Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout | Great Divide Brewing Company

4,589 Ratings
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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Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed the 2006 vintage of this beer at a friends cellar cleaning share. May have been a little past its prime but was still dark, chocolaty and delicious.

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Photo of SilentSabre
3.34/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I really had higher hopes for this one. I've said it before and I'll say it again. Citrus, piney hops make heavy, black, chocolatey stouts SUCK!! Citrus, piney hops are good. Heavy, malty, coffee like stouts are good. But not together! BBQ'd shrimp are good. Vanilla ice cream is good... you see where I'm taking this? This is why I like to buy beer like this and put in the basement and forget about it for about 15 months. But anyway...

This poured absolutely beautifully!! Thick, dark, totally black. Thick, rocky caramel coloured head. Heavy, sticky lacing. This looked wonderful!!! The smell? Coffee, dark chocolate, pine sap, and grapefruit peel. Not a winning combination, IMO. The taste? Sip a cup of coffee and chase each sip with a sip of Hercules DIPA. I can also taste a bit of a woody, earthy taste, as well. Mouthfeel is quite lovely. Very solid, but smooth around the edges. This type of RIS is quite popular with American hop-heads, not so much with me. As far as true RIS's go, I'll take a Sam Smith's, thanks. I'll probably buy a couple of these and put them downstairs and forget about them for about 15 months or so.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Buebie
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at the Cellars in Roseville.

Poured from a brown bomber into a 20oz tulip.
Black and inky syrpy texture. 3 finger brown head, medium to mild laceing. Head retention in thick.

Smells of chocolate, mild coffee, black licorice, molassess, sweet malted syrup, vanilla, cinnamon.
Taste is so thick and sweet, charred smokey oak, really sweet for an oak aged, but well balanced all around. Dark chocolate, cream, dry hoppy finish. No alcahol warming present.
Mouthfeel is very thick and creamy. Thicker then Ten FIDY. Lightly carbonated and oooh so creamy....did I mention it was silky and creamy?

This is a delicious RIS, will purchase again and again. $6 for a brown bomber, not bad at 9.5 ABV.

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of yeahnatenelson
3.88/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ Finnegan's in Plainfield IL, 8oz snifter

Appearance -- Deep black with a creamy tan head that stuck around quite a while.

Smell -- Rich dark roast, cocoa powder, some oak and ground coffee. Not especially aromatic.

Taste -- Oak is quite apparent. Roast malts, cocoa, coffee-like notes, molasses, faint raisin.

Mouthfeel -- Medium to full in body, a bit slick, with plenty of creamy carbonation. The oakiness adds a bit of drying in the finish. A delightful after dinner beer.

Drinkability -- Very satifying. The oak was quite pronounced, so it is really up to personal taste. Definitely one of the better regularly available RIS's out there.

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4.3/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Winter
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours motor-oil black in color with a thick rocky, brown head. Aroma consists of chocolate and roasted malt. The hops provide a piney nose to it. You can detect oak in the aroma as the beer warms slightly. Thick, coating mouthfeel with ample carbonation. Smooth front with flavors of chocolate and roasted malt. Midway the malt takes on a more burnt taste and the flavor turns slightly bitter from the hoppiness. Strong expresso roast and piney hop bitterness towards the back. Risidual oak and chocolate linger in the long enjoyable finish. The 9.5% alcohol is masked very well which makes this dangerously drinkable!

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Photo of korguy123
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled Nov 10, 2011. Served into snifter.

A- Oily black pour with a finger of dark tan head with red hue. Lacing is good.

S- Dark chocolate with vanilla, brown sugar, licorice and nice oak smoothness. There is a slight booze.

T- There is a strong floral bitterness, licorice, chocolate, vanilla with a nice wood flavor. Lingering bitter aftertaste.

M- Medium to full bodied, creamy with a slight alcohol warmth.

O- Quite good, the oak adds a nice flavor. As good as this is I think I prefer the original.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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