Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial StoutOak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
greatdivide.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,597
Reviews:
1,675
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.67%
 
 
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364
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971
For Trade:
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4.59/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on Oct 30, 2009.

A - Black as night, thick as motor oil, surprisingly good carbonation and head development for a beer that's been aged for two years.

S - One of the most interesting, complex aromas of any imperial stout I've had. Strong chocolate, roasted malts, oak, toffee, caramel, a hint of vanilla, and most interestingly, a difficult to describe dark fruit mixed with warming alcohol type smell... almost like rum soaked raisins.

T - Most of what comes out of the nose is present in the taste. What's surprising is how tame the alcohol burn is, considering the 9.5%ABV; this is no doubt due to the aging, though I've never had a fresh one to compare. Interesting, complex... and not at all cloyingly sweet - the smell is deceiving (in a good way).

M - Creamy, thick, and chewy. This one is heavy and coats the palette with a lingering aftertaste that brings out layers of flavors that take time to fully develop. Again, very complex.

O - All in all, a truly delicious imperial stout that is very complex and interesting, hitting all the familiar notes while offering a truly unique layer of aroma and flavor that makes you yearn for a second tasting.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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3/5  rDev -29.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.61/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottled on Oct. 2010. Nothing like a cold rainy day for an Imperial Stout!

A: Healthy three fingered, brown/tan head, which falls quickly. Liquid is of course black.

S: Milk chocolate on the nose, with hints of vanilla. The overall smell is rather subdued.

T: This brew is silky, velvety smooth! Chocolate flavors predominate, with hints of vanilla from the oak, some molasses, and a dark roast coffee. Not an overly sweet Imperial Stout, which suits me fine. After a year of aging, I don't taste any hops at all, which I would not require for this style.

M: I love the silky, thick and hearty mouth-feel, with enough carbonation to know it's there, but it might as well not even be there and it wouldn't matter much.

O: This is a big winner, but a real sipper. I'm not much of an expert on this Imperial Stout style, but compared to what I've had, this is easily one of my favorites.

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4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I got at Beer Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

It has a thick black color with a minimal foamy head. But the head is basically mud brown and leaves some lacing. Unique. Very chocolatey and malty.

This is about as rich as a beer can get. It has a huge espresso taste (which almost makes me wonder if it was mis-labeled.) Big chocolate hit at first. A bit of a coffee sourness in the aftertaste. Smooth and full bodied. It's quite flavorful and truly delicious. Like a liquid desert.

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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 4,597 ratings.
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