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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial StoutOak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout
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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial StoutOak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle served into an Odell 90 Shilling pilsner glass in me friend's gaff in Fort Collins, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given its current high ratings. I'm also a big fan of Great Divide.

Served straight from the refrigerator. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a two finger rich tan-ruby colour head of beautiful impeccable cream, fantastic thickness, and damned impressive retention for its high ABV as well as for the style; it's looking like it'll retain for a good seven minutes. Body colour is a solid nontransparent opaque jet black. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Chocolate, cocoa, coffee/java, a spot of roast, caramel, and dark malts. Really understated in terms of strength but quite appealing. Oak, but it's surprisingly restrained. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Chocolate/cocoa, dark malts, light coffee/java, and some cream. An oak undertone. It's pretty well balanced, but it doesn't bring the depth and complexity as much as I'd like. No alcohol comes through, but it's not exactly impeccably hidden. No yeast character at all. The caramel is overdone - probably the beer's biggest flaw.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Carbonation is a bit too high. A bit too thick as well. Mouthfeel overall suits the flavour profile but doesn't seem custom-tailored to it.

Dr: It's largely a sipper. I wouldn't want to tackle a bottle of this by meself. The ABV is pretty well hidden, but it does have some heat. I'm actually somewhat disappointed with this all-around; I expected better.

Low B+

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

Original Review on: 03-24-2007

Taste: Oak Vanilla, Dark Chocolate, espresso with a hint of prune juice. Somewhat hoppy.

Mouthfeel: Well made, Thick body. Pours out like thick used motor oil.

Smell: Coffee beans, vanilla and a slight woody character.

Overall impressions: Excellent stout. One of my favorites. A must try for any serious stout lover.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into a Gulden Draak tulip glass

Appearance- Black in color with 2 fingers of browm head that dissipates into about 1/8 in layer on the surface with some lacing being left behind.

Smell- Definite oak, chocolate, and pine hop notes.

Taste- There is a ton of oak and vanilla up front. Middle of the tounge gets some chocolate notes and the finishes with a bitter chocolate punch.

Mouthfeel- Just a little lighter then I like an Imperial to be. There is a bit of carbonation to help on the finish, but it is drinking much more like soda then chocolate milk.

Overall- The oak aging is nice, but I wish there was just a bit more sweetness for better balancing.

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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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