Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout | Great Divide Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
greatdivide.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial stout aged on new French and American oak chips.

Added by Crosling on 08-09-2004

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#1,347
Reviews:
1,684
Ratings:
4,623
pDev:
9.62%
 
 
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Photo of Tony210
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours jet black with a thick espresso colored head. Huge coffee aroma with loads of chocolate intermingled. Flavor is overwhelming bitter espresso, fudge, loads of dark roasted malt, touch of vanilla, tannins from the oak chips round off the bitter finish. Thick and viscous, full bodied with creamy carbonation. Overall a very Espresso flavored beer, aged nicely.

12/11/18
Bomber dared 10/21/15
4.5 rating

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Photo of AllOfTheCats
4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Not quite as good as the Espresso variant, but still very good and unique. Looking to see how this ages past 2yrs where I'll have to revisit my review.

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Photo of SABERG
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2015 vintage stored lovingly, poured from bottle into the test glass.
A - Chalkboard backdrop, conceals, determined carbonation. Proof is the relentless mocha cap, and fine French lacing that clings to the inside of the glass.
S - Bakers chocolate, bourbon barrel, toffee, roast malts, hints of cinnamon, alcohol, rises off the glass, then followed by dried dark fruits, touch of coffee, red raspberry, and tobacco broad leaf.
T - After that aromatic introduction the flavors follow quite well, add some tannin's from the barrel, black pepper, a touch of anise
M - Large feel, rich and bold, starts semi sweet, transitions to a softer feel, bitterness is a theme, the finish is luxurious,
lingering on the cocoa meets bourbon date.
O - Glad to have experienced this with a few years of rest, the feel connotes dessert, the slightly boozy tends to the adult side of our desires. Well worth seeking out, I will try a fresh version against the last 2015 bottle I have resting comfortably. This will be a nice taste test

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Photo of Nass
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The oak barrel aging definitely smoothed out the rough alcohol bite that the regular yeti has. In addition to, the oak barrel has also lessened the chocolate brownie notes that I got with the regular yet, Those notes have mellowed a little bit. It's easier to drink because I don't want to drink a beer that taste like a boozy piece of fudge brownie, but it's nowhere close to being better than the Espresso Oak Aged Yeti. Cheers! A-

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Photo of Muss42
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sweetbrew82
4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaten454
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbertsch
4.77/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LizT
3.44/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jacobdunne
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yeti with a delightful vanilla twinge.

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Photo of BigMike
3.92/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StormAles
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpaethJam
4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nofreepass99
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

my favorite of all the variations although I haven't had one that I didn't like. RIS very prevalent and balanced well with the oak flavor. Heavy great for a cold day

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Photo of Tigerfan82
4.85/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GimmeASchlitz
4.51/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into Pint Glass.

Pours a beautiful black coffee color with a dark brown 2 finger head. Head is fluffy and leaves a very thin layer once it goes down that produces lacing.

There is a lot of coffee and chocolate in the nose. There are hints of vanilla, cloves, roasted malts as well.

The first sip gives way to a strong coffee and taste from the barrels. Some vanilla and what tastes like a fine whiskey. Letting it warm up a bit to perfect temp gives a deeper flavor profile. You get sweetness and roasted flavors from the malts and some of the hoppiness that lingers. Lot of dark chocolate in this as well. The alcohol becomes more prominent as it warms up.

Very smooth and not heavy for a stout. More of a creamy feel and finishes clean.

Perfect drinking for winter afternoons and evenings. Balanced well as it isn't too sweet and not super bitter. If you're tired of breakfast stouts or those trying to taste like adult chocolate shakes give this a try!

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Photo of dextermcgurk
4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Keepnitrl
3.59/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of midlifec
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rbrefbeerman
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of C_Adams
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vidblain
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 4,623 ratings