Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout | Great Divide Brewing Company

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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Ratings: 4,600 |  Reviews: 1,676
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thick rich brown head atop a thick rich beer. Dark and near black. Maybe it is black. When something is this good looking who cares. Smell is a cup of the best roasted coffee you have ever had. Perfectly balanced notes of roasted grains and sweet molasses and caramel. Coffee and chocolate hit the nose at the same time with each synergistically highlighting the other. Taste is out of the park. the best latte you ever had does not come close to this. Huge coffee front yields to a sweet molasses and caramel body. Notes of vanilla and light oak and wood in the back. Finish is dry and clean with a touch of coffee bitterness. Hops are well integrated and of the earth variety. Feel is lush and satisfying. Just enough lightness to make it supremely drinkable and at the same time demanding of respect. A superb beer of the highest order. Wow.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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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

Pours jet black with large mocha head. Aroma of sweet chocolate milk and a little booze. Burnt roasted grain and massive chocolate on the taste, with the expected bite from Yeti. Some hops going down and slight alcohol warmth that does not take away from this one at all. Medium heavy mouthfeel. Not a lot of oak, but a great stout nonetheless. Yum.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle, bottled on oct 31 2011

A: pours jet black with a fat finger if dark brown chocolaty looking head, excellent retention and Lacing.

S: chocolate, oak, a light roastyness and a hint of vanilla.... Deffinatly smells like a big delicious impy stout, alcohol is also prevelant in the aroma.

T: much like the aroma, pleanty of milk chocolate, oak, and alcohol, a bit if roasty maltiness hint of vanilla. Still surprisingly bitter on the finish, even after being a year old.

M: heavy body with low carbonation, viscous and delicious... A bit of a lingering bite and oaky aftertaste.

O: this is a very good impy stout and a must try if your a fan of the style... Very nice!

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4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 9/24/12. Poured into a founders snifter glass.

A: Pure motor oil. Thick, creamy, milk chocolate head recedes to a skim. Big alcohol legs on this one. Looks gorgeous.

S: Getting huge vanilla cream notes, definitely getting the woodsy oak, sweet milk chocolate, this is super complex and rich smelling.

T: Like the aroma, lots of rich, massive sweet vanilla and woody oak upfront mixed with a good dose of lightly smoky, deep roasted malt, dark and brown chocolate, also getting a little bit of citrus type hop flavor on the finish.

M: Super creamy and smooth, full bodied, little bit of alcohol warmth going down, really coats the mouth with each sip. Excellent feel overall.

O: Unbelievable, really complex and full of rich, vanilla and chocolate sweetness, a solid hop presence, and just all around excellence. And this is available most of the year which is awesome. Will definitely pick up another and sit on it a bit to see how it ages.

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4.95/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottled: 9/11/12

BOOM! Massive four-finger, milk chocolate, bubbly, foamy head. Brew is nasty thick and oil black. Great appearance. The rare 5.

Great oaky scent. Chocolate, roasty, deep, malty, vanilla; delicious.

Awesome, smooth, delicious. Tons of dark, deep vanilla chocolate that fits the beer absolutely perfect. Heat is detectable, but not over bearing. Amazing blend of flavor and bitter-sweetness.. The only deduction was for over carbonation.

This brew was an awesome eye opener as to what is constantly overlooked and readily available most of the year. Highly recommended! Nice work, GDBC

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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93.2% out of 100 with 4,600 ratings
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