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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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3,720 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,720
Reviews: 1,569
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 248
Gots: 569 | 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)
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3.31/5  rDev -22.3%

Bottled 09/12

Look- opaque black, thick poor, thin dark tan head

Smell- hints of milk chocolate almost reminiscent of pudding, oak, coffee, molasses, nutty plum. Some cooked cabbage as well, unfortunately.

Taste- charred oak, bittersweet chocolate, earthy hops, semi-sweet malt in the middle followed by bitter dry finish with notes of cabbage. Alcohol is well hidden.

Feel- medium full, slightly sticky, medium carbonation

Overall- Despite the obvious infection, the aroma and appearance were quite inviting. Flavor was disappointing to me and I'm sure the infection played a role but I'm just not fond of the balance of roasted malt in Yeti.

07-10-2014 14:11:13 | More by joemetric
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-10-2014 02:17:17 | More by KRG
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

07-09-2014 21:17:31 | More by jstone80
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-09-2014 14:54:44 | More by Ssippisam
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-08-2014 21:32:22 | More by bobv
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-07-2014 23:20:10 | More by crazyfoMostout
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-05-2014 20:00:14 | More by jeffaroo95
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4.4/5  rDev +3.3%

Extremely black pour with a brown head...what could be better? I love the dark stuff and dark stuff with a dark head is even better. Everything about this beer is dark. Completely devoid of any lightness in the color and the head is only slightly lighter. The only thing holding the beer back is the head, which while beautiful, doesn't retain well. There is a nice lacing however.

Subtle scents abound, of caramel and toffee, and dark roasted malts. Faint chocolate. But in this, you can really smell the grains.

I love this beer. More roasted grains and a bit of chocolate. Either hops or bittersweet chocolate provide balance.

Sweet, then bitter, but always smooth and creamy. Despite the grainy feel, it's oh so creamy. The alcohol is always present, but in a good, manly way. Very thick and full bodied, could be a great dessert beer.

Such an easy beer to sip, despite the high ABV. The oak gives an ever-present earthiness to it. Bordering on flawless.

07-05-2014 02:47:26 | More by RickS95
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-05-2014 01:50:17 | More by Beersnake1
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-05-2014 00:14:18 | More by struttinj
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Ontario (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev -1.9%

Bomber from Bristol Farms Palm Desert CA for 8$ - Dec 2011 bottle date

Appearance - Black/brown colour with a large size light brown coloured head. It's too dark to see the carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for around 4-5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains, chocolate/coffee, malts

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste chocolate, coffee, and malts. There is also some some burnt/roasted notes and a light woodiness.

Overall - Can't pick up on the oak as much as I would like, but this is also a bottle from 2011. Holind up very well I might add. Still some great chocolate flavour and a bitter roastiness. A great beer that I will pick up again to try fresh.

07-04-2014 00:53:42 | More by spinrsx
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-02-2014 23:05:53 | More by nleaders
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-01-2014 03:36:11 | More by havoc1
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4.81/5  rDev +12.9%

2011 edition on tap at Mad Mex

Appearance: Solid black with a half finger dark brown head. Yetis are amongst my favorite looking beers

Smell: Chocolate, coffee, vanilla, caramel, oak, dark fruit. So complex!

Taste: Huge roasted and chocolate malt bill, coffee, vanilla, molasses with just enough oak/smoky character towards the end of the palate. Often times there's a particular characteristic of a beer that stounds out, but here each one is bold yet they balance eachother out perfectly

Mouthfeel: Between heavy medium and light heavy body; Smooth as silk with slight bitterness throughout. No alcohol detected whatsoever

Overall: I don't know if it's because this was both aged for three years and on tap, but I was amazed. This beer is instantly my favorite stout to date and a contender for the best beer I've had. Looks picture perfect, awesome balance with both flavors and aromas, and smooth as silk. Much better than the chocolate oak aged yeti, and my favorite in the series so far. I've always said that the perfect beer has big, bold American flavors and viscosity with English balance and smoothness, which i think I found here. HIGHLY recommended!!

06-30-2014 21:47:01 | More by Bone53
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-30-2014 02:54:38 | More by Erik-P
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-29-2014 19:24:16 | More by Birmz
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-29-2014 18:55:34 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

06-27-2014 16:07:28 | More by sammyg832
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

06-26-2014 01:42:02 | More by TJMoney
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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +17.4%

Got this beauty today from a good friend. Turns out to be a vintage Oct 07 2010 bottle.

Chilled to cellar temp

A- poured beautiful black with a dark tan head

S- amazing. Deep roasted chocolate malt, alcohol, charred oak. It's hard to say in words.

T- Roasted caramel, burnt sugar, vanilla, bitter hops but finishes smooth with alcohol and charred oak.

M- Great body, almost chewy. Good carbonation.

O- One of the best oak aged stouts that I have ever tried

Turns out the place my friend got this has several more. I'm going to purchase the rest tomorrow.

06-25-2014 02:09:47 | More by vwbus7
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-24-2014 14:56:18 | More by ShaneTheWalrus
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-24-2014 07:22:59 | More by spoonsock
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-22-2014 20:57:17 | More by mrcraft
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

06-22-2014 14:57:25 | More by backslide311
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

06-21-2014 23:43:10 | More by my_knew_craft
Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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