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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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on Nov 23, 2011

A: Pours a jet black in color with some very light amounts of visible carbonation near the surface of the beer. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy very dark mocha head that slowly reduces to quarter finger tall layer covering the entire surface of the beer evenly with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of dark roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, and oak.

T: Strong flavors of dark roasted malts and oak with lighter amounts of licorice/anise, vanilla, dark bittersweet chocolate, and black pepper. There are very light notes of alcohol and a moderate amount of lingering bitterness in the finish.

M: Full bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of alcohol warming in the finish.

O: This is a very enjoyable beer but one that needs to be sipped slowly and the flavors savored - the beer has a moderately high ABV and could easily sneak up on you. There is quite a bit of complexity to the aromas and flavors of this beer which increase as the beer warms up - these are very enticing smells and flavors. This is definitely one to have again.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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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  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.3/5  rDev +1.4%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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

2012 vintage:

Now THIS is one dark beer... pours like a fresh glass of motor oil with a thick, dense dark brown head. Probably the darkest head I've seen on any beer. Wonderful.

Massive dark chocolate, cocoa shell, burnt coffee. Hershey's syrup, warm vanilla, tame caramel, fresh oak notes... so fantastic to snort at... it's the kind of beer that you continuously breathe in throw the nose, out through the mouth, like a big bowl of cocoa puffs in beer form.

Again, big... big, big beer. Waves of dark chocolate and warming boozy wood, loads of vanilla and caramel layered beneath all of that. This is tremendous.

Cut the distro by 99% and call this a wale = profit.

Damn, son.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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

22oz bomber poured into a snifter. Bottled on date is 10/31/11, been sitting in my basement for the last year or so.

A- Pours thick and black as night with a half fingers worth of khaki head that quickly fades. The head leaves some nice froth around the edges of the glass.

S- Smells great. Roasty malts and chocolate dominate the smell for me. I also get coffee notes.

T- Taste is similar to the smell. I get a sweet chocolate taste initially. Coffee and espresso notes come through as well, in addition to a roastiness with the malts. A nice hop bittering is there too, perfect amount for a stout and not too overpowering.

M- Thick, chewy, slight hop presence. This Yeti drinks smooth and the alcohol is well hidden.

I love the Yeti line, and this one does not disappoint, aged or fresh.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 4,589 ratings.
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