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:
4,598
Reviews:
1,676
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.67%
 
 
Wants:
366
Gots:
972
For Trade:
35
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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

Photo of Rcaros
4.69/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured dark brown. About a finger of light brown head. Black in the glass with a good amount of carbonation.

Coffee and sweet chocolate on the nose. Subdued possibility bc it is straight out of the fridge. A fair amount of dark fruit malty sweetness on the back end..

Roast bomb.. nice bitter coffee and dark chocolate. Dark fruit is.present along with mild oak on the finish. . Sweet lingering aftertaste.

Full mouthfeel with a nice coating.

Overall outstanding beer

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Photo of festizio
4.54/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SoCal_Matt
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Bottled Sept 2014. Pours a pitch black color with a finger width brown foamy head. Retention is mild. Lacing is good. Big chocolate notes on aroma with some mild vanilla. Dark roasted malts. Chocolate roasted taste. There is mild java but mainly chocolate. Heavy bodied with mild carbonation. Very good beer.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
4.36/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zfw
4.54/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bjlynch83
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gtg642
4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of DamienI
3.54/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Bottle dated Sep 2014.
Poured jet black. Nice thick tan head.
Char and chocolate with oak on the nose.
Big and chewy. Burnt malts and chocolate and coffee notes dominate the taste. Some fruit notes as well (black cherry). Substantial bitterness but not over powering.
Bitter chocolate lingers in the after taste.
Overall a very delicious beer in this style. Possibly a little to smoky/char for my regular liking but pretty darn good.

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Photo of weareallfalafel
5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of dacrza1
4.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

DATE: November 25, 2016... OCCASION: home from Black Friday with the parents and Jer... GLASSWARE: Duvel tulip... bought to celebrate the Yeti Recognition Week... black, intimidating body with a three-finger stack of creamy, thick brown head... creates high arches that sit atop columns... thick cocoa wafts through the nostrils, with vanilla and thick dough malts, and espresso bean--the coffee mystique is palpable... as promising as the aroma portends, the bliss is in the sipping--thick, warming and full-bodied dessertif... long, lingering aftertaste that maintains its chocolate essence... cocoa, chocolate, vanilla, sweet and toasted malts, and more chocolate--the cayenne puts the heat in this powerful, empowering bottle.... at 1 pint 6 oz., enough of a return akin to a bourbon... a massive stand-alone that is worth its price point...

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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 4,598 ratings.
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