Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company
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4.55/5 rDev +6.8%
Poured from a bomber into a pint glass.
Note: Bottle being reviewed is the one pictured, with the shiny blue label. Will probably be picking one up with the newer brownish label soon.
The pour is black. Deepest, darkest black. Super thick, super rich pour. Allow me to be completely unoriginal and compare it to motor oil. One finger of rich mocha foam retains well and leaves behind tons of lacing. Damn near perfect.
Big aroma. Lots of chocolate, caramel, vanilla. Some background roast. A boozy note contributes nicely to the sweetness. Citrus hops.
Multitude of flavors. I'm impressed. Initial sweet chocolate notes, then a hop bite and roast. Ends with a wooden flavor and vanilla sweetness. Slight bourbony alcohol burn. This still has a pretty good bit of hop bitterness. Pretty intense flavor profile.
The feel is perfect. Big body. Thick, rich milkshake texture. Remarkably smooth. Sticky and chewy, the flavor refuses to go away.
This is just an awesome beer. It just begs you to take sip after sip after sip. Time to stockpile Oak Aged Yeti's! I've got an Espresso Oak Aged Yeti and a regular Yeti waiting in the wings, and apparently there's a Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti coming out. Count me in.
05-29-2009 04:58:47 | More by Gyle41386
4/5 rDev -6.1%
Bottled on: Jan-06-2010.
Pours a deep, opaque, almost black color. There is about a fingers worth of caramel colored head. The head falls to a ring that leaves spots of lacing.
I smell vanilla, coffee, chocolate liqueur, and beef jerky. The aromas are a little weak for this style, but good none the less.
The first thing I taste is the chocolate liqueur. There are hints of vanilla, and coffee as well. The flavors are bittersweet. Good but too dam weak.
Medium body...just a hint of carbonation...a little warmth from the alcohol.
Easy sipping beer. I wouldn't turn this down, but I wont seek it out again.
11-26-2010 01:17:52 | More by sitarist
4.38/5 rDev +2.8%
Deep dark black in color with a tan brown head, leaving a spotty lacing. The smell is very nice, with hints of roasted coffee and dark chocolate, oak, and vanilla. Taste is nearly perfect, dark fruits seem to be hidden inside, but not always noticed with vanilla, coffee, and chocolate kicking in, not to mention the hop bitterness hidden in there as well. Heavy, very viscous, medium to full bodied with only a little carbonation, but quite enjoyable. I would definately have another, but I would like to try the original Yeti first to compare the two.
02-09-2006 10:51:42 | More by badbeer
4.38/5 rDev +2.8%
650ml bottle purchased by my girlfriend at Beer World in Largo, Florida. Impenetrable black with a sliver of brownish tan head and a couple dots of lacing on the snifter. Smell and taste are barley, vanilla, oak, dark chocolate, black and sugarless coffee, roasted malts, smoke, and fruity, herbal hops. I also get some raisins and dried fruit, but not to the extent that you would find in a barley wine. Full-bodied mouth feel is thick and viscous, hops produce a spicy bitterness mid body, aftertaste is parched and chalky with hints of wood. Warming alcohol and strong IBU accompany the finish. Everything you want from an RIS with Great Divide's signature herbal fruitiness. While this doesn't compare to Bell's Expedition Stout, it's still an exceptional beer. Yummy stuff GD!
03-17-2010 04:32:51 | More by cratez
4.38/5 rDev +2.8%
22oz bomber -> imperial
Pours out oily black with a thick robust tan head off a semi-aggressive pour. The rocky patchy head slowly yields to a lopsided puddle of brown fluff. Lace is sporadic pangean like clumbs.
Nose: Roasty, alcohol, plums,
Slick and creamy going down. Very intense flavors here, no doubt. Lots of cocoa like chocolate, coffee, dark fruits and alcohol. A little boozy no doubt but perfect for what the beer is, big and imperial. The 75 ibu's seemed tame, but the light bitterness roasts the mouth and lingers. The alcohol warms and tingles. This brew is good.
Perfect for the first weekend evening of fall, heading out to the deck to enjoy the rest of the bomber.
09-29-2007 01:25:06 | More by beerphan
4.22/5 rDev -0.9%
Poured a 750 mL bottle (dated 01/06/10) into an oversized red wine glass.
A: Black with some dark brown hues, it poured with a fluffy chocolate head that died to a good film.
S: Sweet chocolate, roasted malts, oaky alcohol, raisins, rum vanilla, and mocha.
T: Fruity oak and mocha with a lingering roasted malts characteristic. The oak comes off as fresh wood. There is a fresh wood, subdued alcohol, and dry coffee grounds.
M: Mildly syrupy, creamy, smooth; very good.
D: Pretty decent considering it's oak-aged and high alcohol.
05-14-2010 22:46:30 | More by ne0m00re
4.38/5 rDev +2.8%
22 oz bottle poured into a snifter, sharred with 3 friends.
Bottle Date: Oct 07, 2010
A- This is a beautiful looking beer, dark pitch black color, opaque, really nice lacing, two finger brown head.
S- The aroma is really nice, big oak presence, cocoa, roasted malts, coffee, very similar, to the base beer. Alcohol is apparent but not overpowering.
T- Now this is what I call a big tasty beer, big oaky flavor, nice chocolate, slight vanilla, molasses, slight hop profile, wood, alcohol is present.
M- Big mouth feel, well carbonated, really smooth drinking, crisp finish.
O- This was the best of the five Yeti’s we drank tonight. Everything you need or want in a RIS is in this beer, I might go out and buy some to age, loved it.
08-20-2011 05:20:42 | More by Chriscrundwell12
4.22/5 rDev -0.9%
Appearance- very dark brown to black with a very unique pitch brown head, no light coming through real nice look
Smell- incredible nose of tons of chocolate, vanilla, espresso, slight hop and tons of roasted malts, really fantastic nose
Taste- wow really good stuff, lots of flavors going on in this tons of roasted malts, slight chocolate notes and plenty espresso and chocolate, really nice hop presence is quite there while this beer is fresh and keeps sweetness quite beautifully in check, really nice balance and long finish on the beer, quite complex and enjoyable, my only complaint if any is at this point the hops are quite powerful but not a bad thing
Mouthfeel- medium bodied and crisp,
Drinkability- quite drinkable and the balance is whats quite impressive on this beer as hops battle malts and make quite nice flavor, very complex and the oak is there though hardly overwhelming in anyway, a good beer would be intrigued to see with age but quite and enjoyable stout
11-19-2010 03:00:43 | More by Stunner97
4.53/5 rDev +6.3%
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle with a Sep. 11, 2012 bottling date into a Great Divide Brewing Company "Yeti" branded snifter
Pours pitch black and as viscous as motor oil capped by a thick dark brown head. Great retention, significant splotchy lacing. Robust aroma of bakers chocolate, toasted oak, fusel alcohol, and loads of roasted malt. Huge dark chocolate, dried black cherries, toasty oak, hint of molasses. The finish brings bitter espresso bean accents combined with bold hops and pleasant toasted oak with dark chocolate tones. Big, creamy, smooth full body. Gentle, perfect carbonation. Another exceptional variation of the original Yeti.
03-25-2013 03:53:14 | More by chanokokoro
Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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