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:
4,596
Reviews:
1,675
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.67%
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 22 oz bomber to snifter

The brew pours velvety smooth with a viscous complexion, yielding a small chocolate-colored head. Burnt sugar and dark chocolate make up the ample nose, the dense, jet-black appearance seemingly suppressing other notes.

The flavors are more layered, as bitter-sweet chocolate gives way to earthy tones of tea-like hop-oil and a woody undertone. Notes of carob, vanilla, tobacco and meaty smoke poke through. Hop astringency works to dry the palate, keeping it somewhat refreshed between sips. Not as chewy as some of its barrel-aged brethren, allowing for easy parsing of flavors. Ends with a long, bitter-sweet finish, chocolate notes lingering.

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4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle poured into an Allagash Chalice. Bottled November 14, 2011.

A - Pours as dark as any stout I have seen with about an inch of cocoa colored head. As the head dies, it leaves the glass painted completely with lace.

S - Big chocolate malts, toasted marshmallow, and significant oak notes. The alcohol is apparent in the nose as well.

T - More coffee than chocolate on the tongue. Bitter bite of char, oak, and coffee beans in the center. Aftertaste is predominantly burnt oak and mocha. Great balance of sweet and bitter.

M - Velvety smooth feel with a thick body. No alcohol on the palate.

O - I was very impressed by this Yeti variant, probably the best of the ones I have tried (Regular, Espresso, Chocolate). Fantastic blend of oak, char, and coffee flavors with a great mouthfeel. Doesn't get much better than this as far as readily available RIS go. I would like to taste this side by side with the other Yeti's.

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.95/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from tap at the brewery. Pours a deep dark black oily color. Crazy booze aroma. Almost scotch like. Bitter roasted malts, slight woody flavors, but big booze. Some chocolate bitter flavors also. Its a bit thin but good flavors. A nice brew for sure but it lacks a real wow factor for me.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a deep jet black with a tannish color of head. About ½ fingers worth of head formation, some lacing but not too much.

S: I immediately pick up on the huge sweet oak notes and bourbon along with moderate amount of figs, molasses and minor chocolate. There is also a slight grassy hop note lying in the background

T: Oak and hop bitterness dominate the palate, but more hoppiness than anything else. There is a slight chocolate and mild vanilla creaminess, but its immediately drawn away from the hoppy finish. Alcohol is present but its complimentary to the beer. Complexity definitely lacking on this one (unlike the bottle stating “Massively Complex”.)

M: Full body, actually quite nice for this beer. Moderate carbonation. It fits for this brew

O: Not all that impressed with this one. Bottle isn’t lying when it states “huge hops”… Bitter hops and strong oak are the main charactesr in this bee. I usually enjoy GDB’s offerings, but this one I can go without.

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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 4,596 ratings.
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