Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout
Great Divide Brewing Company

Oak Aged Yeti Imperial StoutOak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout
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From:
Great Divide Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #775
ABV:
9.5%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,938
Avg:
4.25 | pDev: 9.65%
Reviews:
1,688
Ratings:
2,968
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 01, 2022
Added:
Aug 09, 2004
Wants:
  381
Gots:
  976
SCORE
94
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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial StoutOak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout
Notes: Imperial stout aged on new French and American oak chips.
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Rated: 5 by Jamesstepp97 from North Carolina

Sep 01, 2022
 
Rated: 3.78 by not2quick from Missouri

Mar 31, 2022
 
Rated: 3.99 by dan_amdg from Illinois

Feb 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.11 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

Jan 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4.54 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Nov 06, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Apr 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by BeerRay from Rhode Island

Mar 20, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Pitch black colour, low brown head. Lovely aroma of oak, roasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee, hints of leather. Roasty flavour, dark malts, coffee, oak, hints of chocolate and liquorice. Nice bitterness in the finish.
Mar 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by DOCRW from Washington

Mar 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia

Feb 10, 2021
 
Rated: 3.93 by mxracercam from Pennsylvania

Sep 16, 2020
 
Rated: 4.77 by WarriorPrincess from North Carolina

May 06, 2020
 
Rated: 5 by sillyhed8 from California

Apr 09, 2020
 
Rated: 5 by doctorgary from New York

Mar 04, 2020
 
Rated: 3.58 by Grinky from Illinois

Feb 08, 2020
 
Rated: 4.39 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Feb 06, 2020
 
Rated: 4.03 by brandoneast from Texas

Feb 04, 2020
 
Rated: 4.14 by Jmar25 from Ohio

Jan 06, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by marcrech from Brazil

Jan 04, 2020
 
Rated: 3.67 by Wolvesinthetaproom from New Hampshire

Jan 03, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by thoglund from New York

Dec 14, 2019
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Reviewed by Parmesan from Colorado

3.48/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
L: Pours a thick oily black brown with a medium small brown head and just a few specks of lacing.

S:. Fig, charred malt and barrel, some cherry and dark stone fruit, not as much chocolate or coffee as I expect from a yeti.

T:. Fog, charred malt, barrel, some cherry and dark stone fruit, a medium to strong bitterness. Still missing the luscious chocolate and coffee I expect from yeti.

F:. Body is thinner than I expect for Yeti, slick carbonation.

O:. This is not quite as good as the other variants, maybe I held onto it for too long.
Dec 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Kolb from Montana

Dec 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4.69 by Mcmexface from New York

Jul 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by ian_graf from Minnesota

Jun 09, 2019
 
Rated: 2.75 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

May 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4.1 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

May 01, 2019
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Reviewed by Zythophile from Washington

4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle Date: 2016
Palate Contaminants: other beer

Color is super dark brown that doesn't let any light through, even at the edges. Head is relatively dark, like a chocolate mousse, and the carbonation is fine.

Smell has a lot of prunes, and it's fairly floral. Slightly metallic. I hope I didn't let it sit too long.

Maybe I did. Prunes are still there, and there's lots of charred barrel. Some vague red wine grape, too. Any chocolate is not from the usually eaten part of the plant, more like tree nut husks. I might have a better impression if I was having it with barbecue. Yeah, there's oak, but it doesn't stand well as a flavor in this brew.

Alcohol is pretty well hidden, and the weight is medium for type. Aftertaste is metal and charred wood. Carbonation is fine, but prickly with a swish around the mouth.
Apr 28, 2019
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Reviewed by dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bomber into pint glass. Aggressive pour yields a substantial, persistent dark tan head. Dark brown looks black in the glass. Initial impression is dark chocolate, oak, coffee, and roasted malts. Not sweet at all. Mouthfeel is medium thick, but I was expecting thicker and creamier. Alcohol is remarkably well hidden. Finish is somewhat bitter and a little astringent. Not my favorite Imperial Stout by a long shot, but not bad.
Apr 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4.19 by BillHem from Florida

Mar 09, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by TrilliumFan from Massachusetts

Mar 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4.21 by Gemini6 from Michigan

Feb 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4.13 by chill-i-am from Washington

Feb 13, 2019
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Just when I thought I had reviewed every Yeti out there, here comes one I haven't. Man these have been around, 10 years ago, these were pretty highly sought. Don't hear much these days, but that shouldn't take away from the beer's goodness. Pours a rich black with 2/3" brown head. Aroma hits the standard roasted and chocolate malt combo along with a sturdy presence of oak on it. Did not know it was both french and American, would say the American is the stronger of the two in this beer, whereas usually french is more noticeable for me. Definitely fits the "oaky" descriptor either way.

Taste has a nice touch of chocolate to it despite having no chocolate in it. The roasted malt is so pervasive that you get a coffee like component despite having no coffee. Good brewing technique and ingredients there. The oak remains pronounced, the bitterness is real, the alcohol is relatively innocuous taste wise despite almost being 10%. Solid chewy mouth feel throughout.

Its a good beer, should be interesting to see if it survives as bombers have fallen from grace, I believe they moved the base version into a 4 pack, so who knows what the future holds for this beer that probably deserves to be in the Hall of Fame at this point.
Dec 17, 2018
 
Rated: 4.27 by ItsBeer4Me from Pennsylvania

Dec 17, 2018
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Reviewed by Tony210 from New Jersey

4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
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
Dec 12, 2018
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Reviewed by AllOfTheCats from Wisconsin

4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
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.
Dec 11, 2018
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Reviewed by SABERG from Massachusetts

4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
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
Oct 22, 2018
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Reviewed by Nass from Florida

4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
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-
Oct 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4.04 by Muss42 from Michigan

Sep 02, 2018
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