Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout | Great Divide Brewing Company

Oak Aged Yeti Imperial StoutOak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
93.2%
Liked This Beer
4.26 w/ 4,600 ratings
Oak Aged Yeti Imperial StoutOak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: Russian 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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#692
Reviews:
1,676
Ratings:
4,600
Liked:
4,287
Avg:
4.26/5
pDev:
9.62%
Alströms:
4.27
 
 
Wants:
366
Gots:
973
Trade:
35
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Ratings: 4,600 |  Reviews: 1,676
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4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Deep black coloring supports the thickest of complexion. The head was stout and creamy with good retention and layered lacing.

The aromas definitely showcase the smoky char with dry chocolatey malt, Graham cracker and even hints of marshmallow. Light vanilla sits covered by the char and smoke.

The flavors follow the nose with a char that sits between a camp fire ember and burnt coffee. Creamy chocolate emerges around mid palate with a difficult to find vanilla. Perhaps it's the vanilla reminds me of bourbon but I catch a light bourbonesque quality near the swallow. This does end in a hop bitterness.

The feel is so thick, creamy and full. The carbonation seems non existent as this drinks so cleanly. It is full in feel but also on the stomach as it is not a beer you want to drink more than one.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

1 pt 8 fl oz bomber from FMcD's. Bottled on 9-23-2013

A - Pours jet black. Thin chocolate tan head that dissipates quickly.

S - Chocolate, vanilla, faint smoke, nuts

T - Imagine drinking a campfire covered in a vanilla and chocolate sauce. The heat from the alcohol is faintly present in the finish. The oak and nuttiness gets stronger as it warms.

M - Above average. Has a syrup oil like consistency, with a hint of front end carbonation for balance.

O - A perfect winter warmer to help pass the time.

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4.69/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Possibly the closest thing to perfection for a typical imperial stout. I've had the regular yeti which is excellent and can't distinctly recall if the oak aged is that much better because the original is so good. Also, mild compared to the bourbon barreled aged beers so you can have more than one of these and walk straight (although not many more than one). Poured pitch black on tap into a full 16oz pint glass. The top 10% of the pour was brown lacing. Very malty taste on the tongue, mild bitterness very drinkable beer. Not overpowering with the alcohol content although it is around 10%abv. Left rings on the glass after each sip like an exceptional wine.Excellent beer by an excellent brewery. One of the best stouts out there.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

WHAMMY! Favorite stout of the moment. Delicious undertones in this beer. smooth all the way through. And the appearance on this is phenomenal as well. I would drink this all day. I'm just starting to focus more on Imperial Stouts and this so far is one of my favorites and stuck out to me and grabbed my attention. Plus theres a goddam yeti on it!

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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93.2% out of 100 with 4,600 ratings
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