Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout | Great Divide Brewing Company

Oak Aged Yeti Imperial StoutOak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout
4,602 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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Ratings: 4,602 |  Reviews: 1,676
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4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
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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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber, bottled on OCT 05 2009 into CCB snifter.

A - Pours black, mocha-colored head, frothy, thick cap, sticky lace, thin cap.

S - Straight forward dark chocolate and oak, not surprising. Roast, light burnt sugars, and toasted malts. Although there's no real surprise here, it's really is spot-on and simply lives it to the bill.

T - More oak then the nose suggests, dark chocolate, toffee, light caramel. I was expecting a bit more sweetness but really the oak is just huge in this beer now. Not sure if the age has anything to do with it or not. Alcohol is pretty smooth after some cellar time. Finish is straight forward bitter chocolate and wood.

M - Full, rich and smooth, good carbonation, creamy rich finish.

O - Perhaps a little too much oak on the palate for me, but overall, a very nice beer that really lives up to the higher ratings. Easily accessible off the shelf and the quality of this beer makes it way more attractive then most beers currently on the shelf. Good stuff.

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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%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 22oz bottle into a Real Ale snifter. Bottled on date: 10/07/11.

A: Dark, inky black with a beige head that sits on top for a while. Laces down the glass perfectly with each sip.

S: Burnt & roasted malts, grassy hops, chocolate, hint of vanilla. Oak comes out as it warms up.

T: Follows the nose perfectly. Oak is more pronounced, especially in the finish. Alcohol bite is normal.

M: Thick and viscous. Perfect.

O: Another incarnation of Yeti that fails to disappoint. Wish I would have let this sit a little longer to mellow.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The totally black beer pours out into a Duvel glass with thin tan head and a small ring of tan bubbles around the glass. The foam soon recedes to and an irregular thin island of foam in the center of the liquid. Sipping creates almost no spots and speckles of lacing.

The aromas are dominated by the dark roasted malt but with background notes of coffee and dark chocolate.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with the dark roasted malts up front and backed up by some coffee and dark chocolate. There's very little sweetness but a definite touch of hop bitterness.

The mouthfeel is on the heavy side of medium bodied and quite smooth with a very light amount of carbonation.

Overall a well made beer I'll be quite happy to have again, a good example of an RIS and one worth seeking out if you can find it.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sample: 1 bottle 2010 (aged 2 years)

A: Jet black, minimal internal carbonation, pours with almost no head, but decent medium brown lacing

S: Espresso beans, hints of chocolate and vanilla, a touch of alcohol, quite fragrant, oak/cedar is certainly present as well

T: Strong coffee, heavy wood elements, cocoa powder, pretty complex flavor, light alcohol to finish (the aging seems to have mellowed it out)

M: Quite smooth, very nice consistency, easy to drink, a bit lingering, however, and certainly drying on the palate

O: A complex, flavorful, fragrant, and simply delicious imperial stout, only complaint would be its drying nature, but it is to be expected

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Kept in a nice cool place for about 8 months before I finally had to drink it.
-22oz bottle bought fresh, in the great city this Imperial Stout was brewed, Denver.

A- Beautiful. Full,dark body with a chocolate milk looking brown head. 2 fingers of foam with decent retention. The sticky lacing didn't seem to want to leave.

S- Cocoa, coffee, vanilla and booze.

T- Similar to taste but the coffee dominates in a well matter. Warmness from the alcohol reminds you why its 9.5% abv.

M- Low carbonation, full bodied monster. Ends with a nice oily finish. A sipper to say the least.

O- I'm glad I finally decided to drink this, now I can go out and buy a few more. It's the perfect example of what an Imperial Stout should be! Enough said.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black and oily with one fingered tan head that dissipates quickly.

Smell is heavy with chocolate, vanilla, a little coffee and a hint of citrusy hops.

Taste is very dark bitter chocolate. Lots of dark toasted malt. Slight bit of citrus and lots of bitterness.

Mouthfeel is full bodied, oily and smooth. Average carbonation.

Overall this was great.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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