo of feloniousmonk
feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.72/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2005 11:18:54 | More by feloniousmonk
Photo of MrSeth
MrSeth

Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had to take this bottle home from downtown, so the hour or so of time I let it settle may not have been enough. The head is 4" of welcoming brown suds. They lighten in color to a tan as it settles. Concentric rings of suds hang on the glass over time. Don't miss the nose! Beside the slight yeast, touch of hops, and malt, the nose suggests other fine aromas.. light molasses and gingerbread. The remarkable subtleties of this stout continues in the taste. The profile is smooth and makes it easy to drink. The wood, hops and malt are all brought into an awesome balance.. and for a double stout no less! There's a coffeeish pucker to the finish. But it doesn't overstay its welcome. If you see this stout, make sure to get one.

I had the oak aged Yeti as a digestif after lobster and artichoke dinner. But it could potentially go well with alot of different foods.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2005 19:47:39 | More by MrSeth
Photo of carln26
carln26

Missouri

4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deep black color with a thick light brown head. The head has an unbelievable retention, and when it finally does recede it leaves a thick drape of lace on the inside of the glass. The nose has a mild cherry-chocolate aroma, followed by vanilla, espresso, and a bit of bourbon character. Love that roasted malt. The flavor has more malt impact than the nose. It has a definitive orange/citrus note followed by coffee and vanilla notes from the malt. Good alcohol warming. Thick, rich mouth feel. Very mellow, very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2005 19:43:56 | More by carln26
Photo of ViveLaChouffe
ViveLaChouffe

Georgia

4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Below is my review for the regular Yeti. The Oak Aged Yeti is similiar is appearance and mouthfeel. To the below, all the flavors are the same but rounded out a bit smoother. Some vanilla and port-like berry flavors mixed into the smell and taste too. Hints of bourbon. Other than that, no major differences. Would be more interesting to age though, I would bet it develops better than the regular.

Pours like motor oil. Thick, opaque black with a thick creamy brown head. Looks like a frothy milkshake. Quite lacy and tantalizing. Smells like milk chocolate with some coffee bitterness underneath.

Taste is a wave of roasty dark malt. There's a coffee bitterness that steps right up and bites you. Sweet malty chocolate, mily offset by that powerful mocha bitterness. The mouth is surprisingly creamy with that lingering coffee bean aftertaste. Tasty beer and surprisingly drinkable.

A newcomer to ATL and a welcome one. A fantastic imperial stout that takes no prisoners.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2005 01:24:02 | More by ViveLaChouffe
Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,693 ratings.