Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout | Great Divide Brewing Company

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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
Ranking:
#720
Reviews:
1,677
Ratings:
4,611
pDev:
9.62%
Bros Score:
4.27
 
 
Wants:
366
Gots:
978
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Ratings: 4,611 |  Reviews: 1,677
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3/5  rDev -29.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of MagicJeff
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pretty viscous pour lead to a fluffy mocha colored head. Nice lacing afterwards too.

S: Boozy coffee. Some oats and malt and old oak.

T: Awesome sweet and dark chocolate interplay. Not as much coffee, which I actually enjoy. Oak not prevalent until the after taste, and it kind of bitters out the chocolate to tie it all together. I would love to pair this with a stinky cheese.

M: Boozy but drinkable. Not as thick drinking as the pour indicates, if that makes sense. I view this one as more of a one and done (maybe dessert or winter warmer). I don't see why you'd want to session a +9.5% abv stout anyway.

Overall: Really like how the oak plays into this beer. Not overpowering at all, but you can definitely pick up on it. Decent value and worth seeking out, if you are in the mood for a stout.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.91/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The initial pour was seemingly viscous, black with brown quickly dissipating head. The nose is mocha and coffee, but the oak notes are also present. The nose also has a little bitterness.

The taste is coating from the start. Strong bite of alcohol, accompanied by chocolate notes. There is also a bitterness that resembles cherry that leads into the end if the taste. The end taste brings in the oak aging, drying the palette along with a bitterness with a pine base.

This had more bitterness and less malt notes than I would have expected. It does hit big on the flavors it brings to the table, which is why I gave it the rating I did, even though I didn't enjoy it as much as I'd hoped.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Deep black coloring supports the thickest of complexion. The head was stout and creamy with good retention and layered lacing.

The aromas definitely showcase the smoky char with dry chocolatey malt, Graham cracker and even hints of marshmallow. Light vanilla sits covered by the char and smoke.

The flavors follow the nose with a char that sits between a camp fire ember and burnt coffee. Creamy chocolate emerges around mid palate with a difficult to find vanilla. Perhaps it's the vanilla reminds me of bourbon but I catch a light bourbonesque quality near the swallow. This does end in a hop bitterness.

The feel is so thick, creamy and full. The carbonation seems non existent as this drinks so cleanly. It is full in feel but also on the stomach as it is not a beer you want to drink more than one.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

1 pt 8 fl oz bomber from FMcD's. Bottled on 9-23-2013

A - Pours jet black. Thin chocolate tan head that dissipates quickly.

S - Chocolate, vanilla, faint smoke, nuts

T - Imagine drinking a campfire covered in a vanilla and chocolate sauce. The heat from the alcohol is faintly present in the finish. The oak and nuttiness gets stronger as it warms.

M - Above average. Has a syrup oil like consistency, with a hint of front end carbonation for balance.

O - A perfect winter warmer to help pass the time.

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Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 4,611 ratings
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