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:
4,589
Reviews:
1,673
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.67%
 
 
Wants:
362
Gots:
973
For Trade:
35
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.94/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

bottle poured into snifter

bottle aged over 2 years before trying.

A-dark brown color with a smallish tan head that disappears

S-coffee, chocolate, whiskey which is ultimately the OAK

T-dark chocolate, coffee, earthy, molasses, oak, alcohol tasting

F-medium to full body with moderate carbonation, dry finish

O-good stout, really strong oak/alcohol taste but good

Serving type: bottle

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4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

draft at beer study in chapel hill. FW tulip. pours a very dark black with a slight beige head. smell is very big on rich chocolate..nice!taste starts out with roasted malts and a lot of chocolate. slight bit of oak follows and you get creamy chocolate on the finish. so smooth and creamy.

overall superb. very recommended!

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a snifter.

Part of a beer share with two pals that included BCBS 2012, Ivan the Terrible, and Yeti among other less notable beers.

A beautiful appearance to start off: dark cappuccino-colored head, two fingers thick. Eventually settles into a lacy layer above the dark goodness. The liquid is opaque and dark brown/black.

I wasn't getting a lot off of the nose, having to really exert myself at first. Eventually I began to pick up oak, chocolate, and roasted and sweet malts.

The taste, on the other hand, was all types of goodness. The oaked notes were much more pronounced, the chocolate alternating between dark and baker's with the latter lingering deliciously on my tongue. The sweet malts do there trick too, making for a dessert-like, without the cloying properties, imperial stout.

The taste was aided by a great mouthfeel that was big on creaminess and bitterness of the chocolatey kind. The chocolate notes were dominant and stayed on my tongue long after I finished this beer.

I love this beer and love how affordable it is while being able to hold up against more expensive and harder-to-find brews. If I lived in Colorado this would be all I drank.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-dark brown color with a smallish tan head and decent lacing

S-dark malt, coffee, chocolate, molasses

T-dark chocolate, dark roasted malt, coffee, earthy, molasses, oak, slight char, mild bitter finish

F-medium to full body with moderate carbonation, smooth and creamy

O-delicious stout, great body and blend of flavors

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.52/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice glass. Bottled on October 16, 2013.

Appearance: Pours an oily pitch black with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of deep tan head which slowly fade into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing on the glass.

Smell: A deep, roasty, and fairly sweet dark aroma with big hints of chocolate malt, coffee, and oak. Dark roasted barley malts with big hints of bitter dark chocolate, cocoa, dark roast coffee, toast, biscuit, burnt caramel, toffee, cream, nuts, and yeast. Barrel presence with hints of oak chips, sweet vanilla, and wood. Sweet hints of burnt molasses. Solid hop backing with earthy hints of grass. Smells sweet but nicely balanced. A very good aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a very roasty and nicely sweet and bitter dark malt driven taste with some notes of oak aging. Dark roasted barley malts with a big taste of dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, cocoa, toasted bread, biscuit, cream, nuts, burnt caramel, toffee, and yeast. Good barrel presence with notes of oak, sweet vanilla, and wood. Sweet notes of molasses. Slight taste of anise. Backing notes of earthy hops adding some nice balancing bitterness. A very good big stout taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, slick, and pretty drying on the finish. Alcohol heat is pretty tame.

Overall: A great twist on an already great Imperial Stout. Big and bold with the dark malt and the hops bring some nice drying balance. The oak presence is very solid.

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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 4,589 ratings.
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