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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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of WKyle
4.85/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Dark, dark brown with little light brown lacing. Light carbonation.
Smell: Chocolate, Raisins, Dark Malts, more malts, oak, whiskey.
Taste: A good amount of oak, chocolate and malts. The taste lingers for a long time. A slight whiskey taste at the end that is very smokey. Very warming on a cold winter day.
Mouthfeel: light carbonation, and a thick mouthfeel.
Overall. Nothing about this beer is overdone, it is very well balanced in taste and mouthfeel. Easily one of my favorite beers if not my favorite.

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Photo of scotorum
4.36/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on Sept. 24 2012 so this has over a year of aging on it.

Poured from the 22 oz. bottle into a Samuel Smith English nonick.

a: Opaque black with an inch and a half brown head which receded slowly to heavy surface foam and patterned lacing.

s: Dark fruit and smoke.

t; Very smoky flavor with definite hop bitterness. Leaves a lingering bitter and smoky aftertaste. Some of the former may be from the high ABV, but on the whole the two strong flavors seem to cover the alcohol well.

m; Moderate to heavy, great body. Smooth.

o: A hefty stout, heavy on dark malt, smoky oak and hops, which make a rather over-the-top first impression. Certainly no slouch in the flavor dept. Not so much a refresher as a slow sipper. Would have to have strong flavored food if used as a meal beverage.

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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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 Jree261
4.11/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance-Deep dark brown to black with a chocolate milk colored foam out of the bottle.

Smell-Coffee, cocoa, and mocha.

Taste-Bitter dark chocolate and strong coffee predominate throughout.

Mouthfeel-Heavy, full bodied beer with a long finish and good balance.

Overall-Really good cold weather dessert beer. Balance and finish are excellent and really make the beer.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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3/5  rDev -29.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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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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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of WheelsPSU
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Has the Oak Aged Yeti on tap at St Gambrinus in Boerum Hill.

12 ounce poor served in a tulip glass with practically no head. It was opaque with decent lacing that sat around for a bit.

The smell was dark chocolate, a hint of coffee, and a pine kick from the hops. It was sweet like the regular Yeti but I did not detect any of the vanilla.

Caramel and chocolate were the first flavors I found. I didn't get any of the toffee that was in Yeti but rather I got more of a pronounced hop kick and a bit of vanilla sweetness from the barreling process.

The mouthfeel was definitely that of a big beer. I felt the booziness of the 9.5% but it was still creamy. The bitterness of the pine was not my favorite part.

Overall, I actually liked the plain version of Yeti compared to this oak aged version. While it was more complex than the original version, it was way more bitter and harsh.

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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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