Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout | Great Divide Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
4,585
Reviews:
1,673
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.67%
 
 
Wants:
354
Gots:
974
For Trade:
35
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Ratings: 4,585 |  Reviews: 1,673
Photo of rank9262
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GOBLIN
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The quintessential imperial stout ! Pours dark and feels thick . . . Very thick and creamy. Aromas and flavors of oak and chocolate. Slightly smoothed out compared to the original Yeti. The best of all Yeti's and variations. Simply a really terrific beer.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jstonerock24
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrHolden
4.58/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ManBearPat
4.69/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of joberlander
3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of akk14
3.68/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaypaul522
4.12/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours thick and very dark. You can smell the malt and oak. Taste is strong, with a somewhat bitter aftertaste. The body is very full, and the beer very satisfying. For a readily available stout, this is one of the best.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance.
Body : I don't think this could start off any better. A jet black motor oil black with no transparency.
Head : Again, I don't think it could improve. A dark brown head that rivals the BODY of some brown ales. Tall, magnificent, structured. Solid 5.

Smell.
Initial : I'm reminded of a bag of licorice snaps, and dark bourbon whiskey in a styrofoam cup.
With Agitation : Lifting a bit of the coffee and chocolate here, as well as a very strong whiff of metallic plum.

Taste.
Out Front : I get TONS of roast malt. Like a Schwarzbier. It turns metalic and almost citrus-like; but..
In back : This is where it gets interesting. Buzzing chocolate, tons of prune, and a bit of blueberry/oak.

Feel.
Pretty creamy actually. A stout carbonation underneath props it up some to help it buzz down the throat.

Overall : The Oak Aged Yeti was a touch disappointing in the taste department, as it lead up to something so potentially divine. Unfortunately the metallic flavors overwhelm the palate, especially as it warms, and I don't taste enough chocolate, fruits/sweetness, or burn of the bourbon. Still a decent beer, just not the knockout I was thinking.

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Photo of Jason1221
3.79/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of abrodsky
3.99/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bonkinishwa
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great Divide Brewing Company - Oak Aged Yeti. 9.5% ABV. 22oz bomber split between two snifters. Bottled 10/21/15.

Look: Completely opaque black, with a one finger sized mocha colored bubbly head.

Smell: Charred oak barrel, caramel, toffee, and chocolate all behind very roasty coffee. A little booze is noticeable.

Feel: Full, thick, chewy body; not overly creamy, more on the watery side with mild carbonation.

Taste: Very roasty bitter coffee and chocolate up front, followed by toasted malt, caramel, and toffee. Finishes with some charred oak and vanilla notes.

Overall: This is a big, roasty RIS. Lots of coffee and chocolate notes, and has a great complex balance. Now I need to try the regular Yeti RIS.

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Photo of YvesB
4.75/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AlexSenft
3.84/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of do_ob
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle into a snifter. Dark brown pour; settles black in the glass with about 3/4 finger of khaki-colored foam. Nose is light oak, molasses, vanilla, expresso, dark chocolate, sweet candied sugar, and carmel. Overall, a sweet, choclatey aroma with a strong, roasty, coffee-esque backbone. The taste is SUPER roasty malt, dark chocolate, and rich expresso - with backing notes of vanilla, caramel, and toffee. There is a definitive roastiness/bitterness, but if you put your bigboy pants on, it's all good. Good mouthfeel - slightly dry and spicy on the finish.

Overall, lots of roasted malt and bitter chocolate. An awesome beer.

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Photo of rolltide8425
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of godawgs
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of CoreyC
3.66/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark with a great tan head
S - Dark roast malts
T - Dark roast malts with a fair amount of hop bitterness (too much for me) no meaningful taste from the oak aging
M - nice thickness
O - An ok stout, but too bitter for me

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Photo of Ahypercube
4.75/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Got a bomber from my local liquor store for $8, pretty pricey, but I trust the brand. Poured it into a sniffer...

L: Beautiful silky black body with a vague reddish brown color, but even the stream being poured is completely opaque. Full 3-finger head with gorgeous bubble patterns--mocha brown.

S: Chocolate, malt, roasted coffee, vanilla, toffee, brownies, dates, dark fruit... I'm understating the amount of roastiness.

T: Chocolate. Through and through. In the mix is roasted coffee, toffee, vanilla, malt, hops--mostly cascade, brown sugar, and dark, bitter chocolate. It's the epitome of a chocolate beer. Delicious.

F: Thick, milky, a tad syrupy, but very smooth, with the perfect lingering tangy stickiness.

O: An incredible brew. One I'd show anyone who frowns upon the idea of chocolate beer.

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Photo of Motleydrunk56
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bomber poured into a lagunitas glass.Smell is chocolate with hint of coffee.Taste is chocolate with coffee and maybe some vanilla.Overall I though this rocked.I would buy this again.Give it a try.

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Photo of FBarber
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 4,585 ratings.
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