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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A bomber, split into two CBS snifters.

A: Super dark, with a fine mocha head.

S: Bitter chocolate and oak dominate the nose.

T: Super roasty, light chocolate, ligh bitterness from the hops. The finish is straight oak. Not vanilla, not really alcohol, just like sucking on an oak chip. The finish is not pleasant.

M: Medium body, well carbonated. Good.

O: Very unimpressive. I don't find the oak to be well-integrated with the stout. The finish almost ruins the beer, but the base Yeti is good enough to keep things okay. I have another that will be aged, but my expectations are not high.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter at cvm4's Yeti sampling

A: blackish-brown with a tan one finger head that leaves its big foot impression for a while. Decent lacing.

S: chocolate, malts, expresso, licorice. Slightly astringent.

T: smooth; expresso, chocolate, burnt, sweet. Goes down easy. The oak aging really makes a difference. I really enjoyed the regular Yeti, but this one is several steps up.

M: medium to heavy, creamy. Strong carbonation.

O: A perfect IRS. Our tasting group agreed this was the best of the bunch in Yeti IRS's. The smooth finish excels. We're not worthy.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout, 22 oz. bomber: I have had a few outstanding stouts lately, which sets the bar pretty high, but the Oak Aged Yeti cleared the bar easily to join the outstanding club. The Yeti pours like a moonless night, with a dark tan head on top, and offers a big aroma for those inclined to get a nose into the glass. A huge flavor coat the palate and sticks. Chocolate, mocha, espresso all swirl about. The flavor lasts and keeps changing long after the sip. The Yeti has one of the most enduring and nuanced aftertastes I have experienced. Very much in the running for top Imperial Stout. And when I think of the competition: Oskar Blues Ten Fidy, Stone Russian Imperial Stout, Northwest Brewing Old Rasputin, my mouth is watering at the memory of them! High praise for the Yeti to join these ranks.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Recieved from CassanovaCummins, from a trade in persom. Bottled in November, 2011. Poured from a bomber into my Stone Tulip.

A - Pours almost black with a 1 finger creamy, brown head. It falls rather quickly leaving some spotty lacing.

S - Smells very chocolatey! Slight hints of woodsey aromas, but chocolate is definately dominating here.

T/M - The oak is way more evident on the front part of the taste. The taste starts woodsey, followed by a creamy chocolate, and finishes dry, with an earthy (almost umami) woodsy finish. Has a pretty viscous mouthfeel, good carbonation.

O - Another great brew from Great Divide. The Yeti line is very solid, and does not dissappoint. A big beer, but not getting a lot of alcohol heat from the residual 9.5%. A very easy drinking RIS that gets smoother as it warms some. Thanks for this bottle Chris, cheers!

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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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