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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: 4,605 |  Reviews: 1,676
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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

A- Black, opaque body with a tan head. Lacing up and down the sides of a pint glass.

S- Powerful and appealing mocha and almonds.

T- Bitter/Dark chocolate with some espresso notes.

M- Full bodied, coats the entire palate and leaves you wanting more immediately. Round with balanced carbonation. This is nimble and elegant with some serious muscle behind it.

O- Excellent Imperial Stout. The oak adds tons of complexity and the roasted flavors are simply delicious. Highly recommended.

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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

A: Pours a very deep black, a nice 1.5 finger mocha colored head, not much retention, reducing to a ring around the edge. Thick foamy lacing down the sides.

S: Plenty of oak combined with lots of roasted malt. Underneath there is a surprising amount of hoppy aromas and some chocolate.

T: Tons of oak coming forward at the beginning. This transitions to plenty of roasted dark malt and come bitter chocolate. A little bit of coffee at the very end.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. Pretty smooth with a slightly bitter finish.

O: Quite good, would be interested in trying this side by side with regular Yeti in the future. The oak is very forward, much more so than in Oak Chocolate.

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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3/5  rDev -29.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours from the growler a dark walnut and turns black in the glass with a quarter inch, creamy espresso head. Yeti leaves legs and rings of lace on a Dogfish Head snifter.

Rich roasted malts greet one with some oak and baker’s chocolate. Latte and fresh wheat bread are also detectable.

Strong malt bitterness quickly followed by light sweetness. Flavors include chocolate and dried cherries. A long, subtle finish brings back a touch of bitterness with vanilla and nuts. This one improves greatly with warmth.

Yeti has a medium to full body with a velvety texture that coats the palate. Alcohol is about as expected and carbonation is light. A stocky, creamy residue remains after each sip.

This one is best sipped, but works well with a steak. One would expect that it would also make a fine vanilla float.

The draft version of this beer was quite different, and clearly superior, with crisper flavors and aroma.

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4.85/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Black with nice mahogany/amber head. Very nice bubbles going on slow forming head to about 2 fingers.
S: Very woody, slight booze on the nose. Smells delicious
T: Awesome taste lots of wood and sweetness but also complexity of an IS.
M: easy drinker but with a nice backbone
O: Really good and complex beer worth a shot, can't wait to try some of the other yetis

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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

22 oz Bottled on 11.11.11, what a great date!

A: Pours a viscus dark brown color. A thick khaki colored one finger head.

S: Total cocoa chocolate funk in a good way. Got the oak, light vanilla and a slight alcohol smell. Good hint of that wonderful oak.

T: Wow. Bitter sweet chocolate, roasted coffee notes, a subtle oak character but definitely more predominant in the nose. Deceptively easy to drink at 9.5% abv though there is a slight astringency, share it, sip it, or be careful haha.

M: Full and silky smooth. and real nice carbonation and once again i get a some of that astringency which make for a nice balance.

O: Simply....Its a wonderful IS. It s worthy of all the accolades. I do feel as though theres a little something keeping from being superb, but its a an extremely nice beer. Highly recommend adding it to your cellar, sharing it with friends, or just enjoying it (slowly) on your own watching the big game as i did :)

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: As dark as could be, makes for a wonderfully fearful pour.

S: Chocolate, vanilla, wood, are a plethora of others coming out. As I poured, more care to the senses.

T: Well to call this an additive based beer is crap. This is full of flavor, from wood, cocoa, to the hint of slight fruit and vanilla.

M: Very smooth, but with a slight bite. It was not overpowering, but rather a delightful sensation.

O: One of my favorites, not one to be missed.

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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 4,605 ratings
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