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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout | Great Divide Brewing Company

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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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Ratings: 4,602 |  Reviews: 1,676
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of ThickNStout
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle from Greene's (Atlanta, GA). 9.29. Bottled 10/5/10. Served in a Southern Tier snifter. 

Pours tar black with an impressive 2.5 fingers mocha head. Head quickly fades but leaves beautiful lacing. 

Sweet smells of chocolate, vanilla, malts and oak. Very nice. 

Well integrated tastes of charred malt, wood and chocolate with hints of coffee. Very rich, quite complex. Long bittersweet malty aftertaste. 

Smooth, creamy, medium thick feel. Subdued, almost non existent carbonation. 

I've enjoyed the oak aged Yeti several times but it is so much better after 16 months. It's a creamy smooth complex stout experience. Highly recommended to any stout lover- particularly if you have the patience to delay satisfaction (or luck into a store with year-old stock) long enough to let age work it's magic. 

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance is pitch black and completely opaque, with a small dark tan head. The smell is all chocolate. Roasty chocolate flavor is up front in the taste, with a citrus/floral flavor in the finish to provide a nice balance. Exceptional mouthfeel. While this is not my favorite style, I can certainly appreciate this outstanding brew.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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3/5  rDev -29.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of ChugginOil
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oak aged Yeti

Pours a deep solid black with a fluffy finger of brown head. Lots of tan lace.

The nose is straight chocolate fudge, sweet cream, some bakers chocolate and some tannin.

The taste is Willy Wonka's chocolate river. Tons of bitter chocolate that transforms it a sweet paradise. Nice and roasty as well. Extremely dessert-like and enjoyable.

The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, rich and thick. Lower carbonation suits it perfectly.

Overall, my favorite Yeti yet (havent had barrel aged). Just a fantastic display of chocolate desserts.

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4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a snifter

Pours dark black with a thick chocolate dark brown head that lingers.

Smell is of dark roasted malts. Maybe a hint of vanilla.

Taste is sweet and malty. Wood flavors and the vanilla come out as well. Slight bitterness on the finish.

A very good stout. Slightly prefer the expresso version. Looking forward to trying original Yeti.

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4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours thick & black with a lovely 1 finger mocha tan head. Great lacing once drank down.

S - Big notes of dark chocolate & roasted malts. Some coffee lingers in the background.

T - Starts off sweet with nice oak notes & malts. Ends bitter with a bite of dark cocoa. You should expect regular imperial stout flavors magnified.

M - Thick, rich, velvety... And the carbonation in the medium range.

O - Very complex and needs to be enjoyed while paying attention to it. There's so much good going on in this beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled Nov 10, 2011. Served into snifter.

A- Oily black pour with a finger of dark tan head with red hue. Lacing is good.

S- Dark chocolate with vanilla, brown sugar, licorice and nice oak smoothness. There is a slight booze.

T- There is a strong floral bitterness, licorice, chocolate, vanilla with a nice wood flavor. Lingering bitter aftertaste.

M- Medium to full bodied, creamy with a slight alcohol warmth.

O- Quite good, the oak adds a nice flavor. As good as this is I think I prefer the original.

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

[Best served in a Snifter]

The pour was a very thick pitch black with an average sized (1-2 finger) chocolate brown creamy head that had really good retention, reducing to a moderate sized foam cap with a large foamy collar thus producing excellent streaky lacing.

The aroma was of a dark roasted malt, a resin hop and a leathery yeast with notes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, molasses, vanilla, licorice, a bit of oak and a mild alcohol tinge.

The taste was a tiny bit sweet and very malty with hints of licorice, dark chocolate and molasses from the onset and then proceeded to become a nice bitter hoppy with a big note of coffee and hints of vanilla and oak with a strong alcohol finish. The flavor hung around for a very long time with the coffee flavor taking hold as the taste of alcohol faded.

Mouthfeel was full and a bit chewy in body with a texture that was smooth, creamy and a tad oily, while having a nice strong lively carbonation.

Overall a brew that has everything balanced so well that it just slides down the throat leaving you wanting more...

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.83/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Amazing. Deep roasted malt balanced by heavy carbonation and oak dryness. Served in snifter. Aroma of espresso, malt, oak, vanilla and deep carmel. The dryness of alcohol and oak balance this malt heavy and sweet aroma driven beer. My personal favorite for this style.

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 4,602 ratings
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