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:
4,588
Reviews:
1,673
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.67%
 
 
Wants:
362
Gots:
973
For Trade:
35
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Ratings: 4,588 |  Reviews: 1,673
Photo of pstam87
4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Bammer21
3.28/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Coachj320
4.62/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of GarbageMan10
4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4.58/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

A - Dark black opaque body, brown highlights, ghost of tan head, mild lacing.

S - Booze and oak, chocolate, coffee, a bit of dark fruit.

T - Follows the nose with chocolate and oak, a bit of coffee, mild bitter acidic close.

M - Bright, prickly, slick and a bit of drying in the close.

O - Exactly what you would hope, rich, full, warm. Another rock solid version of Yeti.

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Photo of kreg02
4.75/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TylerJ
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zuidman
3.62/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Now THIS is an imperial stout; challenging Rasputin for my favorite, and for me, WAY better than the Yeti oatmeal stout.

Smell and taste of espresso is strong, and great. You feel, but you can't taste the high ABV. Loved it. Poured from a glass, bottle labeled over 6 months ago. Closest to perfect taste that I have found.

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Photo of LMSMITH
2.37/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

Nice dark color
Good aroma
Too much tang/back taste acidy
Really wanted to like it but wouldn't want more than the tasting size I had

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Photo of Beerscientist
4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Obsidian, Black, tight lacing, above average carbonation, high head retention
Smell - Very rich, oaky, chocolate, molasses slight sweetness. Smells blend well
Taste - Oaky, chocolate notes, sweet, slightly malt (chocolate malt)
Mouth feel - Smooth, very complex, sweetness is very apparent
Overall - well balanced stout, oak flavour is very predominant. delicate chocolate notes and molasses flavours dominate the nose as it fades into a sweetness. Very nice stout.

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Photo of Luckydog91
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JBDE16
4.52/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black as the void.
Head is dark brown, thin
The nose is sweet, I got deep roasted malts, vanilla, hops and amazingly the oak is actually there in the nose too
Mouthfeel is so thick and chewy, sweet dried dark fruit, like dark chocolate covered dried figs or dried cherries or plums.

There are absolutely no hints that this is a beer with 9.5% ABV.
So be careful enjoying this bomber in one sitting!
Delicious , dark, thickness, enjoyed as dessert after a meal.

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

This looked great coming out of the bottle, looked like oil. Big brown head, great lacing and a nice film.
Aroma, burnt, stale coffee, heavily roasted malt and some vanilla.
Flavor matches the aroma, hints of some dark fruit are there.
Thick and chewy is all I can come with. Quite smooth considering the massive head. This drinks easily considering the ABV.
One of the really great brews. Try it.

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Photo of Wingnut93
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Sabtos
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Obsidian black with a massive, dense, mesmerizingly dark mocha head.

Simply put, off the bat this smells and tastes like a chocolate milkshake, with a finish of chocolate malted milk balls. That is only at a glancing, impatient first pass.

To delve into this more, smell develops a cedar-like oak, with fresh, aromatic and perfumey pine. My god, here I am again with another version of Yeti stating how it has such a cozy, comforting woodiness to it. Chocolate and hint of vanilla follow, then super reduced maple, to the extreme, combined with the oak to bring in a sort of peppered bacon smell.

I taste that freshly dry, nearing cedar, oak flavor, which is just so divine to be absolutely absent of bourbon. I then get rich roasted chocolate malt and a surprising abundance of piney hops. Surprising because I enjoy it, and it doesn't turn me off at all.

The feel starts with a sharp tang, and a moderate to surprisingly thin body at times. Nice and crisp with a swish, a little fizz, finishing semi-dry.

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Photo of Matthowland
4.74/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of luvbier
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of k47k
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Uniobrew31
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Im a sucker for a good oak aged stout. This one does not disappoint! Expensive as all hell but worth it for a seasonal treat on a cold winter day. Very well done!

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Photo of Heeenrik
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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