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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: 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:
#708
Reviews:
1,676
Ratings:
4,606
pDev:
9.62%
Bros Score:
4.27
 
 
Wants:
363
Gots:
973
Trade:
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Photo of Gtg642
4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of DamienI
3.54/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Bottle dated Sep 2014.
Poured jet black. Nice thick tan head.
Char and chocolate with oak on the nose.
Big and chewy. Burnt malts and chocolate and coffee notes dominate the taste. Some fruit notes as well (black cherry). Substantial bitterness but not over powering.
Bitter chocolate lingers in the after taste.
Overall a very delicious beer in this style. Possibly a little to smoky/char for my regular liking but pretty darn good.

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

Photo of petewheeler
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dacrza1
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

DATE: November 25, 2016... OCCASION: home from Black Friday with the parents and Jer... GLASSWARE: Duvel tulip... bought to celebrate the Yeti Recognition Week... black, intimidating body with a three-finger stack of creamy, thick brown head... creates high arches that sit atop columns... thick cocoa wafts through the nostrils, with vanilla and thick dough malts, and espresso bean--the coffee mystique is palpable... as promising as the aroma portends, the bliss is in the sipping--thick, warming and full-bodied dessertif... long, lingering aftertaste that maintains its chocolate essence... cocoa, chocolate, vanilla, sweet and toasted malts, and more chocolate--the cayenne puts the heat in this powerful, empowering bottle.... at 1 pint 6 oz., enough of a return akin to a bourbon... a massive stand-alone that is worth its price point...

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Photo of Aisha
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of frozyn
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours jet black on a fairly strong pour. Thick mocha head, sticks around a good while leaving a fair bit of lacing behind.

Lots of roasted malt straight off of coffee, chocolate, though the oak-imparted vanilla as noted on the bottle does provide a counter balance to the sweetness of the malt. I also get some earthy notes from the hops.

The roasted malts are subdued by notes given by the oak barrels, and the aftertaste is a very nice melding of the two. Vanilla is present especially at the start, along with a slight yet noticeable charred flavor. Warmth reveals a nice hoppy bitterness that adds to the earth provided by the oak.

Full body, very creamy, but not excessively thick feel to it. Quite delightful in the balance it strikes by not becoming like molasses, but still giving that creaminess.

The oak and hops work together to provide a really nice earthiness that I think is the star here, but the roasted malt sweetness is present enough that it's not a one note beer. There's a lot of complexity to this one, more than what initially meets the tongue, and its worth taking some time to get to know it.

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerasaurus
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cycle69
4.66/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of the_awesometeer
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The beer is pitch black and the foamy head is a dark brown; it looked like chocolate. I get a nice smell of chocolate, dark fruits, vanilla, and coffee. There is a nice earthy/woodsy aroma as well. The taste begins with a nice sweetness of vanilla and chocolate and then a bitterness of the roasted malts, the oak, as well as an overall burnt flavor comes through. The beer has a nice drying affect from the bitterness and alcohol, it coat your mouth and has good carbonation.

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

Photo of Invinciblejets
3.64/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gambyt20
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fermentedbarley
4.59/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KensWorld
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jcoleMA66
4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of xJMFCx
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a pitch black color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a small cap that leaves some good lacing

S: Roasted malts, oak, dark fruits, and anise lead the charge. Some dark chocolate and light alcohol in there as well

T: Follows the nose. Roasted malts and oak start things off, quickly followed by the anise and dark fruits. Bitterness rolls in with the dark chocolate. Finishes with lingering roast, oak, and anise

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation

O: The oak chips add a nice dimension to the already great base stout. The oak rounds out the bitterness slightly and just gives it another edge. A great sipper as always

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Photo of cletusdog
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of satisfied1013
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 4,606 ratings
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