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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout - Great Divide Brewing Company

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4,137 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,137
Reviews: 1,614
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 293
Gots: 744 | FT: 37
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:
Beer added by: Crosling on 08-09-2004

Imperial stout aged on new French and American oak chips.
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Ratings: 4,137 | Reviews: 1,614
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bomber poured into a Unibroue tulip. Bottled on 11/17/09. Explosive, 2 inch head toffee in color rests upon a black as the night itself body. And retains and retains and retains and leaves sticky thick lacing on the glass. Aroma is of dark, toasty malts, chocolate, coffee and yes, vanilla. Taste includes dark chocolate, some moderate hop bitterness, some vanilla and coffee. Mouthfeel is extremely thick, as expected and just perfect, well rounded, no heat (incredible for 9.5%), smooth and lush. The tongue is completely covered and engulfed with the intricate flavors of this beer giving you something to remember after you take your last swallow.

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4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours viscous, utterly black with a medium-dark brown head.

S: Nose has notes of dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, oak and caramel. Oak, vanilla, caramel character are quite subdued, and the nose is somewhat weak in general.

T: Dark chocolate dark roast coffee, some oak, some caramel, maybe a tiny bit of vanilla.

M: Full bodied, and fairly smooth.

O: Really good, more akin to the regular yeti than chocolate oak or espresso oak yetis.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Beerandboards
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of seplo
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of griffeyb
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Jtrigonis
4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

Photo of SargeC
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: As black as it gets, topped off with a hearty medium brown head that does not budge.

Smell: Plenty to take in. Chocolate, coffee, toffee. Vanilla, hops and alcohol.

Taste: Sweet to bitter chocolate and complex tones bouncing off the oak flavors. At one moment this brew can be sweet, the next it is bitter and then it is smoky. It all depends on the sip. Initial touch of sweetness evolves into complex, sharp malt characteristics. An excellent hop finish sends this brew over the top.

Mouthfeel: Thick and hearty. The body of this brew allows the flavors to remain long after each sip.

Drinkability: What a brew. Strong as an ox, but soft as velvet. The oak is evident but not overpowering. A great beer to sip and savor.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of bigdeuce
3.91/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I still cannot decide if I like oak chips or not, but this beer is really good. Nice black colour, opaque. Oaky scents follow with toasty malts. A decent hoppy kickback, too. Very full bodied brew, with chocolate malts and roasted nuts. A definite winner, a great beer.

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5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

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4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.03/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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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3.85/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

3/22/08. Pours a black color topped with a nice thick deep brown head. The head does settle down to small patches on top. Roasted malt aroma with toffee and molasses backed with some hops. Mouthfeel is rich, heavy and very full. Flavor starts with roasted bitter malts with some burned dark chocolate and toffee. It finishes with some bitter hops and a lot of bold black coffee which can be tasted in the aftertaste for a long time. A bit dry and warming. There isn't necessarily an alcoholic rush but the flavors are bold, bitter and complex and it is evident that this beer is high in abv. I loved sampling this beer. It's probably not going to be a regular for me and I doubt I want too many at one seating but this beer was quite a bit of fun. I have a bottle of the Oak Aged version so I look forward to that one.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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