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:
4,585
Reviews:
1,673
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.67%
 
 
Wants:
355
Gots:
974
For Trade:
35
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Ratings: 4,585 |  Reviews: 1,673
Photo of xJMFCx
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a pitch black color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a small cap that leaves some good lacing

S: Roasted malts, oak, dark fruits, and anise lead the charge. Some dark chocolate and light alcohol in there as well

T: Follows the nose. Roasted malts and oak start things off, quickly followed by the anise and dark fruits. Bitterness rolls in with the dark chocolate. Finishes with lingering roast, oak, and anise

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation

O: The oak chips add a nice dimension to the already great base stout. The oak rounds out the bitterness slightly and just gives it another edge. A great sipper as always

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Photo of cletusdog
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of satisfied1013
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FFreak
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber poured into tulip. Pours used motor-oil black with a milk chocolate head that sticks around. Scents are of vanilla, roast malt and chocolate. Taste is nice with lots of vanilla and chocolate, fairly sweet, but not overly. Mouth is just about right for a big stout. I tend to prefer a less viscous stout, and this fits that bill. Overall, this is a very nice 'oak-aged' imperial stout.

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spacecake9
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours black with a thick foamy tan head
S - The aroma is vanilla, dark chocolate and oak.
T - Flavor is vanilla, a bit of sweetness, some woodiness and bitterness on finish.
M - Above average mouth feel and below average carbonation.
O - I found this to be a very good stout but not special.

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Photo of BrewskiBrandon
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Dreynolds1808
2.94/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WillisTalkinBout
5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MattMorin
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GStone899
4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

What a delight! Like many stouts, n espresso stouts in particular, this one gets better as is warms. The oak and espresso hits you like a jackhammer up front. Nice vanilla undertones balance things out. Great stout. Buy it. It's awesome.

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sk8sean86
4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ccg
3.88/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It looks as good as the Oatmeal Yeti I opened yesterday. Inch-and-a-half of brown foam slowly settles and lightens in color, leaving behind plenty of lacing, with great head retention. It looks rich and creamy.
It smells a bit less sweet and chocolatey than the Oatmeal Yeti but has a similar roasted grain and hop profile.
There's chocolate and coffee in the flavor with a subtle sweetness that ends with sharp, bitter note. There is some smokey charred oak is in the mix as well.
Feel is good. Dense and creamy.
It's a good stout, but you have to appreciate (or be in the mood for) a strong, bitter note. Personally, I would take the Oatmeal Yeti over this one every time.

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Photo of drunkenmess
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stevenvonglahn
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Blakelvb
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of petrusek23
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bonsall_Phil
4.63/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NHSTEVE
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Griphon
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mcrawford
3.96/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 4,585 ratings.
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