Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout | Great Divide Brewing Company

4,598 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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Photo of quintonmaximoff
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served slightly chilled

This beer poured a very opaque black that can be expected from imperial stouts. Nice finger-wide head that was a dark tan, almost brown color. Not too much carbonation and some lacing on the glass.
The smokiness of this beer, along with vanillla notes definitely prominent in the initial aroma. A nice roasted smell from the oak, some chocolate, and coffee notes stick out as well. Awesome smelling beer.
The flavor is pretty solid in this one. The chocolate and vanilla pull through at the beginning, and the smoky oak flavor comes through on the back end. The magnitude of these flavors covers up the 9.5% ABV quite well. The body is quite full, going down so smooth and leaving all those great coffee, chocolate, vanilla flavors on your palate.

Haven't tried very many imperial stouts, but this one is one of the better ones I've had. I'm sure there are many other ones that can beat this one out, but overall this beer will keep you wanting more.

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Photo of thegerm87
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of neckbracesub
3.4/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

There is a lot of promise offered from Great Divide’s Yeti after the pleasant aroma and robust-looking pour as it goes into the glass smoothly and coffee-like, but upon first taste this one is obviously missing something to keep it from greatness.

Still a very decent Imperial Stout, the Yeti just never agreed with my taste buds, especially with the after taste. It leaves something to be desired, something to live up to the initial promise. But I am making it sound worse than it really is.

I enjoyed the Yeti alright, but compared to some of the incredible stouts I have experienced lately, this one is left in the dust.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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

Bottled 11-11

Pours black with brown in the pour, but that's it, no light escapes. The head is huge and milk chocolate in color that leaves plenty of fine lacing.

What a nice smell, dark cherries, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malt. Almost everything I want from a huge beer like this.

Taste is roated malt, with sweet chocolate and bitter hops, with a bitter burned malt aftertaste/finish. Nice.

Feel is thick and smooth. Perfect carbonation for the style and nicely chewy. Coats the mouth with chocolate and goodness.

While I don't get much of the oak, except the vanilla on the nose, it's a very good beer. I haven't had a bad yeti yet, and once again, I am not disappointed.


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Photo of jsprain1
4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Very very dark. I suppose one could call it black. Head is one finger, cocoa-colored. It retains decently. Some lacing.
S- Aroma is pleasant but not as powerful as some in style. Dark chocolate, fairly creamy, very dessert like.
T- Very deep and tasty. Chocolate flavor through and though but there is a slight smokey character. The oak stays quiet until the finish where it adds some complexity to the tasty, but one-dimensional chocolate character.
M- Low carb. Full body. Long, long finish.
O- A very tasty beer. Comes through very dessert like. I could enjoy one of these every so often.

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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  rDev -5.7%

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

a: pours black with a nice 1 1/2 finger frothy mocha head

s: dark chocolate, vanilla and some oak

t: roasted malts infused with some vanilla. chocolate.

m: thick, smooth & creamy

o: solid imperial stout. can't find much wrong with this one. vanilla seems more prominent than the oak though.

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Photo of BelgiumBill
4.88/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow...how things can change. I didn't realize I previously reviewed this. I scored it much higher this time around from a 22oz bottle.

Bottled on 11/23/11 and poured into a Guinness pint glass. Look out...this produced a massive head nearly overrunning the top of the glass. This stout was completely black - not even hints of brown at the edges when held to the light. The head was incredibly dark - the darkest I've ever seen - and super fluffy and sticking all over the sides as it slowly receded to nice blanket. Best looking beer ever in my book.

It threw off lots of toasted vanilla, roasted burnt malts, and oak. Some coffee and bittersweet chocolate as it warmed. Very fragrant...getting whiffs from a couple feet away.

After long appreciation of the appearance and nose, the first sip revealed loads of toasted vanilla, molasses, charred oak, along with some bitter elements of hops and chocolate toward the end of a long lingering finish.

The mouthfeel was full, rich, viscous, chewy, creamy - all the good things you would want.

Overalll - just phenomenal. Huge, complex, great balance. The oak aging really suits this and adds great depth and character.

05/15/2011 Review
Appearance 4.5
Smell 4.0
Taste 4.5
Mouthfeel 4.0
Overall 4.0

Paid $3.99 for a 12 oz bottle.

This poured ink black with no light penetrating the rim of the tulip glass. Left a thick foamy dark brown head with some nice lacing.

Smelled of roasty malts, espresso and hops. I thought the nose would be bigger given the color and full-bodied characters. Not a defect, just thought it would be stronger.

The flavors were of a heavy dark roasted espresso, ample hops, and some bittersweet chocolate.

Full-bodied, thick, chewy, classic example of an Imperial Stout.

I'd buy it again!

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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3/5  rDev -29.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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