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:
#721
Reviews:
1,677
Ratings:
4,611
pDev:
9.62%
Bros Score:
4.27
 
 
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Photo of jlindros
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Probably the oldest remaining Yeti in my collection, Bottled on Nov 06, 2008. hopefully held up well, if not I'll have to review a fresh one.

Still pours a nice head, very dark chocolate colored thick and frothy 1 fingered head that fades at a med pace, nice for the abv, decent lacing too and with some decent legs, pitch black beer with no light coming through.

Nose brings some rich cocoa, lots of fluffy nougat, caramel, mocha, a very mild roast and espresso bean and with that a bit of a burnt acrid note but not much, a juicy black malt somehow like aroma with a little cocoa or even chocolate milk, and a nice vanilla character from some mild oak notes.

Taste comes on creamy and rich, fairly thick with a big cocoa note and lots of dark malts, a hint of roast but not acrid or burnt at all nicely. A little biscuity note and lots of powdered dry cocoa with aged dark chocolate, a little bitter dark choc note, into fluffy nougat and some caramel again. Then oak, a nice oak rounding character with oak cube flavor like nibbling on oak shards, and some vanilla character with it. Surprised how much that came through with the age on it. Booze barely makes a squeak as a little warming note comes through but mostly hidden well. Finish is dry as the whole beer is, with a little slight earthy and spicy hop bitterness cutting through, more bitter dark chocolate, a bit of a bitter tannic coffee note as well, and little sticky feel with hint of warming booze and alcohol flavor.

Mouth is full bodied, fluffy and semi thick, a little creamy and chewy but dry, nice fluffy carb, and a bit of warming booze.

Overall pretty nice, good malt characters, nice cocoa, caramel, nougat, biscuit, and even a nice roast like character without burnt acrid notes, but that could be the age knocking that off as it seems to do with the booze. Surprised how well some of the oak and vanilla lasted, but it's probably a lot more prevalent on fresh bottles. I'll have to try fresh and compare.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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2.75/5  rDev -35.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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

Despite the abv (9.5%), this beers drinks as easy as one could get. Very smooth. As it warms, you can feel the alcohol more, but it never overwhelms you. I almost wish it would feel more boozy, but a bottle of this goes down so easy. Tasty. Not real smoky, bitter, or roasted. Just a very solid stout that rises to the occasion. I'm still wondering if I like the regular Yeti as much as this. But, I think it's that the OA quality is subtle and not overstated. Very good.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of bsyoung
4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A- pitch black body with creamy brown heady and minimal lacing
S - oak and chocolate, aroma not as strong as I was expecting
T - huge oak flavor initially with bitter sweet chocolate and coffee. Strong coffee flavor lingers
M - moderate
O - great stout with huge flavors

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 4,611 ratings
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