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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,753 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 3,753
Reviews: 1,569
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 250
Gots: 579 | FT: 32
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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Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: poured from a 22 oz bottle (bottled on 9/11/12) into a pint glass, pours as close to black as you can get with a huge dark tan head that lingers leaving great lacing, clear

S: coffee, roasted malt, molasses, vanilla, dark chocolate

T: bitterness from oak, espresso, vanilla, bitter chocolate, a big malt profile, piney bitter hops

M: viscous and oily with higher than expected carbonation, alcohol presence noted

O: bitter and complex, some sweetness would help to balance the taste, great look upon pour, oak aging quite noticeable

M_C_Hampton, Mar 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Seaba, Mar 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

ortie, Mar 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

ImageFX, Mar 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

JamesWn, Feb 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

imyourhero21, Feb 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Caleb, Feb 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

dctriman, Feb 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

sixerofelixir, Feb 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

waiting4lunch, Feb 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

egrace84, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of Schwillis
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Schwillis, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of kevanb
4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a Great Divide Yeti Snifter. Bottled on 11/11/2011.

Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti

It pours a nice thick, oily texture, jet black in color, very opaque with a nice thick mocha colored head, just over a finger high that has very nice retention and leaves behind a large network of soapy lacing. The aroma is nice, lots of chewy oak, smooth bitter chocolate covered coffee, licorice and dark stone fruit with a moderately harsh alcohol presence that lingers behind. The oak is right out front on the tongue, lightly sweet, moderately chewy that balances nicely with the bitter roasted coffee and soft chocolate brownie flavors. Raisin and a bit of cherry come out with some licorice flavors, very nicely layered and developed. Alcohol definitely lingers in the finish, but isn't hot or detracting from the beer and leaves a nice warming sensation behind as it goes down. The body is very nice and rich, thick, viscous, coats the mouth well and goes down with a nice smooth silky finish.

Verdict: An impressive Russian Imperial Stout from Great Divide. It has all the hallmarks of a great stout and has developed very nicely and the oak adds a nice layer of complexity and age has integrated it well. Definitely a worthy beer for any stout lover and one that has improved with a bit of time in the cellar.

kevanb, Feb 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Coldsnack, Feb 25, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

JackOGreen, Feb 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

CaptainNomihodai, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of dspolanco
4.74/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance-Motor Oil Jet Black, cream mocha head. Beautiful

Smell-This brew smells delicious, big coffee notes, oak, smokiness, and a malty sweetness!

Taste- I have found the Yeti and its everything I imagined. Up front you get the coffee bitterness, than immediately the malt back bone takes over and blends it together. Some notes of vanilla, and smokiness from being oak aged. At 9.5 ABV you don't taste this at all. Delicious!!!!

Mouthfeel-Perfect

Overall-This brew is simply fantastic! I encourage my fellow BA's to track and find this Yeti as it will not disappoint! Great Divide you have done it again. Nearly Flawless.

Cheers!

dspolanco, Feb 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

emsjf, Feb 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

ShanePB, Feb 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Andrew999, Feb 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

jaylib, Feb 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

SanFranJake, Feb 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

bribo, Feb 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

NikD, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to sliverx for sharing this one... 2008 vintage...

A: Pours pitch black with about a half finger of mocha colored head. The foam takes a bit to settle, and there is great lacing left on the glass as it drinks.

S: The nose is huge wood, some stone fruits, raisins, and malt.

T: It starts off with a blast of sweetness and maltiness, and then it gets really woody. Like licking a block of oak. It's a mix of sweet and bitter in the middle, and finishes more on the bitter side. It almost has as charcoal finish.

M: Full bodied beer. Sweet, sticky, coating, a bit syrup, but smooth.

O: Very good beer. It's held up well since 2008. It might be a bit past it's prime, but not by much.

trxxpaxxs, Feb 21, 2013
Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,753 ratings.