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
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Photo of frozyn
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours jet black on a fairly strong pour. Thick mocha head, sticks around a good while leaving a fair bit of lacing behind.

Lots of roasted malt straight off of coffee, chocolate, though the oak-imparted vanilla as noted on the bottle does provide a counter balance to the sweetness of the malt. I also get some earthy notes from the hops.

The roasted malts are subdued by notes given by the oak barrels, and the aftertaste is a very nice melding of the two. Vanilla is present especially at the start, along with a slight yet noticeable charred flavor. Warmth reveals a nice hoppy bitterness that adds to the earth provided by the oak.

Full body, very creamy, but not excessively thick feel to it. Quite delightful in the balance it strikes by not becoming like molasses, but still giving that creaminess.

The oak and hops work together to provide a really nice earthiness that I think is the star here, but the roasted malt sweetness is present enough that it's not a one note beer. There's a lot of complexity to this one, more than what initially meets the tongue, and its worth taking some time to get to know it.

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerasaurus
4.52/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Cycle69
4.66/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of the_awesometeer
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The beer is pitch black and the foamy head is a dark brown; it looked like chocolate. I get a nice smell of chocolate, dark fruits, vanilla, and coffee. There is a nice earthy/woodsy aroma as well. The taste begins with a nice sweetness of vanilla and chocolate and then a bitterness of the roasted malts, the oak, as well as an overall burnt flavor comes through. The beer has a nice drying affect from the bitterness and alcohol, it coat your mouth and has good carbonation.

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

Photo of Invinciblejets
3.64/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gambyt20
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fermentedbarley
4.59/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KensWorld
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jcoleMA66
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
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