Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout | Great Divide Brewing Company

Oak Aged Yeti Imperial StoutOak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
4.26/5
4,601 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:
#694
Reviews:
1,676
Ratings:
4,601
pDev:
9.62%
Bros Score:
4.27
 
 
Wants:
366
Gots:
973
Trade:
35
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 4,601 |  Reviews: 1,676
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark as night black color with a thick tan head that retains nicely and leaves a lot of lacing.

Aroma is mildly sweet with notes of chocolate, coffee and some dark fruit all enveloped by a slight smokiness.

Taste builds on the aroma with notes of vanilla, coffee, burnt chocolate, wood and a slight alcoholic burn.

Full bodied with a very thick and creamy mouthfeel. For this kind of abv, it is suprisingly drinkable. A great RIS that I would love to revisit.

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

Split a bomber of this with some good friends. I've had the regular Yeti a year or so ago, so I've been looking forward to trying the Oak Aged version. It's a picturesque stout: pours a completely opaque, oily black with a rich, mocha head. Thick and viscous. Good retention - I've got rings of lace around the glass. Smells of dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, vanilla, alcohol, licorice. Nice touch of a cocoa bitterness. Dark fruit like raisins or cherries. Heavy taste of the chocolate, and the cocoa on the back of the palette. Tastes of the dark fruit as it warms, especially raisins. Bitter finish. Mouthfeel is thick and viscous. Little bit of fizzy carbonation on the back of the tongue, but that's it. To be honest, I can't tell an immense difference between this and the regular Yeti, although it's still a superior example of a Russian Imperial Stout.

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4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650 ml bottle with a bottled on date of 1/7/2009 poured into the tulip from ommegang brewery.

The big yeti pours a midnight black color with a beautiful tan head that sits atop. Definitely a very pretty pour. Smells of chocolate, nuts and hints of vanilla. A very pleasant sweet sniffer. Taste is very rich but at the same time goes down smooth. Taste consists of oak and vanilla with the traditional RIS taste and bitter finish. Mouthfeel is thick and full bodied. Drinkability is good. Taste is really good. I have one other yeti to taste (chocolate) but so far this is my favorite.

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

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4.2/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 4,601 ratings
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