Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout | Great Divide Brewing Company

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4,585 Ratings
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:
354
Gots:
974
For Trade:
35
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Ratings: 4,585 |  Reviews: 1,673
Photo of Ryanm1
4.69/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Possibly the closest thing to perfection for a typical imperial stout. I've had the regular yeti which is excellent and can't distinctly recall if the oak aged is that much better because the original is so good. Also, mild compared to the bourbon barreled aged beers so you can have more than one of these and walk straight (although not many more than one). Poured pitch black on tap into a full 16oz pint glass. The top 10% of the pour was brown lacing. Very malty taste on the tongue, mild bitterness very drinkable beer. Not overpowering with the alcohol content although it is around 10%abv. Left rings on the glass after each sip like an exceptional wine.Excellent beer by an excellent brewery. One of the best stouts out there.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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

WHAMMY! Favorite stout of the moment. Delicious undertones in this beer. smooth all the way through. And the appearance on this is phenomenal as well. I would drink this all day. I'm just starting to focus more on Imperial Stouts and this so far is one of my favorites and stuck out to me and grabbed my attention. Plus theres a goddam yeti on it!

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of TastefulNudity
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

It's a beer review kind of night. 22oz, snifter, you know the drill.

A: I'm pretty sure the room got a little darker when I poured this thing because it sucked the light in to itself. Completely and utterly black with a dark brown half finger head. Some legs and lacing. Motor oil.

S: Roast and hops. Coffee, chocolate, vanilla, wood, and a bit of smoke round out the end. More vanilla comes out as it warms.

T: More bitter and less sweet than I expected. Roast that fades in to strong hop bitterness and lots of dark chocolate and oak. Sadly I haven't had the base beer to compare it to but the words "massive" and "complex" on the bottle do describe it well. This is good.

M: Imperial stout. Viscous with a touch of carbonation. Alcohol, bitterness, and wood linger a bit and dry the mouth.

O: I do enjoy my stouts a bit sweeter than this, however the hop bitterness does play well against the oak woodiness. I wouldn't reach for it every day, and it's a little palate exhausting, but it's delicious and complex. Will have to try original Yeti.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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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%

Photo of fourstringer
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. Label reports bottled on Sept 11, 2012.

A: Completely opaque brown-black. Impressive body - impenetrable to light even during the pour. 1/2 finger caramel head with ok retention. Light lacing.

S: Strongly of chocolate, mocha with a deep, complex character. Oak, bourbon, vanilla notes. Sweet nose, but definite piney hop presence. Some booze.

T: Bittersweet roasted malt and chocolate up front with a emphasis on "bitter". Fairly dry finish with a long, lingering bitterness that combines dark chocolate and pine-centric hops. Oak, booze, faint dark fruit. Some smoke. Surprising lack of sweetness given the scents. Slight alcohol, but mild given the 9.5% ABV. Very good, but not quite the complexity I was anticipating.

M: Moderate carbonation & full body makes for a solid, satisfying quaff. Smooth with a nice creaminess.

O: Big bold beer with great chocolate notes. I could stand for the hopping to be dialed back a bit, given that the savory qualities are really of excellent quality. I thought the barrel-aged elements were fairly subdued in the grand scheme of things. But don't get me wrong - this is a great brew. Interesting, looks like I scored the regular Yeti higher...

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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