Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout | Great Divide Brewing Company

4,588 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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3/5  rDev -29.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pitch black, viscous body. Chocolate brown head that dissipates slowly.

S: Oak, chocolate, caramel, coffee with hints of vanilla. Very nice nose.

T: Just lik the nose implies, lots of oak and chocolate withe coffee, caramel and vanilla playing in the back ground. Malty sweetness and a toffee under tone are followed by a slightly hoppy bitter finish at the swallow. Very different for an Imperial Stout. Both carbonation and alcohol taste are mild especially when considering how big this beer is.

M: Rich, creamy, full bodied and thick.

O: If you like big beers with allot of complex flavors going on you will love this beer. I for one like it because it is a unique Imperial Stout because of the combination of the oak flavor and the slightly bitter finish. Because the alcohol is well hidden behind the big flavors enjoy this one with care. Its 9.5% ABV will sneak up on you. ENJOY!!!

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Photo of McNealc31
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The color is black, as expected, with some deep browns around the edges. The fluffy head might be the darkest I've ever seen. The aroma is mostly charcoal, chocolate, and toffee.

This is quite the big beer. More hops that usual with an Imperial Stout, keeping with the un-aged version. Lots of very bitter chocolate, toffee, and a bit of coffee. The oak aging shows up the most in the finish and the aftertaste. There are hints of vanilla along with a dry, woody aftertaste. Remarkably creamy for how much flavor and how aggressive this is, especailly when you consider it clocks in at 9.5% ABV.

It's very, very good. But I'm not sure the oak aging will add enough for people who love that. I'd have to have the "normal" and the oak aged at the same time to compare. But you can't go wrong with this one.

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle was cellared for at least 7 months though the bottled on date is undecipherable as it's just a bunch of indiscernible dots :/ Didn't realize that until I popped it.

A - Poured the beer from the bomber to a pint glass. The beer pours a deep black with a dark mocha head. A good 1 finger head with decent retention and lacing.

S - The aroma is dominated by coffee and chocolate and deep roasted malt character. A bit of sweetness.

T - The beer initially has a distinct sweetness but that is quickly overwhelmed with a nice balanced malt bill: coffee, chocolate, roasted barley, vanilla, a hit of oak, and alcohol warmth. A light bitterness evens this out fairly well.

M - Very thick and full bodied, nice carbonation.

D - Pretty easy to put this down for such high content.

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 02-28-2011 14:34:40

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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1/5  rDev -76.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.7/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this

Review adapted from notes taken 1/22/12

Appearance: Pours black, tan head with sticky lacing, impressive retention

Smell: Wood and burnt wood - oak everywhere - basically smells like a charred plank of wood - some chocolate and some depth with the malts, but mostly smells like someone attacked an oak tree with a flamethrower

Taste: Big and burnt - very woody, with a ton of flavors - burnt, utterly charred malts - so, so burnt - dry chocolate - dark fruits (also burnt), along with some slight tartness - tons of burnt bitterness

Mouthfeel: Heavy, but not sludgy, slightly acidic, smooth, nice carbonation

Overall: This is like an oak aged with stout

I enjoy oak-aging, but I found this a little excessive. Fortunately, the Yeti under all of the wood is an excellent base. It is worth a try.

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3.4/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber split into New Belgium Globes.

A: Viscous opaque thick black body...dark brown head with really nice retention.

S: Oak, light alcohol/booze quality, lots of chocolate & caramel notes, sweetness...hints of vanilla. An impressive layer of roasted malts underneath.

T: Lots of oak, chocolate, alcohol, and a rather distracting sea salt flavor...there is almost a grainyness to it. Light toffee and sweetness and roasted malt/coffee bitterness but this mineral astringency is not pleasant.

MF: Rich, creamy, full bodied, viscous and throat-coating, slightly hot from the alcohol heat. The salty/mineral dryness detracts from this too.

O At room temp the salty characteristics of this beer were completely overwhelming. Don't know why thats what my palette decided to hone in on tonight.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.49/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Oak aged yeti-  Bottled Dec 7, 2010, drank Jan 22, 2012

A: pours an extremely dark black with an extremely dark caramel head. 

S: Light hint of dark raisins and roasted malts. Very subtle in smell

T: This has been a very interesting hitting my taste buds with slight hints of raisin and chocolate with a finish of chocolate and oak. The flavors are very subdued and mild with the age on this beer. Easy to drink but not to overly flavorful

M: Sits on the tongue very well. Great body that lets you know that the flavors are there without being overwhelimg or to sweet. Great balance.

O: for the price i could drink this beer over and over again.  I wish the flavors were more distinguished  but overall a great imperial stout for he price.

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 4,588 ratings.
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